Let's Talk About Minimalism

 

 

Let’s Talk About Minimalism – 057

 

In Episode 57, Jenny and I chat about the concept of Minimalism.  We talk about what it is, what it means to us and give some great resources and examples of some people online that can improve your understanding of this topic, if it so interests you.

In our newly named segment: “Ooooh me Likey, Jenny is diggin’ a fun family vacation spot and I’ve been loving a new podcast that Jenny got me into.

My win this week is related to exercise (yay!) and Jenny’s learn is all about managing expectations with your summer bucket list when it comes to kids.  

 

Tune in and Listen Below

         

 

What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)

 

1:15: Intro:

3:16: Let’s Talk About Minimalism

23:36: Ooooh, Me Likey- Jenny is diggin’ a fun family vacation spot and I’ve been loving a new podcast that Jenny got me into.

28:49: You Win Or You Learn – My win this week is related to exercise (yay!) and Jenny’s learn is all about managing expectations with your summer bucket list when it comes to kids.

32:42: Wrap it Up    

 

Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:

 

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Book: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

The Mins Game

The Minimalists

Matt D’Avella: When Minimalism Goes Too Far

Minimalism Documentary on Netflix

The Minimal Mom

The Minimal Mom You Tube Channel

Book: Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

Joshua Becker – family life

Leo Babauta – Zen Habits

Courtney Carver

Project 333

Bea Johnson – Zero Waste Home

2009 Study looking at stress while describing home

NY Times Article about stress and cluttered homes         

Podcast: You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes

Sherkston Shores                 

 

Key Quotes:

   

“I think many people think of it (minimalism) as a white house, with nothing in it, or the people online who seem to have a contest of who owns the fewest things, often taking flat lay photos of their belongings, proudly showing that they have fewer than 50 items to their name.

This is not the kind of minimalism that we are talking about today. We aren’t talking about competitive minimalism for the sake of having fewer things. We are talking about the intentional relationship between you and your possessions, to ensure that you are in charge of your stuff, not the other way around.” –Jenny and Peggy discussing minimalism

 

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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures. Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 6 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

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Until next time,

 

Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

Thank you so much for listening.

Big Love,

Peggy and Jenny

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