September 16, 2019
This week's guest is comedy podcaster and creative entrepreneur Delanie Fischer! Delanie is also an extremely passionate and enthusiastic minimalist.
Delanie is the co-host of the comedy and health podcast, Self-Helpless (a top iTunes and Spotify podcast), the artist behind “Dicks by Delanie", and a creative consultant working with new business owners and individuals in search of greater personal fulfillment.
In her discussion with Kelly and Lauren, Delanie shares an open reflection on her minimalist journey and provides tips to help you design a lifestyle that is most authentic to you.
Key topics: Living authentically, making time for self-reflection, letting go of stuff, sustainable lifestyle practices, veganism, time-blocking.
Delanie Fischer's Website
August 6, 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) previously labeled stress as the “health epidemic of the 21st century” and today WHO has diagnosed burnout as an “extreme chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
Today, millennials report a higher level of stress than any other generation. To explore this critical topic, Kelly and Lauren speak with the author of The Burnout Gamble, Hamza Khan, who shares his ideas on how to manage stress, beat burnout and stay motivated.
Hamza offers actionable tools that you can apply to your life to channel your work, health, and relationships in an intentional and mindful way.
“BURN BRIGHT, NOT OUT.” – Hamza Khan
Podcast: Ideas into Action
Book: The Burnout Gamble
TEDx Talk: The Burnout Gamble (UTSC 2016)
TEDx Talk: Stop Managing, Start Leading (RyersonU 2016)
July 22, 2019
Lauren speaks with American author Josh Davis about his international bestseller titled, Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with life and work demands, Josh argues that the answer is creating the conditions for two awesome hours of peak productivity every day.
He shares simple steps to help you maximize your daily performance and avoid the risk of working on autopilot. The key framework is as follows:
1) identify your most important work, 2) decide on the best time of day to do deep work (which may vary each day), and 3) create mindful conditions (i.e. physically and mentally) to help you be at the top of your game.
To close, you will learn the surprising cognitive and performance benefits of letting your mind wander.
Two Awesome Hours
July 9, 2019
Kelly and Lauren speak with fellow millennial and minimalism pioneer Colin Wright. Colin shares his lifestyle journey and offers tips on how to design a more purposeful every day.
Colin is the man behind the popular blog Exile Lifestyle, a celebrated author of over 30 books, the host of the “Lets Know Things” podcast, the co-founder of Asymmetrical Press (with Joshua Fields Millburn), and an international speaker.
Kelly and Lauren were lucky to connect with Colin just days after he finished his 10-month speaking tour across North America, called the Becoming Tour, where he spoke about how to “live with purpose, on purpose.”
Exile Lifestyle Blog
Let’s Know Things Podcast
June 24, 2019
Learn how minimalism can encourage us to remove the masks we often wear in life. Those parts of ourselves that we try to cover up or ignore out of shame or fear. Sometimes we use stuff to hide, to project hyper versions of ourselves or to avoid feeling vulnerable.
Kelly and Lauren believe that as we declutter our lives, we become more aware of our physical and mental spaces and we have the opportunity to reflect on who we are and our desires. And through this process of self-introspection, we can then design a lifestyle that is aligned with our authentic selves.
Minimalism essentially challenges us to ask ourselves questions around what we truly need in life so that we can make smart decisions that shape a more focused and purposeful every day.
Medium.com: Removing the mask – self-alignment.
TinyBuddha.com: Being Honest with Ourselves & Removing our Masks
Brene Brown “The Power of Vulnerability” (TedxHouston)
Colin Wright “No Need” (Blog Post: May 17)
“I would rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I’m not.” - Wayne Dyer
"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all." - Anna Landers
June 13, 2019
Kelly reads an essay she wrote titled, Tidy Up: Start Giving Back & Feel Happier Every Day.
Kelly and Lauren took on a challenge to give back every day for 1-week and this piece reflects on their journey and the lessons they learned.
This episode was inspired by their recent discussion with Jaqueline Way, the Founder and CEO of 365give – a global challenge that empowers people to make room for daily giving. According to Jaqueline, when we give “we receive a helpers high.”
Kelly works to inspire you to start making room for daily giving and closes this piece by sharing simple and actionable ways you can start giving back today!
This article is published on 365Give’s blog here.
50 Simple Ways To Give Back
June 7, 2019
Today we are sharing a conversation with Jay Papasan, the co-author of the book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.
The ONE Thing proposes that if we focus on the one most important task in any priority, we can cut through the clutter, simplify our workload, achieve better results in less time, and master what matters most.
Be prepared to start thinking about what your one thing is today. Whether for this week, this month, or this year, learn how to give that one thing first position and achieve extraordinary results.
The ONE Thing has appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USE Today, and Amazon, among hundreds of other national bestseller lists.
The One Thing
May 27, 2019
Kelly and Lauren celebrate their 50th episode by reflecting on their minimalist journeys since starting this podcast in August 2018. You will learn about some of the lifestyle improvements that come from adopting a minimalist lifestyle.
For Kelly, the minimalist adopter, minimalism has helped her design her best life. For Lauren, the natural minimalist, despite always living simply, she has learned to adopt new minimalist values, such as living more sustainably and being more mindful with her time.
Leading into their next 50+ episodes, Kelly and Lauren will continue to share their minimalism lessons in addition to new interviews with both celebrated authors and minimalism thought leaders.
Cheers to helping us reach the big 5-0!
May 20, 2019
The Millennial Minimalists share Kelly’s guest appearance on the Ideas Into Action Podcast, hosted by Hamza Khan, a multi-award-winning marketer, dynamic keynote speaker, and accomplished serial entrepreneur.
Kelly shares her story as a minimalist adopter and delivers actionable advice on how to eliminate clutter and boost productivity.
Together Kelly and Hamza talk about the minimalism lifestyle movement, the importance of creating communities, and removing distractions when it comes to our time, energy and attention.
Learn more about Hamza Khan and the Ideas Into Action podcast below:
Ideas Into Action Podcast
May 11, 2019
Kelly and Lauren reflect on their minimalist journeys and share an honest conversation about the challenges they have experienced while working to master this lifestyle.
That being said, they believe that the life-changing benefits of living like a minimalist have been worth every obstacle.
By sharing their honest reflections, Kelly and Lauren hope to inspire you to adopt or continue to adopt this lifestyle knowing that there will be challenges and it’s OKAY.
Greg McKeown's Book, Essentialism
Laura Vanderkam's Book, 168 Hours