Blog Posts - Simple Living



How Meaningful Is Your Job, and Your Life?

The other day I chatted with a young woman who was excited about her first “real” job, that of a counselor working with troubled and potentially suicidal clients. “It’s good to be doing something that means something, you know...
by Middle Aged Plague on Sep 5, 2016

Taking Money Out Of The Equation | Simple Maine Living.

During an election year, like hail, lots of activity pelts a person off the beaten path even in Maine. The robo phone calls from Presidential hopefuls as everything gets racheted up approaching the early November elections. But when less voters live...
by MeInMaine Blog on Aug 10, 2016

DISCONNECTED: How going carless simplifies life and helps us connect to our surroundings

The car. One of humankind’s greatest inventions. It has opened up our world, made our lives easier and enabled a new way of life. A […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 3, 2016

A Simpler Way – the documentary

A couple of years ago I read and reviewed Samuel Alexander’s book Entropia, a work of speculative fiction about a utopian sustainable society. At the end of the book, Alexander added an invitation – if anyone wanted to help set up a littl...
by Make Wealth History on Jul 20, 2016

Simple Details

By getting glimpses into someone's home, you see traces of their personality.I found the two framed chicken pictures in Jenks awhile back.They say Mason jars are losing their trendiness. But I will always be a sucker for their charm.A coquettish flow...
by Cozy Little House on Jul 13, 2016

LIVING WITHOUT: 8 benefits of living in a small home

My first apartment had one room and a tiny bathroom. As life went on and our children were born, we moved to bigger and bigger […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Mar 31, 2016

Housewives, Unemployed, and Other Invisible People

We live in a society that validates — or condemns — people based upon the title of their occupation, and how much they make doing it. To this end, we are conditioned to see people like doctors, lawyers, priests, U.S. … Continue read...
by Middle Aged Plague on Mar 21, 2016

Housewives, Unemployed, and Other Invisible People

We live in a society that validates — or condemns — people based upon the title of their occupation, and how much they make doing it. To this end, we are conditioned to see people like doctors, lawyers, priests, U.S. … Continue read...
by Middle Aged Plague on Mar 21, 2016

Decluttering your life

  “There’s freedom in living with less.” ~M   Photo found at: http://www.akingslife.comFiled under: Quotes, Uncategorized Tagged: creative writing, declutter, freedom, life, living with less, original quote, quotes, simple living, sim...
by Putting My Feet in the Dirt on Mar 4, 2016

Happy In Maine, Joy Joy Joy Down In Your Heart.

Where you live has a big bearing on how life goes, how rich it is in the right ways. But how you live day to day  dove tails along with the geographical location. And some would argue if you don’t move around a little, how do you know how the...
by MeInMaine Blog on Feb 29, 2016

Your Fellow Man, Restoring Faith Takes Examples.

If you scan the headlines, it is pretty easy to become saddened, round up or apathetic. There is lots of good news but the sharper the headline, the more the hook. To find out what this snippet is all about. What lies below it in the case of the writ...
by MeInMaine Blog on Jan 31, 2016

Simple Bathroom Organization Ideas To Maximize Storage Space

Bathroom organization ideas can be hard to come by.  Bathrooms are all so different.  Different shapes, different sizes, different needs and jobs of those who use them.  Maximizing your storage space can be a very individual thing.  So it is impo...
by Living A Frugal Life on Jan 9, 2016

How to Improve Your Health for Free!

I am going to tell you a secret…. you ready???  I hate exercise!  There I said it!  I hate exercise.  I get that exercise is how to improve your health and all, but there is nothing about it that is fun to me, so spending money on it is a v...
by Living A Frugal Life on Jan 6, 2016

Home Remedies, Apply Liberally With Simple Maine Living Logic.

Life is short and getting more out of it. Everyone buzzes about quality of life. The definition of what is best is up for debate. Some of it is country mouse vs city rodent thinking. A bit of the problem is not being equipped with life skills to not...
by MeInMaine Blog on Dec 31, 2015

How Minimalism or Rightsizing Prepares You For Retirement

One of the stories I can vividly remember my father telling me years back was related to his pride at managing his money in retirement.   At the time, both my father and mother lived on their social security and some … Continue reading →...
by SMART Living 365 on Oct 22, 2015

When Being Frugal Becomes Non-Christian

“A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Luke 6:38 The last few weeks, I have been itinerantly cleaning the home … Continue...
by Middle Aged Plague on Sep 16, 2015

Defining Success

“If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” (Luke 19:42) When I was in college, I endured an extremely unhappy and bitter professor who, as … Continue...
by Middle Aged Plague on Sep 9, 2015

None of Our Children Attended Harvard

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition.” Colossians 2:8 We successfully homeschooled four kids. They’re all decent adults, capable of thinking for themselves, indep...
by Middle Aged Plague on Aug 27, 2015

Making A Game Of Living On Minimum Wage And Feeling Rich.

Maine is not a state known for a giant population. More wildlife than people in the wide open, unspoiled spaces and places we traipse. Chasing, then stretching the dollar is one reason the numbers are low. Not everyone will and some argue it is more...
by MeInMaine Blog on Aug 6, 2015

Let There Be Light… Solar Heat, Power For Maine Homes.

How did they live years ago without power? Quite nicely. No hair dryer for Suzie’s wet hair. Or straightener, crimper to plug in to alter what sits on her head. Clothes hung out instead of tumble dried. Fresh air not a sheet of fabric softener...
by MeInMaine Blog on Jul 31, 2015


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