The bottom of the river

The journey is not about becoming perfect. As Dr. Brene Brown says, perfectionism is just a shield–a desire to be so faultless that we are above judgement.  It is unrealistic and unattainable.  There will always be mess.  There will always be judgement, no matter what you do. The journey is about realising that you are…

Don’t be a minimalist snob!

When you first discover something that excites you or makes you feel good, it’s perfectly normal to want everyone else to feel that way too. Whether it’s meditation, budgeting, running, religion, a new album, good coffee, clean eating or minimalism, it’s easy to become evangelical about it and to want to share the thing that…

Coffee and a chat

Hi, I’m Louise.  Welcome to Minimal Belle!  It’s great to have you here. Those of you who have been following me for a short time on wordpress.com will know that I tend to write about my journey into minimalism and better managing my finances–though I also touch on other areas of my life, such as…