DIY, Minimalism

Saying Thanks to My Backpack

Thanks backpack, my good pal. Marie Kondo, the reason behind my blog post on tidying, suggests that we should develop strong bonds with our beloved stuff and create a habit of gratitude towards all the things that get us through the day. In her book, Marie describes her routine: when she gets home from work and puts away…

Self Improvement, Simplicity

The Hierarchy of Problem Solving

Abraham Maslow nailed it. In 1943, the American psychology professor came up with this pyramid called Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Back in the 40’s, psychologists focused their time on figuring out how to fix people’s problems, or in other words, minimize the negatives. Maslow believed more time should rather be spent figuring out how to maximize the…

Happiness, Simplicity

The Journey, Not the Destination

I recently read an amazing book called No Impact Man. It’s about a guy named Colin Beaven who lives in New York City and goes off the grid and lives, well, with no impact. For him and his family it’s no electricity, no subway, trains, plains, local food only…the list goes on. It’s cool to follow along…

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