Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
311 | Wisdom
55:03Joshua and Ryan are joined by Ryan’s wife, Mariah, on the occasion of his 40th birthday, and they talk about the wisdom that accompanies midlife maturity, as well as answer the following questions: When do maturity, wisdom, and knowledge best align? (00:00) What is Ryan’s favorite dinner? (11:30) How have your needs in a romantic partnership changed as you move toward your 40s? (12:38) What is “whataboutism”? (16:48) How has responding instead of reacting helped your relationship? (17:55) Are Ryan and Mariah always in agreement regarding their minimalist practices; and, if not, how do they find compromise with one another? (22:30) How do you find equilibrium in your relationship when an individual is on their minimalist journey but their partner is not? (31:44) What is the “hedonic treadmill”? (45:44) What guests have you had at your tour stops? (47:10) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
Balancing Acceptance and Self-Improvement
4:40Joshua and Ryan talk with author, speaker, and attorney Mel Robbins about creating a balance between loving and accepting yourself for who you are, while also striving to better yourself. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists
310 | Self-Doubt
43:30Joshua and Ryan talk about inner conflict, self-doubt, and self-hatred with author, speaker, and attorney Mel Robbins, and they answer the following questions: How do I rebuild my relationship with myself? (02:06) What is the most important relationship in our life? (02:59) What moment led to the High Five Habit? (08:42) Why do most mantras not work? (15:22) How did you keep from blaming yourselves and beating yourselves up for the failure of your marriages, and how did you restore your confidence in starting new relationships afterward? (16:54) What does a high five represent? (19:39) Can thinking about yourself negatively actually benefit you positively? (26:06) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
Reevaluate Everything with Minimalism
7:03Joshua and Ryan talk about when it makes sense to reevaluate everything, as well as the best time to simplify. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists
309 | Something More
27:29Joshua and Ryan talk about finding something more compelling than material possessions, and they answer the following questions: Why is Salt Lake City one of Joshua’s favorite cities? (00:00) How do I explain to my children the importance of curating their toys in terms they’ll understand? (03:14) How do I let go of a relationship I didn’t end? (09:59) Why am I relentlessly searching for the next thing that will improve my life, and how do I better channel that energy? (17:56) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
Why Do We Stay in Unhappy Relationships?
6:35Joshua and Ryan discuss how to let go of toxic relationships that decrease our happiness with comedian Lisa Lampanelli. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists
308 | Clinging to Things
42:40Joshua and Ryan talk about trading in our materialistic clinging for transcendent freedom with author, podcaster, and comedian Lisa Lampanelli, and they answer the following questions: How do you define “humor”? (00:00) What is the “United States of Avoidance”? (08:26) When life changes your path, how do you stop clinging to the hope you once had? (14:20) How do we accept the death of a dream? (15:33) What do you mean by “daring to suck”? (17:45) Is it helpful to simply treat our passions as hobbies until they pay the bills? (18:25) How did Lisa get her start in comedy? (20:18) When a loved one has passed, how do I honor their final wishes as executor and appropriately distribute the possessions they clung to when they did not leave specific instructions for doing so? (22:46) How do you stop clinging to the security of a job simply because it pays well? (29:56) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
Are Vacations an Escape from a Meaningful Life?
7:15Joshua and Ryan talk about the two types of vacations with musician Andrew Belle. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists
307 | Sound of Simplicity
35:18Joshua and Ryan talk about calm, serenity, and the sound of simplicity with musician Andrew Belle, and they answer the following questions: How do we find serenity in the echoes of our decluttered spaces? (00:00) If you’re living a life that aligns with your values, why would it be necessary to take a vacation from it to find solace and silence? (13:39) Is there any evidence that overconsumption of podcasts or other informative audio is linked to anxiety? (21:08) How do we move closer to access and further from excess? (24:18) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
How Can I Stop the Urge to Compulsively Shop?
5:44Joshua and Ryan discuss how we can appropriately address the root cause of a shopping addiction. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists