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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

The Minimalists


    • May 24, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    341 | The Dumpster Method

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 44:19

    The Minimalists discuss our shared clean-slate fantasy of renting a giant dumpster and tossing everything in it, as well as more prudent and responsible decluttering methods, including selling, donating, and recycling, and they answer the following questions: Why did you renovate The Minimalists podcast studio after its first year? (03:51) How do we tactfully approach a loved one regarding their maximalist lifestyle encroaching on our shared minimalist space? (07:05) What are the three reasons that we cling? (09:11) Why is striving for perfection such a fruitless pursuit? (17:21) How do we appropriately pass on personalized items? (19:11) How do I help loved ones let go of their attachment to things? (29:04) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    I Never Really Owned Any of This Stuff

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 13:13

    The Minimalists discuss with earthing expert Clint Ober the health benefits he found in grounding, as well as how he became a foremost authority in the field. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    340 | Grounding

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 49:30

    The Minimalists are joined by earthing expert Clint Ober to discuss pain reduction, the science behind grounding, and “the most important health discovery ever,” and they answer the following questions: What is the science behind grounding, and how do I explain it to loved ones who perceive it as metaphysical woo-woo? (03:19) How can grounding relieve much of our discomfort? (09:16) What are the most significant benefits of grounding, and what individuals would realize the most benefit from it? (13:26) What grounding tips do you have for individuals that use wheelchairs? (16:56) How did Clint come to recognize the personal benefits of grounding? (20:40) What are the best methods for grounding? (24:13) What is your perception regarding inflammation? (29:54) If grounding is so healthy, why does the professional medical community largely ignore it? (33:23) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    6 Ways to Avoid Digital Clutter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 7:13

    The Minimalists discuss the optimal methods for dodging digital clutter. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    339 | Escaping the Excess

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 58:47

    The Minimalists talk about the many shapes and sizes of excess, including stuff, debt, screen time, commitments, and emotional clutter, and they answer the following questions: When is something considered excessive? (03:32) What are the three ways to gain acceptance? (11:52) How do we encourage others to break away from the excessive pursuits that are causing them to feel perpetually overwhelmed? (14:40) What is “POMO”? (15:07) How do I ensure my daily schedule doesn't become excessive, and how do I best organize my time management tools to achieve that goal? (18:46) How do I stay focused on my obligations and responsibilities when my emotional clutter is constantly distracting me? (25:01) What is your perspective regarding personality? (32:22) How do I cut down on excessive screen time? (47:28) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    The Cure for Crippling Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 9:48

    The Minimalists discuss the ideal approach to address debilitating anxiety with Dr. John Delony, author of Own Your Past, Change Your Future. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    338 | The Loneliness Epidemic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 52:41

    The Minimalists speak with Dr. John Delony, author of Own Your Past, Change Your Future, about loneliness, friendship, love, lust, and jobs that make people miserable, and they answer the following questions: How do I ensure I don't fall back into crippling codependency as I explore building relationships again? (01:42) How do we intentionally practice solitude? (05:33) What is the difference between solitude and hiding? (06:43) How do we make friends as adults? (06:51) Is there any issue in striving to associate with like-minded individuals over open-minded individuals? (13:07) Where is the best place to find a long-term partner or spouse? (14:46) What are the differences between love, like, and lust? (19:51) How do I determine whether to keep a job I detest that makes me miserable, yet provides well for myself and my daughter? (24:09) How do we transition from an overabundance of acquaintances to fewer, more meaningful relationships? (30:40) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    20 Decluttering Ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 15:41

    The Minimalists discuss 20 decluttering ideas to give our minimizing efforts focus and momentum. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    337 | Generational Junk

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 47:56

    The Minimalists discuss what to do with family heirlooms and “generational junk,” and they answer the following questions: How do we tactfully tell our relatives we don't want their “generational junk”? (09:17) How do I help my parents minimize their hoard to live more simply when they're resistant to do so? (14:10) How do we support our family members without accepting their donations of their possessions? (26:35) How do I appropriately rehome a family heirloom that is a historical artifact? (31:44) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    The Definition of Minimalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 3:00

    The Minimalists and author Joshua Becker discuss how to best define minimalism. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    336 | Things That Matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 44:03

