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Minimalism & Your Identity
How do you define your identity, and how do your peers influence how you see yourself? If you are on this minimalism journey, do you define yourself as a minimalist?
Lauren and Kelly discuss the interconnection between minimalism and identity. Specifically how minimalism helps us clear the excess clutter in our lives so that we can fully see our innate identity. We can then be more intentional when it comes to the components of our identity that we can create and develop.
Be ready to uncover the quality of your identity investment. Lauren and Kelly challenge you to think about whether your identity is true to your goals and values or shaped by your possessions.
“I am not what I think I am, I am not what you think I am, I am what I think you think I think I am” - Charles Cooley
|Jan 17, 2019|
Tidying Up in 2019
If you want to start ridding your life of excess stuff and you are open to changing your relationship with your stuff, this episode is for you!
Kelly and Lauren believe that 2019 is the year of tidying up so that we can reduce the time we spend on tidying up!
While decluttering and organizing our lives is a great place to start, Kelly and Lauren stress that minimalism is an ongoing journey that requires us to analyze our relationship with our stuff so that we can make lasting changes.
|Jan 06, 2019|
Minimalist Lessons & New Year's Resolutions
Learn how minimalism can help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions!
Lauren and Kelly say goodbye to 2018 by reviewing a list of minimalist lessons they have learned, and they celebrate the new year by sharing their minimalist goals and ambitions!
When it comes to setting resolutions, Lauren and Kelly discuss how minimalist principles can help us maintain momentum and appreciate small wins. Using a bullet journal to manage our tasks is just one way to track the smaller accomplishments that move us closer to achieving our bigger goals.
Lauren and Kelly are excited to master their minimalist goals into 2019 and they hope you will continue to share in their journey!
|Dec 31, 2018|
The Gift of 20 Things (That Aren't Things)
Be inspired to give your friends and loved ones the gift of time and connection.
Lauren and Kelly celebrate the holidays by exchanging the gift of 20 things, which aren’t things. They each exchange 20 things they have learned from each other including minimalist lessons and fun facts and details about one another. Their exchange is thoughtful and witty, and they work to inspire you to find beauty in gift giving beyond the physical things.
Give the gift that keeps on giving.
|Dec 24, 2018|
Holidays & Consumerism
‘Tis the season and Kelly and Lauren start off this episode by sharing their tips on how to be intentional when it comes to both gift giving and receiving and how to avoid unnecessary material temptations.
They then focus their conversation on consumerism and brands. Kelly shares her thoughts on the powerful impact millennials have on the success of brands and she argues that minimalism helps us weed out brands that do not speak our language.
Kelly further argues that most big brands are driven to pickpocket us, especially this time of year, and it’s these brands that need to start listening and engaging with millennials and minimalists. As minimalists we still need to buy things, and we popularize brands that foster a genuine connection and support our values including quality, sustainability, local, and organic etc.
This episode ends with a challenge for big brands. For those that want to learn more about how to better engage with millennials and minimalists and have the confidence to make changes, Kelly and Lauren want to connect with you!
Build a relationship with Kelly and Lauren and let them be your advocates! Let them help you crack the millennial and minimalist codes.
|Dec 17, 2018|
Minimalism is Freedom
If you are looking to regain power over your goals and values – listen to this episode!
Freedom is one of the ultimate benefits of adopting a minimalist lifestyle. Minimalism is freedom from clutter, freedom from temptations, freedom from keeping up with the joneses and so much more.
Minimalism is not about constraining yourself, it’s rather an opportunity to regain power over your physical, mental and virtual spaces, not to mention your overall wellbeing.
Kelly discusses the freedom she has gained since adopting this lifestyle, while Lauren reviews discipline-focused readings and podcasts to communicate the interconnection between discipline, minimalism, and freedom.
|Dec 06, 2018|
Minimalism & Productivity
Learn how minimalism can help you on the path to productivity!
For Lauren and Kelly, minimalism has inspired them to start their every day with a plan. Minimalism is a tool they use to achieve greater mental focus and work smarter.
Lauren and Kelly rave about “the bullet journal” to prioritize their daily tasks. it’s a fun journaling system that will transform the way you plan your life by helping you track the past, organize the present and plan for the future.
Also learn the difference between being busy and being productive and the power in saying "no" to daily tasks and commitments that don’t support your goals.
Productivity isn’t about cramming you schedule. It's about creating as effective and balanced lifestyle that you can keep up with each day.
|Nov 25, 2018|
What is Minimalism?
Minimalism at its core is a door to greater happiness.
Considering the growing interest in minimalism today, Lauren and Kelly reinforce that there are many types of minimalists and ways of living with less. They define minimalism as a tool that can be used by all to design a more meaningful life.
Minimalism is not one-dimensional. Minimalist principles rather provide us with ideas to live more meaningfully and it’s up to us to design this lifestyle. For Lauren and Kelly, minimalism has significantly helped them become more intentional with everyday decisions including how they spend their time, money and energy.
|Nov 19, 2018|
Better Breakups & Quality Dating with Natalia Juarez
Whatever your relationship status is, listen to this episode!
