How to Get Over Being a Perfectionist

Being a perfectionist is one of those things you’re supposed to say in an interview when they ask what your weaknesses are. It’s made to sound like a bad thing that you sneakily turn into something good. (Does anyone actually do this anymore, or is it too well known now?) In my case, it could

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6 Minimalist Tips for Slow Travel

Last weekend we took a short, local trip to visit with friends in BC’s interior. While there were moments of excitement, overall it was the perfect peaceful and relaxing getaway from the city. It got me thinking more about the benefits of slow travel, something I would like to do more of. I have always loved

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10 Steps You Can Take to Fight Fast Fashion

Fast fashion is bad. I don’t mean to sound preachy here. I aim to lead by example and educate others so they can make an informed decision about the products they buy and the companies they support. But when you look at the facts, objectively it’s hard to disagree that fast fashion is really problematic

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The Empty Room: A Metaphor for Minimalism

Have you ever felt like there is something holding you back from achieving happiness and fulfillment in your life? Perhaps you should try sitting in an empty room. Okay, not a literal empty room – I’m using it more as a metaphor for minimalism. Which might sound funny if you’re new to minimalism. I think

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5 Times When Shopping is Not the Answer

Why do people shop? Aside from needing something, there are a lot of reasons why people pull out their purses and make a purchase – and they’re not always the right ones. Here are 5 times when shopping is not the answer (and what to do instead). 1. When you don’t really need something. There

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