We live in a culture that glorifies material gain. We want newer cars, bigger houses and more stuff to fill those houses with. It doesn’t seem to matter how big our homes are – we keep filling them up with stuff. It’s considered perfectly normal to have an entire room in our home rendered virtually … Read More
I’ve lost track of how long it’s been since I last used shampoo, but I think it’s going on three years now. So what possessed me to stop using shampoo, or to go ‘no-poo’ as they say? Quite simply, shampoo just isn’t necessary, though we’ve all been conned into thinking we need it. Clever marketing … Read More
I’ve fallen in love with simplicity. Since discovering minimalism, I’ve been really questioning what I do and don’t need. But some of my most meaningful discoveries have been made out of necessity. I grew up in a very low-income family, but we still had the typical labour-saving devices. Dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave, electric kettle, toaster. … Read More
How the things you own end up owning you
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I don’t want a job and never have. Often, I’m uncomfortable talking about it because there’s a lot of stigma attached. Not having a job is associated with living on benefits (welfare) and ‘scrounging off hardworking taxpayers’. Needless to say, that’s not what I aspire to, though I don’t intend to disparage those who do … Read More
By now, many people are aware of the ‘no-poo’ movement, the practice of not using shampoo. There are countless testimonials from those who’ve tried it, claiming their hair is softer, shinier and healthier as a result. But they’re still in a minority, and it doesn’t look like the multi-million pound shampoo industry is going away … Read More