Reading: “L’art de la simplicité – How to live more with less” by Dominique Loreau

Reading: “L’art de la simplicité – How to live more with less” by Dominique Loreau

This week’s minimalist reading is sort of mixed a blessing: Dominique Loreau introduces different ideas of minimalism from ‘oriental’ (as she calls it), European and American backgrounds. Born in France, she lived in England and the US and traveled through Canada, Mexico, and Central America before settling in Japan, where she has been living for [...]

Reading: “ADD-friendly ways to organize your life” by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD

Reading: “ADD-friendly ways to organize your life” by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD

“Without organizing strategies that work with your ADD, life is not what it can be, should be, or what you are capable of.” (Xi) Dr. Kathleen Nadeau is an expert on ADD, Judith Kolberg is an expert in organizing. Together they created a safe haven for the chaotic ADD mind to find appropriate solutions for [...]

Reading: “Enough” by John Naish

Reading: “Enough” by John Naish

“We drown out the big questions by marching behind the brass band of infinite ambition. It’s a march that apparently need never end: today’s idea of success increasingly involves attaining unprecedented levels of health, power, and celebrity.” This quote is from 2008. It resonates with pretty much every time frame from the late 80ies to [...]

Reading: “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll

Reading: “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll

“Studies have suggested that we have 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. For context, if each thought were a word, that means that our minds are generating enough content to produce a book Every. Single. Day. Unlike a book, our thoughts are not neatly composed. On a good day they’re vaguely coherent. This leaves out [...]

Reading Marie Kondo and so much more … “The life-changing magic of tidying up”

Reading Marie Kondo and so much more … “The life-changing magic of tidying up”

My oh my – the world is my oyster and I am allergic to seafood … I have to change. Or: I have to change something. Over the last few years and months I’ve read tons of books about ADHD, anxiety disorders and mindfulness. One thing I’ve learned is that I can focus and work [...]

Reading: too many books at once …

Reading: too many books at once …

Right now I’m reading about 5 books at the same time – different books for different moods, different mindsets, different levels of mental capacity. As you may have guessed this does not work out very well, meaning it does not look like I’m about to finish a single one of those books anytime soon – [...]

Reading: “Goodbye Things: On minimalist living” by Fumio Sasaki

Reading: “Goodbye Things: On minimalist living” by Fumio Sasaki

I started reading about the concept (or rather concepts) of minimalism quite a while ago because in the end, I hate clutter. I'm not much of an interior design aficionado, I'm not interested in decorations and I'm all about efficiency when it comes to using the space I have. Though we live in a beautiful [...]