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Six Practical Ways to Model Contentment For Your Kids Today

“How do I keep my kids from always wanting more stuff?” I have been asked this question countless times. And understandably so. In fact, I often find myself asking the same question. It’s a hard one to answer—mostly because the answer includes something we don’t always like to think about: our own actions. But the simple truth...

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show. The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. I invite you to fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging...

Every Child Deserves a Family

Last month, I released my latest book, Things That Matter. Minimalism, to me, has always been about living a focused, meaningful life—one that accomplishes the most good for the greatest number of people. Things That Matter is about living well and pursuing a life dedicated to meaningful pursuits—and allowing that pursuit to take you on journeys...

The Greatest Conversation Advice I Ever Received

In college, I had dinner with a friend named Donnie. He wasn’t much older than me but was certainly more mature — although that wasn’t particularly difficult at the time :) I looked up to him in quite a few ways. But one thing that impressed me, maybe above everything else, was his ability to engage in conversation wherever we were. It didn’t...

So What if Everybody Else is Doing It?

The age-old parenting wisdom goes something like this, “If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?” The classic cliché, utilized by parents everywhere since the invention of bridges, is meant to motivate young minds to think for themselves. Most of us, as teenagers, simply shrugged it off as stupid advice. “Obviously...

Creating Simple, Family Routines

Note: This is a guest post from Merissa A. Alink of Little House Living. Whether we realize it or not, we all go through life carrying out various daily and weekly patterns and routines. Sometimes they are made from careful planning and consideration, and sometimes they come from a lack of planning and end in chaos. There’s no...

Encouraging Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need. Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream dreams of significance for our lives. And it begs us to work diligently with optimism and promise. Overcoming the pull of consumerism is a difficult challenge regardless of our stage in life....

Now is the Time to Get Uncluttered

Registration for the May Edition of Uncluttered is now open! Uncluttered is a 12-week online course designed by me to help you own less, live more, and discover the life you’ve always wanted. If you want to own less, but need a little help getting there, Uncluttered is for you. I offer the course only three times each year. Decluttering...

5 Principles to Declutter Your Financial Life

Note: This is a guest post from Bob Lotich, author of Simple Money, Rich Life. In keeping with the theme of Things That Matter, today I want to highlight a few financial tips to help you spend less time and mental energy on money so you can have more time to focus on what actually matters in life. I tend to be someone who believes...

The Things That Matter Book Tour

This summer, I will be touring 12 US cities (across the Midwest and South) to discuss my new book, Things That Matter: Overcoming Distraction to Pursue a More Meaningful Life. This will be my first opportunity to get out and discuss the book with the Becoming Minimalist Community. I look forward to meeting many of you. (I’m also excited to have...

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