Simple Living

Shaker Spirit Drawings

We’re in the final stretch for the house renovations, but after 6 months of non-stop noise and an ever-shrinking living space, I knew I needed to get away. So last week I drove to the John C. Campbell Folk School…

THIS is why I will never go on another “Meditation Retreat” again

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that I have been undergoing a kitchen and bathroom renovation for the past 5 months. I told my husband last week that I had to get away from the noise, dirt,…

Consider taking an anger detox

We’ve talked before about how important changing your routine and habits are for raising your vibration. A major area where I’ve been focusing my efforts has been social media. Two years ago I deleted my Facebook account. You also wont…

Read this if you are feeling lost in life right now

If you’ve been putting the work in and prioritizing your personal growth, it’s not surprising that you’re feeling lost in life right now. Feeling lost is simply a natural consequence of throwing away all of the unhealthy messaging and programing…

Getting back into balance with the Law of Return

This is my second summer at the homestead and I’ve decided to double my planting space from last year. Obviously it’s a lot of work cultivating the land, not helped by the fact that I have heavy clay soil. While…

Why I never start seedlings indoors

If you’re interested in vegetable gardening and growing your own food, all of the advice out there is going to tell you to start your seedlings indoors. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to do that. In…

Moving from the City to the Country: 1 year later

One year ago I moved from Boston out to a rural property in Appalachia. Do I regret my decision? What have I learned? Would I recommend it to a likeminded person? I had lived in cities my whole life. When…

How to LET GO when it feels like you CAN’T

Learning to let go is one of the hardest things we can master in this life. In my own personal journey of letting go, I have encountered many people who have never learned how to do it. But I have…

These 3 Books are my Simple Living Bibles

I know a lot of people are always looking for a good back to help them when they are trying to make a change. Wanting to “read more” is also a pretty common New Year’s resolution. So I thought I’d…

Read this if you have a hard time decluttering clothes

Clothes have been the hardest thing for me to tackle in my minimalism journey. I remember when I first started to embrace this path, I looked at my overstuffed closet and thought “But what do you do when they ALL…