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A podcast on living simply. Follow Canadian millennials, Lauren and Kelly and be inspired to live a simpler, more intentional every day.

A podcast on living simply. Follow Canadian millennials, Lauren and Kelly and be inspired to live a simpler, more intentional every day.
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A podcast on living simply. Follow Canadian millennials, Lauren and Kelly and be inspired to live a simpler, more intentional every day.




Achieve Amazing Productivity with Josh Davis

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...


Live Intentionally with Colin Wright

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...


Minimalism & Vulnerability

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,...


Essay: Tidy Up & Give Back

Kelly reads an essay she wrote titled, Tidy Up: Start Giving Back & Feel Happier Every Day. Kelly and Lauren took on a challenge to give back every day for 1-week and this piece reflects on their journey and the lessons they learned. This episode was inspired by their recent discussion with Jaqueline Way, the Founder and CEO of 365give – a global challenge that empowers people to make room for daily giving. According to Jaqueline, when we give “we receive a helpers high.” Kelly works to...


Focus on Your ONE Thing for Extraordinary Results with Jay Papasan

Today we are sharing a conversation with Jay Papasan, the co-author of the book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing proposes that if we focus on the one most important task in any priority, we can cut through the clutter, simplify our workload, achieve better results in less time, and master what matters most. Be prepared to start thinking about what your one thing is today. Whether for this week, this month, or this year, learn how to...


Reflections on Minimalism

Kelly and Lauren celebrate their 50 episode by reflecting on their minimalist journeys since starting this podcast in August 2018. You will learn about some of the lifestyle improvements that come from adopting a minimalist lifestyle. For Kelly, the minimalist adopter, minimalism has helped her design her best life. For Lauren, the natural minimalist, despite always living simply, she has learned to adopt new minimalist values, such as living more sustainably and being more mindful with her...


Adopt a Minimalist Lifestyle: Kelly's Interview with Hamza Khan

The Millennial Minimalists share Kelly’s guest appearance on the Ideas Into Action Podcast, hosted by Hamza Khan, a multi-award-winning marketer, dynamic keynote speaker, and accomplished serial entrepreneur. Kelly shares her story as a minimalist adopter and delivers actionable advice on how to eliminate clutter and boost productivity. Together Kelly and Hamza talk about the minimalism lifestyle movement, the importance of creating communities, and removing distractions when it comes to...


Minimalism Challenges & Solutions

Kelly and Lauren reflect on their minimalist journeys and share an honest conversation about the challenges they have experienced while working to master this lifestyle. That being said, they believe that the life-changing benefits of living like a minimalist have been worth every obstacle. By sharing their honest reflections, Kelly and Lauren hope to inspire you to adopt or continue to adopt this lifestyle knowing that there will be challenges and it’s OKAY. Greg McKeown's Book,...


Mental Minimalism with Marc Champagne

When you think of your mind as a room, do you see a cluttered space? In this episode, you will learn how to create the mental space to sharpen your mind. Kelly and Lauren are joined by Marc Champagne, the co-founder of the private journal and reflection app, KYŌ, to discuss proven mental fitness practices that will help you reflect and recharge your mind. The KYŌ app is a platform for you to track your daily reflections and get access to powerful mental fitness lessons that shape the lives...


How to Be Happy Every Day with Jacqueline Way

Learn how to be happy every day by making room for purposes bigger than yourself. Kelly and Lauren are joined by Jaqueline Way, notable TEDx speaker and Founder and CEO of 365 Give – a global challenge that empowers people to create positive change through daily giving. Jaqueline says that one of the best ways you can make yourself happy is to make other people happy. Jaqueline is credited for her TEDx Talk (2017), How to be happy every day: It will change the world, which has over 3...


Emotional Minimalism

Learn how to declutter your emotional noise! All of the inner chaos and negative thoughts in your mind that do not serve you. Kelly and Lauren work to inspire you to navigate your mental space and remove your emotional excess; all the emotional baggage that is created by you and can also be eliminated by you. Like decluttering your stuff, you need to evaluate your emotional thoughts and create space for positive emotional habits. Listen in and begin to capture and control your emotions to...


