Millennial Minimalists
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.    

Build a Conscious Closet

Build a Conscious Closet

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.

Boodywear Website

Use code “millennial” at checkout for 20% off your order

Live Sustainably Now

Live Sustainably Now

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.


Amy Powell 

The Attainable Podcast

Nielson Report

Travel with Intention

Travel with Intention

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

 

Minimalism & Mindfulness

Minimalism & Mindfulness

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

Live Authentically with Delanie Fischer

Live Authentically with Delanie Fischer

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

Self-Helpless Podcast

Betterhelp.com

Let’s Talk About Burnout with Hamza Khan

Let’s Talk About Burnout with Hamza Khan

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


About Hamza

Podcast: Ideas into Action

Book: The Burnout Gamble 

TEDx Talk: The Burnout Gamble (UTSC 2016)

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

Achieve Amazing Productivity with Josh Davis

Achieve Amazing Productivity with Josh Davis

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

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