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10 Commandments For A Smart And Simple Life

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

Every now and then my husband and I like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live a simpler lifestyle. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most important. Here are our top 10 commandments...

De-Clutter Your Life

Christa Dowling | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Christa Dowling

Hold on to things dear to you and pay attention to the non-material matters which are most important in life. Think of clearing your mind of consumerism, of greed, of course acting on it and healthy thinking is part of leading a de-cluttered life.

What Do You Stand For?

Carl Phillips | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

If your life gets cluttered and your priorities become scrambled by outside distractions and requests on your time, revisit this simple but probing question. What is it I want to stand for?

10 Reasons I'm Grateful for a Small(er) House

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

When Thom and I decided to right-size our living arrangement to nearly half the space that we had before, I honestly wasn't sure it would work. I agreed to try it as an"experiment" and wrote about the process in more detail.

How Travel Taught Me to Live With Less

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Take your first step to living a fuller and more meaningful life by living with less. Do something. Donate some clothes, give away some toys, sell the extra car. Simplify your life.

The Power of Limiting Choice

Carl Phillips | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Ironically, too many choices can sometimes lead to us making no choice. Limiting choice can improve our chances of actually making a decision and then staying committed to that decision. We put mental blinkers on and fully commit to what is in front of us.

8 Mantras That Prove Less Really Is More

Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

The Magic of Simplicity

Mimi Raad | Posted 02.17.2014 | Style
Mimi Raad

We are so wrapped up in our consumerist and narcissistic society that we forgot the beauty of simplicity.

Are You Trapped on the Treadmill?

Richard Koch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

There is a certain type of admirable person - perhaps you are one - who is made for a certain sort of organization. The person is smart, hard-working...

Mies van der Rohe is My Travel Consultant

Todd Greene | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Todd Greene

I consider myself a minimalist. I have certain rules which keep me from overcrowding my life, and this space-saving mentality transfers well to my travel schedule. I have learned to pack light and follow some simple rules that make traveling easier and more pleasurable.

A Traveler's Guide to Packing: Less Is More

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

For my honeymoon, I packed two large suitcases. We were off to Paris. It was winter, and I thought I needed every coat in my closet. Nearly twelve years later, it's all about carry-on luggage, and I still don't wear everything I bring. That's progress, but it took years of practice.

The New Hair Trend is "Less"

Janet Zeitoun | Posted 06.20.2013 | Style
Janet Zeitoun

If we were to look back in time as far as the 1800s, hairstyles were more complex than a math equation. I still marvel at the old black and white films that conveyed some of the most elaborate and obscure hairstyles ever created. Today, hairstyles are far more simplistic. Thank God right?

Is It Really an Ear Infection?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Fortunately the majority of children recover from ear infections without any intervention. But about 20-30 percent of the time, they need help fighting the infection.

Happy Birthday, Mies van der Rohe!

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

Happy birthday to one of the principal shapers of our modern world, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Along with other post-World War I architects, such a...

Dressed for Success: Style vs. Trends

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.27.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Of the over one hundred etiquette subjects I have taught, dress and etiquette are always in the top ten. Dressing is not like setting the table, where rules rule. Are there rules for dress? You bet, but there's a lot more freedom of style.

Failure Is Indeed An Option

Matthew Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Owen

When it comes to being green, the emphasis is already on consuming less and in the spirit of lethargy and laziness, there are so many ways we can do less without almost any real effort at all.