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3 Musts for a Minimalist Summer By: Cheyenne Coleman

Summer is fast approaching and we all can’t wait for the days of shorts, swimsuits, and sunny days. There is so much to do before the next semester comes rolling around. I am asking you one thing, slow down and smell the roses. I have made a list of a few things you can do this summer to help you slow your life down. It doesn’t always have to be a rat race. I find the more I slow my life down, the more I enjoy it. Sure, I don’t get as much done as I should, but I am just taking it all in. [Read More]

May 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Security: Is it the Enemy? By: Cheyenne Coleman

Is security really a necessity? In today’s world, we are practically guaranteed security. We have winter coats and heat to keep us warm, food in the fridge, and cars to get us places. To many of us, we think it is a necessity because we are so afraid  of uncertainty. There comes a time, hopefully sooner than later, that we find time limited. I often find that we should be more afraid of what we are missing rather than what we are afraid to lose. I was once a girl who found security in a [Read More]

May 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Adventures of the Trails By: Cheyenne Coleman

With Spring Break long gone and the permanent Monday Blues setting in, it’s time to start thinking about sunny days and hiking trails. Whether your kind of fun involves twig-scratched hairy legs or man made roads, there is something for everyone to look forward to. Only 6 more weeks of classes left! We all know tuition leaves our wallets a little thinner and our bank accounts with less zeros to the left (if you know what I’m saying), so what’s one to do with little money and still enjoy [Read More]

March 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Earth Loving Minimalist By: Cheyenne Coleman

For many minimalists and voluntary ‘simplists,’ environmental concerns are at the forefront of their life choices, myself included. Until recently, I was under the assumption that most minimalists are environmentally concerned. After reading several books, only about half of the minimalists and voluntary simplists view environmental concerns as a major reason for their chosen lifestyle. Though 50% seems like a large percentage, we are in dire need of more environmental activists. Our world [Read More]

February 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Voluntary Simplicity in Suburbia By Cheyenne Coleman

As I read Choosing Simplicity by Linda Breen Pierce (foreword by Vicki Robin), I started to realize that our dream of minimalism, voluntary simplicity, intentional living (they are all interchangeable) is totally possible in the suburbs of the Quad Cities. Often times, those who choose simple lives find contentment in the untouched land just outside of town. And for my husband and I, this is definitely true. However, there is one key element missing. Life is happening now and even though we [Read More]

February 9, 2016 // 0 Comments