• Why it Takes Courage to Intentionally Live Small

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    Last December I visited the dentist. The dental hygienist was making conversation and casually asked me if I had my Christmas shopping done. It was, of course, a harmless question that I'm sure she asked every patient in December, but I found my mind racing. Suddenly the lamp above my head felt like an interrogation light. What ...

  • 5 Ways To Simplify Your Life And Kiss Stress Goodbye

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    Hello Smallish friends! I'm super excited to "hand the mic" over to Mark and Laura Tong today. Mark and Laura run a great website called EnjoyLifeSlowly in which they care about all things intentional: destressing, minimalism, slowing down, living healthfully, and more. They are on the front lines of pushing the minimalist lifestyle forward by ...

  • Simple Living Interview with Enjoy Life Slowly

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    Hello friends! I hope you are doing well. Sometimes I try to picture the readers of Smallish and wonder what your lives look like this week, what your highs and lows are, and what intentionally living small means to you. Right now I'm saying a little prayer for each of you. Just because. Anyways. Earlier this week I ...

  • What Minimalism Looks Like For Our Family

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    Minimalism is a parallel topic that is important to us but that hasn't been addressed directly on Smallish much. My hesitancy to officially claim the term "minimalist" is mostly due to a ridiculous anxiety that we're not quite minimalists yet. I worry that if the Minimalism Police stepped through our door they'd slap us with ...

  • The Gift Of Presence {Guest Post on Becoming Minimalist}

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    Minimalism, at its heart, is focusing time, energy and resources towards more important aspects of life. For most people, this intentional fixation results in a widespread clearing of clutter. “Life clutter” may take on many forms: physical belongings, technological fillers (such as alarms or apps), non-life-giving calendar items, even unhealthy relationships. The beauty and allure of minimalism ...