I'm Ruby, and I am living as a minimalist with a zero-waste footprint. As you follow my journey, I will explore the sustainability concepts of my lifestyle, and take you along through the discovery of how minimalism changes myself and the world around me. 

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April 26, 2018

I confess: I have been spending over half a year living as a minimalist with little to no knowledge of consumerism history and how Westernised societies have got here in the first place. Realising my lack of knowledge, the guilt set in. I had the sudden realisation tha...

April 5, 2018

During my last visit to Melbourne before moving permanently from the island of Bali, I noticed just how difficult and inaccessible the minimalist zero-waste lifestyle can be. To say the least, the urban world does not fail to leave me feeling uninspired and stuck. A ‘b...

March 26, 2018

‘Making room for life’s most important things’: relationships, passions, and our purpose, is what Joshua Fields and Ryan Nicodemus have been travelling to 50 cities around the globe, preaching for their ‘Less is Now’ tour. By some crazy miracle, despite my poor bank ac...

February 19, 2018

Happiness… this idea of lifelong contentment has convinced avid lifestyle gurus, and people like myself to start purging their extra junk, stress, and dated consumerist values. A very public example of this quest for happiness is Joshua Fields and Ryan Nicodemus. The t...

January 19, 2018

Capitalism, unfortunately isn’t working out for us. In fact the economic-based system we’re living in is pushing our world towards 2 degrees of warming; with large inequality, injustice and profit-favourable governments kicking society further into the face of collapse...

January 6, 2018

Once upon a time I was frustrated. My friends told me they wouldn’t be seen dead buying clothes from the local opportunity store. And now, as a minimalist, I am using this fortnight’s blog space to send out a message: start borrowing and buying second hand!

Second hand...

December 22, 2017

I’m ‘down under’ once again; the christmas carols chiming through the halls of Melbournian houses and shops, I can’t help but wonder if I can make it through the christmas ‘gift crazy’ season.

It’s been almost 10 weeks now since the beginning of my minimalist and zero w...

November 24, 2017

Strolling through those automatic doors, with miles of tile floors and white lights lining the walls of mannequins and advertisements with new clothing was ‘the thing’ to do as a High School student in Melbourne, constantly seeking out the newest additions to the nike...

October 23, 2017

There’s this incredibly popular Chinese lifestyle system that has recently begun to, and continues to sweep itself over Western society  -- engaging spaces in bookstores, causing creations of lifestyle blog sites, and providing an insight into gaining personal ‘wealth’...

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