Tag: anxiety

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For as long as I can remember I have hated the sound of clipping nails. So much so I want to throat punch the person doing it. Birdie, my daughter, hates the sound of chewing. […]

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Minimalism and OCD

I often get asked how I became a minimalist and how I came to live in a tiny house. I wish I had a more glamorous answer like I was inspired by Pinterest or it came to me during meditation. The truth is, I have OCD and both becoming a minimalist and living in a tiny house are a direct result of coping with it.

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My daughter has high functioning autism. Aspergers to be exact. Every day she is tortured by the possibility of overload, a meltdown, and shutdown. We are very close, closer than most mother and daughters. In […]