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These days, I’m happy admitting I’m not a minimalist — I like stuff. However, owning too much and being surrounded by clutter is a burden. I’ve dipped my toe in Marie Kondo techniques (I mean, look at how she folds), and I often go through big purges. But I wondered if there were other meaningful, mindful ways to approach what I buy and the belongings I keep. That’s when I heard of the “depth year.”

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine