Somehow I still need to explain “voluntary minimalism” to people. They assume I have less because of finances and circumstances. Both of which are, to some degree, true. We live in a one-bedroom apartment, so we don’t have space for all of the Lego sets Katie would ever want, or all of the dead tree, […]
Minimalism is about more than editing your material possessions. It’s a mindset to help you focus on what’s important. That means being protective of your time and energy as well. Those are finite resources that are even more valuable than money. Stop wasting them on things that don’t matter. I call it productive minimalism, and […]
There are people who won’t even discuss minimalism with me. They’ve got some weird notions about what it is. For some reason they think that it’s akin to a monastic vow of poverty. Why would they want to get rid of all of their stuff. That’s a good question. If you’re happy with your stuff, […]
Clearly, I’m a minimalist. Quality, in most cases, is innately better than quantity. More is not better, it’s just more. Less clutter means an easier life. Keep it simple, slappy. Yet I don’t like calling myself a minimalist. I hate the term minimalist. Allow me to explain why. Why I Hate the Term Minimalist “Minimalism” […]
If you’ve read my post on magna cartas, or know what they are, then you already know where I’m headed with this post. If not, here’s a recap: When you start a new project, you make two lists. The first is what you want, the second is what you don’t. Do more of the things […]
Abandoning false speech, he abstains from false speech. Abandoning divisive speech, he abstains from divisive speech. Abandoning abusive speech, he abstains from abusive speech. Abandoning idle chatter, he abstains from idle chatter.
In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about having fewer things of better quality. They discuss the peace of mind that comes from not owning a car, enjoying smaller portions of artisanal ice cream, and the self-esteem boost that comes when the important objects in your life are nice things. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri […]