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The Minimalist Back to School Shopping Guide of Minimalism

It’s that time of year again, isn’t it? You go to a store and there’s back to school stuff stuffing the shelves of, well, everywhere! I think this gets most parents giddy with excitement though. In fact, I think local Liquor Stores would make a pretty penny using back to school […]

Gord’s Goodbye – A “Where Were You When” Moment

Sometimes in life an event takes place that’s so big you remember exactly where you were when it happened. For some it was the last episode of MASH, Cheers, or Seinfeld. For many Canadians it was Joe Carter’s home run, or Sidney Crosby’s golden goal. Baby boomers know where they were when Kennedy was […]

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5 Things Where Minimalism Doesn’t Work

Living with less stuff can sometimes be both a blessing and a curse. There are times when you want to do something, maybe you want to build something, but you can’t because you lack a specific tool required. Or perhaps you want to bake something, like a pineapple upside-down cake, but […]

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Unplug From Social Media This Weekend!

Building an online brand isn’t easy. Quite the opposite, which is weird, because I’ve read like, a hundred or so articles stating things like “Learn How I made $100,000 in my first year blogging”. Definitely seeing more and more smoke and mirrors…I think what I’m trying to say is, we’re online. […]

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The Minimalist Kitchen – Can Minimalism Sacrifice Function?

There was a post on FB a few weeks ago where Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist showed us his minimalist kitchen. I’d post a link, but you know me, way too lazy to do that. Plus it wouldn’t work unless you follow him. Evidently the photo was very exciting for some. For […]

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What’s REALLY the Deal with a Man Cave?

I’ve never had a man cave. I’ve never even wanted a man cave, for that matter. To me, the term man cave seems silly and conjures up images of…well…a caveman. Most people know what a man cave is. It’s a place in the house that’s, evidently, designed for the “man”. […]

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How Moksha Yoga Changed My Life

Typically, Al does the writing here, but occasionally I (Shelly/Cheli) like to put in my two cents. And today I’d like to tell you how Yoga helped me transition into the person I am today. I used to be a complete introvert. I used to get easily annoyed. I was totally […]

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It Really is a Small World (after all)

As you know, our travels have taken us from Panama, to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, back to Panama, Florida, and now North Carolina. We’ve met so many people on said travels, and a funny thing happens when meeting said people – you end up finding common ground and topics of discussion. […]

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Vacation Sex vs. Travel Sex – A Battle of the Sexes

I’m not going to beat around the bush with this post. I’m sure it will be hard, though. And hopefully you’re up for reading it. After all, I had to rise to the occasion just to write it — and my wife didn’t even give me a helping hand (and […]

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Why We Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Hello to all the love-birds, matches-made-in-heaven, perfect couples, and Ashley Madi-sinners out there. Question – what are you doing this February 14th (aka Valentine’s Day)? Are you buying flowers for your lady? Maybe some chocolates? Or perhaps she has hinted for some nice jewelry? Happy Valentine’s Day Scam Day! For […]