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How can you be an artist or maker and a minimalist? 

How do you manage being an artist or maker AND a minimalist? To figure this out I think we should define the word. What is a minimalist? Do they even coexist with creators? If I could copy The Minimalists about page here, I would.  Minimalism is, as according to the people I learned about minimalism from, “a tool to rid yourself of life’s  ...

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Life

6 Simple Mindfulness Tips You Can Start Using Right Now

For the past few months I’ve been dabbling in “mindfulness”. Mindful living is about taking time to correct useless habits and create new ones that benefit more than just one’s current state. It’s a challenge, but one that leads towards making more meaningful strides and fewer aimless steps. I’ve of course got plenty more to learn, but  ...

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Creative, Life

How the Minimalism Game Changed My Life

While hosting the Creative Q and A with Kathleen, we got a question regarding house organization and cleaning. The asker wanted to know if that challenge would fall under the creative umbrella and if that was something that could be pursued in 30 days. It suddenly reminded me of finishing my second year in college. I moved from the dorms and  ...

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Creative, Life

30 Day Challenge – Creating a Habit

For the past 3 years, my ukulele Mo has been my main squeeze. The problem is I’m not a great musician. Of course, with 3 years of practice I can eek out “Over the Rainbow” and the obligatory few folk and Twenty One Pilots songs, however my general ukulele playing could use some work. Therefore for the month of August, I  ...

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Creative, Life

The (my) Fear of Creating

I love working on projects. I rarely have less than 5 tabs open on my browser, 2 side projects, and 3 things in the works. It’s not the best way to do things, I know, but it usually works out. The problem is as soon as someone comments on or asks about what I’m doing, I freeze. I revert to the mumbly middle school girl who picked  ...

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