Peaceful Home Blog

the joy of letting go

Interesting how getting rid of so much seems to make life a lot busier! As my previous posts explain, my husband and I are downsizing by moving to a smaller

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downsizing

I have learned that I can love to live anywhere. Six years ago my beautiful partner and I moved in together. We choose this large two bedroom rental in an

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home address

Shedding people and stuff provided the best protection from the elements. With this admission, I am not surprised that I am a minimalist.

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found time

There is a certain thrill when noticing that although it is dark out, it is actually only 9pm. The pleasure of losing light in late August!

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leaving facebook

  Sea turtle rescues on video, lengthy political rants and daily selfies. Multiple captures of tasty food and romantic moments. 25 versions of outrage about an appalling news item. It

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the value of our lives

In a recent CBC article, Erin Collins asked, “What would you grab with a fire breathing down your neck?” Highlighted were a few brief stories reflecting the tough choices made

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a minimalist’s journal

I take one week holidays in the country during Winter, Summer and Fall. Each sojourn is an opportunity for my busy brain to slow down. Although it can take up

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a daily slow down

Say that title out loud and it sounds like a country dance. Yet the mood of this post is decidedly quieter with a lower heart rate! My regular readers know

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just sit

by Karl Pruner What is meditation? There may be as many answers as there are meditators. As a practitioner for forty four years, I can only say for sure what

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