Tag: minimalism

Moving Towards Less But Having More

I was listening to the radio on my way home from work and a reporter was interviewing an IKEA executive who was discussing how we – as a society – have reached “peak stuff“. Meaning, we all have more than we need. I found it funny that an executive at one of the largest retail companies …

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Practicing Sobriety

This past week I stumbled on a link from the Google homepage to the film HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The filmmaker spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Since I’m a pretty big fan of documentaries and listening to other people’s stories, I found the first volume (there are 3 volumes) …

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3 Ways to Portion-Size Your Finances

Did you know: If you shrunk the size of your dinner plate just 2″, you could lose 18lbs in one year? You may have already heard of the Small Plate Movement started by Dr. Brian Wansink at Cornell University to help promote healthier eating habits. The focal point of the movement is to get people …

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How Much Money Are You Sitting On?

Yesterday I came across an article on MarketWatch talking about how American’s are sitting on about $34 billion worth of old cell phones. iPhone’s alone account for about $9 billion of that sum. So, what’s the deal? Why are so many of us sitting on money we could be saving or using for other purposes? …

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Minimalism – How Owning Less Stuff Will Save You Money

In 2008, I first heard of this crazy concept called “Minimalism“. It was where people were purposely removing unneeded stuff from their lives, because they didn’t want their possessions weighing them down. “Who were these strange people?” From reading Unclutterer.com I’d came upon this way-of-life, which was completely contradictory to everything I’d been taught as an …

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Into the Wild – A Glimpse into Extreme Minimalism

Have you ever seen the movie, “Into the Wild”? I first saw this movie in 2007, and was blown away by Christopher McCandless abandonment of societal things. Possessions that tied him down, which he was willing to give up like no one else. I was captivated by this, because I’d never seen anyone willing to …

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Minimalism with Joshua Becker – part 2

Earlier this week I posted part one of my interview with Joshua Becker on minimalism. Here is the second part of that interview. Do you think technology can help or hurt us in becoming a minimalist? “Both. I think we are in a great period of time where technology can limit the amount of stuff …

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Joshua Becker Interview – Minimalism

Last week our church had a speaker come in for a Tuesday night special on “Doubling your impact.” I got word from one of our friends that the speaker was Joshua Becker (from becomingminimalist.com). He was speaking on the topic of minimalism. I thought it sounded interesting, and I’ve written about this topic before on TTG. So I lined …

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Minimalist Lifestyle – Six Steps to Unclutter

The term living a minimalist lifestyle is a new term to me and frankly is one that intrigues me. My wife and I are continually looking for ways to declutter our home and make living for us and our kids simpler. In our lives it seems like we go through peaks and valleys. Where there …

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