About Millennial Minimalists
Be motivated to declutter your home, your brain, and your heart so that you can let go and be more. Kelly and Lauren are interviewed on the Heart of the Story podcast by host, author, and holistic writing coach, Nadine Kenney Johnstone to share how they have minimized various areas of excess in their lives. Kelly and Lauren share their minimalist lifestyle tips and systems to help you declutter your spaces, minimize physical and digital distractions, manage mental and emotional obstacles, and make space for what’s most important to you. Plus, together with Nadine they discuss the long list of benefits that come with living with less. Be motivated to own less, have more space, and find greater happiness and clarity in your every day. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Click here to get 10% off your first month! NadineKenneyJohnstone.comFollow Heart of the Story Follow Nadine on Instagram Follow @MillennialMinimalists on Instagram & FacebookLearn more about Kelly & Lauren and their courses and e-guide at Mastersimplicity.com
Be motivated to let go and find simplicity in a time of overwhelm. Kelly is joined by holistic writing coach, meditation and yoga teacher and author of Come Home to Your Heart, Nadine Kenney Johnstone to share her journey to living more with less. Nadine and her small family were inspired to let go of the majority of their possessions and the place they once thought would be their forever home to design a more fulfilling lifestyle. You will learn about several simplicity practises that you can apply to your life to help you remove the excess, slow down, gain greater clarity and keep centred. Be inspired to let go and pursue the goals and experiences that are closest to your heart. Nadine’s book: Come Home to Your Heart Nadine’s Podcast Heart of the Storynadinekenneyjohnstone.com@nadinekenneyjohnstone mastersimplicity.com@millennialminimalists
Kelly and Lauren discuss their minimalist lifestyle habits and systems that help them maintain their simple and intentional lifestyles! Considering living with less requires constant maintenance, Kelly and Lauren discuss some of their key habits that help them keep on track. You will learn about their work and productivity systems, organizing and cleaning systems, decluttering systems, as well as their morning routines, all in an effort to help you adopt and maintain with your minimalist lifestyle. Be inspired by Kelly and Lauren’s lifestyle systems and be motivated to adopt healthy habits that will bring simplicity and peace to your every day. Other habit-focused episodes: Ep.138 Adopt Minimalist HabitsEp.136 Simplify Your Life & Make Room for MoreEp.105 Pare Down Your PossessionsEp.73 Minimalism Crash Course Book recommendations: James Clears’ Atomic HabitsBJ Fogg’s Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change EverythingHabit Stacking: 97 small life changes that take five minutes or less!
Learn everything you need to know about minimalism and adopting a minimalist lifestyle! Kelly and Lauren are interviewed by the YouTube show and podcast called, Your Life! Your Terms! where they share in a fun and focused conversation with one of the show’s hosts, Anthony Molinaro! The Your Life! Your Terms! Show is on mission is to help their listeners live life on their own terms! And, adopting a minimalist lifestyle can provide you with the space and time back to do exactly that! You will learn more about Kelly and Lauren’s lifestyle stories and feel immersed in their conversation as they dive into simplicity, intentional living, and all of the benefits that come with living with less. Be inspired to let go of the excess in your life and gain more physical space, more headspace, and more of what you truly want out of life! Watch the full video on the Millennial Minimalists' YouTube Page: Your Life! Your Terms! Show BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of therapy!Mastersimplicity.com
If you are suffering from fear and uncertainty, or feel set back by self-criticism, procrastination, frustration, or overwhelm, this conversation is for you! Kelly is joined by best-selling author, famed simplicity blogger, podcaster, and husband and father to six, the incredible Leo Babauta to inspire you to let go of unhealthy habits and create better habits that stick! Leo is widely recognized for his top 25 blog, ZenHabits.net, where he writes about how to implement zen habits and find simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. In this discussion, you will learn how to let go of mental clutter, manage distractions, sustain effective focus, and cultivate a greater depth of purpose through mindfulness training. Plus, most significantly, you will discover how to stop doing and start being! ZenHabits.netZen Habits PodcastFearless Living AcademyLeo Babauta’s Retreats TryViome.com/Minimalists Follow K&L on Instagram & Facebook!mastersimplicity.com
Kelly and Lauren had asked you on Instagram and Facebook @millennialminimalists about your lifestyle goals and achievements, and today they are sharing part 2 of their Q&A discussion from last week! They begin by sharing the rest of your listener responses to the question, ‘what areas of excess do you need help with?’ and they answer your questions about closet clutter, including how to manage maybe items, what to do with items you occasionally wear, how to piece together outfits, and more! Be inspired by Kelly and Lauren's lifestyle tips and systems and be motivated to continue to manage the excess in your life! Kindly complete the Millennial Minimalists Listener Feedback Survey Here to Win a one-on-one Simple Living Consultation with Kelly and Lauren over Zoom! mastersimplicity.comGet 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelpFollow K&L on Instagram & Facebook!
