Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

This was supposed to be a green smoothie, but when it came time to make it, I was craving blueberries instead. Fruit and almond butter over greens. Go figure. But that’s OK! I’m getting better at listening to my body’s cues. And, … [Continue reading]

5 Money Conversations Every Couple Should Have

Did you know that the secret to a healthy relationship maybe hiding in your wallet? No, money can't buy you love, but talking about the dollars you have may make a lot of, well, sense. In a recent study, researchers discovered that lack of … [Continue reading]

Beginner Minimalist? This is a good place to start.

If you are a beginner minimalist or curious about simplifying your life, this is a good place to start. I’m not a beginner minimalist but I used to be. Over the last few years, I made some big changes with my family. We sold and donated close … [Continue reading]

The Upside of New When the Downside is Old

What do you do when you’re committed to not buying stuff you don’t need, but bit by bit you find you need different stuff? This is the situation that has gradually arisen over the past couple of years, as I began to have more and more … [Continue reading]

Real Life Minimalists: Ashley

Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you’d like to participate, click here for details. Today, we have a wonderful story from Ashley, who tells us how she discovered and embraced her … [Continue reading]

Rituals: Unplugging

Last year an Australian study found that we spend more than 46 hours per week on a screen, and just 6 hours with family and friends over the same period. Another study revealed that Brits will spend over 3 years of their adult lives updating social … [Continue reading]

What To Do When Decluttering Makes You Feel Miserable

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Yuko Henden of Clutterless. Decluttering seems to be all the rage. On the news, in social media, and during casual conversation, we hear more and more about people downsizing, KonMari-ing, and … [Continue reading]

Podcast 060 | Finances

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan talk about finances, debt, economics, and they answer the following questions: Should I invest … [Continue reading]

A Loving Guide to Going Vegan

By Leo Babauta A loved one has decided to go vegetarian and has struggled in a couple areas, so I thought I’d write this guide for her. I’m writing it for those who want to go vegan, because that’s what I am, but the ideas apply to … [Continue reading]

1-Bowl Vegan Banana Nut Muffins (GF)

My very favorite kind of muffin on the planet is banana walnut. Always has been, (likely) always will be. The only flavor that comes close is Double Chocolate Chip (which I’m officially adding to my gluten-free experimentation list!) I’ve … [Continue reading]

6 Apps That Pay You to Workout

One of the most popular New Year's resolutions every year is to get fit and lose weight. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most broken resolutions as well. Perhaps if there was more of a financial reward tied to getting in shape, it would be … [Continue reading]

Using a Calendar

I find things fall through the cracks when I don’t use my calendar well. I use an electronic calendar because there are more events for me that I can copy and paste from email and online. Plus, I am able to have reminders go off so I will do … [Continue reading]

Slow Living in Japan

We’re baaa-aaaack! Happy 2017, my friends. I’ve actually spent the past week saying Happy New Year to people before realising it’s now February and the time for New Year salutations has probably passed. Regardless though, I hope you all had a restful … [Continue reading]

A Guide to Recognizing More Moments That Matter

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Erica Layne of Let Why Lead. We sat in a circle, criss-cross applesauce, with our knees touching, making a pen out of our bodies—a pen that contained two of the fluffiest, most silky-smooth bunnies … [Continue reading]

Everything Hour

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramWhat if everything you ever wanted isn’t what you actually want? Our favorite and most popular book, Everything That Remains, is finally available as an … [Continue reading]

Disordered by Your Savings? Consider Wealth Management

A strength shared among many minimalists is the ability to save more money because of their less buying habits. It is true that when you focus on less but only the best, savings are more easy to make or at least more recurrent. However, not all know … [Continue reading]

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto

I have a serious thing for potatoes (because carbs), but this recipe elevates it to an obsession. We’ve all had breakfast potatoes and mashed potatoes and french fries, but what about smashed potatoes? Yeah, get ready for crispy, tender … [Continue reading]

15 Questions You Should Always Ask at the End of a Job Interview

There are two important moments that occur in every job interview — the first impression, and the last. The first impression is about instantly portraying a positive image of yourself to the interviewer. You want to be confident, personable, … [Continue reading]

Planning Valentine’s Day

The Valentine’s Day Countdown starts Feb 1. Share and Enjoy: Related Posts:Habit of the Month: Follow a Menu PlanLaziness isn’t the problem…Prep Your WeekRoutines are boringI Have Done Enough Article by My Simpler Life - Simple … [Continue reading]

A Gentle Warrior’s Guide to Navigating the New World

You may have noticed that things are changing in the world. It feels fast and furious, stressful and in many cases downright heartbreaking. Yet here we all are waking up, making breakfast, taking care of our kids, going to work, writing and reading … [Continue reading]

100 Essentials: The Great Plate Debate

This series is based on my latest book, 100 Essentials: Simple Kitchen + Capsule Wardrobe + Minimalist Home. In it, you’ll find the full list of my personal possessions, with detailed explanations and 100 color photos—including my 35-item … [Continue reading]

Rituals: Single Tasking

Welcome to the first Monday show of the year! As we mentioned last week, these Monday episodes are going to be a little different in 2017 as we move away from the month-long experiments and into something more accessible and actionable. So much of … [Continue reading]

A Guide to Let Go of Your Perfectly Good Things

Note: This is a guest post from Zoë Kim of The Minimalist Plate. Finding our lives under everything we own is more than clearing away just junk. Often it requires removing good quality things. Expensive things. Useful things. Admired things. Fancy … [Continue reading]

Podcast 058 | Home

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan talk about different types of minimalist dwellings and simple-living situations, and they answer … [Continue reading]

Stepping Out of Old Habits & Deeper Into Mindfulness

By Leo Babauta Most of our lives are spent following unconscious, habitual patterns. We wake and start immediately with our usual distractions, fall into regular eating habits, interact with people reactively out of old mental patterns, procrastinate … [Continue reading]