4 Ways to a Happy ‘Merry Christmas’ (with a detour through Advent).

I looked at my calendar for November/December and instantly felt overwhelmed! When I opened my budget spreadsheet and saw the projected costs of birthdays, anniversaries as well as Christmas, I was done! I could feel the dread settle in the pit of my tummy and could foresee all the eye-rolling at my boring rants about consumerism… Continue reading 4 Ways to a Happy ‘Merry Christmas’ (with a detour through Advent).

A Happiness Life Hack and how to get there before Christmas

When deciding to rid my life of a few material things, I was forced to take an account of what made me truly happy and what were temporary highs to help me cope when I was feeling low. What I found and unfortunately, what I continue to find (cos perfection is not my thing) is… Continue reading A Happiness Life Hack and how to get there before Christmas

It’s not just o.k., it’s bloody brilliant, to want less

Sometimes I go to visit someone in their beautiful home and a pang of envy pinches me for a few seconds. We naturally compare ourselves and others, to what we have and don't have. It's a shame, but it's the reality of this world. I know you've all heard it before or seen some meme… Continue reading It’s not just o.k., it’s bloody brilliant, to want less

How a life of Minimalism taught me about Moderation

  I have lived most of my current life, supposedly, by the principle of moderation. I guess this is because of good old Catholic guilt and the hopes of living a balanced lifestyle. But in the past, I have led a deeply sinful and deadly life... I'll take a deep breath of mortification, while I… Continue reading How a life of Minimalism taught me about Moderation