Changing seasons can be a big chore when it comes to clothing, especially if you have kids. I used to have tubs of clothes for summer and winter to swap out for myself, my husband and kids. Now being minimalists, we all have much less clothing and don’t require a total swap. However, because we live in a temporal climate with extreme heat and cold, we do have a few things to put away at the change. Over the past few seasons, I’ve found some helpful ways of dealing with the swap to make it and future seasonal swaps smoother. [Read more…]
I’ve always enjoyed being active, but like many, staying fit seems to get harder when you become an adult and take on more responsibility. There’s the issue of most of us working 40+ hours a week. Add in spouse, kids, a house and stuff, and its so easy for working out to get swept under the rug.
But as I said before, I truly enjoy it. I like a good sweat. It makes me feel strong, I feel healthier, my back doesn’t hurt when I’m regularly exercising. So why don’t I do it? Or why is it so hard for me to stick with it? For one, I think we try to make it too complex. When we simplify our lives and schedules we might have more time. But what if we simplify our workouts too? [Read more…]
Meals to cook, schedules to check, places to be, papers to sign, appointments to book, commitments to follow up on. Goals to meet, staying healthy (physically and mentally), time with friends, time with each other.
These are things that run through my mind and greet me each afternoon as I return home from work. I knew starting back to work in an office would be a big change and it has certainly held true to that expectation.
Over the course of our lives, its normal to go through various life transitions. These are changes that are so big that they tend to upend our normal mode of life. Family and occupational changes account for the majority of these. [Read more…]