When people think of "minimalism," they often imagine an elusive, picture-perfect room straight out of Pinterest or a wardrobe limited to a capsule collection. But, as Whitney's guest Desirae Endres, the host of The Minimal-ish Podcast, reveals, minimalism is all about cutting through the noise and clutter to make space for what truly counts in life. And this is especially true for summer time when we feel pressured to fill our entire schedules with activities and things to do with our kids.

 

In their conversation, Desirae breaks down the four pillars of 'minimal-ish' living: reducing the stuff in our lives, aligning our daily actions with our core values, clearing the mental clutter, and striving for contentment. Whitney and Desirae explore how to put these principles into action to craft a summer that's both memorable and deeply satisfying, particularly for families.

 

Desirae offers practical tips for planning summer adventures, finding joy in the every day, and staying present without succumbing to the pressure to overdo it. She also shares strategies for creating a 'more and less' list to prioritize meaningful activities and reminds us to question the motivations driving our choices.

 

Here's what you can look forward to in today’s episode:

  • Defining minimal-ish living
  • The 4 pillars of minimal-ish living
  • How to plan a minimal-ish summer that is still full of memories
  • Romanticizing summer days
  • What Desirae has gained from living a more minimal-ish lifestyle

Reflection question to ponder: Why do I feel like I need to be doing this?

If you enjoyed this episode, then you will love:

Episode 45 - Mini Jolt: The Benefits of an Energy Audit

Episode 74 - Doing More with Less: Decluttering to Clear Space for What You Love with Katy Wells

Episode 110 - How Your Home Reflects the Life You’re Creating with Sara Ann Kostelnik

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