    The Minimalists speak with Joshua Becker about Things That Matter, becoming minimalist, and finding purpose, and they answer the following questions: How do I discover what truly matters when I'm already struggling to find meaning in my daily life? (02:11) How do we discover our purposes? (02:34) Would you change your minimalist journeys based on what you know now? (08:07) How do we recoup and regroup from the past purchase of a luxury item, especially when we're trying to recover from the financial repercussions of the purchase, such as a considerable car loan? (12:47) What does Joshua Becker recommend regarding vehicle purchases? (15:33) How do I reframe minimalism as merely a tool rather than a goal? (21:39) How do I ensure my needs are met along with those for which I'm a caregiver? (29:53) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    The Minimalists' Top 3 Regrettable Purchases

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 12:44

    The Minimalists discuss the consumer purchases they most regret. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    335 | Consumer Regrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 48:21

    The Minimalists talk about purchases that lead to buyer's remorse, and they answer the following questions: Does regret serve us in any way? (01:57) How do we overcome the loss and regret we feel after donating items so we don't end up simply replacing them and repeating the cycle? (06:03) How do we recognize when we're senselessly justifying a purchase that holds little to no actual benefit for us? (16:08) Do your children have any regrets? (23:45) What do we do when we experience buyer's remorse with every purchase? (27:52) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    Why Do I Feel Crappy All the Time?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 4:43

    The Minimalists and nutrition expert Max Lugavere discuss why so many of us feel listless and exhausted much of the time. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    334 | Kitchen Clutter

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 47:23

    The Minimalists talk about the clutter that invades our counters, cabinets, and refrigerators with Max Lugavere, author of Genius Kitchen, and they answer the following questions: What is essential to prepare healthy meals? (02:39) What is a Thermapen? (04:31) Why are glass containers better for storage than plastic containers? (04:56) What is the value of the cast-iron skillet in the kitchen? (06:17) What are the pros and cons of the microwave? (11:08) What are the benefits of sous vide? (13:11) What are the dangers of using kitchen items with nonstick coatings? (13:51) What kitchen cleaning products and methods have you found safe, effective, and minimal that prevent foodborne illnesses and keep everything spotless when not in use? (20:40) How do we ensure we keep the appropriate amount of food on hand for our household? (27:16) How do we efficiently and effectively cook in tiny kitchens? (33:22) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    Simple Movements for Aging Bodies

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 7:03

    The Minimalists discuss what exercises keep aging bodies strong with functional-movement expert Aaron Alexander. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    333 | Movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 58:37

    The Minimalists talk about functional movement with Aaron Alexander, author of The Align Method, and they answer the following questions: What daily exercises will help us move with the most freedom and the least pain? (02:18) How do our postural patterns affect our overall health? (06:33) What is the “55-38-7 Principle”? (07:47) Is sitting for long periods unhealthy? (09:52)  What movements during daily office work are beneficial? (17:03) What is the most ideal sitting position? (20:13) What is the value of stillness? (26:22) What are the most appropriate workspace ergonomics for those that spend long hours at desks? (31:15) How do we best relax? (33:17) How important is appropriate breathing? (37:25) What is “learned helplessness”? (45:07) How do we reevaluate our movements? (46:45) What is “piezoelectricity”? (48:26) What is “parasitic tension”? (51:07) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    ‘Trendy' Means It Will Soon Be Out of Style

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 3:58

    The Minimalists discuss the folly of mindlessly pursuing trends. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    332 | Clutter Coffins

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 44:47

    The Minimalists discuss why far too many of us spend far too much on storage containers, “clutter coffins,” of all sizes, yet the best way to organize our stuff isn't to store it in a basement mausoleum—the best way to organize is to get rid of the excess stuff—and they answer the following questions: What has contributed to the rise of the storage business? (01:40) What do you consider “clutter coffins”? (05:19) When are storage units useful? (07:22) What is the average profit margin of the storage industry? (14:26) What does the phrase “Be present” mean to you? (16:27) How do I reconcile my love of scrapbooking and its requisite accoutrements with my striving to live a minimalist lifestyle? (17:35) What is “legalism”? (20:03) What is your perspective regarding the zero-waste movement? (22:20) What are the origins of spring cleaning? (26:26) How do my partner and I determine how much stuff we should actually save for our future child? (26:56) How do you determine what is worth storing? (32:03) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    3 Things Every Minimalist Must Consider to Create a More Sustainable Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 3:58

    The Minimalists and environmentalist Claire Potter discuss the most important considerations for a minimalist when creating a more sustainable life. Listen to full episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast: patreon.com/theminimalists FOLLOW THE MINIMALISTS: Instagram TikTok Twitter Facebook

