Honey Rule

A minimalism and mindfulness blog with an emphasis on living simply and intentionally as a family

Are You a Responsible Consumer?

By Jennifer | Crunch, Minimalism

Minimalism is like a gateway drug for helping the environment. Once you begin to consume less, you’ll notice you’re wasting less. Here are ways to be a more responsible consumer. Read my guest post on No Sidebar—link below! Read on No Sidebar Cover photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

6 Moves in 4 Years

By Jennifer | Minimalism

If there’s going to be anything to inspire you to become a minimalist, it will be moving 6 times in 4 years. I recently discovered that my interest in minimalism started in 2005, but that’s beside the point. Because I frequently forget how many times I’ve moved in the past few years, I’m going to… Read More »

Choosing to Repair My Boots Instead of Replacing Them

By Jennifer | Crunch, Minimalism

Finding the right boots is an undertaking. Especially as a minimalist. These boots need to go with everything. You should want to wear them all the time. They need to be able to be dressed up and dressed down. They should be high quality and durable. I got lucky in 2013 in the boot world.… Read More »

Lifestyle benefits of intermittent fasting

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

This morning I saw a segment on the Today Show about intermittent fasting in relation to help with Alzheimers. I don’t have Alzheimers. Nor do I know if I’m at risk for it. But that’s besides the point. I’ve been Intermittent Fasting for 2 full months now, and I’m a huge proponent of it. Don’t… Read More »

The Beginning

By Jennifer | Minimalism

Because of my Deep Declutter, I ended up reading my handwritten journals as I scanned them in to digitize them. I surprised myself. I originally thought I became interested in minimalism when I moved from California to Pennsylvania in 2013 and pared down my belongings to make it an inexpensive and easy relocation. But apparently,… Read More »

The Deep Declutter

By Jennifer | Minimalism

It can take years to mentally gear yourself up for a Deep Declutter. So yeah. I’ve moved 6 times in the past 4 years. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to declutter, and I’ve taken advantage of that every time. But there are some things that stick around. That manage to be moved from house… Read More »

Why I Cancelled Netflix

By Jennifer | Mindfulness, Minimalism

I’m actually still subscribed to Netflix as I start to write this post. I’ve been carefully considering cancelling Netflix for about a week now. I don’t like to sit on these decisions for very long, because there’s a likelihood I’ll chicken out. Here are the reasons I’m cancelling Netflix. I’m On A Cancelling Kick If… Read More »

Beans the Minimalist Baby

By Beans | Minimalism

Hi. I’m Beans. I’ve been on this planet for just about 18 months now. I am a baby, and I am a minimalist. I’m here to tell you my minimalism story. Of course my name isn’t really Beans. In fact, my name in its entirety has 21 characters in it. It will probably take me… Read More »

Stop Should

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

Here’s the thing about what you should and shouldn’t do. Ever since I read this email from Steven Handel of The Science of Self, I started thinking about where “should” exists in my life and what it means to me. Steven said: When you find yourself saying “I really should do ______,” it reflects a deep internal conflict… Read More »

Small Changes

By Jennifer | Crunch

I don’t follow the green community very closely, but I saw a lot of folks talking about reducing plastic use this month. Since I’ve been trying to be more environmentally conscious, I decided to make a very small, but hopefully impactful, change. Every week I buy one big Fage yogurt and 5 individual yogurts. The… Read More »