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Simplifying Part 3: Mental Clutter

  There's physical clutter and then there's mental clutter. Henry David Thoreau, in his essay, "Life without Principle," wrote, "I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."  "We should treat our minds, that is, ourselves, as… Continue reading Simplifying Part 3: Mental Clutter

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Simplifying Part 2: Keeping stuff out

Every time I move, it seems there is suddenly a long list of upgrades and additional items that I find myself needing, wanting.  Another lamp, more storage shelves, a mirror, a set of mixing bowls... etc.  We could actually use a few things, but none of them are urgent needs. Despite that fact, the need to buy… Continue reading Simplifying Part 2: Keeping stuff out