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Minimal-ish is a podcast about minimalism...sort of. Your host, Desirae Endres, talks with guests about topics of realistic minimalism, motherhood, intentional living, and other things that matter.

The trend of minimalism has made it feel, at times, like a competition. Who can have the least? How many spoons should I have? This podcast is here to put minimalism in its place- as a tool that we can make work for us so we can make room in our days for what actually matters to us.

Your host, Desirae Endres, is a stay at home/ work at home mom and writer that believes that minimalism and having an uncluttered home environment can benefit everyone, but it doesn't look the same for everyone. She brings honesty and transparency to the conversation as an admittedly (formerly-ish) unorganized, messy and anxious person as she discusses topics of minimalism, intentional & creative living, motherhood, and more.

minimal-ish: realistic minimalism Desirae Endres

    • Parenting
    • 4.8, 617 Ratings

Minimal-ish is a podcast about minimalism...sort of. Your host, Desirae Endres, talks with guests about topics of realistic minimalism, motherhood, intentional living, and other things that matter.

The trend of minimalism has made it feel, at times, like a competition. Who can have the least? How many spoons should I have? This podcast is here to put minimalism in its place- as a tool that we can make work for us so we can make room in our days for what actually matters to us.

Your host, Desirae Endres, is a stay at home/ work at home mom and writer that believes that minimalism and having an uncluttered home environment can benefit everyone, but it doesn't look the same for everyone. She brings honesty and transparency to the conversation as an admittedly (formerly-ish) unorganized, messy and anxious person as she discusses topics of minimalism, intentional & creative living, motherhood, and more.

    "Declutter" Your Work: Let Go of What isn't Working + Approaching Working Mom Guilt with Haley Williams

    "Declutter" Your Work: Let Go of What isn't Working + Approaching Working Mom Guilt with Haley Williams

    This week I have a conversation with Haley Williams- she shares her story of the many phases of working mom life she's been through, gives some work at home mom tips, helps us declutter our work, gives us permission to let go of what isn't working, and helps us approach the idea of mom guilt as working moms.
    Whether you work inside or outside of the home- this conversation will encourage you.
    Find Haley on Instagram
    Haley's Website
    Haley's Podcast
    Desirae on Instagram
    Podcast Website
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    • 38 min
    5 Truths about Stuff + Quick Tips to Stop Bad Shopping Habits

    5 Truths about Stuff + Quick Tips to Stop Bad Shopping Habits

    I'm coming to you solo today with a chat on stuff (material things) and what I've learned about it over the last 2+ years of my minimalish journey. I'm also having an honest conversation with you about impulse purchases and bad shopping habits and sharing 3 tips that help me cut back on this struggle in my own life. I hope you enjoy this short + to the point episode, friend!
    Links:
    Patreon - 3 Quick Things Podcast
    Desirae on Instagram
    Podcast Website
    Sponsors:
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    • 23 min
    Living on Wheels with a Family + Rest & Presence vs. Hustle Culture with Malinda Fuller

    Living on Wheels with a Family + Rest & Presence vs. Hustle Culture with Malinda Fuller

    Today I'm talking with Malinda Fuller about her family's adventure living on wheels and traveling the country while they homeschool and work remotely. We also talk about "hustle" culture and the stories it tells us versus a life of presence and rest. I absolutely love this conversation and I hope you enjoy it as well!
    Links:
    Malinda on Instagram
    Malinda's Website
    Get Obedience over Hustle
    Listen to the 3 Quick Things Podcast
    Desirae on Instagram
    Podcast Website
    Sponsors:
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    • 49 min
    Less Perfectionism in Parenting, More Living Authentically + Truly Connecting with our Kids with Rachel Macy Stafford

    Less Perfectionism in Parenting, More Living Authentically + Truly Connecting with our Kids with Rachel Macy Stafford

    Today I talk with Rachel Macy Stafford, the Hands Free Mama. She's a mom, New York Times Bestselling Author, and we're talking today all about the idea of living as our authentic selves rather than seeking perfectionism in who we think we are expected to be, and how living this way in our own lives can lead to true connection and less pressure on our kids. 
    This conversation encouraged me so much, and no matter if you're a parent or not, this will resonate with you.
    Links
    Live Love Now Book
    Rachel's Website
    Find Rachel on Instagram
    Find Desirae on Instagram
    Podcast Website
    Simple Morning Lists
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    • 45 min
    For When You're Bad at Habits: A Secret to Actually Building Habits + Some Other Tips That Help

    For When You're Bad at Habits: A Secret to Actually Building Habits + Some Other Tips That Help

    Today I'm talking with you solo about building habits- something I've struggled with for a long time in my life. I've slowly but surely overcome my struggle with building the habits I want into my life over the past few years, and I've taken a look back into my journey to see what has made the biggest difference.

    I'm sharing my biggest "secret" that I've discovered plus a few other tips that make a big difference. I hope this short episode gives you the encouragement you need to believe you can build positive habits into your life.
    Because an intentional life is one where we have some of the decisions that help us live better on autopilot.
    Links:
    Atomic Habits
    My conversation with Rachel of the Sage Family Podcast on Habits/Routines.
    Find me on Instagram
    Podcast Website
    Simple Morning Lists (one of my favorite routines/habits)
    Sponsors:
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    • 24 min
    Feel like you're Struggling? How to Struggle W.E.L.L. with Emily Thomas

    Feel like you're Struggling? How to Struggle W.E.L.L. with Emily Thomas

    Emily Thomas, host of one of my favorite podcasts, Mom Struggling Well, joins me today to talk about how to get through when the struggle feels very real... like, you know, when you're living in the midst of a pandemic.
    We talk about her W.E.L.L framework to help us take action in the midst of struggle.
    Links:
    Emily's Podcast
    Emily on Instagram
    Desirae on Instagram
    Podcast Website
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    Sponsors:
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
617 Ratings

617 Ratings

36jh36 ,

I’m minimal-ish and love this podcast!

This is one of the few podcasts on minimalism I listen to and one that has really helped me on my journey to reduce my clutter and become more intentional about my purchases. It is heavily focused on the experience as a mom, but even though I am not a mom, I still enjoy listening to it. There have been some episodes that I didn’t find very relevant because of this, however. I like that she stresses the minimal-ish- you don’t have to be perfect about minimalism. It’s more about starting the process and the intention behind it. It’s a lifestyle of wanting less stuff, focusing less on stuff, and instead finding happiness and contentment with what you have. I’m grateful Desiree has been able to share her journey though this podcast.

jennie gumption ,

Breath of fresh air

I’m so thankful for this podcast. I appreciate that she doesn’t make a big deal about anything but is also humble enough to get into the small and big things that life throws at us. Her desire for inquiry and intentionality make my heart sing! Thank you for being down to earth, eloquent, and lighthearted!

Musgrove_ Momma ,

Inspiring!

I’m loving listening to minimal-ish! Desirae does a remarkable job of honing in on the heart behind minimalism. It’s more than just decluttering...it’s a way of thinking. I’m inspired to finally let go of some things and at the same time to do some soul-work to change my mindset! Thanks Desirae!

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