LivingMini®

I spied this nipa hut while wreck diving off the Philippine island of Coron.
I spied this nipa hut while wreck diving off the Philippine island of Coron.

Most of us are over-scheduled and stressed out and it’s time to have some fun! LivingMini is all about making room in your life to lead a more expansive life.

Minimizing clutter and downsizing your domicile is just part of it – we’re talking about a mind shift that will give you more time and energy to follow you passions!

  • Heart: How to embrace the principles of Living Mini and increase your time, energy and enjoyment.
  • Hearth: Tips on how to de-clutter, de-stress, and organize your surroundings.
  • Home: Check out how your neighbors – locally and globally – are living in alternative abodes.
  • Essentials of LivingMini: A stripped-down approach to streamlined living.
  • Mini Makeover: The thought processes and practical steps that created my LivingMini life.

What are you waiting for? The door’s wide open to a whole LivingMini world!

A rural village in Malawi.

Last week, I traveled overland from Livingstone, Zambia to Lilongwe, Malawi. It took me 3 days, 2 big buses, 1 mini bus, 2 shared taxis, and 3 regular taxis to complete the trip. Each leg I was the only foreigner …

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One of the things I loved most about staying in the boat at the beginning of the year was the wonderful garden setting.

My friend Michael, the property’s owner, is a sculptor and incorporated faces carved from wood, cast in …

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Not too long ago, I was visiting my new friend Christopher at his music studio, situated on the edge of the Northern California coast. After lunch his intern gave me a tour of the property, an artists’ collective, where I …

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I admit it—I’m one of the tiny house people. One of those who yearns for simplicity and self-sufficiency. Someone who admires minimalism. A gal who thinks happiness is the absence of “stuff.”

The really nice thing is that I’m not …

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I saw my friend Jodi yesterday (she’s my hair colorist at Dekko and totally awesome by the way) and I was telling her that I had had taken yet another step in my quest in the elimination of all material …

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Where ever I go, I always have a little “EmergenC”!

For 10 days, I was laid up with food poisoning – it was the pineapple shake from the Hmong night market in Luang Prabang, Laos that did it! Argh!

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