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 [...]

A different kind of update – my Low Buy March

A different kind of update – my Low Buy March

  Well, that escalated quickly … Who would’ve thought on March 1 that we end the month cooped up in our homes because of a global pandemic? Shops closed on March 16, with only grocery stores, drugstores, pharmacies, and certain other shops and suppliers of vital importance remaining open. Until then I actually spent more [...]

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 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 [...]