It has been almost two months since my last new post, and after several weeks of feeling guilt and pressure (self-imposed, of course), I finally let go and allowed myself to embrace the fact that, in my life, minimalism serves me best when it’s lived. Yes, I want to talk and blog and share about […]

Letting Go to Thrive

A couple months ago, I was seriously wrestling with some major life questions and the impending uncertainty that our family will be facing in just under a year. For us, one of those questions has been whether or not to try to have another child while we have very good insurance through the military. This […]

Identifying the Non-Essentials

This issue is at the heart of the practice of minimalism: what are the things that are absolutely essential to my life? Which things/activities/projects/relationships add value to my life, and which ones are draining me of vital energy that is needed elsewhere? Ultimately it’s every individual who has to identify for him or herself what makes […]

Using Simplicity to Improve Relationships

Being diagnosed with celiac disease is a life-altering event. So much of our lives and cultures  center around food. We use food to anchor celebrations, holidays and family or community traditions. We give food as gifts and use it to show our love, appreciation and support for one another. We often use it as a […]

Minimalism and Celiac Disease

At first glance, minimalism and celiac disease may seem like a strange pairing – after all, the first thing most people are facing on the tail of their diagnosis is having to dramatically alter their way of eating, and let’s be really honest, their way of living along with it. For most people, that represents […]