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What do you already have in your life that you appreciate? The art of contentment is just this: learning to derive satisfaction from that which we already have.

Monday posts will be a personal praxis of contentment.

Don’t you love the feeling of sleeping in a cool room with just the right weight and warmth of a quality blanket? Yellowknife of all places is good-blanket worthy! This pure wool blanket was made in Canada by the MacAusland Woollen Mills in PEI. This family-owned business has been making blankets since 1932! Thanks to The Old Faithful Shop for introducing me. And as you can see by the last photo, a little friend also fully appreciates it too (and I indulge him).

About the Author

Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com


  1. I found your page through Darren Barefoot’s Website. It is a subject of deep concern to me. as I am old enough to remember when you could purchase material goods made in Canada, and therefore help my fellow citizens. As well the quality of goods from Canada is far better, more reliable, and immensely safer than China. Every time you buy something from China you prop up the world’s most destructive society. Unfortunately our governments have been influenced by the “Choosers”, read Big Business, to embrace the cheaper Chinese products, so we have little choice. It will be years before the Chinese middle-class has enough power to topple their totalitarian Rulers, improve their living conditions, stop the poisonous products they produce, and above all stop the horrifying, and sucicidal pollution that is far above anything else the western world has produced. People like yourself are a shining beacon to the few sane people left on earth.


    nancyzimmerman Reply:

    Thanks for popping by Steve. I share a lot of your sentiment. I actually am happy to support developing countries by purchasing their goods but I am *so not a fan* a cheap, disposable, landfill stuff much less unsafe stuff much less stuff that was made by people in unsafe or exploitative working conditions. I’m trying to learn to live simply, yet with quality products. That’s pretty much what my Art of Contentment posts are all about. Drop by again!


    Jan 24, 2011

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