Be inspired by all the ways you can simplify your life and be motivated to adopt positive habits to help you live a more fulfilling every day. Recently on the Millennial Minimalists' Instagram and Facebook pages, Kelly and Lauren asked you about your lifestyle goals and achievements and today they share your responses and their answers to your questions! The questions they asked included: 1) What have you recently let go of or minimized? And, 2) What is one habit that you have recently adopted to live simply each day? Plus, together they each share their own responses to these questions including what they are each still working to minimize today and the new, additional habits they are each looking to implement into their lifestyles. This is part 1 of a 2-part Q&A episode so stayed tuned for part-2 releasing next Monday! mastersimplicity.comGet 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelpFollow us on Instagram & Facebook!
Did you know that Millennials and Gen Z are considered two of the most anxious generations in history? Kelly speaks with licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and famed TikTok therapist, Dr. Lauren Cook to share insights from her new book, Generation Anxiety, which is a guide that aims to help us stay afloat in our uncertain world. Dr. Lauren Cook explains that there are three main sharks in our lives that trigger our anxieties, which include: our own minds, society at large, and other people, and she shares self-care strategies to help us identify our anxiety triggers and work through the discomforts. Plus, she shares how we have the power to ease our feelings by improving our diets and/or by letting go of unhealthy habits that can leave us stuck in cycles of worry and fear. Be inspired to swim through your anxieties, ease your feelings, and embrace the ride. Pre-Order Lauren’s Book: Generation AnxietyFollow Dr. Lauren Cook on Instagram & TikTokDrlaurencook.com Teach Me How To Adult Podcast w/ Dr. Lauren Cook
Be inspired to 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, why we get stuck in habit loops, and how we can begin to train our brains to feel, perform and live better. Listen to the full original 1-hour episode here Dr. Jud's websiteDr. Jud on Instagram, Twitter, FacebookDr. Jud's TED Talk, A simple way to break a bad habit Apps to help you manage anxious & addictive behaviours: Unwinding by Sharecare (app)Unwinding Anxiety (app)Eat Right Now (app)Craving To Quit! (app)
Be inspired to manage the mental noise in your life. Kelly and Lauren share a casual check-in on their minimalist lifestyles including an open discussion about how they are each coping with the stresses of everyday life. They each share their anxieties and the practices they follow to manage or let go of them. Plus, they discuss how they are setting boundaries in their work and personal lives in an effort to be more intentional with their time and look out for their mental health. They also share updates on the podcast, including news on an exciting upcoming guest, and more information on Lauren’s closet decluttering course! Closet Course or e-Guide: mastersimplicity.comWaking Up Meditation App
If you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or burdened by daily demands, this conversation is for you! Kelly and Lauren speak with award-winning journalist, speaker, and author Celeste Headlee to share insights from her national bestseller, Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving. You will learn how to break away from our society’s unhealthy obsession with busyness and efficiently so that you can reduce feelings of anxiety, work more effectively, and improve your wellbeing. Celeste argues that we do not need to sabotage our happiness to achieve our goals and she gives examples to how making space for more leisure and rest will help us live and perform better. Be inspired to reject the idea that you should constantly be doing and start embracing a slower, more intentional lifestyle that allows you to thrive! Listen to the full episode hereCelesteHeadlee.comRead the book: Do Nothing mastersimplicity.com This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Click here to get 10% off your first month of online therapy.