Meet Natalia Juarez, best known as “The Breakup Coach” and dating strategist who says LESS CAN BE WAY MORE when it comes to navigating breakups and attracting quality dates.
Natalia joins Lauren and Kelly to talk about dating strategies, how to attract quality dates, breakups and exits plans, breakup recovery tips, and even ideas on how to get exes back.
Natalia is the founder of Lovistics, an organization dedicated to helping men and women navigate their breakups or complicated romantic situations and find healthy real love.
After going through a broken engagement in 2010, Natalia became obsessed with healing her own broken heart and learning to date in a healthy way.
Natalia’s work has been covered in The Wall Street Journal, GQ, the Guardian, Vice magazine, NPR, and others. Natalia has a degree in Gender Studies and Education and is a certified Holistic Coach, Dating Coach and Yoga Instructor.
Connect with Natalia
|Nov 10, 2018|
Live Like A Minimalist
This is a special 1-hour episode and Lauren & Kelly's favorite so far! Be inspired, learn new strategies and laugh along the way!
Lauren and Kelly aim to encourage non-minimalists to get started and inspire minimalist adopters to keep motivated. Lauren runs through the differences between non-minimalists and minimalists by breaking down the qualities and benefits of living simply. Kelly follows by discussing minimalist influencers who model tailored and insightful approaches to living with less. Kelly also breaks down a list of ten items she no longer buys and discusses her new simplified home since starting her journey in August.
Remember, there isn’t a rulebook when it comes to minimalism. It’s about being intentional and defining what living simply means to you.
Matt D’Avella: A Day in the Life of a Minimalist
Sarah Therese: 50 Thing I don’t Buy
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|Nov 01, 2018|
The Minimalist Movement
Lauren and Kelly review their shared mission to push the minimalist movement forward and discuss their individual motivations for living with less. Lauren endorses this lifestyle as a responsible way to live that has brought her great calmness. For Kelly, adopting this lifestyle has given her a greater sense of happiness by making room for the things that matter.
These ladies also support great minimalist thought leaders such as The Minimalists, Joshua & Ryan, author Joshua Becker, and filmmaker and podcaster Matt D’Avella. Lauren and Kelly are on the same team, working to inspire others to be more intentional and live more meaningfully.
|Oct 26, 2018|
The Minimalist Smartphone
Considering the smartphone is a favorite tool among minimalists, Lauren and Kelly discuss the importance of designing your smartphone so that it serves you and not the other way around. Learn how to declutter and simplify your phone so that your tools and apps add value to you.
Kelly shares an incredible way to organize your apps, which immediately inspires Lauren to renovate her phone for the better. They also discuss some of their favorite apps. See free offers and credits for three of their favorites here:
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|Oct 22, 2018|
Short: The Gift of 25 Things
Lauren discusses a thoughtful exchange between loved ones that doesn't involve material things. Just two people, a pen and paper, and a memorable moment.
|Oct 19, 2018|
Minimalism & Gifts
Lauren and Kelly discuss “gifts” – all of the stuff we want, give and/or receive. Learn how to be a more intentional gift-giver and receiver and gain tips on how to take the stress out of shopping for minimalists and non-minimalist friends and family.
While holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions are about expressing love and appreciation, we should be thoughtful about the gifts we want, what we give and how we receive.
Lauren and Kelly joke about keeping their stuff in "the cloud," but they also recognize that others may actually like to receive physical things.
When it comes to gift-giving and receiving, communicating our desires and being mindful of others’ desires will help us give and receive with greater intention.
|Oct 16, 2018|
Getting Started with Jack Greystone
Interested in decluttering your life but don’t know where to start? Meet Jack Greystone. Jack is a Canadian artist, social media x-fluencer, and new minimalist adopter. Jack joins Lauren and Kelly to share his story and inspire you to get started and reap the benefits of living with less.
Jack gained his social media stock from a satirical film he created called “Love, Man Bun” and today he develops content to inspire his audience to live intentionally.
Jack argues that we can be in a constant state of a vacation-like mindset when we live a more intentional, simplified life.
|Oct 13, 2018|
Minimalism & Misconceptions
There are tons of misunderstandings when it comes to being a minimalist and living simply. Lauren and Kelly run through common misconceptions such as the ideas that minimalists own very little and live in tiny homes. They also reinforce the true elements of minimalism. Minimalism is not one-dimensional, rather it’s a personalized approach to simplifying your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. You don’t need to call yourself a minimalist either. Minimalist principles just inspire us to live more mindfully.
|Oct 05, 2018|
Products: Buy Less, Use Less, Need Less
Challenge yourself to think about the products you buy on a weekly or monthly basis to keep up with your hygiene, wellbeing, and ideal self. How many products do you own? How many of these items do you use or truly need? Lauren and Kelly argue that we don't need much, and one of the best ways to declutter our obsession with products is to challenge ourselves to go without some or eliminate. Get inspired to buy less, use less, and need less!
