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What is The Graceful Olive?

At The Graceful Olive you will discover a place where you can learn how to shrug off consumerism and embrace minimalism. Not just any old minimalism but a minimalism that will benefit you, your family and the earth


Living with less STUFF.  Desiring less, needing less.  Minimalism really does mean less is more.


Investing in a way of life that benefits everyone, you, your kids and the earth.

Time Management

Learn to cut out things that take away from the life you want.  Get your time back, and give yourself the ability to live a life free from "I don't have time"

Family Life

Nothing is more important.  Learn how to make the most of your time together.


Mental health is just as important as the physical.  Take care of both.


When you cut out all the extra in your life that you never needed, you can focus on doing things to truly enrich your life!


I'm just a 30 something mom who got fed up with being "busy" all the time. I wanted to be able to have the time to spend with my kids, instead of just cleaning up after them. I wanted to enjoy the weekends with my husband instead of working through our to-do lists. I wanted to be able to be a person again, instead of a slave to my things. Minimalism helped me. Along the way I discovered while we could never really be free of ALL our stuff, the stuff we did consume could have a lesser environmental impact. I didn't want to keep contributing to the unsustainable consumption of stuff our children will inevitably have to deal with some day. I found ways to do better. For myself, but mostly for my kids.

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