Recently I was privileged to run a workshop with some parents on ‘Kids and Anxiety’.  I always feel humbled by these parents who attend and who want to know more for their families.  As I researched material and was thinking about the increase of anxiety in both adults and kids lives, I was thinking about the way we are continually bombarded with images and stories of amazing people doing amazing things and the way it is so easy to feel like we are missing out and then anxiety slips in.

We are living in world where we actually have to fight to stay content as there is always bigger and better, but to be aware of that fact actually helps in the pursuit of contentment and simple living . As we pursue this, it helps our families to be able to appreciate the simple things in life and as this happens, anxiety can be reduced.

img_6976“The world we live in is not friendly to the pursuit of minimalism. Its tendencies and relentless advertising campaigns call us to acquire more, better, faster, and newer. The journey of finding simplicity requires consistent inspiration.”   Josh Becker

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Ponder awhile

In my part of the world it has been holidays, hence the quietness of this blog. School holidays for me are a break from the routine of being out the house early and an opportunity to spend more time with family, both my immediate family and extended family. I love it, but it can be exhausting at times!

Amongst the business of it all, this blog arrived by The Minimalist. I really enjoyed taking some time out to ponder on the thoughts and simple yet incredibly challenging words. May you too be encouraged!

10 Images to Inspire Simplicity in Your Life

Owning less.

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Happiness.

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Gratitude.

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Contentment.

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Relationships.

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