Day 323 This week’s 5

The 5 thought filled comments I wanted to bring to your attention this week in case you missed them the first time around.

Eve on Day 317 – I do have an opinion on this, which is… Read more

Isabella on day 317 – You could just “white knuckle it” as Dr Phil would say… Read more

Calico Ginger on Day 317 – For me it’s about connections. Some stuff I’m not “connected” to… Read more

Bridget on Day 318– After spending two weeks at mom’s house…  Read more

Anna on Day 321 – Just from where I am sitting now I can see… Read more Make sure you scroll down in that link to check if Anna did manage to do her list in 5 minutes.

The 5 posts I wanted to share with you this week

MotheringNurturing creators not collectors

The Minimalist PathMirror

Sanity in SimplicityHow minimalism can help you find and follow your passion this is an older post but I thought it was a good example of how minimalism can change your life and help you achieve your dreams.

The Halfway PointThe politics of communication avoiding the trap of relationship partisanship

Collaborative Consumption – This one isn’t actually a post but the online hub for Collaborative Consumption.

Item 323 of 365 less things

Our daughter is a Yankees fan so we palmed off this piece of memorabilia to her when she was here last week

Yankees Jersy

5 Things I am grateful for today

  1. Liam is home.

  2. Businesses that still give good customer service – The story behind this is too long to recount but it is nice when as a regular customer we were treated with respect.
  3. Getting a few repairs done around the house today – new silicone in the shower. gotta love that.
  4. Spring – It is a beautiful to see all the blooming Jacaranda trees lining the streets.
  5. My bed – I looking forward to my head hitting the pillow tonight.
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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. Ah Colleen, how amazing to have Liam home. I hope he is doing well and I’m so glad to hera this news today. Happy day mate, good on ya and all the best to your whole family. Time to purge the anxiety…


    • Hi Bobbi,
      thank you for the well wishes. There will still be plenty of anxiety now that he is slowly being unleashed into the big scary world again. He is already keen to get a new bicycle and motorbike while I just want to wrap him up in cotton wool for twelve months so nothing else happens until his brain has had time to heal properly.

  2. Great news that Liam is home. I wish him a speedy recovery.

    I love your round up posts, so many interesting links to follow. Keep up the good work x x

    • Hi Cathryn,
      Thank you for your well wishes for Liam. He is in really good shape and cooked his own scrambled eggs for lunch today. He has a broken jaw and has to eat soft and pureed food for another two weeks.
      I am glad you are enjoying the links. I was particularly interested in the idea of collaborative consumption I hadn’t heard that title being used before but it sums up the concept well.

  3. Liam is home? For good? Wonderful news!

  4. Truly great news! Will he have continued therapy or checkups also? Hope all goes well – one thing I’m pretty sure of is that you won’t be bored at least for the next while!!

    • Also want to add that I enjoyed the very thoughtful post from Mothering – Nurturing Creators not Collectors. A good read for all parents and grandparents too.

    • Hi Jo,
      there is a brain injury clinic where he will be getting assessments done maybe as an inpatient for a few days and they will advise on his outpatient therapy after that. He will not be doing any riding of any kind for at least two months and then that will be closely assessed and decisions made to his ability to handle riding on the road. It will be a bit like my decluttering- One step at a time.

  5. Oh Colleen, how wonderful that Liam is home! I am so happy for you and your family. Hope all goes well as he continues to recover.
    I read the post you suggested on The Halfway Point about communication. So timely for a situation I find myself in at this time. Thanks for sharing this link.

  6. I like the message of access not ownership. That really struck a chord with me.

  7. Best news of the week? Liam is home!

    • Hi Willow,
      it is great news I was afraid his moral was going to take a huge downhill slide if he hadn’t gotten out of there. He was too well to be in hospital and was soooooooooo bored. We are glad to have him home to continue his recovery with us. The sooner he can start settling back into his old life the soon the sooner we will find out if he has any issues that haven’t made themselves apparent yet. His recovery so far has been nothing short of miraculous.