Turning Resolution into Habit

The turn of the year is a popular time to indulge the aspirational self via annual resolutions. This cultural habit is welcomed by a myriad of industry leaders keen to revamp your shortcomings for a small price.  I and many of my good friends are very familiar with the cyclical commitments of resolutions. All too…

Save your Wallet this Season

Between the dinner parties, seasonal activities and gift exchange, the holiday season can be a very costly time of year. We can feel compelled to accumulate more and more in response to the persistent advertisements that can reach us via notification at any time of the day. I am making a concerted effort this season…

The Luxury of Less

Our culture tells us through pervasive advertising and the comparison trap of social media that we are not enough and that we can remedy our failures through conspicuous consumption. We purchase status symbols to "elevate" our persona in an attempt to bolster our self-esteem. In light of this, it is understandable that many of us…

Declutter and Organize for a Minimalist Mindset

When I was younger, my mom had a school of thought insisting that whenever I wanted to buy something new I would first have to purge something that I no longer needed. I used to think that she was over sensitive. Now, as I am apartment hunting I am feeling extremely overwhelmed with the amount…