|Sep 30, 2018|
Create Your Minimalist Home
Learn how to design your home so that it reflects your values and goals. A minimalist home is not an empty space with bare walls, rather it can be colorful and showcase your personality. It's about creating a home that is functional to your life and makes you happy. Minimalism is about being intentional with what you own and creating a space that reflects that.
|Sep 25, 2018|
Meditation: Train Your Brain
Meditation is a form of mental fitness. It is a time to harness your thoughts and strengthen your focus. Lauren and Kelly discuss the power of meditation to declutter your mind and live a life with greater intention. Learn about the many forms and benefits and how meditation can be a complimentary component to living simply.
|Sep 21, 2018|
Lauren and Kelly discuss common 'temptations' and how to resist them. Learn how to resist temptation when it comes to food, shopping, social media, and our attraction to others. Kelly concludes that falling into temptation isn't always a bad thing as long as we achknowledge and manage the urge.
|Sep 17, 2018|
Essay: Lauren's Morning Routine
Lauren shares her morning routine with the world ;). She never misses her morning cup of coffee and reading time. If you haven't mastered the perfect morning routine for your lifestyle, Lauren suggests a few ideas that may inspire you. Also check out episode 12, "Design Your Moring Routine."
|Sep 16, 2018|
Develop Your Why
It's important to 'Develop Your Why' when it comes to adopting a minimalist lifestyle. Lauren and Kelly reveal their 'whys' and inspire you to curate a minimalist life that works best for you and your goals. The practice of minimalism can vary from person to person.
|Sep 13, 2018|
Design Your Morning Routine
What is your morning routine? Lauren and Kelly talk trial and error and simple strategies for getting the most out of your mornings. Should you workout, journal, and/or meditate? Find what works for you to keep your mornings simple and proactive.
|Sep 10, 2018|
Wardrobe Challenge: Plan Staple Outfits
Lauren discusses a simple challenge to ease everyday wardrobe decision-making. Even for those with a small capsule wardrobe, Lauren argues it can still be difficult (stressful and time-consuming) to mix and match.
|Sep 10, 2018|
Simplify Your Food
Just like decluttering your closet, the same lessons can be applied to food! Keep it simple and choose quality over quantity! Learn how simple eating can help you reduce stress, save money and time, and help improve your diet. Lauern discusses the benefits of food planning and Kelly jokes about the delicately placed food items in Lauren's showhome-like fridge.
|Sep 05, 2018|
Book Review: The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
A <2-Minute Book Review: The Soul of Money, Transforming Your Relationship with Money by Lynne Twist.
|Sep 04, 2018|
Minimalism & Money
Lauren and Kelly talk money and budgeting. Learn how minimalism can put money in your pocket and inspire you to spend with better intention. Lauren is a true money minimalist and she shares her secrets for keeping within budget while Kelly shares her strategies to getting rid of unnecessary expenses. Be ready to challenge your relationship with money to reduce stress and financial concerns.
|Sep 03, 2018|
Modern Technologies & The Simple Life
2-Minute Audio Essay: Our thoughts on why we need to be more intentional about how we use modern technologies to simplify our everyday.
|Aug 31, 2018|
Declutter Your Closet
Learn how to declutter your closet to help clear your mind and reduce decision fatigue. Lauren and Kelly discuss the benefits of adopting a simple, clean wardrobe and how to get started. Lauren argues the more refined your closet is, the more you understand your personal style.
|Aug 31, 2018|
Minimalism & Relationships
Lauren and Kelly discuss the benefits of simplifying the relationships in our lives including friendships, family and significant others. Learn how applying minimalism to our relationships can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the simple life. It's all about keeping quality people around us who make us better.
|Aug 29, 2018|
Simplify Your Mind
We live in an age of constant distraction, and as the noise increases the more essential it is that we find ways to quiet our minds and make room for mental clarity. Lauren and Kelly discuss various strategies they use to find mental clarity and simplify their day-to-day.
|Aug 27, 2018|
Meet The Millennial Minimalists
Meet Canadian millennial minimalists Lauren Morley and Kelly Foss. Lauren is a grassroots minimalist expert and Kelly is a motivated minimalist adopter. Follow their journey for guided tips to adopting a minimalist lifestyle.
|Aug 25, 2018|
Packing and Unpacking
Lauren and Kelly return from 10 days in Italy with carryons. They reflect on how packing less simplifies the travel experience and they discuss their learnings after unpacking. Kelly starts to rethink the size of her wardrobe while Lauren touches on a few secrets to overcoming minimalist challenges when traveling light.
|Aug 20, 2018|
Embrace Minimalist Travel
What’s a great way to get started on a minimalist journey? Book a trip! Recorded in Florence Italy, Lauren and Kelly discuss the benefits of traveling light including reduced stress and increased mental clarity. Also learn how traveling with less can help you be more deliberate with your time.
|Aug 20, 2018|