When we moved into our tiny house, I sat down and designed my dream house of 1,200 square feet. After 6 months of living tiny, I designed a dream house of 900 square feet. A year later I designed an even smaller dream house. The dream was changing and SIMPLICITY was the reason...
I'm fascinated by the difference in perspective between the church of the early 18th century, and their concern over "vanity" which was a sin and church-goers were urged to pay more attention to their soul than their shoes... contrast that with...
What does "Simplicity" even mean? I didn't find Webster helpful on this one so I set out to write my own definition. Here's what Simplicity means to me...
I am so passionate about SIMPLICITY that I have created a series of learning experiences to help you walk out of chaos into order - so that you may make room for purpose, meaning and mission. Once upon a time, I lit a candle in our tiny house and very soon we were both coughing,... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/JJxciapKh_s Today marks the beginning of a new series on 02/22/2022. I'm calling it "Thinking Out Loud" which isn't the slightest bit clever, but it does give me the opportunity to unpack ideas and assumptions from my youth - including the idea that more is always better when it comes to home size. Dominant culture... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/Q-M7ff_aJcY We all have limited energy and sometimes we think of something we might like to do - but it just takes too much energy. That lack of energy creates friction. Amazon has removed the friction to making a sale by having your credit card on file so you just click "buy it now" and... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/XG4FgTKe3S8 I've been struggling with some perfectionism earlier this week and wishing I'd done some things different... but when I walked to my book closet of treasures and looked for the book that had the glow this morning - it was Laurie Buchanan's book "The Business of Being". I flipped to a few pages that... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/HL9Yhm9raNg I love the idea of studying science for tips on how to be more motivated and happier more of the time. Dopamine is definitely one of the components of happiness. Dopamine is the hormonal element of brain chemistry that is connected to motivation, craving, and time interval keeping. There are a number of helpful... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/x91v-ccoqEo Jay Shafer is known as the father of the modern American tiny house movement. It all started with a building project... which lead to a book... which led to being on Oprah... and the rest is history. I've been delighted to hear Jay speak and to have hung out with him a few times.... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/HUXmUL9wIE0 God has just released a huge amount of small nimble ministries into the earth with the purpose of loving people with unconditional love and it's going to change the environment of the places we live! Less chaos, thoughtless reacting, and political infighting! Be a helicopter person instead! Have a higher perspective based in God's... Continue Reading →