Less is definitely more when it comes to schedules, commitments, to-dos and leading a happy, healthy, thriving life. Here are some tips on how to declutter your schedule.
When I think of the things that make me happy, and what I want more of in my life, I realise that none of those things can be bought with money. I don’t want clothes or the latest gadgets or more stuff (ok, sometimes I do), instead, I want intangible things that improve the quality […]
The reality is that many of us are frugal because we have to be. Yes, frugality is a mindset, it is a response to everything we don’t like about modern consumerism and a result of concerns for the environment. But more often than not, frugality stems from necessity. ‘I’m frugal’ is often a nice way […]
I’ve been having frequent bouts of decision paralysis lately. To name a few: what is the best exercise regime to start? (You know, anaerobic, aerobic – because if I’m going to start one then I want it to be the best.) What am I going to get the little fella for his birthday? (It has […]
Do you know your neighbours? Community starts right at your front door. Getting to know your neighbours benefits you and the whole neighbourhood.
It was early morning. The light was the soft grey-blue of early dawn. The air light and cool, not hot, heavy and humid as it soon will be, scented slightly with sea-salt and eucalyptus. All was quiet of man-made noise. No traffic. No hustle and bustle. A magpie chortled in the tree. Despite the fact […]
As time has passed, technology has become more accessible, standards of living have improved and things that in the past would have been considered luxuries, are now considered basic necessities. Essential. Take electricity, for example. Melissa GoodwinMelissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally […]