Millennial Minimalists
Declutter & Simplify Your Life

Declutter & Simplify Your Life

April 10, 2020

Be inspired to declutter and simplify your life during this time of isolation.

Speaking remotely, Kelly and Lauren share an update on their lifestyles and offer decluttering tips to help you simplify your world.

Keeping the tone calm, together they work to motivate you to make time for self-care and all of the things that light you up. 

 

Mentioned

Kylie Flavell - Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (A picnic in Tuscany Italy)

Book Recommendations

A New Earth, Goodbye Things, The Soul of Money, 168 Hours, Tuesdays with MorrieDigital MinimalismEssentialismDon't Keep Your Day Job.

Let’s Talk About Burnout Again with Hamza Khan

Let’s Talk About Burnout Again with Hamza Khan

March 30, 2020

Recorded in late February, Kelly reconnects with returning guest, Hamza Khan, the author of the Amazon best-selling book, The Burnout Gamble. 

In their first discussion, Let’s Talk About Burnout, Hamza shared the 12 stages of burnout and how to protect yourself from burnout first-hand, and today, considering workplace stress is on the rise, they discuss big-picture solutions to this global phenomenon.

The World Health Organization classifies burnout as a medical diagnosis resulting from chronic workplace stress that has been unmanaged, and Hamza shares his insights on global workplace solutions and works to help us better understand and dissolve this global issue.   

LET'S BURN BRIGHT, NOT OUT - Hamza Khan

 

Links

Book: The Burnout Gamble

TEDx Talk: The Burnout Gamble (UTSC 2016)

TEDx Talk: Stop Managing, Start Leading (RyersonU 2016)

 

Articles

Why Are Young People Pretending To Love Work?

Leading on Empty, How Leaders Drive Their People to Burnout

Microsoft Japan’s experiment with the 4-day workweek

Reflections on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Reflections on the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 16, 2020

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has recently been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

In this one-on-one discussion, Kelly and Lauren talk about how their lives have changed over the past week and share their thoughts on how to stay calm and be mindful during this challenging time. 

Do your research, plan ahead, stay calm, take time to reflect, and keep your environment clean.

Together they share informative headlines and discuss practical ways that you can protect yourself and your community.

 

Helpful Links

CDC.gov | Centres for Disease Control & Prevention

WHO | The World Health Organization

The Minimalist's Lastest Post

The Minimalists “Let's Talk About The Coronavirus”

Own Your Anxiety with Julian Brass

Own Your Anxiety with Julian Brass

March 2, 2020

We all worry sometimes, and we have all experienced anxiety at some point in our lives, but thankfully there are simple ways we can deal with it naturally. Kelly chats with special guest, Julian Brass, the author of the international best-selling book, “Own Your Anxiety: 99 simple ways to channel your secret edge." You will learn to see anxiety as a positive force and learn how to deal with it naturally by adopting mindful lifestyle habits such a holistic wellness and positive psychology. Be inspired to apply some of Julian's actionable strategies to help you improve your health and ultimately own your anxiety.

 

JulianBrass.com

Own Your Anxiety

Follow Julian on Instagram

Live a Meaningful Life: Kelly’s Interview with Tanveer Mostafa

Live a Meaningful Life: Kelly’s Interview with Tanveer Mostafa

February 17, 2020

Kelly shares her recent interview on the Blessed For Success Podcast with host Tanveer Mostafa. Together they discuss how the minimalist lifestyle can help you live a more meaningful life. 

For Kelly, living with less has helped her feel a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment.

Be inspired to understand the minimalist lifestyle as an opportunity to not only clear the clutter from your life, but a pathway to strengthen your connection to yourself and with others.

Mentions

Blessed For Success Podcast

Project 333 by Courtney Carver

It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried

The Bullet Journal Method with Mac Whale

The Bullet Journal Method with Mac Whale

February 3, 2020

Be inspired to adopt The Bullet Journal Method to organize your priorities and execute on the things that are most meaningful to you.

Kelly shares her excitement for bullet journaling as it’s become her daily practice to stay focused, balance her priorities, and manage her goals.

You will learn how The Bullet Journal Method can help you declutter your mind, manage distractions, improve your productivity, create space for reflection, and refine your responsibilities to the things that are important and valuable to you. 

Kelly is joined by technology analyst, Mac Whale, a Ph.D. and MIT alumnus who is highly experienced with The Bullet Journal Method.

Together they explore the many facets of bullet journaling and share their lessons and greatest rewards.

 

Key Links

Start Here: How to Bullet Journal

Main Website: Bullet Journal

Book: The Bullet Journal Method

Millennial Minimalists Podcast Update

Millennial Minimalists Podcast Update

January 13, 2020

The Millennial Minimalists' share a quick update about their plan for 2020! Kelly explains that they will be stepping back for the month of January to plan for the months ahead and taking space throughout the year to balance all of life's priorities.

Moving forward, Kelly and Lauren will be sharing exciting interviews and one-on-one discussions with you every 3 weeks on Monday mornings, beginning February 3rd, 2020!

They close by giving thanks to YOU (and all of their listeners) for your ongoing support and engagement and wishing you a great start to the new year!

Please stay tuned!

Year-End Wrap-Up & Minimalist Tips for 2020

Year-End Wrap-Up & Minimalist Tips for 2020

December 31, 2019

As part of wrapping up 2019, Kelly and Lauren reflect on their minimalist lifestyle wins and share their minimalist lessons and professional goals for 2020.

Together they continue to inspire you to see minimalism as a simple, intentional lifestyle that can help you embrace your authentic self and design your best life. 

Mentions:

Minimalist Luggage: Monos
Clean Beauty: Lash Luxury Eyelash Serum

Our Minimalist Story with Marc Champagne

Our Minimalist Story with Marc Champagne

December 13, 2019

Get ready for a fun and engaging conversation about how the Millennial Minimalists podcast came to be.

Kelly and Lauren are interviewed by podcaster Marc Champagne, the host of Behind the Human.

They reflect on mental minimalism and share their tips on how to declutter and organize your thoughts, especially over the busy holiday season.

Recorded in a festive podcast studio in the Canadian Tire Christmas House (#CTChristmas), Kelly and Lauren close by sharing thoughts on how to design a lighter, simpler, more meaningful holiday.

 

Mentioned:

Behind The Human Podcast

Lauren Singer

 

Related Episodes:

Mental Minimalism with Marc Champagne

The Gift of 20 Things (That Aren’t Things)

Imperfect Minimalism

Imperfect Minimalism

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.    

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