Mirror mirror on the wall- what mirror will make me look better than all?

Ok- so I already wrote about my body changes -as in I gained weight while in the process of trying to gain muscle. In case you forgot or happened to skip that iconic post of mine, here is a link. My body changes: strength +weight gain I wrote that I found out that for me- […]

My body changes: strength +weight gain

So in November 2019, I decided it’s high time to move my exercise game to the next level. Because I am a type-A stressed take no nonsense from myself kind of person, it had to be executed right away, preferably before 31/12/19 because, well, just because. I have an exhausting need to be different. that’s […]

Those calories don’t count (or do they??)

If there is justice in this world, then some calories really shouldn’t count. If they have to count, well then they should be on a big, huge, discount. I am talking about  food preparation -tasting calories: If you are frugal, (I hope you are, this is definitely the place for you if you are, or […]

The race to being “the perfect retiree”.

If you had this romantic notion, that once retired, you will automatically cease to be an up-tight type-A achiever ( that is, of course, assuming you already are, no need to become one deliberately, mind you!), Well then. Reality check: You don’t. The mere fact that you are no longer commuting to your cubicle and […]

let’s put things on the table: reassigning leftover food- the simple +healthy way!c

So- I am taking a wild guess here and thinking you are already aware of the massive waste of food going on everywhere (in wealthy countries), and anyone going on and on about it being horrible and we need to do something about it yada yada is getting nothing from me except the evil side […]

5 tips on Double duty – the only way to go!!

A long long time ago I realized the only way to get things done is to make absolutely sure I use my time effectively. This means using every minute twice. The method is simple, frugal, healthy and very very effective. Here are my 5 tips on how to double duty in a simple and effective […]

5 tips on how to “simplify” your vipassana course

I know this may sound counter-intuitive: simplify-vipassana course. Vipassana is a well known meditating technique, and the basic course- the entrance gate to the world of vipassana so to speak- is the 10-day course, which is many things, but simple -isn’t one of them. Having said that- I am a huge believer in planning ahead, […]

The shopping gorilla in my room…

I’ve been such a good penny pinching frugal minimalist for the past years leading to my early retirement, and through the 8 months of retirement since march. And it wasn’t even difficult. The thing is, preparing for early retirement became a mission, and being a type A uptight organized achiever, I was so minded and […]

Rise up- it’s fall!

Even (former) cynics like me can’t avoid that sense of joy creeping when its fall time. Fall here is very short, a month at best, so I try to enjoy every second of it. Being me, enjoying most definitely means food. My daughter texted me the other day asking for a recipe for acorn squash. […]

Cheap thrills: 3 easy money-saving hacks for free!!

I believe it’s time for another fun round of ” how to save $$$ so retirement won’t take that long”. #1: Diy healthy +frugal sugar substitute: your very own organic raw Medjool date spread! My partner got his blood work results and was reluctant to share, so I figured it was not the greatest results […]