December 3, 2019
Kelly and Lauren discuss how minimalism is not perfectionism.
Together they reflect on their wins and challenges when it comes to each living more sustainably, decluttering their mental clutter, and being intentional when it comes to buying new things.
They also share their thoughts on Marie Kondo’s new store, KonMari.com!
Topics discussed: living with less waste, reducing your carbon footprint, creating space for mental fitness, managing money with intention, making intentional purchases.
Kelly’s intentional purchase:
Monos Travel Luggage (If you "need" one, use code MM5 for % off at checkout)
Holiday Episodes You Should Listen to:
Holidays and Consumerism – Kelly and Lauren share tips on how to be intentional when it comes to both gift giving and receiving and how to avoid unnecessary material temptations.
The Gift of 20 Things (That Aren’t Things) – To celebrate the holidays, Kelly and Lauren exchange 20 things they have learned from each other since starting Millennial Minimalists. It’s a fun, priceless discussion.
November 15, 2019
Learn how to design a conscious closet that you can feel proud of!
Kelly and Lauren speak with the brand manager behind the sustainable and ethical clothing brand, Boody Eco-wear.
Boody is amongst a leading group of growing slow fashion brands that are dedicated to responsible practices. As we become increasingly conscious about how our clothes are manufactured, brands like Boody are helping us make a difference for the future of our planet and the people involved in the making of our clothes.
Be inspired to invest in high quality, responsible brands that help you reduce your carbon footprint and approach fashion in an ethical way.
Boody Eco-wear Website
PROMO: Use code “millennial” at checkout for 20% off your order
November 3, 2019
Learn how to live more sustainably today by starting with one small act.
Kelly and Lauren are interviewed by a podcaster with a great sustainable mission. Host Amy Powell at The Attainable Podcast inspires us to adopt sustainable habits to help our planet today and for generations to come.
In their discussion, you will learn how to be more mindful of the environment and how living sustainably is a natural component of a minimalist lifestyle.
The minimalist lifestyle is about being kind to ourselves and to the environment.
The Attainable Podcast
October 20, 2019
Be inspired to plan your next trip with intention by leaning into your preferences and goals.
Kelly and Lauren speak with special guest, Megan Anderluh, the editor of Moon Travel Guides about how to design your ideal vacation. They discuss how to experience new cities as an explorer rather than a tourist, and the benefits of taking in local spots rather than packing your days.
Learn how to design a trip where you can experience more and still make time to relax and wander.
Moon Travel Guides
October 5, 2019
In this one on one discussion between Kelly and Lauren, learn how the minimalist lifestyle can help you live more mindfully and feel more fulfilled.
By clearing your life of excess, you become more mindful of your energy, your attention to others, and the environment.
Kelly and Lauren share their thoughts on how this lifestyle has helped them be more present and less triggered by life's distractions. They also share a few daily mindful routines that help them tap into their conscious minds.
Be inspired to adopt mindfulness practices that will help you live more in the present moment.
Eckhart Tolle's Book A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle's Book The Power of Now
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