Giving Is Living

Last week, I met with my mum and we started discussing Christmas related stuff. We talked about the menu, travel plans and what presents we’re getting for whom. At one point, my mum said: ‘And you? Apart from that voucher for ebooks, is there nothing that you want that you can, you know… Hold in…

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas has always been my favourite holiday. Ever since I was a child, I adored the festive atmosphere: the songs, the food preparations, the twinkling lights in the garden, the decorations, the presents… My Christmas countdowns probably started in October. Yes, there were some present-related disappointments and frustrations but I don’t think I would be…

How to fail at minimalism?

1. Selectiveness Find out about and obsess over one idea connected to minimalism. 2. Theory over practice Read a lot about minimalism, don’t practice it, but feel like reading alone has already made you feel more minimalist. 3. Material over spiritual Focus on how minimalism would affect your surroundings rather than how it would affect…