The Intentionalist Manifesto

Slowly but surely, I have been weeding the unimportant out of my life.

Simplifying my diet. Shedding my closet. Slashing my schedule. Letting go of what does not serve me.

This process of minimalism often feels like one step forward, two steps back. A 25 year collection of objects, beliefs, & emotions can’t be purged overnight. In fact, I’m finding that constant vigilance is required just to stay where I am- I believe they call this ‘staying present’. 

When I’m not tuned in to my personal values, I spin in the whirlwind that is the post-graduate quarter life crisis. Despite my constant harping on taking more space, I fill my schedule with more than what’s comfortable, often signing up for opportunities that feel like obligations. I find myself so busy, yet never getting anything done. My ultimate priorities sit on the back burner while I twiddle my thumbs and check Facebook.

Sound familiar?

Instead of ignoring this sense of dissatisfaction (refresh Facebook), I want to dig deeper. I want to hold my life under the microscope: What in my life is absolutely necessary? What is life giving and, perhaps more importantly, what is life detracting? How can I live the fullest, most vibrant version of myself? How can I live my life with intention

I plan to find out. 

I’m not sure what will come out of this grand experiment, but I plan to keep you posted (quite literally). On this blog, I will document my experiments in food, yoga, mindfulness, minimalism, & quirky illustrations. I’m glad to have you join me.


  • Reply cb October 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    : ] <3

  • Reply Kim October 7, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Go Ellie! Looking forward to more posts.

  • Reply Bobbi October 8, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Love Love Love. Looking to forward to reading more of this!

  • Reply DAH October 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Yes, it has been a LONG time coming. So glad to see your charming posts. They always inspire me. YOGA has made me a different woman.

  • Reply Yacon Root September 8, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Awesome Blog. Really enjoyed reading.

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