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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Now displaying: July, 2021
Jul 29, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss the tell-tale signs of narcissism with author, podcaster, and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 27, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about the best options for therapy when you’re feeling sad, grieving, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed with author, podcaster, and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, and they answer the following questions:

When is the appropriate time to talk to a therapist? (00:00)

What is “idiot compassion” compared to “wise compassion”? (02:53)

What is self-sabotage, and how can we identify and address its manifestation in us? (04:03)

What is the most important phase of change? (05:45)

What is the most challenging part of change? (07:09)

Why should someone schedule a session with a therapist? (08:48)

What key power can therapy give us? (09:49)

What do we do when cost is an impediment to mental healthcare? (11:26)

What are the downsides of trying to help others change? (14:42)

What mantras, self-talk, meditations, et cetera, have helped keep you focused, centered, and positive when addressing significant life challenges? (18:15)

In their lives, to whom do most people talk the most? (19:17)

How do we give ourselves self-compassion? (22:06)

How do we get past childhood traumas and disappointments? (23:42)

What is “forced forgiveness”? (25:24)

Must we forgive to move on? (26:15)

How do we handle pride appropriately? (27:13)

Why does there seem to be a stigma against mental health in older generations, and, more specifically, how can we get our parents to talk about their feelings and vulnerabilities? (29:35)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jul 22, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss the six questions they ask themselves before they purchase anything. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 20, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about the minimalism rules that have helped simplify their lives, and they answer the following questions:

How valuable are rules? (00:00)

How important are boundaries? (04:56)

Once I only have my essential items, how do I keep them from wearing out quickly? (18:48)

How is minimalism not a destination? (19:47)

What is our language problem? (20:19)

How effective is it to reverse clothes hangers to minimize a wardrobe? (27:17)

Is it helpful to restrict the amount of clothes hangers to create an appropriate wardrobe? (28:20)

How do you develop and maintain the discipline needed to stick to your minimalism rules or other habits you're trying to establish? (30:26)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jul 15, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss how we often give loyalty more weight than it truly deserves with podcaster and Director of Entrepreneurial Education for FEE, T.K. Coleman. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 13, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about healing our relationships with stuff, truth, self, values, money, creativity, and people with podcaster and Director of Entrepreneurial Education for FEE, T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions:

What gave you the inspiration for Love People, Use Things? (00:00)

Do we learn more from those that have been redeemed, or from those that have led “perfect” lives? (08:51)

How did the line blur so much between private lives and public lives? (10:31)

How do I reconcile with my minimalist values when I must trash items I no longer use that can’t be donated, recycled, or upcycled? (13:48)

What is the true cost of things?  (14:43)

How do I justify to my minimalist self that it’s okay to have numerous accoutrements for several hobbies that bring me joy? (21:00)

What separates minimalism from dogmatism? (23:57)

How do I rejuvenate my creativity when I’m overwhelmed by burnout? (36:04)

How do we avoid falling into maintenance mode as creatives? (40:31)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jul 8, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss how we must strive to treat one another appropriately both online and off with director Nick Bilton and artist Chris Bailey of HBO’s Fake Famous. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 6, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss the perils of pursuing fame, clout, and attention in today's insta-world with director Nick Bilton and artist Chris Bailey of HBO’s Fake Famous, and they answer the following questions:

Why did Nick make a film about fake fame? (00:00)

What constitutes actual fame? (07:01)

What impact is social media having on our children? (09:24)

How has Chris’s life changed since the film? (13:04)

Why do the people who just post photos of themselves in skimpy outfits and pouts get five million followers, yet the people who actually have something meaningful to say get only a handful of followers? (21:27)

What is the number one photo opportunity in L.A. for influencers? (26:49)

What is an “Instagram vacation”? (27:55)

If maintaining social media accounts is part of our daily work, how do we incorporate minimalism to ensure our use is intentional, appropriate, and valuable? (28:38)

What value have you gotten from social media? (32:19)

Has the experience of the global pandemic actually helped us get away from our glowing screens? (32:57)

What is the prime purpose of social media? (35:52)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Jul 1, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss a fresh approach to parenting with podcaster and Registered Dietitian Rebecca Shern. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

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