When we first heard minimalism was the path to a better life, we were skeptical. It sort of made sense, at least in a very direct way. If we removed an item from our home, then we’d no longer have to clean and organize that item, thus creating a little more availability. [Read more…]
Since starting out on our intentional living journey, my understanding of the role that physical things play in my life has changed significantly. It may have been a bit of a blanket concept, realizing that those small, consistent purchases I was making weren’t actually bringing me prolonged happiness in relation to the money I was spending on them. They were bringing me happiness though, sort of. [Read more…]
It is incredible how quickly Pokemon Go has permeated through our culture. Even if you don’t play it yourself, it is likely that you know someone that does. Smartphone games have gone viral before, but this one is very, very different when viewed from a human behavior and habit-change perspective. [Read more…]
I’m sitting here at my desk, with a now slightly less blank page in front of me. After almost two years of Break the Twitch writing, it still plagues me every time I look at it. Even the most mangled piece of writing is less intimidating than the empty sheet. In that moment the possibilities are infinite, and that is scary. I thought that it would get easier over time, and it hasn’t–that’s not exactly what this piece is about, though. [Read more…]
In two days, there will be a box sitting on your front porch and it may be the one thing that’s going to ruin your life.
It’s funny to think that such a small, seemingly harmless movement–the click of a mouse–could be so damaging. I bet it doesn’t even burn 1/5th of a calorie doing it.
So you spent $23 on a new phone case that you didn’t really need. So what? [Read more…]