Safely through childbearing… of all things.

Last time, I had a hard/damaging birth with Benjamin. Then physio. Surgery. Time. Frustration. I was wondering how to prepare for this one. There’s things we can do in our own wisdom. Advocating for an epidural to happen quickly (there was no time last time). Learning methods to consciously relax. Ordering my environment so I’m […]

Minimalism vs. Simplicity? Part 2: Simplicity is based on trust

Yesterday I wrote about the problem with minimalism – and why I move towards simplicity. Today I want to explain a little more. What is simplicity? And what is not? Richard Foster has been a great resource in learning about this, among others. Some of the content is borrowed from this book. Other parts I have added […]

Minimalism vs. Simplicity? Part 1 – Minimalism, risk and trust

Today I’m starting a new series. It’s about the concept of simplicity instead of minimalism. I like the idea of minimalism – but it has some problems. In recent years, North American culture has changed. Instead of owning things, the market is shifting. Consumers want experiences. Instead of two cars and a picket fence, many of […]