Intentionally Living Your Whole Life

4 Things Simplifying has Taught Me About Gratitude – Simply+Fiercely

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at Simply+Fiercely this week!  I’m thankful for my friend Jennifer and the opportunity to share this article with her community! Click here to read the full article. Starting out, I didn’t expect gratitude to become a large part of my simplifying message. I was focused on getting rid of clutter and saying no to more events and saying yes to my family and self care. I wanted a simple life in which I...

5 Ways to Stay Grounded and Present this Thanksgiving

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” ― Roy T. Bennett   Most people, if asked, can think of at least a few things they are thankful for at any given moment. The few things that come to mind in an instant are, without a doubt, great things and meaningful blessings. Even now, as I write this article I can say I’m thankful for my kids coloring together without fighting over whose favorite color is red, cold (and...

A Place Where Your Soul Meets Simple

One thing I talk a lot about on this blog is how minimalism and simple living is much more than removing clutter. It’s about soul. And consequently, Creative Holistic Home has become a lot less than its original purpose, but in a good way…it’s about soul. Creative Holistic Home began as a blog about creativity, simple and intentional living, faith, and holistic health.  Now, I get overwhelmed by the thought of so many topics in one space. After minimizing your...

Minimalism Simplified: 3 Basic Principles

“Simplicity is complex. It’s never simple to keep things simple. Simple solutions require the most advanced thinking.” ― Richie Norton You are enough. You are enough. You are enough. You are enough. No thing, no person, no event or activity will increase your worth. You are enough. You don’t need more. You are all you need. You are all we need. Be you, fully you…with less stuff. Remove Clutter and Busyness The heart of minimalism is this: less stuff =...

How to Not Fear the Hard

Beginnings are hard. Sometimes the middle is too. And endings….man, endings are the worst (unless it’s the end of suffering).  The end of the Christmas season, my birthday, vacation, summer, family visits, unforgettable concerts, death… endings are the worst. Except that endings always bring new beginnings, and so the cycle of life continues. There can be fear in minimalism, usually at the beginning. You may be experiencing it now or remember what it was like when you first started. We...