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A podcast on living simply. Follow two Canadian millennials, Kelly and Lauren, as they remove life's excess in favor of adopting minimalist lifestyles. Be inspired to design a simpler, more intentional life.

Millennial Minimalists Kelly & Lauren

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

A podcast on living simply. Follow two Canadian millennials, Kelly and Lauren, as they remove life's excess in favor of adopting minimalist lifestyles. Be inspired to design a simpler, more intentional life.

    BEST OF: Adopt Minimalist Habits

    BEST OF: Adopt Minimalist Habits

    Be motivated by Kelly and Lauren's minimalist habits and start adopting a simpler, more intentional lifestyle today! 

    Kelly and Lauren cover everything from how they manage physical clutter, mental clutter, and digital clutter, to the practices they carryout each day to live more sustainably.

    Plus, they share insights from James Clear’s New York Times best-seller, Atomic Habits, to further motivate you to adopt healthy habits and break bad ones.

    Be inspired to embrace this imperfectly perfect lifestyle and start developing the habits you need to adopt and maintain this simpler way of life.

    This BEST OF episode is one of our most popular episodes to date and the final re-share this month. New episodes starting Oct 10th!




    James Clear's Atomic Habits

    Johann Hari's on Oprah's Super Soul 

    • 44 min
    BEST OF: The Paradox of Choice with Barry Schwartz

    BEST OF: The Paradox of Choice with Barry Schwartz

    Do you find yourself overwhelmed by today’s explosion of choice? Or find it challenging to make everyday decisions? In this episode, you will learn how to navigate decision-making in our world of overwhelming choice.

    Kelly speaks with American author, speaker, and psychologist, Barry Schwartz to discuss his powerful read, The Paradox of Choice, where he shares the implications that come with too much choice and the power of embracing ‘good enough.’

    From the number of snacks on grocery shelves to the number of paths we can take in our lives, Barry argues that having too many options discourages us from making decisions and shares how limiting our choices will make us better off.

    Be inspired to embrace ‘choice with boundaries’ and start reaping the benefits of a calmer and more fulfilled every day.

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    About Barry Schwartz

    Book: The Paradox of Choice

    TED Talk: The Paradox of Choice

    • 56 min
    BEST OF: Simplify Your Life & Make Room for More

    BEST OF: Simplify Your Life & Make Room for More

    Be motivated to simplify your life and make room for more meaningful things.

    Whether you are looking to remove physical, mental, emotional, or digital clutter, this episode will encourage you to take action and start reaping the benefits of living with less.

    Kelly and Lauren talk about how to simplify your time commitments, your thoughts, everyday distractions, technologies, relationships and more. Plus, they share an honest discussion around the areas of clutter they continue to work through.

    Be inspired to manage the excess in your life and gain the time back to focus on the most important things.

    *This BEST OF episode is one of a few top-rated episodes that will be shared through September. New episodes will release starting this October!*



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    Ep.105 Pare Down Your Possessions 
    Ep.97 Conquer Distractions with Nir Eyal

    Blog by Joshua Becker: 10 Most Important Things to Simplify
    Article in Psychology Today: 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life
    Blueberry thumbprint cookie recipe

    • 48 min
    How to Break Up with Your Phone with Catherine Price

    How to Break Up with Your Phone with Catherine Price

    If you feel triggered to constantly pick up your phone and are left feeling distracted and/or anxious, this conversation is for you! You will be motivated to improve your relationship with your phone and achieve screen-life balance.  

    Kelly speaks with award-winning science journalist, speaker, and author, Catherine Price to share insights from her international best-seller, How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life.

    Catherine’s goal is to help us keep what we love about our phones and minimize or eliminate what we don’t.

    You will learn about the implications that come with overusing our phones and how we can use mindfulness training to satisfy our brains without turning to our phones.  

    You will also be encouraged to think about how to spend the time back that you gain once you have gone through a phone breakup. 

    Be inspired to take a step back from your phone, feel good, and get back to what really matters.

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    Screenlifebalance.com
    Newsletter and digital resources
    Follow Catherine on IG

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Let’s Talk About Moving & Embracing Change

    Let’s Talk About Moving & Embracing Change

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by going to betterhelp.com/minimalists

    In this one-on-one episode, Kelly and Lauren talk about their recent moving experiences and how they have each been working to embrace their life transitions.

    Lauren shares an update on her recent move to her partner’s place and Kelly discusses her upcoming move to another new apartment on her own.

    And together they talk about the discomfort that comes with change and how they have each been managing their emotions and anxieties.

    You will learn that moving doesn’t need to be stressful, however. By decluttering beforehand and keeping a positive mindset, it can be a smooth transition.

    Whether you are moving or working through a life change, be inspired to simplify your mental space, embrace discomfort, and grow.

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    Closet Kit: mastersimplicity.com/closetkit
    Book: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
    Article: How to Get Comfortable with the Discomfort of Change

    • 38 min
    Unwind Your Anxiety with Dr. Jud Brewer

    Unwind Your Anxiety with Dr. Jud Brewer

    Be motivated by proven brain-based techniques that can help you hack your brain, uproot your anxiety, and say goodbye to overwhelm!

    Kelly and Lauren speak with New York Times Best-Selling Author and Addiction Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist, Dr. Jud Brewer to share insights from his latest international best-seller, “Unwinding Anxiety,” which shares a clinically proven plan to help us break the cycle that drives anxiety and addictive habits.

    You will learn about common anxiety triggers, where our anxieties hide, why we get stuck in habit loops, and how we can begin to train our brains to feel, perform and live better.

    Be inspired to overcome anxious thoughts, feelings, and habits through mindfulness training and curiosity!
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    Dr. Jud's website

    Dr. Jud on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

    Dr. Jud's TED Talk, A simple way to break a bad habit

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    Apps to help you manage anxious & addictive behaviours: 

    Unwinding by Sharecare (app)
    Unwinding Anxiety (app)
    Eat Right Now (app)
    Craving To Quit! (app)

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

caitlinharper95 ,

Love!

Stumbled across this podcast while looking for some inspiration for living a more minimal lifestyle. Absolutely fallen in love with this podcast and it has given me a more in-depth view on how to create a more minimal lifestyle that suits me. I love putting this podcast on and decluttering my home. So inspirational!! Lots of love from Scotland!

Rchelxx ,

Love this podcast

I stumbled upon this podcast after watching the “Minimalism” documentary on Netflix and I find it so useful! Kelly and Lauren are relatable, easy to listen to and give tips I feel I can apply to my own life. With their help I’m on my way to living a more enriched yet simpler life.

CJL UK ,

Relaxing view into less

This is a go to podcast for me, especially around simplifying. Kelly and Lauren make it a comfy and relaxing space and I enjoy listening to them discuss and debate the best ways to enjoy a minimalist life. It’s also great to get a female perspective on minimalism and I was lucky enough to be a guest on their show. It was everything I was hoping it would be. Calming, relaxed and fun. Whether you are a seasoned simplifier or just starting your journey into less, this will tick the boxes for you. Enjoy and keep up the great work! CL.

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