Oh email, where do I even start? I’ve just spent the last 45 minutes clearing out and responding to my most recent emails and I’m still not even close to the coveted inbox zero I keep hearing about (is this a real thing?). Email is something that pretty much everyone with internet access is required to have and largely acts as the main one-to-one communication source online. But, constantly checking for new emails was one of the original digital Twitches—wanting to find something new for a fresh burst of excitement. [Read more…]
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This past weekend I was in Boise, Idaho attending a conference put on by my friend Nathan Barry for his company ConvertKit. There were so many amazing speakers there and a final keynote from marketing oracle Seth Godin. After reading some of his books and hearing him on the Tim Ferriss Podcast, I found many of his thoughts and ideas to be quite profound. But it wasn’t his keynote speech that provided one of the best notes of the weekend. [Read more…]
Note: This is a guest post written by Zoë Kim from The Minimalist Plate.
Simplifying your meals isn’t just about saving money, time, and reducing decision fatigue—although these are all great things. Simplifying our meals is about getting back to connecting. It’s about being intentional so you can give the best of you instead of what’s left of you.
I’m an Italian married to a Korean with four little Kortalian children. We’ll try most any food and variety is the spice of life in our home. From kimchee to Italian Ricotta pie, we eat it all! My family loves sharing food together and our kids enjoy many different things. Dried anchovies for breakfast? Sure, why not? [Read more…]
Recently, I took some time to reflect on the process that Amy and I went through to begin decluttering our home.
While we did quite a bit early on, much of the decision-making about what we actually want in our lives continues to this day. If there is some secret minimalism achievement that unlocks an effortless, amazing life once we own few enough possessions, we sure haven’t hit it yet.
But things have gotten a lot better since we embraced the idea of owning less and it’s absolutely worth the pursuit. That doesn’t mean that it’s not without difficulties, though. [Read more…]
At a certain point, we have to decide whether we intend to be available for the fleeting moments when life bring us fulfillment and joy.
On what could have been a typical Sunday, I sat down for a moment on our big two-person recliner in the living room. The morning sun was peering through our southern windows, gracing the Minnesota winter with its much needed light. [Read more…]