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Cait Flanders

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Cait Flanders
Frugality/Saving, Budgeting
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)

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Since embracing minimalism and a simpler life, one of the commitments I’ve made here is to not add to the noise that exists online. I try to only publish posts when I have something I need to stay or something I think I can help you with. I don’t want to add to the list of things that could distract you. I want what I share to make you think ...
Posted: Jun 21 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This morning, I’m boarding my first flight of the year and going on vacation! Considering I’ve spent most of the last four years bouncing around from place-to-place, it feels weird to think I’ve been in Victoria and Squamish for the past eight months. It’s actually been really nice to stay closer to home and settle in somewhere new. But after submitting the second draft of The Year of Less in ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 7:00 AM
On the morning of April 29th, I deleted the Instagram app from my phone. It was the last social media app to go, as I had deactivated my Facebook account in 2016 and removed the Twitter app from my phone in March. I never thought I would delete the Instagram app, because of all the social media platforms out there, it had always been my favourite. But after yet another sleepless ...
Posted: Jun 07 2017 @ 7:00 AM
One of the things I’m continually thinking about and changing is the way(s) in which I can give back. When I was in high school, I used to volunteer at a local teen crisis line. In my twenties, I was a dog walker at the Victoria BC SPCA; this was extra special, because it resulted ...
Posted: Jun 04 2017 @ 7:00 AM
May was not meant to be a month of silence. I did not intend to disappear. My plan with the slow technology experiment was only to take a break from social media – not the blog. I had planned to write a post about the role television plays in my life, these days. I had also planned ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 12:00 PM
In the first episode of the third series of Black Mirror, we get to follow the main character, Lacie, as she navigates life in a world where literally every interaction you have can be rated out of five stars through a mobile app. Chat with a neighbour in your front yard? You could be rated for that. Have ...
Posted: May 01 2017 @ 7:00 AM
When I started my slow breathing experiment, it was strictly personal. I knew my usual coping mechanisms for managing my anxiety weren’t working anymore, and it was time to find some new options. I thought dedicating time to developing my meditation and yoga practices would be enough, and they both helped in their own ways. But realizing I ...
Posted: Apr 28 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Something you might not know about me is that I have always been good at remembering dates. I still remember that the first boy who kissed me was born on January 30th. I know I stood on a stage and gave my high school valedictorian speech on June 11th. I wish I could forget that I lost ...
Posted: Apr 24 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This week, I’ve found myself wrestling with some thoughts about how I use the word “happy”. It means different things to different people. For some, it’s the general vibe they give off every day, as they walk around with smiles on their faces and radiate positivity – “they are a happy person!” For others, it may be a loaded term, as it is more like a goal they can achieve – the pursuit ...
Posted: Apr 21 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Two weeks ago, I shared the news that I have been dealing with some pretty intense anxiety on a daily basis. In that same post, I asked if you had any recommendations for audiobooks or podcasts on the subject of meditation. I had concluded that slowing down and breathing more would be the solution to this problem, and I wanted to collect data and insight from all of you, so I could map out a plan to ...
Posted: Apr 17 2017 @ 7:00 AM


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