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Hello, and welcome to Mostly Mindful!

If you want to declutter your life and get a handle on this whole minimalist living thing, you’re in the right place.

Our aim is to make minimalism more-ish: more appealing, more fun, more doable, more everything, except more stuff.

We definitely do not want more stuff. 

What is Minimalist Living?

Minimalist living (and everything that encompasses) is our overarching theme. We want you to experience all the amazing things that happen when you declutter your life.

But, we also have other recurring topics that pitch up on a regular basis. This is because a) writing only about decluttering is boring and b) minimalist living is like a portal into a whole new way of showing up the world.

Decluttering is the entry fee (secret knock, password) to a truly fantastic adventure.

• How to reduce your carbon footprint
• The benefits of eating a vegan diet
• The financial freedom that comes with minimalist living
• Personal growth (aka Hero Training)

By sharing the knowledge we’ve gleaned since we began living a minimalist lifestyle, we want to help you declutter your life, too.

We’d love nothing more than to inspire the whole world to view minimalism as more-ish! For now though, we’ll start with visitors to our blog.

Like you, yay! 🙂

Disclaimer: We’re not doctors or anything, so be sure to take any advice we offer with a pinch of sustainably sourced Himalayan salt.

 

Top 10 Posts

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Let’s get started! We’ve written a bunch of blog posts since Mostly Mindful first took flight back in June, 2014, so the best place to start would be by reading our most popular posts.

Get Uncluttered (and Discover the Life You Actually Want)

It’s time to get uncluttered for good. If you’re overwhelmed by your stuff, drowning beneath the clutter or too petrified to open the garage door, this post is definitely for you. In it, we review Joshua Becker’s Uncluttered course.

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Declutter Tips: Take It Mug by Mug

Has your mug collection gotten out of control? How about the rest of your house? If you’re overwhelmed by stuff you’re probably in need of some decluttering tips. One approach is to take it mug by mug.

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Eating a Plant-Based Diet for Beginners (and Curious Omnivores) – Part 1

Keen to know what a vegan diet entails? Grab some kale chips and dive in. We’ve broken it up into 5 parts to make it easier to digest (pun intended). Be sure to check out parts, two, threefour and five as well. Also, if you sign up for our newsletter you’ll get the entire series in one nifty little ebook.

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Cal Newport Suggested I Quit Social Media, so I Did (Mostly)

Ang had been wanting to quit social media for a while, but never had the guts. Then she watched Cal Newport’s TEDx talk and that was it. She was in. No more squatting on the fence for her.

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Hero Training 101: Follow Your Bliss (and Your Grunt) 

In his Hero Training 101 seminar —which is based on Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey— Brian Johnson emphasizes the importance of getting really comfortable with being uncomfortable. We’re getting there.

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Living With Less: What If We All Become Minimalists?

One of our readers asked us what would happen if everyone decided that living with less was the way to go. What would a world full of minimalists look like? The experts weighed in, but she didn’t like what they had to say.

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Minimalist TEDx Talks: An Ongoing Curation Guaranteed to Inspire

Minimalist TEDx talks abound on the internet nowadays. Well, by our ‘less is more’ standards anyway. Hence this curated page of minimalism-inspired talks. Make some popcorn and prepare to be wowed.

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Plant-Based Diet for Beginners: 3 Easy (and Yummy) Breakfast Options 

Given how well-received our Plant-Based Diet for Beginners (and Curious Omnivores) series was, we thought we’d follow it up with some easy-to-make vegan recipes. You’re welcome.

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Swedish Death Cleaning (a Serious Case for Decluttering)

If you were to pop your clogs* right now, how much work would you be leaving behind for your family? Margareta Magnusson —author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning— says that as soon as you reach the back end of middle age you need to get rid of the things you no longer use.

*Sporty’s Mom’s favourite Aussie phrase.

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How to Declutter When You Don’t Know Where to Begin 

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the stuff in your house? In this post we’ll look at how to declutter your life when you have no idea where to begin. Let’s dive in!

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Grab a Copy of Our ‘Eating a Plant-Based Diet for Beginners’ eBook. It’s Free!

Eating a Plant-Based Diet

Before you get started on your minimalist living adventure, please take a moment to subscribe to our newsletter.

If you’ve already signed up, thank you!

In addition to being completely free (right!?), it’s also full of interesting stuff that we don’t share on the blog (other than our weekly post).

But that’s not all – as a thank you for signing up we’ll also give you a copy of our Eating a Plant-Based Diet for Beginners (and Curious Omnivores) ebook.

It’s got pictures and everything! #justsaying

Whether you’re thinking about transitioning to a vegan diet or just curious, this book will help. It’s full of useful information (read: no fluff) and we’ve included a bunch of resources as well.

Join tens hundreds of other subscribers (including Sporty’s Mom), all of whom wait with baited breath every Friday Monday other week to receive our exclusive updates and tips!

Well, we assume their breath is baited.

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Lots of love,
Ang & Sporty 😉

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Minimalism is an all-encompassing lifestyle that extends way beyond decluttering your stuff. Check out Ang’s TEDx Talk, take a look at our About page and grab a free copy of Eating a Plant-Based Diet for Beginners.

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