Six On Purpose Podcast

We knew this day would come. C and I have started a Podcast. In episode one we introduce ourselves and discuss our journey into minimalism and how we make that work with a young family. We divulge how a life of purpose has been an undeniable choice. Click on the link below to check itContinue reading “Six On Purpose Podcast”

Finding purpose in isolation

The last 2 weeks have bred some serious self-reflection from C and I.  A global pandemic will do that to a family. And this is where we landed. We have always loved camping. As a family we used to make much more of an effort to get out of the city to see the green.Continue reading “Finding purpose in isolation”

Fear, Anger and Frustration.

The core of any anxious parent.  I have never thought of myself as an anxious person let alone an anxious father, but here I sit with my stomach in knots.  I feel this way because of my inability to process my anxiety around not being good enough. That is the cold hard truth of it, shortContinue reading “Fear, Anger and Frustration.”

Cultivating a life of purpose.

Gratitude, something that we often overlook in our daily lives. Frequently we only feel grateful for the more obvious, grandiose moments and dismiss the simple smile of a stranger, or the invite for a coffee from a friend. Many of us do little to cultivate gratitude in our lives.  I know that in our familyContinue reading “Cultivating a life of purpose.”

Reframe Your Success

Having completed the 31 day minimalism game (www.theminimalists.com) I felt a great sense of achievement and pride at the amount of pointless possessions I was able to remove from my home, and my life. Of course I also felt a significant amount of disbelief, guilt, and shame that I had brought all of this stuff in toContinue reading “Reframe Your Success”

Take a deep breath.

We all have one thing in common, life is speeding up.  For the family trying to live a more purposeful life, meditation is a must. Setting aside time each day to sit still and breath can have a profound effect on your life and the way you live it. Being present with your breathing andContinue reading “Take a deep breath.”

Don’t forget your lunchbox

Life can be full of anxiety. When we learn how to cope with it we can potentially suffer much less.

#Preclutter

Many of us, me me me, like shiny new things (junk) but this is the antithesis of purposeful living and minimalism.The other day I saw a social media post about a great sale at a well known Australian pyjama retailer, straight away I thought about jumping on their website and seeing what they had forContinue reading “#Preclutter”

Leading by example

Whether you are on the road to introducing a minimalist lifestyle or you just have a heartbeat, role modelling is important, it’s how we learn. From a young age it is how we come to know right from wrong. It is often what informs our values. The following story is an example of how roleContinue reading “Leading by example”

Moving a house for six.

Moving house for my family of six, two dogs and a cat, with just my ute and a friend helping out for one day might sound like a lot. It was. In November 2019 we received the news, our rental home was being sold. With My wife, just having given birth to our fourth childContinue reading “Moving a house for six.”