Millennial Minimalists

By Lauren & Kelly

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A podcast on living simply. Follow Canadian millennials, Lauren and Kelly and be inspired to live a simpler, more intentional every day.

Episode Date
Sustainable Fashion
22:27

Be inspired to build a high-quality, minimalist wardrobe that will reduce your impact and simplify your every day.

To launch this discussion, Lauren and Kelly are supported by growing ethical fashion brand, Kotn, an Egyptian-Canadian brand that was born out of a desire for quality, simple and sustainable essentials. 

Recorded at Kotn Toronto, Lauren and Kelly are joined by influential minimalists and Kotn supporters, Jack Greystone and Carter Reid to share ideas on how to embrace a conscious style and help grow the demand for ethical brands.

 

Kotn 

Jack Greystone

Carter Reid

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 15, 2019
Digital Minimalism
43:34

Your digital life is just as important as your physical health.

If you are addicted to your digital devices or if you want to be more intentional with how you engage with these tools, this episode is for you!

Be inspired to make lasting habit changes! Become more present and regain deep focus.

Digital addiction has been cited as one of the most devastating epidemics of the 21st century and it's up to us to control how we use these tools. 

This episode is inspired by author Cal Newport's book, Digital Minimalism, which will motivate you to begin decluttering and transforming your digital tools so that you use these innovations to your advantage. 

 

Mentioned:

Andrew Sullivan: “I Used to Be a Human Being”

The Distraction Podcast: Review of Andrew Sullivan's Story

 

Mar 08, 2019
Live More Sustainably
42:34

If you want to live more sustainably, this is the episode for you!

Meet zero waste lifestyle expert and host of the Zero Waste Lifestyle Podcast, Laura Nash. Laura recently threw out her first bag of garbage in 8 months!

Learn about the strong connection between the minimalist lifestyle and zero waste lifestyle and take away great tips on how to be more environmentally conscious.   

3 Actions You Can Take Today:

  • Use a reusable coffee cup
  • Use reusable grocery bags
  • Replace plastic bags with plastic free 

Mentioned:

Netflix Documentary STINK!

Lauren Singer Package Free Shop in NYC

Etsy Reusable Bags

Feb 25, 2019
Essay: Minimalism is a Lifestyle Template
02:18

Essay: Minimalism is a Lifestyle Template

Be inspired to observe minimalism as an opportunity to design your ideal life. 

Kelly reads a short essay she wrote titled, Minimalism is a Lifestyle Template: How I’ve used minimalism as a template to design my ideal life.

Kelly adopted the minimalist lifestyle in an effort to find greater meaning and fulfillment in her every day. Now, ten months later, she has crafted a simpler, more intentional lifestyle and she works to motivate you and others do the same.

This essay was published in Minimalism.Life, an online journal and collaborative project between The Minimalists, Minimalissimo and 5 STYLE.

Feb 19, 2019
Tidy Up Your Closet For Good
46:28

If you are motivated to start simplifying your life, we suggest starting with your closet! In this episode you will learn how to declutter your closet, refine your wardrobe, and design your dream closet for good.

Kelly and Lauren hope to inspire lasting positive changes that will influence you to simplify all areas of your life.

 

Matt D’Avella: Decluttering for Messy People

Verena Erin (My Green Closet): 10 Ways a Capsule Wardrobe can Change Your Life

Courtney Carver: Minimalist Wardrobe Challenge, Project 333

Netflix Series: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo 

Netflix Documentary: The True Cost

Kelly & Lauren's Favourite Storage Boxes: See Amazon Canada (US)

Feb 13, 2019
Simplify Your Life with Courtney Carver
52:13

Learn the power of simplicity to reduce stress, improve your health, and “be more with less.”

Lauren and Kelly connect with minimalism and simplicity thought leader Courtney Carver. She is the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More, and the creator of minimalist fashion challenge #Project333, which involves dressing with 33 items or less for 3 months.

Courtney says, “simplicity is the way back to love.” She runs BeMorewithLess.com where she offers e-courses and advice on how to live more simply. Her work and #Project333 have been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine among notable publications, wellness blogs and podcasts. 

 

Connect with Courtney Carver

Web: BeMorewithLess.com

IG: @bemorewithless

TW: @bemorewithless

Feb 04, 2019
Minimalism Q&A
50:17

To celebrate 6 months since starting the Millennial Minimalists podcast, Lauren and Kelly ask each other 21 questions as part of a 6-month review!

Join in the conversation as they share their fun and insightful minimalist experiences, actionable lessons, and relatable advice to help you get started or keep motivated.

One of Lauren's biggest goals for 2019 is to become more environmentally conscious and she provides smart tips on how to move toward a zero waste lifestyle. For Kelly, she also plans to make habit changes to live more consciously.

Both Lauren and Kelly plan to continue to inspire others to live more simply and hope to influence future generations to advance the minimalist movement. 

 

MENTIONED

Package Free Shop (Manhattan)

Lauren Singer (Zero Waste Lifestyle)

Jan 26, 2019
Minimalism & Your Identity
24:14

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 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.

 

MENTIONED

Audible Link: Click to Get Your First Book Free! 

Blog: Minimalism Saved My Life by Joshua Fields Millburn

Blog: Minimalism by Mark Manson

“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
26:05

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.

 

Mentioned

Netflix Series: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Courtney Carver, Soulful Simplicity

Elaine St. James, Living The Simple Life

 

 

Jan 06, 2019
Minimalist Lessons & New Year's Resolutions
34:55

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)
24:24

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
36:30

‘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.

Reach Kelly & Lauren at millennialminimalists@gmail.com OR send a line on Instagram here.

Dec 17, 2018
Minimalism is Freedom
35:28

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. 

 

Mentions

Book: Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink

Article: Courtney Carver on Minimalism & Freedom

Dec 06, 2018
Minimalism & Productivity
43:22

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.

 

Mentions

Video: Are You Addicted to Your Phone by Dr. Lynn Gribble

Rachel Aust

Saudia “Pick Up Limes”

Matt D’Avella

Nov 25, 2018
What is Minimalism?
31:09

Minimalism at its core is a door to greater happiness. 

Lauren and Kelly share their definitions of minimalism and the varying explanations between minimalist thought leaders including Colin Wright, The Minimalists, Joshua Becker, and Leo Babauta.

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.

 

Mentioned

Being A Minimalist, Ultra Spiritual Life

Nov 19, 2018
Better Breakups & Quality Dating with Natalia Juarez
01:21:32

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

lovistics.com

Instagram: @thebreakupcoach

Twitter: @lovistics

Nov 10, 2018
Live Like A Minimalist
58:56

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. 

 

YOUTUBE LINKS

Matt D’Avella: A Day in the Life of a Minimalist

Sarah Therese: 50 Thing I don’t Buy

AUDIBLE: Get your first audiobook free here.

Nov 01, 2018
The Minimalist Movement
26:24

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.

Mentions

The Minimalists

Joshua Becker 

Matt D’Avella 

Funny Minimalist Video 

Oct 26, 2018
The Minimalist Smartphone
36:18

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
00:53

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
31:19

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
45:51

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
33:29

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
17:37

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
35:04

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
25:31

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
Temptations
18:36

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
02:01

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
20:15

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
32:34

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
11:47

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
28:47

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
01:45

A <2-Minute Book Review: The Soul of Money, Transforming Your Relationship with Money by Lynne Twist.

Sep 04, 2018
Minimalism & Money
34:20

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
02:09

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
28:00

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
28:17

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
30:18

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
25:32

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
21:24

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
15:03

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