Category Archives: Simple Living tips and advice

Redefining our relationship with work

Finding a job that is rewarding and fulfilling is great. But do we expect too much from our work? As with most things in life, it’s how we look at situations that shape our responses to them. I came across … Continue reading

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Spavings: Being mindful of marketing traps

The more you spend, the more you save… Really?

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Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Happy New Year everybody! Both of this week’s stories centered around the idea of stick-to-it-ness. Rob’s barfy legal adventures articulated the importance of perseverance and sticking it out. And mine and Nicholas’s bloody trek through brambles and burning nettle was … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Project: Giving thanks for the little things

The Thanksgiving Project discusses the big and small reasons to be grateful and invites you to share your own throughout October and November.

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Simplify to Clarify: Making room for the quiet spaces

A few weeks ago I traveled back to my grandma’s place along Lake Huron. I debated whether or not to go—my to-do list was reaching a frightening length and it was a good two hour drive each way. In the … Continue reading

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“The things you own end up owning you.”

Fight Club is one of my favourite movies. At one point Brad Pitt’s character, Tyler Durden says “The things you own end up owning you.” I’m not one to argue with Brad Pitt and my recent adventures with car ownership … Continue reading

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Simple Living Tips: Eating local

We have a little garden in our backyard that my Aunt Ann put in. I had very little to do with it. Considering my epic failure with my garden last year (check out the related post), I’m a little reluctant … Continue reading

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