Image by ituzaingo from Pixabay Wastefulness We have access to so much excess living in America. Sometimes the prevailing attitude is, well, if it breaks, I'll just get a new one. Usually it's cheaper to get a new one. We grab disposable out of convenience, even if we do choose to recycle. I decided when … Continue reading Seven Habits to Break During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Category: Surviving American Culture
Ten Reasons to Stay Home When You’re Sick
With COVID-19 spreading rapidly throughout the country, staying home when sick should be obvious. But I'm hearing from family and friends that their coworkers aren't abiding by this rule. Here are 10 reasons you should:
10 ways to break free from the clock
Image by David Mark from Pixabay A slow-paced life is about not being tethered to this society's rules and standards. It's about operating on your own time and moving at your own pace. Most of us aren't going to go live alone in a cabin in the woods, free from our responsibilities requiring adherence to … Continue reading 10 ways to break free from the clock
I lived without time/clocks for a week. Here’s what happened.
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay I am a strong type A person and it has caused me a ton of stress throughout my life. Even though I'm a work-at-home mom--now--clocks and calendars have always been oppressive. If I know I have something coming up, be it 3 hours or 1 hour, I become anxiety-ridden, … Continue reading I lived without time/clocks for a week. Here’s what happened.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay What is artificial time? Artificial time is adherence to the construct of timekeeping that does not align with natural frequencies and our natural biological rhythms. The 12-month calendar and 60-minute "hour" have no basis in any natural phenomena and force humans to operate in an unnatural way. According to … Continue reading Artificial Time
The American Dream may be a fallacy, but our Entitlement to it isn’t wrong.
Entitlement has been one of the greatest sources of unhappiness in my life. I did everything right. Got good grades in school, went to college, got good grades in college, and I was a morally upstanding citizen. I studied English in college (which at one point in time was the go-to-degree because every employer wanted … Continue reading The American Dream may be a fallacy, but our Entitlement to it isn’t wrong.
Your Attention is Your Most Valuable Asset: 5 Ways to Keep it Sacred
Advertisers want your attention constantly: In stores, on television and everywhere all over the internet. Here are five ways you can prevent yourself from being lured away from your goals and objectives.
Changing Your Relationship with Stuff, through Language?
As a writer, words are very important. As you find out when learning a new language, certain words have nuances and connotations that you can only learn with time, practice and exposure to the new language. But we don't always pay attention to the words we use in our own language. Taking a slight detour … Continue reading Changing Your Relationship with Stuff, through Language?
Why I Stopped Shopping at the Mall
It's been about six months since I started wearing the skirts everyday. It was done in part so I could connect with my more bohemian self, and also so I could simplify my outfit choices. It worked wonderfully at first. And then, in one misguided trip to Macy's I got carried away. I bought about … Continue reading Why I Stopped Shopping at the Mall
You Don’t Need to Buy This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FN3z8gtDUFE We all need reminders now and then. I know I do. As a slow-pacer/ minimalist, I've fallen from grace. It's time to re-center, re-focus and get to work.