Hero Training 101: Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. Prior to leaving the Big Smoke we spent some time ‘hanging out’ with our pal Brian Johnson. Philosopher extraordinaire and the mastermind behind Optimize —an online portal that delivers more wisdom in less time— Brian is inspiration on steroids. If you’re as lazy as I […]

Preparing for Minimalism 2.0 (or, Less Than a Week Until We’re Untethered)

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. It’s crazy to think that in a week from now we’ll already have been house-sitting the permaculture farm for four whole days. We’ve been working towards this uncubicled, untethered life of freedom for so long, it’s almost hard to believe it’s finally upon us. […]

How to Be a Better Listener: A Minimalist Approach to Conversation

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. Learning how to be a better listener begins by taking a minimalist approach to conversation.  While endearing in many other ways, my mom drove me crazy with the selection of stories she repeated ad nauseam. My father drove me equally batty with his anecdotes. […]

A Not So Minimalist Year in Review

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. This past year saw a side of ourselves we reeeaaally weren’t expecting to see again. Ever. It all started innocently enough.  We wanted to move to a 3-day work week and realised that buying stuff (weirdly) would help us reach our goal. Within six months of […]