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Intentional Living

Intentional Routines: Why Do Women Wear Makeup?

Intentional Routines: Why Do Women Wear Makeup?

Hello, 6th grade. The year was 2000 and I turned 12 years old. As most women know, middle school brought a whole new level of self-awareness. The act of comparing myself to other women commenced. Girls in my grade returned from summer break wearing bras, lip gloss, and eye shadow. [Read more]

Chasing Slow: 4 Lessons on a More Intentional Life

Chasing Slow: 4 Lessons on a More Intentional Life

Erin Loechner, the author of Chasing Slow, has a talent for storytelling. She writes about her pursuit of a simpler life in a story that is full of forgiveness. She captures the journey of pursuing an intentional life so beautifully and raw. Her words feel authentic as she describes her mistakes and the lessons learned. I finished the book with a different perspective in my minimalism journey. [Read more]

How I Became a Minimalist: The “Why” of Ownership

How I Became a Minimalist: The “Why” of Ownership

This story isn’t about purging my kitchen drawers or donating half my clothes to a local charity. It doesn’t begin with selling, eliminating, or decluttering. The story of how I became a minimalist begins with a purchase (a financed purchase at that)- a coffee table to be specific. [Read more]