    331 | Sustainable Living

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 41:06

    The Minimalists talk about sustainable living with environmentalist Claire Potter, and they answer the following questions: What impact did the pandemic have on our environment with all of the disposable items designed to protect us from infection, and how can we move forward safely with less waste? (01:39) How biodegradable are biodegradable plastics? (06:25) What are the pros and cons of plastic? (07:29) How do we stay motivated and inspire others to live a sustainable, minimalist lifestyle when those around us do not; that is, if we live sustainably but more people live unsustainably, aren't all of our efforts meaningless? (09:25) What is your perspective regarding sustainability? (11:20) What is the “circular economy”? (12:28) How much does farming crops damage the environment compared to farming meat? (20:22) How do we frame sustainable living to interest non-environmentalists? (28:32) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    Tips for a Minimalist Schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 9:03

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    330 | Too Much Stuff

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 31:37

    The Minimalists talk about how much stuff is enough stuff, and how much stuff is too much stuff, and they answer the following questions: How do we avoid apathy when we're sorting generations of stuff? (02:25) What does “letting go” mean to you? (04:51) When you have too much stuff, how do you determine what to let go and where to send it—yard sale, online consignment, donation center, or, very worst-case scenario, landfill? (08:54) What is The Minimalists' process for letting go? (10:17) How do we appropriately address a loved one's consumerism that causes us discomfort? (16:45) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    Can Minimalists Own Pets Without Regret?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 10:14

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    329 | Simple Pets

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 44:59

    The Minimalists talk about simple pets with Dr. Karen Shaw Becker and Rodney Habib, authors of The Forever Dog, and they answer the following questions: Do humans actually need pets? (02:30) What does the acronym “DOGS” represent? (10:37) How many pets are too many? (13:03) What is a puppy scam? (16:32) What is genetic deletion? (18:02) What is a healthy diet for pets? (20:39) How do we ensure a superlative longevity for our pets' lives? (26:30) How do I address my spouse's frustrations with a pet when I get value from the companionship and care of the pet but they do not? (28:32) How much exercise does my pet need? (30:28) How do we ensure we don't become totally consumed by our pet guardian identities? (33:50) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    Money Rules for Any Relationship

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 18:34

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    328 | Annoying Purchases

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 50:13

    The Minimalists talk about different kinds of surprise purchases, impulse purchases, and annoying purchases, and they answer the following questions: What's the difference between surprise purchases and impulse purchases? (01:39) Why do sales seem particularly pernicious now? (04:06) What are the two kinds of surprise purchases? (07:44) Do manufacturers bear any burden for creating superfluous products that exist as little more than items to be purchased as surprise gifts for others based on their novelty rather than their practicality? (11:33) Are we being too dismissive of new technology that seems to promote sedentary lifestyles but could be incredibly helpful to the physically challenged? (19:34) How do we get our partners to include us in the purchasing processes of significant items? (25:20) How do you define “compassion”? (29:32) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    Make Decluttering Less Emotionally Draining

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 7:43

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    327 | THIS

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 62:06

    The Minimalists question the beliefs, opinions, and worldviews that have shaped all of us with Michael Gungor, author of THIS, and they answer the following questions: Why did Michael write THIS? (03:30) Why does getting everything we want often bring misery instead of joy? (06:07) How do we determine if a belief no longer serves us? (11:48) What does “belief” mean to you? (13:26) How do our beliefs form? (15:47) How do you break the constant collective mindset of depression and anxiety when you grew up in a family that believed it was simply an ever-present state of being? (21:26) How do you define “anxiety”? (23:25) Did Michael discover a deeper truth through his experience with different religions? (32:51) What is your perspective regarding truth? (33:50) What does it mean to “add value”? (36:23) ​If I've given everything I can to please those I must please in my profession, what more can I do to show my commitment to the cause? (39:06) What does “need” mean to you? (42:54) How do we determine when a struggle has become futile and move on? (45:07) What are your thoughts regarding the ego? (46:04) What does “heaven” and “hell” mean to you? (50:37) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    The Minimalists on Bulk Purchases at Costco and Sam's Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 3:48

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    326 | Panic Buying

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 44:35

    The Minimalists talk about the psychology behind panic buying, and they answer the following questions: What causes panic buying? (01:46) What are the causes of supply-chain shortages? (08:09) What have you seen purchased in recent panic-buying frenzies? (12:42) When might it be appropriate to panic? (14:26) Is it ever advisable to simply save money for medical emergencies rather than spending that money monthly on health insurance? (15:13) Can everything be negotiated? (22:18) Do other countries respond to crises with panic buying similar to the United States? (25:08) Where is the line between preparation and hoarding? (28:13) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    She Wants to Stop Doom Scrolling and Reduce the Distractions of Social Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 10:13

