Category Archives: Philosophy

Paleo vs. Gluten Free vs. Low Carb

Which is better for optimal health, the Paleo diet, low carb or gluten free? I guess it depends on your goals and particular health situation.  I started low carb last February and I haven’t been sick since!  I also lost … Continue reading

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Out With The Old, In With The New!

So you may have noticed that I have changed the title of my blog (again). First, the blog was “Minimalist OC.” Then “The Preppy Minimalist.” Then, back to “Minimalist OC.” New name: “Simpler. Easier. Happier.” I think this new title … Continue reading

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A Small Act of Kindness

When I was in college, I performed a small act of kindness that changed someone’s life. Except I didn’t know it at the time. One day around my third year of college, I was walking from my sorority house to … Continue reading

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The Minimalist “Trend”

There has been some recent heated debate in the online minimalist community as to whether Minimalism as a trend is “over,” as a former minimalist blogger has declared. I would agree that Minimalism gained popularity during the worst days of … Continue reading

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The Examined Life

This morning, I was listening to a podcast on my iPod called Philosophy Bites. The podcast is just what it sounds like – short “bites” or explanations of great philosopher’s writings, explained in layman’s terms. The shows are typically about … Continue reading

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Why Minimalism? Why Now?

Searching the internet recently, I was pleasantly surprised to find a large number of blogs about minimalism as a lifestyle. A few years ago I did the same search and most of the hits were related to architecture and art. … Continue reading

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What Minimalism Means to Me

I’ve always been interested in Minimalism, one way or another.  My whole life I’ve admired the minimalist aesthetic and I definitely am a big advocate of philosophy, nature, and life experiences (skydiving, rock climbing, bungee jumping).  My dream vacation would … Continue reading

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