Zero waste Christmas pt.1: on gift giving and staying calm

Preparing for a calm festive season: For anyone who feels the pressure to buy some last-minute gifts: don’t. Gift giving is not an obligation, regardless of what you see around you in the days leading to Christmas. Thinking of receiving and giving gifts can sometimes make me anxious, which is the last thing I want…

10 steps to a more mindful use of technology

Minimalism is less about the number of things you own and more about being aware of where your time, money and attention goes to. Most of us spent quite some time in the companionship of our technology. If you are into simplifying your life, you should definitely rethink your technology use at some point! Mindless…

How to start a digital detox day

It’s always a bit ironic to read about digital detox online, but the topic is becoming increasingly important for one’s physical and mental health. It is also not environmentally friendly to use so much energy for all of those devices. If you want to think critically about how you live on this planet, I believe…

10 (sustainable) ways to embrace the Autumn

1: Enjoy seasonal produce at the farmers market. I’m thinking mushrooms, pumpkins, potatoes, pepper, apples, corn maze… or whatever else you can find! I have been looking forward to the pumpkin soup for quite some time now. 🙂 2: Prepare for the sweater weather. You could mend torn clothes, put coconut oil on your leather boots,…

My minimalist approach to work out

I am not a big fan of fitness studios, those places actually seem like a nightmare to me: artificial, alienating and energy draining. Also, I don’t want to pay. 🙂 However, working out is important, and if you are the type that likes going to the gym then more power to you! But if you…