All posts by Cheryl Moreau

About Cheryl Moreau

Co-founder of Revive, passionate about helping people achieving a simpler and more fulfilled life. Follow me @reviversca

11Nov/14
How I'm Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (and why you should too)

How I’m Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (and why you should too)

How I'm Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (and why you should too)

Photo by George Stojkovic, freedigitalphotos.net

Are you comfortable? Right now? If you’re standing you probably wish you could be sitting. If you’re sitting you’d probably prefer to be reclining. And if you’re reclined? Why not take a nap.

We all strive for comfort.

Whether it’s in the clothes we wear, the way we plan our finances, or the friends we choose to be around, our decisions are often made with our own comfort in mind. In his book, The Mindfulness Solution, professor of psychology Ronald D Seigel says that we are addicted to seeking pleasure, so much that we are unable “to just be”.

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03Nov/14

Dare to be Late

Dare to be Late

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This morning I learned of something incredibly tragic that happened in Ottawa. A young woman was running to catch a bus at around 7:15 in the morning; instead of catching the bus, she was hit by it, ending her life within the hour. I can only imagine what her rush was. Perhaps she was behind schedule to get to work. An important meeting. Some paperwork she was behind on. Perhaps she was rushing to get to school, to study for a test or do final edits on a paper. She never thought that rushing would end her life. None of us do, and yet it is not the first time that speeding ahead has ended in disaster.

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16Oct/14
3 types of hoarders

3 Types of Hoarders

Watch and learn about 3 types of hoarders. See if you identify with any of these and how you can learn to let go and find simplicity with your stuff. If you, or a loved one, struggle with hoarding to a greater degree, there is a great interview and resources on Joshua Becker’s website.

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14Oct/14
Don’t Slam The Brakes

Don’t Slam The Brakes

Don’t Slam The Brakes

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I’ve seen a lot of stupid driving since moving to a city over 7 years ago. I mean, a lot. Some poor driving decisions including turning left on a red light, cutting off a bicycle, and ignoring stop signs altogether. One style of driving I see more often than not is failure to look ahead and anticipate what’s coming. Drivers will accelerate as much as possible to pass others, run lights, and avoid stopping, only to have to slam their brakes when they (inevitably) come across something that causes them to have to slow down. I think that many people who drive like this also live this way, too. They go go go as much as possible, pushing past anyone who would dare get in their way, only to have to slam on the breaks when they can’t maintain their speed anymore. Perhaps their obstacle comes in the form of a health crisis, or a stressful season of life that they can’t cope with.

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09Oct/14
Minimalism Update - October 2014

Minimalism Update – October 2014

JF and I just came back from SimpleREV which was an amazing experience! Inspired by the conference, I bring you my current thoughts on minimalism, what it means to me and how I am applying it in my life. Part of my update deals with a question posed by author Patrick Rhone, check out his article on Minimal Mac.

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Previous update: September 2014

22Sep/14
Stuff can't fix everything

When Stuff Can’t Help You

Stuff can't fix everything

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Ever notice how when you have a need in your life, there is always someone trying to sell you something to fill it? Looking tired? Buy some makeup. Out of shape? Buy a gym membership. Bad hair day? Buy a hat. Well, maybe that last one is just for me but you get the idea. It seems such a pervasive idea that sometimes it even goes undetected, until we have left the Target with yet again $100 of “stuff” when we only went in for some milk — try not to buy milk the same place you can buy underwear, that will prevent this from happening again.

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16Sep/14
Running to Fitness

Running to Fitness

Watch my health and fitness transformation and learn how I lost 40lbs. I hope to motivate and inspire you to continue or to begin your own fitness journey today! It’s not easy, it takes work, commitment and discipline but if I can do it, you can do it too!

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11Sep/14
Minimalist Sewing Box Purge

Minimalist Sewing Box Purge

Here is my minimalist opposite of a haul, a purge! Watch as I clean out my sewing kit, and see that sometimes reducing our things is very emotional [tweet this]. This will give you insights on how you can purge and organize a sewing box or similar containers and ideas for how you can keep the sentiment while minimizing your stuff.

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