Peaceful Home Blog

Let your mind rest, be content and know that you are enough.

close up on tall grass and straw leaning over in the wind against a backdrop of cloud scattered blue sky.

the sun and the wind

Several years ago when I was busy with work, a whole season had gone by and I barely noticed. Being in nature has always been

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contemplative sunday

Life throws curveballs. The last couple of months were stressful and I found it difficult to maintain my regular mindfulness routine. However, the beauty of

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time for grief

My Mother passed away two months ago. It was not expected, although she was 80 and had several health concerns. I don’t know the details

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family

Who is in your true circle of connection? What makes your tribe, posse, team, the group that they are? Entry into my family is easy:

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the space between

“I am not sure what I am supposed to do now.” It is not uncommon for my clients to start out their coaching journey with

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f*** off time

It is time to get bored! Take an extended time out to really hear what your body and spirit have to tell you.

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the joy of letting go

Interesting how getting rid of so much seems to make life a lot busier! As my previous posts explain, my husband and I are downsizing

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downsizing

I have learned that I can love to live anywhere. Six years ago my beautiful partner and I moved in together. We choose this large

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home address

Shedding people and stuff provided the best protection from the elements. With this admission, I am not surprised that I am a minimalist.

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found time

There is a certain thrill when noticing that although it is dark out, it is actually only 9pm. The pleasure of losing light in late August!

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leaving facebook

  Sea turtle rescues on video, lengthy political rants and daily selfies. Multiple captures of tasty food and romantic moments. 25 versions of outrage about

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the value of our lives

In a recent CBC article, Erin Collins asked, “What would you grab with a fire breathing down your neck?” Highlighted were a few brief stories

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a daily slow down

Say that title out loud and it sounds like a country dance. Yet the mood of this post is decidedly quieter with a lower heart

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A photo of Karl sitting on a wood floor, meditating in front of a window that looks out over dense green trees.

just sit

by Karl Pruner What is meditation? There may be as many answers as there are meditators. As a practitioner for forty four years, I can

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a simple move

I do not get a chance to type just about organizing very often. This is long overdue! As a minimalist, I appreciate having fewer things to

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real life minimalists interview

[this post was originally written for  Francine Jay’s site Missminimalist.com, January 2015] Taking charge It was about fifteen years ago when I felt the first

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no time for clocks

It is lovely to wake up to bright sunshine again. In the last couple of weeks it has been dark while preparing to go to

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minimalism 101

Are you a minimalist? For over 15 years I have been shedding whatever I perceive to be in my way of living a satisfying life.

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when the lights are out

As Earth Day approaches, (April 22nd) I have been receiving reports about the challenge I put to my readers to try a No Gadget Night (NGN). With lights off

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resolution or intention?

Well, it’s that time. The time to experience the expectations that come from an old year turning into a new one. The push for individuals

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work smart, not hard

Yes, there are times when I just don’t want to work. This may be because a task is difficult and I want to avoid it.

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take your time, do it right

I recently posted a reflection about losing weight. As people ask me about it, I find myself presenting a reoccurring theme about ‘just one thing

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clear space to be – part 2

There is nothing like the universe coming together to provide an opportunity. Today, an assignment of mine was suddenly cancelled so my afternoon became free.

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clear space to be

I recognize that I like things. Shiny glass, strong wood, textured fabrics. My senses resonate with the things I can look at and feel. (I

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paperless – 2

What’s a writer to do? I recently heard a professor tell a classroom full of students that nothing can replace excellent reference books and not

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paperless

I reject paper as often as I can. My recycling bin is full enough of appropriate packaging but if I can, I try to keep

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no work, no desk

Finally, a Saturday morning when we can stay home together. After a stunning hot sunny week, the weekend opens up cool and wet. There are

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no gadget night

We relax with our technology. My husband curls up with a good book on his Kobo reader. On the iPad I watch National Film Board

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