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The Platinum Rule

As a kid I was always taught the Golden Rule: to treat others the way you want to be treated, and now as an adult I can appreciate the sentiment - if you don't like being called names, then don't call people names for example - but there is one problem with the Golden Rule, and that is that it's 'me' centred; It makes me the centre of the universe and assumes that everyone wants to be treated exactly the way I want to be treated. We are all so wonderfully unique in so many ways that it is impossible to expect everyone (or anyone for that matter!) to want to be treated the same way that I want to be treated. The Golden Rule is great for children, but as an adult I think the Platinum Rule speaks to a higher level of respect for those around us whether that be strangers, family, friends, or animals.

The Platinum Rule: Treat others the way they want to be treated.

When I first heard The Platinum Rule it blew my mind. I immediately thought back to all of the times I'…

Through The Looking Glass

Minimalism is like a looking glass. At least to me it is. And once I decided to peer through it, the landscape I saw stretched out before me on the other side was so different than anything else I'd ever seen or known. Minimalism has truly been a window into so much more... more thoughts, ideas, experiences, and possibilities than I could have ever hoped for. It has made me reconsider my lifestyle choices, and it has led me down a path I never even knew existed. I've started reassessing so many areas of my life and while the change has, and continues to be slow, it is good. Oh so good. Every time I feel like I've hit the point where I think minimalism has done its magic and the work is done, I am reminded that it is a journey not a goal; It never ends, but is instead an intentional choice I make every single day. So what's next? Well here are some of things I plan to begin or continue working on:

Wear only all natural makeup. I am almost there! I still have a few items…