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

The Minimalists Podcast The Minimalists

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 62 Ratings

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

    Minimalist Christmas

    Minimalist Christmas

    Joshua and Ryan talk about celebrating the holiday season with purpose and intention with author Meg Nordmann, and they answer the following questions:
    Why is gift-giving problematic? (01:59)
    What do you think of when you think of the holiday season? (03:35)
    What is the most common question you get about the holiday season? (04:27)
    How do you handle someone who insists on giving gifts? (04:45)
    How do I mentally manage the holiday season when I work in an industry dependent on consumerism? (10:25)
    How do I make the holiday season wholly enjoyable and thrilling for my children without succumbing to the typical holiday trappings? (18:48)
    What is the ‘Four Gift Rule’? (21:45)
    How do we tactfully ask loved ones not to give us gifts, especially those who grew up with gift-giving as a practice to show appreciation for others? (28:22)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 48 min
    Quickie: Do you need to upgrade, or do you want to upgrade?

    Quickie: Do you need to upgrade, or do you want to upgrade?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss whether it makes sense to replace cheap items with more expensive, more durable items. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 8 min
    Materialism

    Materialism

    Joshua and Ryan talk about the high price of materialism, and they answer the following questions:
    What is a ‘curative’? (02:43)
    Why is it important to recognize our discontent? (06:52)
    Is money entirely problematic? (07:38)
    Why does it seem most of us continue to make terrible financial decisions when we’re poor? (16:18)
    Do celebrities influence society with their bad habits? (17:22)
    How do I strengthen my focus on minimalism to avoid materialism? (19:18)
    How do I get my family’s buy-in regarding minimalism? (22:55)
    Is it reasonable to be expected to pay to avoid materialistic ads? (26:03)
    What should I do with stuff I love when I don’t have space available for it? (29:57)
    What is our language problem? (30:12)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 42 min
    Quickie: Do we ever truly heal from grief?

    Quickie: Do we ever truly heal from grief?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss if one can ever truly heal emotionally with author and holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 3 min
    Mental Health

    Mental Health

    Joshua and Ryan talk about mental health, the psychology of healing, and consciously creating a healthy relationship with yourself and others with author and holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera, and they answer the following questions:
    What is a ‘holistic psychologist’? (01:05)
    What do you focus on in your new book? (03:02)
    How do you define ‘trauma’? (05:06)
    How do I stay positive and focused on the days when maintaining my mental balance is particularly challenging? (08:22)
    What is ‘bypassing’? (15:24)
    How do I tactfully address my extended family placing undue hospitality obligations and stress on me regarding hosting them in my home? (17:16)
    How do we let go of others’ expectations? (24:08)
    How do we communicate appropriate boundaries? (25:48)
    What can you do to promote healing in someone other than yourself? (30:05)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 44 min
    Quickie: The Minimalists on Forgiveness

    Quickie: The Minimalists on Forgiveness

    Joshua and Ryan discuss forgiveness with author and former con artist Matthew Cox. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

P-k00 ,

Eye-opening

Like many, it started with the netflix documentary for me. Thed I discovered the blog and eventually podcast. It helped me change my life and go semi-forward after a super sad break up (wchich involved moving, so it was a good moment to start a minimalist lifestyle)
The podcast is well made, the guests are interesting. I do not always agree with the expressed views and the guys are sometimes irritating, but hey! Thats how it is in life isnt it?
Minor flaw is that the „content” (yeah, an awful word) is sometimes repetitive (i.e. Same answers and/or anegdotes come up quite often). That doesnt bother me that much, but I see how it might.
For non-native english speakers like me: its super easy to understand ;)
I have some other comments which I’ll save for later.
Anyway, the podcast helps.

MWKPL ,

Eye-opening, helpful, practical, but repetitive

I highly value this podcast, I find it useful and inspiring, but after 70+ podcasts it does get repetitive. Also, some health-related suggestions and ideas I find American-californian-“woke” and not really serious. Well, repetitio mater studiorum est. I will follow, but only the weekly minor free episodes, as I feel the kind ones will probably not contribute much more to my life.

Mowmijanek ,

Life changing and/but repeating

I have huge problems with this review.
On the one side Joshua and Ryan (and their podcast) had enormous impact on my life, but on the other side many information, stories, opinions etc. repeat almost every episode.

After listening 66 episodes I’m able to pause at the begining of most popular senteces and add the rest of it by memory :)

I decided once to listen all of the episodes, one by one, but I’ll probably have to abandon it for something that „adds more value to my life” ;)

This podcast is not as suprising and as it was at the beggining.

I still hope that I’ll find new brilliant idea, despite I havent find one since few months.

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