What’s Your Word For This Year?

Image: David Castillo Dominici FreeDigitalPhotos.net A few weeks ago we went to a church service where the speaker was talking about the New Year.  I loved what he was sharing and it really helped me as I looked into this coming year. Usually this is … [Continue reading]

My personal guidelines on document files.

Going through and decluttering your filing cabinet can be a nightmare when it has been neglected for a long time. So I have written a set of guidelines below that I use to declutter my files and to avoid paperwork buildup in the first place. … [Continue reading]

Watermelon Sashimi

Do you ever look at foods and wonder what else they could be? I do it all the time. That’s how I come up with recipes like Vegan “Pulled Pork” Sandwiches, Vegan Pepperoni, Eggplant Queso, and Quinoa Brittle. I think it’s … [Continue reading]

Could Happy Hour Help You Better Manage Debt?

Millennial-focused lender SoFi offers its members a long list of crazy perks. Should traditional lenders — and borrowers — take note? First off, it's important to understand that social hour is in SoFi's DNA. After all, the alternative … [Continue reading]

What To Ask When Plans Fall Through

I worked Sunday after church so my daughter and I could go to the beach, Monday. She rarely has weekends off so I usually see her during the week. I got the beach bag ready. On Saturday we had bought yellow squash, green beans and corn at the … [Continue reading]

The Only Remedy for FOMO (fear of missing out)

FOMO is the acronym for the fear of missing out and it isn’t just a hip new saying. It’s real. We are struggling with the fear of missing out on activities, information, opportunities, connection, and many other things. We struggle to … [Continue reading]

Real Life Minimalists: Missne

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, Missne shares the inspirational story of how she pared down her stuff, and sees her move … [Continue reading]

The Mentor Program

Do you have something in your soul that demands to be created in the world? Are you tossing and turning at night because you want to do…Continue reading on Brooklyn To Mars » Article by Brooklyn To Mars - Medium. Read entire story here. … [Continue reading]

Screen-Free Bedroom #4 – The Slow Home Experiment

We’re rolling in to week four of this month’s screen-free bedroom experiment and rather than continue to tell everyone just how amazing and life-changing it is (which it is) Ben and I talk more about why it’s making such an impact … [Continue reading]

One Simple Question to Ask Before Any Purchase

We live in a world filled with empty consumeristic promises. To get the girl, buy this cologne. To be the life of the party, get this television. To impress your friends, buy this watch. To turn heads, drive this car. To raise a better family, buy … [Continue reading]

Don’t Collect All Three!

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Twitter, Facebook, InstagramPeople often ask why we wrote three books about simple living: “That’s not very ‘minimalist,’ is it?” Actually, it is—all three … [Continue reading]

An Overlooked Factor in Creating Positive Change

By Leo Babauta I’ve created more positive changes in the last 11 years than I can count: from health and fitness to mindfulness and happiness; from productivity and finance to clutter and relationships. There are lots of factors that are … [Continue reading]

Mini Mission Monday ~ In plain sight

Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy … [Continue reading]

The 6 coolest lawyers in pop culture

Late at night when contract lawyers up and down the land are stuck in windowless, basement rooms, poring over the tiny details of the next big deal, it can seem like a million miles from the glamour of the most well-known lawyers in the world. As a … [Continue reading]

The Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl

Say hello to my dream meal. A bowl full of greens, veggies, olives, hummus, falafel, and tahini sauce. Swoon. I’m convinced I could eat this every day for the rest of my life and never tire of it. Who’s with me!? The base of this bowl is … [Continue reading]

10 Sneaky Vacation Costs That Add Up Quickly

We all love going away on vacation, but we don't love the costs associated with it. Usually, the big costs are taken into account before leaving the house — the hotel, the flight, the attractions, even the rental car. But what we often forget … [Continue reading]

Red Barn or Grey?

My husband and I got up early to get a motorcycle ride in before the heat. The country was lush with plants almost ready for harvest. I smiled at the horses, cows, goats and chickens. The bright red barns against the blue sky were gorgeous. Then … [Continue reading]

5 Signs You Should Stop Decluttering

I’m a big fan of decluttering. I’ve spent several years doing it, writing about it, and talking about it. I’ve gotten rid of most of my stuff, rarely shop for new stuff, and have completely changed my relationship with stuff and shopping. … [Continue reading]

Real Life Minimalists: Christa

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, I’m happy to feature Christa from South Africa, who explains how a housing transition … [Continue reading]

What The F*ck Are We doing?

We go to the same place we went yesterday. We keep trying the same things. The same techniques. The same skill levels. Our focus is split…Continue reading on Brooklyn To Mars » Article by Brooklyn To Mars - Medium. Read entire story here. … [Continue reading]

Screen-Free Bedroom #3

Ben and I were talking over the weekend about this year, and how it’s already been a big one for us (and it’s only August!) While a lot of that has to do with some significant changes in our work, a big part of it is also related to how we’re … [Continue reading]

Partner with The Hope Effect

Last November, I announced the creation of a nonprofit organization called The Hope Effect. The nonprofit was funded by the proceeds from my new book, The More of Less. Because we don’t need much to live on, we are able to build something … [Continue reading]

Podcast 032 | Chicago

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Twitter, Facebook, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus answer questions in front of a sold-out crowd in Chicago, including: … [Continue reading]

To Those Who Are Struggling

By Leo Babauta On Twitter I met a struggling soul who shared a lack of friends, family, motivation, self-esteem and confidence. I feel for him because I know what it’s like to struggle, to feel down and even depressed, to have no motivation. I … [Continue reading]

Mini Mission Monday ~ Most cluttered areas

Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy … [Continue reading]