On purpose and perseverance

On purpose and perseverance

Purpose and perseverance are two weighty words. And we need both. But we often overlook their value until we’ve lost them. Without purpose, I am predisposed to overachievement. To gratify myself somehow with the hustle to prove my worth. Without something...
Beyond Minimalism

Beyond Minimalism

There comes a point in every minimalist’s journey when she has to move beyond simplifying and actually pursue her reason for minimizing. I’ve been at that point for a long time. I don’t spend weekends decluttering. I don’t go through intention...
Why New Things Will Never Deeply Satisfy

Why New Things Will Never Deeply Satisfy

It was Sunday. I walked into one of my favorite department stores to find they were running (yet another) sale. I grabbed everything that looked mildly interesting and made a dash for the changing rooms. With each outfit, I asked myself questions like, does this fit...