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Simplifying Life

Coming Clear: Confessions of a Packrat

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

Even a single paperclip or hairball has the potential to change our lives. Would you like to lighten your load right now? Consider this simple clearing practice.

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...

Tune In to Tune Up: A Mindful Approach to Clearing Stress

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

Awareness. It changes everything. Responding from a place from awareness changes everything.

Rachelle Carson-Begley: 7 Tips for Adopting a Green Lifestyle

Red Room | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Red Room

By Rachelle Carson-Begley My father was an ardent admirer of the mother of the environmental movement, Rachel Carson. When it when his turn to name h...

Annice Brown: The Price of Freedom

Annice Brown | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Annice Brown

When I was in my 20s, success meant money and power because that's how men defined it, and I modeled my success after theirs.

Silent Retreat: Seeking Deeper Meaning and Purpose

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Simplicity, solitude, and silence are common themes to the explorers of life's questions and the discoverers of life's answers. Our willingness to settle into some days of simplicity, living without plans, just being, opens a path.

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.

Rethinking Quality of Life

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Marian Salzman

Whether it's slowing down, simplifying, volunteering locally or getting interested in corporate social responsibility, it all comes down to some questions about life that have become sharper in these more uncertain times.

A Meditation For The Fall

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

Now is a good time to clear out some mental baggage, purify any sense of guilt or remorse about what we did or didn't do over the summer, and reset our intention for the fall.

Picturing the Life You've Always Wanted

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

There's a potent energy when we gather the things we love in one place -- even if they're just pictures of the real thing.

Where Do You Draw The Line Between Sentimental Stuff And Clutter?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 10.24.2012 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

I never know where to draw the line between sentimental stuff and clutter -- anyone who has ever tried sifting through memories of a lifetime knows it's poignant and hard to do.

Simplify Your Life: Get Rid Of The Clutter

Intent | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

We should measure our success in life by the good deeds we have done and the people whose lives we have touched instead of measuring it by the goods we possess.

Minding the Chatter ... Clears Clutter

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 04.10.2012 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

Have you ever stopped what you were doing to simply watch what's going on in your head? Yes, to do nothing more than observe your thoughts without doing anything to fix or manage them?

The Simple Life

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Simplicity is purity. It is facing the true nature of things and embracing it instead of ducking and weaving and dodging, instead of filling a hole inside you with chaotic activity or an overabundance of stuff.

8 Ways To Simplify Your Life In 2012

Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Daly Streamline your workouts, your morning makeup, even your resolution list. Here are eight New Year tips on how to look better and ...

Simplify: A Guilt-Free Goal for the New Year

Pamela Sage Dodson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Pamela Sage Dodson

It's not always easy or fun to change things, but when you do it frees you. These days what I want is smaller and less. I want more time to do what I enjoy and to be with those I care about. That's what makes me happy.

Conservative Pie: Republicans Introduce Legislation Redefining Pi as Exactly 3

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ian Squires

Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Ala.) is sponsoring HR 205: The Geometric Simplification Act, declaring the Euclidean mathematical constant of pi to be precisely 3 in an effort to improve test scores.

Say 'No' For Simplicity's Sake

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

If simplicity is so sought after, why are we not taking the action that creates it?

LifeEditing: Cut Space, Possessions, Media, Friends and Be Happier

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

If the 20th century was about supersizing our food, stuff, cars and homes, the 21st century is about editing our lives back to a more more satisfying simplicity.

Simplifying Life: Toss Out, Look Out, Live Out

Roger Fransecky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roger Fransecky

We are all victims of more and more lint, some liabilities, and the "little murders" of daily life, and we often have to cut through all of that to get work done.

10 Signs You Have Gone Overboard Organizing

Karen Leland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Leland

My declaration for what little time is left of summer is to spend less time sorting and more time being with family and friends, reading and lying out in sun.

Involuntary Simplicity?

Jasmine Boussem | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Boussem

It is well known that disease symptoms are sometimes the result of the body working to cure an underlying condition. I suspect we will not only survive, but actually be healthier in the long run.

Extra! Extra! People Want To Use Cell Phones for Talking

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Candy Spelling

More people say they'd rather have a smaller phone with less features than a larger phone with more capabilities. Can it be that we're actually ready to simplify? Is multi-tasking on its way out?