Tag Archives: essentialism

Our Emergency Fund and Practical Decisions

Back in late 2013 I made the decision to purchase a reliable vehicle that would be strong enough to pull a travel trailer. After considering many options I decided that since my track record with Hyundai pretty much perfect I … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Present Moment

I am here in the now and today will only last so long before it is gone forever. I welcome this day with open arms as I breath in the fresh air that surrounds me. I cannot dwell on the … Continue reading

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Downsizing and Upsizing

While in the midst of practicing this thing they call minimalism it has dawned on me that there are so many different flavors of the practice. While others try to find a way out of the work world I strive … Continue reading

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Everything That Remains

I just started reading the Minimalist’s new book called, “Everything that Remains“. Of course I purchased the Kindle addition as you know I don’t like to collect hard copies of books anymore. I am just about 35% into reading it … Continue reading

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Marriage Lesson: Address the Problem, Not Each Other

One of the lessons I wish every married couple knew about is that of dealing with problems which arise that have the potential to become conflicts. I have both seen and been involved with the act of attack on the … Continue reading

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“Essentialism” by Greg McKeown

“The way of the Essentialist means living by design, not by default. Instead of making choices reactively, the Essentialist deliberately distinguishes the vital few from the trivial many, eliminates the nonessentials, and then removes obstacles so the essential things have … Continue reading

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