Love People Use Things by Joshua Fields Milburn & Ryan Nicodemus

The authors of this book make up a pair called The Minimalists, who started a blog together and later a successful podcast about decluttering and simplifying your life. This book is partly their memoir of growing up under difficult circumstances and not having much, to leading lives of debt and unhappiness. At this point they …

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Hola Papi by John Paul Brammer

John Paul Brammer is an LGBTQ writer and artist whose advice column, Hola Papi, was originally on a Grindr affiliated site. This book is his memoir, written in the form of advice letters or essays, and talks about the life and relationship lessons that he's learned. I loved this book so much. The authors voice …

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Spring Clean Your Life: I’m Sick Of This Shit by Tricia Sitemere.

When Tricia reached out to me about her book, she came across as warm, smart and funny. I felt like I knew her, immediately, somehow. (Probably because she loves red lipstick like I do!) I said, "OK, what's this book?" She said "It's called 'I'm Sick Of This Shit'". I thought that was hilarious. I …

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Canadian Thanksgiving: It’s Our One Year Anniversary Of Moving to Canada!

When we moved to Canada from London, there was still plenty of green in the leaves, but soon they started to turn, and we caught the last of the Autumn sun, as the world turned inwards towards Halloween. I can't believe it's been a year since then. These photos are actually from just before Halloween …

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Relationship Advice: How to “Date Like A Woman” by Kai Nicole.

So many of my friends have come to me for dating advice over the years, and so much of what I said to them seemed shocking somehow. Women are given some really unrealistic expectations about dating, men and relationships. When I got an email from Kai Nicole about sharing her book with you, I almost …

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Should You Celebrate When You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating?

This week, a close friend of mine had a birthday. They hate to celebrate their birthday, which I've always felt sad about. But it's not for the reasons that you might think. When they were growing up, birthdays were kind of a challenging time rather than a fun celebration of their life. This friend of …

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