A thing a day ~ Day 12, 13 & 14

Actually I am not even sure what day I am up to with the Thing A Day mission. I have been so busy with grandparenting this week that I don’t know if I’m coming or going. So lets call it 12, 13 and 14 and I’ll go back and do the … [Continue reading]

Renegade Museums Adventures in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is the perfect hotspot of culture, history, and unique experiences. With the amount of fun things to do in the area, it can often be difficult and overwhelming to pick one! If you’re on the hunt for a unique, high-energy … [Continue reading]

Coconut Curried Greens (30 minutes!)

You know those dishes that are so insanely delicious you can’t help but go back for seconds and thirds, and you have to slap your own hand away for taking bites right off the serving plate? Yeah, this is one of those dishes. Prepare yourselves … [Continue reading]

Improve Your Giving With 5 Smart Charity Tricks

Year's end is fast approaching, and now's a good time to pull out your wallet and make a charitable donation. Deductions, baby! Of course, donating to charity isn't just about the tax advantages; your contribution can make a difference in someone's … [Continue reading]

Simple Holiday Plan

Simple Holiday Plan PLUS Simple Annual Plan Bundle Do you want a holiday plan that doesn’t have you do a million things you just don’t have time for? I’ve tried the holiday plans that are online. But, I never finished them. Having simplified my … [Continue reading]

Just a Little Bit: a gentle approach for meaningful change

If there are things you’ve wanted to change about your life but haven’t gotten started because you think it will take forever, or because you don’t know where to start, or because you’ve been frustrated with failed attempts from the past, please … [Continue reading]

Real Life Minimalists: Fawn

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. I’m always delighted to receive an update from Fawn, who was featured in September 2010 and … [Continue reading]

Same, same but different with Andy McLean

One of the things a lot of you requested from our recent Listener Survey (thank you to everyone who took it, by the way – we appreciate it so much!) was that Ben take the reigns and host more poggies featuring conversations with other men.  The … [Continue reading]

‘Tis the Season to Share Your Story

Becoming Minimalist unites people around a common, life-giving pursuit. We have discovered there is more to be found in owning less than we can ever discover pursuing more. Regardless of where we find ourselves on this journey, we are resolved to … [Continue reading]

Podcast 040 | Essential

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan present two chapters about “Minimalism” and “Stuff” from Essential. … [Continue reading]

The Habit Guide Ebook: My Most Effective Habit Methods & Solutions

By Leo Babauta I’m thrilled to share with you my newest ebook about habits, and perhaps my best yet on the topic: The Habit Guide: Zen Habits’ Effective Habit Methods & Solutions. I wrote this for the Kickstarter backers of my Habit … [Continue reading]

A Thing a day ~ Days 5-8

So once again I have been into the craft supplies to find some items I am happy to relinquish. I listed them on Freecycle.org and they were claimed and should be collected on Thursday by a lady who is getting them for a friend who loves to scrapbook … [Continue reading]

Moving to be More Minimalist

Is it only me who reacts to the grayish November by looking at other homes? I don’t really why I do so as I’m pretty happy where I live and don’t expect to move quite soon. I guess it only brings in the color I lack. Maybe it’d be a topic for a … [Continue reading]

Garlic & White Wine Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

This. Pasta. Tho. I’ve made alfredo before, but this, this may be my new favorite. What sets it apart? Garlic and white wine, which are infused into a classic white sauce paired with al dente pasta and roasted Brussels Sprouts. Now we’re … [Continue reading]

8 Frugal Destinations for a Dreamy Winter Getaway

Winter is chock-full of fun activities and pastimes to enjoy with the whole family — including sledding, snowball fights, and watching the ball drop on New Year's Eve. But if you tire of the cold weather easily, the winter wonderland outside … [Continue reading]

When Your Plate Is Full

When your plate is full, you have three choices. One Worry about everything on your plate, and complain about how crazy-busy you are. Keep piling on more and more until you burn-out, break-down or somehow finally get through it all and then burn-out … [Continue reading]

Real Life Minimalists: Dee

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. This week, we have a lovely contribution from Dee, who tells us about her sweet family and … [Continue reading]

Play #4

I just want to start by assuring you that no podcaster became distraught as a result of this recording. There are no tears in this poggie. I repeat, there are no tears in this poggie. It’s OK. I’m OK. I am grateful for all the beautiful messages of … [Continue reading]

All the Things You Don’t Need for a Perfect Holiday

’Tis the season for unreasonable expectations. Over the next several weeks, televisions, magazines, and websites will offer us countless images of the “perfect” holiday season. Beaming faces, sparkling eyes, glistening gifts, and … [Continue reading]

Podcast 039 | Noise

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan discuss reducing digital, physical, and mental noise in our everyday lives, and they answer the … [Continue reading]

Video: How We Get Hooked, & How to Unlearn Our Patterns

By Leo Babauta In more ways than we often realize, we get caught up in our stories, and get latched into mental patterns that leave us frustrated, angry, full of resentment … or cause us to procrastinate. In other words, getting caught up is … [Continue reading]

A thing a day ~ Day 2

I forgot to mention yesterday why it is, after so much decluttering has been done in my home over the years, that there is still excess stuff to be removed. And here is my explanation.  My original goal was to reduce my belongings in order to fit … [Continue reading]

Vegan Cornbread Stuffing

Stuffing: You either love it or you hate it. Unless, that is, we’re talking cornbread stuffing. Who doesn’t like cornbread? That’s why this hearty, flavorful, 10-ingredient stuffing is the perfect side for your Thanksgiving spread. … [Continue reading]

Best Deals for Tuesday 11/22

Link for teaser title: http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Don't miss today's amazing deals! 83% Off Salad Spinner with Crank Handle, 68% Off Professional Condenser Sound... Article by Wise Bread. Read entire story here. … [Continue reading]

So Happy to Bring You 31 Days of Gifts

The most magical time of year is right around the corner and I have something special for you. 31 Days of Gifts You So Deserve is back for its fifth year. I’ll be sharing some of the all-time favorite gifts from the past along with new gifts, … [Continue reading]