A Mother/Daughter Journey Into Minimalism

Turns out my interest in cleaning up my life and finding happiness appealed to not just me, but to my mother as well. She too has decided to dive into a life of minimalism. Together, we’ve decided to set a few milestones. Milestone one: Clean up and de-clutter our homes….

Minimalism Definition. A Few Thoughts.

Many of us have jumped on board of one fad or another. The term “hipster” was coined for those who seem to be looped in with some of the more common fads flowing today. These fads circulate the globe, starting in one location and ultimately ending in another as much…

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Finding Happiness by Choosing to be Happy

Finding Happiness by Choosing to be Happy Happiness is a choice. Too often people seek happiness in sources that can only provide empty happiness or temporary happiness. That momentary moment of bliss is shortly replaced by the lonely or sad feelings that existed beforehand. I am no stranger to these…

Gorgeous Volcanoes in New Zealand

The best way to wrap up my trip to New Zealand was with a bang! New Zealand has many great attractions and sights, but the volcanoes there are gorgeous and a must see for anyone planning on visiting. Although I did not visit any live volcanoes, the ones I did…

Sailing in New Zealand

I’m not a sailor. I’ve never been on a sail boat, and the longest I was out to sea was for 4 days on a cruise ship. So – when I was given the opportunity to participate in a sailing race I jumped at it. And it was the perfect…

Food Exploring While In New Zealand

The one thing that I will always carry with me during my trip to New Zealand is being able to explore a large variety of food that isn’t offered in America. Due to the large amount of people from many countries that relocate to New Zealand, the food variety is…

Differences Between United States and New Zealand

There are many things that are very different in New Zealand over the U.S. Such as driving on the opposite side of the car, and road. Other little things: I knew the power outlets would look different, slanted in a V shape, what I didn’t know is that you have…

Minimalism Isn’t Just For Unattached People

Contrary to what you may believe or have heard, a life of minimalism isn’t just for those who are unattached. Often times when you hear about minimalism you think of the unattached person with less than a hundred belongings traveling the world. A nomad. Although for some choosing a life…

Minimalist Blog: Introduction

Welcome – To those who just “stumbled” onto this page, or for those who targeted and landed where they had planned, We bid you “Hello.” Minimalism Is Simple (or MIS) is a blog started by a mother-daughter team. You can read more about us in the “About Us” page above….