Monthly Archives: February 2016


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“It is more blessed to give than to receive” Jesus Christ   Alison writes: We often start decluttering because we have the feeling of “stuffocation”.   In one of my earlier blogs we looked at 6 Steps for starting decluttering  and how we can begin to get some order into the […]

Decluttering: Who can I bless?


  “In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions or human success, but rather on how much we have loved” John of the Cross  “Most of them had a better time than they ever had in their lives because they were discovering the new […]

Simplicity: 5 obstacles to overcome


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Alison writes: I have a dream, that one day I will be able to go shopping and confidently choose beautiful products, made to last, knowing that the workers have been paid a living wage, that there hasn’t been any slave or child labour involved and no one is working in […]

I have a dream…



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  “A person is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone” Henry David Thoreau  “Live simply so that others may simply live’ Elizabeth Ann Seaton   Derek writes: We are born and die in simplicity. It’s the bit in between that gets so complicated. I grew up […]

Celebrating simplicity (part 1)


“Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.” Pope Francis   Derek Writes: Around this time of the year I start to get excited. The long dark nights are definitely retreating and there are the first hopeful signs that spring is just around the corner. Birds […]

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