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    325 | The Cluttered Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 44:28

    The Minimalists discuss the physical clutter that is created by mental clutter with Dr. Amishi Jha, and they answer the following questions: What are the ideal steps to reduce mental clutter? (01:46) How do we refine our attention? (07:40) What is the “Find Your Flashlight Practice”? (12:51) How do we let go of sentimental stuff that has continuously piled up for decades and is physically and mentally holding us back? (13:49) How do we wind up emotionally attached to stuff? (17:41) How do we appropriately develop new habits? (21:22) What is “contingent reality”? (21:33) How do you maintain mindfulness in the corporate world amid the constant bombardment of demands from obligations and responsibilities? (23:42) What is “task switching”? (27:09) How do we enjoy wholly disconnecting in our free time without feeling like we've wasted time? (29:22) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    She Struggles with Minimizing Expensive Sentimental Items

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 5:26

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    324 | Just in Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 42:11

    The Minimalists discuss the three most dangerous words in the world—Just. In. Case.—and they answer the following questions: Should I hold on to collectibles so I can pass them on to my children if they become valuable? (01:40) How do I address a hoard of just-in-case items I've stashed for use at work? (10:22) How can boundaries help with just-in-case items? (14:28) How do you address the ‘I-told-you-so' crowd regarding just-in-case items you purged that you must purchase again? (27:31) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    He Can't Figure Out What's Making Him Depressed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 10:14

    The Minimalists are joined by philosopher Peter Rollins to discuss how people can identify the sources of their depression. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    323 | Nihilism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 56:24

    The Minimalists are joined by philosopher Peter Rollins to discuss nihilism, despair, anger, and depression, and they answer the following questions: How are nihilism and minimalism related? (02:57) Is Fight Club's Tyler Durden an example of nihilism? (05:33) What did Nietzsche mean by the “death of God”? (07:11) What started the recent rise in nihilism? (10:58) Is anger merely unrealized expectations? (12:21) What is the “belief through the other”? (17:22) How do you define “fundamentalism”? (18:32) Are nihilism and pessimism the same perspective? (19:03) How do we overcome pessimism? (20:24) What would cause someone to become a nihilist? (21:38) Why did Nietzsche believe we must all experience the death of God? (23:25) What is “dialectics”? (24:15) How do I help myself and my children adequately recover and move on after the death of their father ‬and the disintegration of my second marriage? (26:36) What are “beta-elements”? (29:27) What is an “alpha function”? (29:45) What is your perspective regarding “symptoms”? (30:47) What is the value of a psychotherapist for those of us struggling with issues? (31:04) How do you find new meaning in life when the meaning you wanted is no longer an option? (33:21) How do you define “depression”? (34:11) What is the “object cause of desire”? (33:54) How do you define “love”? (36:59) How do you address a void? (40:24) Why do you consider Los Angeles the most religious place in the world? (43:12) What is “leveling”? (49:33) What is the difference between a problem and a mystery? (53:34) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    Help Me Convince My Spouse to Minimize!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 2:44

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    322 | Paper Clutter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 39:01

    Joshua and The Minimalists' team talk about dealing with paper clutter, including bills, mail, receipts, taxes, photos, books, pamphlets, files, contracts, letters, and other random paperwork, and they answer the following questions: What documents are essential to keep? (02:11) What companies do you recommend for scanning physical photos and storing them in the cloud? (06:45) What are the most effective methods for organizing important paper documents in the office? (18:22) What resources do you use to keep paper clutter from ever entering your homes? (22:02) Where do I begin tackling a monster of paper clutter that threatens to eat up an inordinate amount of time? (25:19) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: minimalists.com/support

    The Abundance of Minimalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 17:37

    The Minimalists are joined by T.K. Coleman to discuss the difference between wealth and abundance. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    321 | An Evening of Less

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 32:48

    The Minimalists are joined by T.K. Coleman in Atlanta to discuss minimalism with purpose, resolving conflict, and creating a “social budget,” and they answer the following questions: When have you found telling the truth problematic? (03:04) Is minimalism a Western solution for overconsumption? (07:20) Why are so many so consumed with consumption? (08:54) What is the “American Dream”? (10:03) What makes us singularly human? (11:51) What is minimalism to you? (13:15) How do you appropriately resolve conflict with loved ones in a family business? (18:11) How do you define “love”? (27:40) What is your perspective regarding power? (29:15) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    How Do I Overcome a Toxic Relationship with a Parent?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 7:14

