5 Things My First Year Of Motherhood Taught Me About Living Life Beautifully

 

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Becoming a mother has been the hardest, most exhausting, humbling, wonderful amazing beautiful experience of my life. It has changed me in so many good ways; slowed me down, taught me patience, taught me compassion for other parents, and now I try to see the world with child-like eyes. Everything is more beautiful and magical and inspiring; it has breathed new life into my adult existence.

Today I’d like to share with you some of the best things my first year of motherhood has taught me. All the sleepless nights are worth the wisdom 🙂

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Why Minimalism is Important – It’s Not Just About Your Closets!

Hello Lovelies!

We’re big advocates of simple living here at Oak & Soul. For us the journey began with decluttering and unburdening ourselves of possessions. But like many people who start embracing minimalism, the search for simplicity led us far away from our closets and storage spaces.

Minimalism is about more than stuff. It’s about more than simple spaces and a tidy home. It’s learning to prioritize what’s important in your life. It’s deciding what adds value to your life. It’s making room for what lights you up and makes you happy, and ridding yourself of what doesn’t contribute to that.

Why is Minimalism Important?

Minimalism is more than an individual lifestyle choice. It’s become a social movement promoting sustainability, responsible consumerism and learning to see beyond the superficial.

Here are some of the important side effects of the wave of people embracing minimalism and simple living.

Why Minimalism is Important

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The Art of Letting Go

Last year was a year of transformation for me. It was a biggie. Uncomfortable. Challenging. Overwhelming.

It was the year that changed everything. The year I got grounded and comfortable in my skin.

Throughout my year of transformation, one of the most valuable acts of self care I learned to do was:

L  E  T     G  O…

The Art of Letting Go

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We All Start Somewhere – How To Embrace Your NOW

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For me, this blog is an expression of a desire to lead a more sustainable, balanced lifestyle. It’s about embracing minimalism and simplicity and prioritizing our health and wellness, as well as the health of the environment and ecosystems around us.

Lofty goal right?

It’s a simple enough idea to sum up in a sentence, but it’s by no means simple in practice. Living a more conscious, intentional lifestyle is hard work! Seriously! It takes effort to learn about supply chains and how to buy better. It takes time and energy to declutter. Moving away from processed foods means developing cooking skills and new shopping habits… none of that just happens on its own.

So how do you deal with the inevitable frustration or overwhelm that comes with making changes to your lifestyle?

We All Start Somewhere

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Facing The Digital Addiction – Time to Unplug and Restore

Hello Lovelies!

Something happened to me recently that forced me to confront a controlling addiction.

No, it’s not alcohol.

Or drugs.

Or sex.

Or food.

It’s technology.

I am finally forced to face the fact that I have a debilitating reliance on electronic connection. My iPhone rarely leaves my hand, but steals more than it provides. It is a crutch for my introversion, allowing me a false sense of connection with others. It is a black hole, fuelled by my desire to interact, giving a dishonest feeling of community. It allows me to hide, eyes fixed on a screen, evasive of acknowledging my fellow human beings in the flesh. It gives me escape from social pressures at gatherings.

It is a thief, this connectivity.

Facing the Digital Addiction

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