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i want to die

I want to die now. These words echoed in my head as I was walking out of a hospital on a rainy winter afternoon, where my friend of more than ten years was dying. He was a heavy smoker and a drinker, and claimed to have started smoking at the age of 14. He was […]

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be alive!

A guest post by Noch I was anything but alive these past few weeks. In fact I was pretty down in the dumps. It was not only a physiological situation; but more devastatingly, an emotional one. I simply could not bring my mood up. Until yesterday, I finally realized what was dragging me down when […]

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21 questions that make you think deeply

First, I have a confession to make. The subjects I ponder on the pages of Simpler Life Today are not new. They are not unique to me. I am not an authority on them. I don’t think I am a seasoned or prolific writer. I simply attempt to offer my perspective together with some inspiration. […]

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sometimes less is more

A guest post by Noch Going back in time to school, university and through to my career, I was always told to do more, get higher grades, work faster, achieve more, increase sales, get more clients, go to more meetings, more titles, higher salary… it seemed all I was concerned with was how to get […]

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live life with no regrets

If there is one thing that I hate, that’s looking back at something I’ve done in the past and feel regret. After all, once it’s done, it’s done. Unless you can time travel, you will never be able to change your past actions. And if you let them, your regrets can eat you up alive. […]

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some of the best ways to get over a break up: reflect, understand, forgive

The dark void that is a break up… We suffer and loose ourselves in the sorrow that follows a break up with someone we love. Of life’s many sorrows, a break up seems like a small death, taunting us with the memories of what is no more. But life must go on. So what are […]

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simple decluttering part three: how to organize email in 5 easy steps!

The ducluttering series continue with how to organize email. Here is why. Email remains the number one method for communication in business and schools, and in close competition with texting in private life. By learning to process and organize the inflow of your messages, you will maintain the upper hand on your electronic correspondence and […]

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how much is enough?

Before the recent move, I diligently went through my house, decluttering everywhere I could. My desire for simplicity really came out in anticipation of having to pack everything that my family and I own. I watched with satisfaction the growing piles designated for donation and discarding. After the move, as I began unpacking at the […]

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this moment’s awareness – alternative forms of meditation

A guest post by Noch Noch When I got ill 2 years ago, suffering from severe migraines and major depression, a friend suggested I try meditation. In fact, people along the way in the past few years have recommended meditation as a way to calm down, unwind, and de-stress. I tried a few times, but […]

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simple decluttering part two: how to declutter your office

I now have the privilege of working from home. In the past, I’ve worked in some very fast paced, hectic office environments. Applying practical decluttering to my work, helped me to organize myself and the work flow. It helped me to minimize chaos (so prevalent at many jobs), and inadvertently benefited my co-workers as well. […]

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simple decluttering part one: how to declutter your home

A simpler, cleaner, minimalistic home… It’s a thing of beauty! How to declutter your home, where to begin? It doesn’t really matter where you start, as long as you start. Don’t procrastinate. A decluttered home will be less stressful and simpler to maintain. It will also reward you by providing you with a calm, peaceful […]

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