Does that word sound stark, terrible, emotionless, and sad?
I used to, to me (Me = Meredith in this case).
Today’s show marks a starting point for me. Frank and I discuss our recent run-in with the concept / approach of minimalism. To us, minimalism is very ancestral. It’s about re-prioritizing relationships and experiences over ‘stuff’. It’s about recognizing consumerism and waste, and actively opting out. It’s also about discovering (we hope!) the personal health gains, more time, more sleep, less worry, easier health.
In this show, you’ll find out…
- We kind of think we’ve been minimalists living amongst our stuff for a long time.
- Minimalism invokes less – but maybe it’s really maximizing life. It’s a word of abundance.
- From an ancestral perspective, minimalism feels right. The two approaches are really very congruent. Traditional ways were minimalist by nature.
- We talk about consumerism… about that shirt or hat that you buy because it’s such a great deal. The one that isn’t made to last, has a huge carbon footprint, and you really don’t like anyway.
- The cost of a thing vs. the value of a handmade craft.
- I set the stage for my awareness of minimalism. Through divorce and christmas ornaments… and my want for a tiny house.
- Recognizing that minimalism is a thing – a movement that you can join.
- It’s a way toward freedom, control, toward declutter, toward creating time and space, saving money, toward elevating relationships and experiences in your life.
- There is no object that should be more important than a relationship.
- What to do with all of the old ‘sentimental’ stuff.
- The idea to multipurpose things. I have an idea for a table/desk/bed thing.
- Frank challenged to not research on google. PLEASE SEND IDEAS!
- What minimalism means to me – clothes, thrift, outlets.
- We chat about zero waste home.
- Vitamin awareness (thanks to Katy Bowman for this phrase).
- How much energy can you take on yourself instead of outsourcing?