Minimalist Productivity Habits

Learn about the minimalist productivity systems and lifestyle habits you can adopt and shape to win your every day. Lauren and Kelly chat with Raphael Wong, Host of The Canvas Series Podcast to share proven systems for success to help you live with greater intention; from how you think to how you manage your time and your surroundings. Be inspired to jumpstart your minimalist lifestyle journey and produce results that matter to you. The Canvas Series Podcast Raphael Wong at MyTechne


Create an Ethical Wardrobe with Kristi Soomer

Be inspired to create an ethical and minimalist wardrobe that you can feel proud of! Kelly and Lauren sit down with Kristi Soomer, CEO of the ethical fashion brand, Encircled, a line of high quality, multi-use and responsible basics with the traveler in mind. Kristi believes that a conscious consumer is an impactful consumer and she works to inspire customers to build a wardrobe that creates space to be more with less. Encircled has been featured in The Huffington Post, The National Post,...


Essay: A Minimalist Mindset

Be inspired to develop a growth-minded way of thinking, embrace your fears and take action on your goals. Kelly reads a short essay she wrote titled, A Minimalist Mindset: How minimalism inspired me to regain focus and own my life. This essay was published in Minimalism.Life, an online journal and collaborative project between The Minimalists, Minimalissimo and 5 STYLE.


Sustainable Fashion

Be inspired to build a high-quality, minimalist wardrobe that will reduce your impact and simplify your every day. To launch this discussion, Lauren and Kelly are supported by growing ethical fashion brand, Kotn, an Egyptian-Canadian brand that was born out of a desire for quality, simple and sustainable essentials. Recorded at Kotn Toronto, Lauren and Kelly are joined by influential minimalists and Kotn supporters, Jack Greystone and Carter Reid to share ideas on how to embrace a...


Digital Minimalism

Your digital life is just as important as your physical health. If you are addicted to your digital devices or if you want to be more intentional with how you engage with these tools, this episode is for you! Be inspired to make lasting habit changes! Become more present and regain deep focus. Digital addiction has been cited as one of the most devastating epidemics of the 21st century and it's up to us to control how we use these tools. This episode is inspired by author Cal Newport's...


Live More Sustainably

If you want to live more sustainably, this is the episode for you! Meet zero waste lifestyle expert and host of the Zero Waste Lifestyle Podcast, Laura Nash. Laura recently threw out her first bag of garbage in 8 months! Learn about the strong connection between the minimalist lifestyle and zero waste lifestyle and take away great tips on how to be more environmentally conscious. 3 Actions You Can Take Today: Use a reusable coffee cupUse reusable grocery bagsReplace plastic bags with...


Essay: Minimalism is a Lifestyle Template

Essay: Minimalism is a Lifestyle Template Be inspired to observe minimalism as an opportunity to design your ideal life. Kelly reads a short essay she wrote titled, Minimalism is a Lifestyle Template: How I’ve used minimalism as a template to design my ideal life. Kelly adopted the minimalist lifestyle in an effort to find greater meaning and fulfillment in her every day. Now, ten months later, she has crafted a simpler, more intentional lifestyle and she works to motivate you and others...


Tidy Up Your Closet For Good

If you are motivated to start simplifying your life, we suggest starting with your closet! In this episode you will learn how to declutter your closet, refine your wardrobe, and design your dream closet for good. Kelly and Lauren hope to inspire lasting positive changes that will influence you to simplify all areas of your life. Matt D’Avella: Decluttering for Messy People Verena Erin (My Green Closet): 10 Ways a Capsule Wardrobe can Change Your Life Courtney Carver: Minimalist...


Simplify Your Life with Courtney Carver

Learn the power of simplicity to reduce stress, improve your health, and “be more with less.” Lauren and Kelly connect with minimalism and simplicity thought leader Courtney Carver. She is the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More, and the creator of minimalist fashion challenge #Project333, which involves dressing with 33 items or less for 3 months. Courtney says, “simplicity is the way back to love.” She runs where she offers...