A tale of chia crackers and blogging etiquette.

So, last week, I stumbled upon a food+exercise blog and decided I try it out. I started following and tried out one of the recipes. It was a basic recipe for a basic staple, the reason I tried it, although I was familiar with the basic recipe, was the fact that it was the first […]

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 […]

How I failed my 2020 resolutions on 1/1/20.

I have this tendency to criticize. I guess it is no wonder I worked in the justice department for more than 28 years. Or maybe it goes the other way- maybe I was a happy free spirited holly go-lightly before I started working as a lawyer, and the job- and the horrible things I witnessed […]

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 […]

How to manage Office politics: tips for introverts!

I’ve been a boss, and I’ve been a worker, for about 28 years.I think I can safely say I have some experience…I am also a class A introvert and have been an introvert all my life- naturally, including all my working life, yet have succeeded nonetheless to maintain my position and even climb up the […]

Is being a clueless woman actually a virtue?? (Bridget Jones as a test case)

Yep, Bridget. Jones. Come on- don’t roll your eyes at me. It’s summer here, temperatures are around 98 Fahrenheit -(or should I say Farenhight) and I have a thing about using the air-condition – it is not environmental, not frugal- and I am trying to acclimate myself to natural occurring temperatures -be it  high temperatures […]

My frugal farewell party at work

I think you already know I am an introvert. What does a frugal introvert have to do with parties? well nothing, but I had a feeling that retiring early after so many years without mentioning would be a bad idea -as it would not give me any sense of closure, and might let people at […]

Preparing for early retirement: last month at work

So,  early retirement is getting closer and closer. If nothing changes- my due date is at the end of this (short) month- February 28. Being a walking irony that I am, the minute I wrote a mail to everyone at work announcing my retirement and inviting them to a modest toast on the 28th, someone […]