29 October 2016

A breakthrough and a break

Ky├┤to, 2016.

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been very present around here despite my summer resolution to post every week. We have come a long way toward simplicity together, and I have come to maybe one of the biggest life changes I could make, thanks to these efforts toward a more mindful and intentional life.

19 October 2016

A feeling of abundance

The Jardin Lecocq, in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne (France).

According to the happiness MOOC I just completed (A life of happiness and fulfilment on Coursera), there are roughly two ways to approach life: with a feeling of scarcity, or with a feeling of abundance. Cultivating a feeling of abundance (of love, opportunities, blessings…) makes people happier in many ways. But what’s that?

29 September 2016

Level Up Mini-Challenge : 10x10

It's been a long time since we've gone through a level up mini-challenge around here! Big changes come with small, manageable steps, so I like to give myself mini-challenges toward a simple life once in a while. This one I have picked from the lovely Caroline from Unfancy: take 10 pieces of clothing to mix and match for 10 days.

14 September 2016

On reducing waste

Personal picture

…and living a life more aligned with our values. 
Ever since I started on my path to simplicity, I have tiptoed around the concept of zero waste, or, in a more moderate way, making efforts to produce less waste.

07 September 2016

Forget Me Not | #4

from instagram

Time goes by so quick if we don’t take the time to appreciate all the little joys of life. Should we wait for the sparkles and the fireworks to remember a moment with awe? Yet the extraordinary is so rare. One of the messages of simplicity is to learn to enjoy the ordinary, the trivial that makes most of our life. Here are some daily pieces of life I have been grateful for lately.

31 August 2016

The joy of learning and beginning again

As you may have noticed if you live in the northern hemisphere, my favourite season is coming. The physalis is turning orange, plums are all over the market, and regular newscasters are back on TV after weeks of summer holidays. September is also the season for renewal - new activities, timetable, stationery, resolutions, and learning...

24 August 2016

Seen and Inspired #1

As I watched inspiring videos on YouTube recently, I thought it might be interesting to share some of those with you around a particular theme, as these videos may inspire you as they inspired me. For this first article, I have gathered a few videos on the topic of stuff and minimalism.