Join Kelly and Lauren as they celebrate 5 years of running the Millennial Minimalists podcast and reaching over 1,000,000 downloads! To celebrate, they each share their reflections on the minimalist lifestyle and the podcast, including how they have each grown over the years, the new knowledge they have each gained, their favourite podcast memories and episodes so far, and more. Be inspired to continue on this journey with Kelly and Lauren, and be further motivated to let go, do more and be more. You will be reminded that when you let go, you gain so much more. mastersimplicity.com This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Click here to get 10% off your first month of online therapy.
If you are ambitious but often find yourself feeling discontent despite your achievements, and/or if you simply find yourself continually saying, “I will be happy when…” this conversation is for you! Kelly speaks with bestselling author, Jamie Varon to share insights from her book, “Radically Content: Being Satisfied in an Endlessly Dissatisfied World,” which will motivate you to opt-out of ‘societal shoulds’ and give you the tools to create a more satisfying life. You will learn how to untangle yourself from hustle culture and other societal pressures and find who you are outside of your accomplishments and ambitious goals. Be inspired to unlearn the behaviours that cause discontentment and start embracing who you are, what you have and where you are today. Be happy NOW while you pursue your wildest ambitions. Listen to the full 1-hour episode hereRead the Book: Radically ContentAbout Author Jamie Varon This episode is sponsored by Viome. Click here to get a special offer on a Viome Gut Intelligence Test today!
Kelly and Lauren talk about the things they no longer buy and some of their favourite minimalist lifestyle purchases! When it comes to physical excess, minimalism is really about ‘owning what you need,’ and in this discussion you will be encouraged to reflect on your shopping behaviors, reduce your consumption, and let go of the things in your life that are no longer useful to you. Kelly and Lauren also motivate you to keep simpler items including sustainable alternatives that can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Be inspired to understand your needs and buy better so that you can gain the space and time back to focus on the most important things in your life. Follow the Millennial Minimalists on Instagram & FacebookFind the Closet Decluttering E-Guide OR Sign-Up for a Closet Decluttering Course with Lauren at mastersimplicity.com
Be inspired to improve your relationship with money and adopt the mindset and momentum to achieve financial freedom. This conversation is a clip from episode 122 where Kelly is joined by #1 national bestselling author, educator and speaker, Anthony O’Neal who has helped over a quarter of a million people get out of debt and build wealth. Anthony went from being broke to creating financial freedom and he shares stories from his own life to inspire you to create a vision for yourself so that you can be more intentional with your money. You will learn about the factors that cause some of us to fall into debt, the greatest barriers that hold people back from making ends meet or growing wealth, and the importance of being patient when it comes to growing your money. Plus, Anthony shares his top investment tips and 3 important questions that he suggests we should ask our partners about money before we make a big commitment and more. Listen to the full episode here AnthonyOneal.comThe Table with Anthony O’Neal Follow the Millennial Minimalists on Instagram & FacebookFind the Closet Decluttering E-Guide OR Sign-Up for a Closet Decluttering Course with Lauren at mastersimplicity.com
Kelly is joined by bestselling author and internationally celebrated meditation teacher, Light Watkins, who shares his teachings in meditation and insights from his latest book, Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life. Light defines spiritual minimalism as “the inside-out path to getting rid of inner clutter and living a more fulfilled life,” and he shares how this practise of minimalism can help you clarify your inner voices, let go more easily, and find inner peace. Light shares seven principles of spiritual minimalism using stories from his own experiences to motivate you to cultivate a clutter-free approach to how you make decisions, express love, and show up in the world. Light says quote, spiritual minimalism is about “creating space on the inside so you can be more of yourself on the outside.” This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using the code: betterhelp.com/minimalists. Website: Light WatkinsBook: Spiritual MinimalismTEDx Talk: Debunking Meditation MythsInstagram: Follow Light Watkins Instagram: Follow the Millennial Minimalists Website: Millennial Minimalists Sign-up for a closet decluttering coursePurchase a closet decluttering e-guide
