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It Will Be Simple, and it Will Be Beautiful (So Help Me God)

Bethany Pearson O'Connor | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Bethany Pearson O'Connor

THIS DAY was supposed to be simple. THIS was FUN AND SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL DAY, for crying out loud. There are NO TANTRUMS on fun and simple and beautiful day, DOESN'T EVERYBODY KNOW THAT??

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.

Eggnog for Exhausted Moms: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Sleep

Karen Brody | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Today I use yoga nidra meditation to manage my current stage of life: technology overload, parental overwhelm, and fatigue from all the doing.

WATCH: The Hardest Part Of Becoming A Minimalist -- And How To Overcome It

Posted 12.05.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

After leaving his job in the corporate world, Ryan Nicodemus decided to embrace a life of minimalism. But it took some effort to detach from the lifes...

The Crises of Complexity

Terry Newell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terry Newell

The astronomer Carl Sagan was once asked why, if the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe was so large, we had never been contact...

Stop Overdosing on Celebrity Gossip, the News, and Low-Quality Information

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Is it necessary to turn on the same news program every night? Are you living a better life because of watching it? If something isn't benefitting you, then eliminate it.

How Do You Eat an Oreo? Being You-nique in the Workplace

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

For a select few, our natural tendency is to take charge and lead the horde. But the majority of our natural tendencies as humans is to flock like sheep instead of being, oh, shall I say, individuals.

Find Your Personal Luxury

Jeff Cannon | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

True luxury is about authenticity, and you cannot create authenticity simply by buying more. Nor can you create it by buying the most expensive items or by trying to keep up with the latest and greatest that someone else told you was a "must have" for the season.

What I Learned From a Minimalist Mindset

Jessica Ann | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
Jessica Ann

Buy the bigger home, acquire more friends and followers, log more hours, and get more money and power. But where does this really get us? And how does this make a positive impact on humanity? How can we derive meaning from less when the focus is always on more?

I Didn't Do Anything Today

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

I took the day off today. I didn't do anything at all. And even when I did something, I didn't do anything.

If You Can't Escape To The Beach, This Might Be The Next Best Thing

Posted 08.09.2013 | 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...

Jamaica, My Style Inspiration

Rai Mensah | Posted 10.06.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

We see it the lines of Marchesa to Rachel Roy. Designers are inspired by their travels. I recently traveled to Jamaica for a week, real Jamaica, not the tourist overrun locations. My trip was more of an excursion than a vacation.

Students Embody Sophisticated Simplicity at the University at Albany

CollegeFashionista | Posted 09.14.2013 | Style

When asked what first comes to mind about the University at Albany, I would bet many people's thoughts run to the business and nanotech schools or perhaps the freezing winters we must endure without even a thought to the fashion on campus.

The Dalai Lama and Words of Wisdom at 78

Diana M. Raab | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Last weekend marked His Holiness The Dalai Lama's 78th birthday and also "National Compassion Day." While it is nice to honor such an important sentiment such as compassion, I think compassion, or having empathy for others, should be honored every day.

Alpita Shah: Sometimes, ‘Right Where You Started From' Is Right Where You Belong

Alpita Shah | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Alpita Shah

A few years ago, my mom was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. At that point, I had been in government and international service for over a decade; I had begun questioning whether exporting Western capitalism to developing countries was how I wanted to spend the rest of my life.

3 Secrets For Doing More Of What You Love

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Each of us has clutter in our lives that holds us back from becoming who we want to be and achieving what we desire. What is holding you back? What can you start doing today to begin living simply, mindfully, and passionately?


Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 06.21.2013 | Celebrity
Rashard Mendenhall

I have recently relocated. I packed up all of my belongings, tagged my townhouse with a "For Sale" sign, and have journeyed to the other side of the country. As a result of not bringing much with me, I've been able to exist solely in this very place at this particular point in time.

Matzah: Hope And Integrity

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Matzah reminds us to be ourselves at our truest level, rather than to take on airs by pretending to be someone we are not. It asserts the virtue of simple truth over dissembling nuance.

Simple Minds Think Alike: The Art of Unlearning Complexity

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Feeling stuck? About to go over your own "cliff"? Is complexity overwhelming your life? Do you feel like you may have joined the lemmings in the march to the sea? If yes, have you ever taken the time to stop and wonder why are you stuck and overwhelmed?

Twelve Resolutions for a Clutter-Free New Year

Francine Jay | Posted 03.02.2013 | HuffPost Home
Francine Jay

Do you ever look around your home, and feel suffocated by all your stuff? If so, the new year is a perfect time for a fresh start.

A Lesson About Less

Ree Varcoe | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

Life doesn't always work out just as we'd like, but I believe it does happen according to "some plan," whether grand or otherwise. The one thing we can do is remind ourselves to consciously work toward making it the best we can -- and let go of the little things that don't actually matter.

Nights at the Museum: Family Lives in Art Gallery (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 02.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Artist Omar Sherzad learned about woodworking from his father. When he opened a workshop/gallery in Barcelona, he wanted his own children to learn from his work as well. So he installed beds in the walls.

Just Because We Can, Does It Mean We Should?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

As a society, we are doing serious damage to ourselves and we need to ask why. Maybe it is time to get back to basics.

Watch: Teen Builds Mortgage-Free Dorm on Wheels

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Kirsten Dirksen

Total cost was $12,000, but it's debt-free and it's much more than your typical college digs. It has a full kitchen (including a fridge/freezer, sink and camping oven), a sofa-bed he built himself, a nearly full-sized shower (he chopped the top off) and a composting toilet.

WATCH: "Shotgun Shack" Family Remodels Tiny Home for $700 DIY-Style

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.03.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Three years ago, this family left their 4-bedroom home to move into a 320-square-foot prefab. Yikes!