    Joshua and Ryan are joined by counselor, podcaster, and author Ian Morgan Cron to talk about setting boundaries with toxic family members. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    320 | Identity Clutter

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 40:45

    Joshua and Ryan are joined by counselor, podcaster, and author Ian Morgan Cron to discuss identity clutter and the outdated stories people tell themselves, and they answer the following questions: How do you start rewriting your story when you feel overwhelmed and insecure about who you are and who you want to be? (02:23) What does the acronym “SOAR” represent? (06:27) What is “act as-if”? (07:38) How do you discover your true identity after traumatically losing your societal identities? (10:20) What is the difference between a role and an identity? (11:41) How can the Enneagram help us discover ourselves? (13:41) How do you define “personality”? (14:31) What is the role of self-awareness in personality and in identity? (16:29) How do beliefs become problematic? (23:46) How do I find peace with who I am? (28:51) How do you define “shame”? (30:10) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    How to Have Uncomfortable Conversations

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 4:00

    Joshua and Ryan talk about the best ways to approach uncomfortable conversations. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    319 | Toxic Hustle Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 40:39

    Joshua and Ryan discuss the pros and cons of hustle culture, and they answer the following questions: Do some people claim they're busy to be envied for being in demand? (01:01) What is the difference between “hurry” and “hustle”? (05:46) How do you define “productive”? (06:45) What is the fatal flaw of hustle culture? (08:51) How can we break free of hustle culture? (13:31) How do you appropriately address burnout with yourself or an employer before it reaches the point of no return? (17:07) How do I set appropriate boundaries in my profession? (19:45) After leaving an extraordinarily stressful career, how do I resist the temptation to take on another one for “success” and wealth? (25:53) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    Beyond Stuff, What Have The Minimalists Learned About Minimizing Internal Clutter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 5:07

    Joshua and Ryan talk about minimizing stress, depression, and worry. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    318 | Eleven Simple Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 41:21

    Joshua and Ryan talk about what they've learned, how they've grown, and in what ways they've subtracted since they started The Minimalists eleven years ago, and they answer the following questions: How has your understanding of, and approach toward, minimalism developed over the last eleven years? (00:00) Why does minimalism seem radical? (05:34) How do we address our issue with clinging? (06:44) What is the most important lesson you've learned about consumerism? (10:13) What is the “god-shaped hole”? (12:04) Based on your eleven years of experience in minimalism, what advice do you have for those of us starting on our minimalism journey at an older age? (16:38) Is deprivation helpful? (24:03) If you had the power to make everyone a minimalist, would you do it? (28:53) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    What Would Make Minimalism a Cult?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 8:09

    Joshua and Ryan talk about what would make minimalism a cult with Amanda Montell, author of Cultish. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    317 | The Consumer Cult

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 50:11

    Joshua and Ryan speak with Amanda Montell, author of Cultish, about what makes a cult a cult, and they answer the following questions: Who decides whether a cult is a cult? (00:00) Are cults strictly negative? (02:08) Is CrossFit a cult? (04:33) How do otherwise reasonable people fall susceptible to cults? (11:58) What are the characteristics of a cult? (13:55) What is the “thought-terminating cliche”? (15:47) What are the “exit costs” of cults? (21:29) What are some red flags to look for regarding cults? (22:25) Can you explain the US-centric terms being used regarding cults? (32:08) Why does it seem the US is replete with cults? (32:35) How do cults start? (34:30) What is the “cult of consumerism”? (36:43) How do cult members not see how it's hurting them when it's so obvious to everyone else? (39:37) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    How to Say "No" to Gifts from Family Members

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 6:05

    Joshua and Ryan discuss how to say "no" to Christmas gifts without sounding snobby or standoffish. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

    316 | Christmas Gifts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 42:20

    Joshua and Ryan talk about giving gifts, getting gifts, and sometimes refusing gifts as a minimalist during Christmastime, and they answer the following questions: How do I address the guilt I feel when I don't get a Christmas gift for someone that expected one? (01:13) Can gift-giving be a love language? (21:49) What are some clutter-free gift ideas? (25:46) What are the three types of fun? (28:02) What is the minimalist approach to Christmas stockings? (32:51) What are some good charities for children? (36:50) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

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