Couldn’t resist sharing this great essay on living simply from The Christian Science Monitor. It’s by my friend and freelance writing colleague Kris Bordessa. She and her family lived in Hawaii for three years and happily embraced the easy-going, less materialistic culture they found in the islands. They’ve just returned to what many of us consider the altar of materialism: California. Read it here.

I’m kind of intrigued by a simple living advocate she mentions: Dave Bruno created something called the 100 Thing Challenge. His goal is to cut his possession back to just 100 items by the end of the year. Could you do it?