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Hello, I’m Minimalist Melody. I was born and raised in Hawaii, and I now live in the South. Aside from making videos on More Melody, I also love my job as a court reporter and my cat Pat. My goal is to make minimalism innovative, meaningful, and enjoyable.

Here I focus on practical and theoretical concepts within minimalism:  I want a smart home, but also a harmonious inner and social life.  I have delved back into the green community, and have been enjoying it.  A lot of new posts will be on organization, philosophy, and green living.

The reason I became a minimalist 10 years ago was because I wanted to live a life of meaning and build it according to my imagination.  I wanted as much freedom to move about while making a difference.  Minimalism provides that and more.  There are very few things needed for most for a happy life: close friends, a loved one, passion, and quality, favorite items.  I think that the simple life is the happiest life, so long as it doesn’t go to your head haha.  Restraint brings focus and even greater pleasure than indulgence.  Everything means more, the less you have.  Life is to be savored; the slow life is a life where habits stick.

I think of minimalism as a guidepost, not as a cause or ideology with rules.  There is nothing restrictive about minimalism, and it varies from person to person.  Try it, not just with possessions, but errands too. Simplicity changes lives by bringing the time-tested wisdom of simplicity into today.  A lot is competing for your attention and spirit, but nothing is worth giving up your values. Put your own touch on simplicity — mine is modern and practical — and it will change your life and many more.

Join me:
YouTube (personal channel)
YouTube (steno channel)

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Melody,
    I just wanted to tell you that I very much appreciate your work and the clarity of thought you express through your videos and on your blog. Keep up the great work!
    Greetings from Germany,

  2. I would like to echo those sentiments from Esther. I really appreciate the time you take to make the videos and blog with all the great ideas and tips. I subscribed to your Youtube channel. It’s been a huge inspiration and makes so much practical sense to me. I use several of your ideas in my home now. Plus, you’re just awesome. Thanks Melody!

    Kendall, from Florida

  3. I enjoy your videos.
    I just visited your website for the first time. Like your videos, your website is very soothing.

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  4. I am extremely excited because I will be starting school in January. Unfortunately, I am up there in years so it has taken me a lot of prayers to finally take the leap of faith to go after my dream of becoming a Court Reporter. I was in an abusive marriage which kept me stagnant and very unhappy. I’ve decided to take this half of my life for me. Thank you so much for your YouTube clips, and your blogs I use them to prepare myself for what’s to come. You definitely have inspired me to push on.

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