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7 Common Problems Solved by Owning Less

“Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.” —Peace Pilgrim Three years ago, we sold, donated, or discarded over 70% of our family’s possessions. We removed clothes, furniture, decorations, cookware, tools, books, toys, plus anything else we [...]

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"We were meant to live for so much more, have we lost ourselves?" We've seen that we all want to be happy, but we can never find a happiness that completely satisfies us. We're always looking for something more. Or we do find something that makes us happy, but it fades away or it leaves [...]

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“Be who you are, and be that well.” – St. Francis de Sales Have you ever admired someone? I mean to the degree that you want to be just like them. For years now, I’ve admired, even venerated, G.K. Chesterton—and I don’t mean just his writing, as brilliant as that is, but Chesterton as a [...]

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Art and Education

  When I was in high school, I remember there was a special art certificate you would receive if you received an ‘A’ in eight or more art classes. I intentionally only took seven art classes. I thought excelling in art meant I was lazy. Today, I’m so far removed from this mindset that it’s [...]

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Is Social Media a Gift from God?

It’s easy to see how digital communication can feel more soul-sucking than life-giving at times. Many of us tend to apologize for our overuse or “addiction” to social media. Sometimes it seems like it would just be easier to delete my various social media accounts entirely rather than try to get a grip on all [...]

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