Discover the root of your clutter problems, avoid overbuying, and let go. This conversation is a short clip from one of the Millennial Minimalists' most popular episodes to date, episode 158, where Kelly speaks with best-selling author and decluttering expert, Tracy McCubbin, to realize the underlying reasons for the clutter in your life. In Tracy’s first book, Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You’ll Ever Need, she shares how clutter stems from Emotional Clutter Blocks, which she defines as the mind traps that we can get stuck in when we find it difficult to let go of our things. And, in her latest writing, Make Space for Happiness: How to Stop Attracting Clutter and Start Magnetizing the Life You Want, Tracy goes a layer deeper by observing our Emotional Clutter Magnets, which she describes as when we buy things in an attempt to fill our emotional needs. You will be challenged to think about the emotional clutter blocks or magnets in your life so that you can start making space for more happiness. Listen to the Full Episode heredClutterfy.comEmotional Clutter Block QuizFollow Tracy on IG
Be inspired to tackle your closet clutter and start building and maintaining a simple and organized closet space for good! One of the best ways to start decluttering the excess in your life is by starting with your closet, and in this discussion Kelly and Lauren give you the tools to help you tidy your closet and build an intentional wardrobe that will leave you feeling and looking your best each day! You will learn about Kelly and Lauren's simple, 5-step decluttering method and how they each arrange and maintain their closets today. Plus they cover key tips in their closet decluttering e-guide to help you make better decisions about your clothes, save time and money, and build better habits to maintain an intentional closet for years to come. Betterhelp.com/minimalists to get 10% off your first month of online therapyGet the Closet Decluttering E-GuideSign-up for a Closet CourseFollow the Millennial Minimalists on Instagram & Facebook Mentions:Vogue Article: How Many Clothes Should We Own, Exactly? Fashion Influencer Kate Hutchins on Instagram
Learn how to stop buying things you don’t need so that you can save time and money and own your attention. This conversation is a clip from our past episode (ep. 142) where Kelly is joined by fellow minimalist and best-selling author, Anthony Ongaro, who wrote the book, Break the Twitch: a practical guide to minimalism, intentional living and doing more of what matters. Anthony argues that our urge to spend on things we don't need comes down to our emotions, and he shares how we can change our buying behaviours by being self-compassionate and more aware of our choices. Be inspired to explore and manage your shopping impulses so that you can make better choices and do more of what matters. Listen to the full episode here Breakthetwitch.comAnthony's YouTube ChannelAnthony on IG Mastersimplicity.comMillennial Minimalists on IG
Kelly and Lauren discuss their recent trip to Los Angeles where they met minimalism pioneers, The Minimalists’ Joshua, Ryan and T.K., and decluttering expert to the stars, Tracy McCubbin! In this casual one-on-one discussion, Kelly and Lauren detail their experiences on their week away including tips to help you pack and travel light. They also share what it was like to watch The Minimalists record live in their Los Angeles studio and they share their feedback on some of The Minimalists' listener questions including: What constitutes a real minimalist? And what is wrong with storage spaces? They also discuss how to manage relational clutter and they debunk some of the common misconceptions about this lifestyle. Plus, Kelly shares her reflections on her latest read, The Fifth Agreement by international bestselling author, Don Miguel Ruiz, to help you manage your mental clutter and be open to listening to the ideas of others. Be motivated by Kelly and Lauren's minimalist lessons and experiences and be inspired to join them on their journeys for the long-haul. Closet Course & Closet Decluttering E-Guide: mastersimplicity.comTryviome.com/minimalistsTrybetterhelp.com/minimalists The MinimalistsTracy McCubbin