By The Functioning Minimalist
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Sara (aka the Functioning Minimalist) talks about mindful living, sustainability, conscious consumerism, and cultivating personal contentment without being an a-hole. Tune in for bite-sized inspiration shared through a minimalist lens.
||CleanEmergency Preparedness||Tune in for a new way to approach decluttering to be more prepared in case of an emergency, and refresh your space at the same time.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwedish Death Cleaning | Decluttering||Though it sounds morbid, Swedish Death Cleaning is a pleasant, practical approach to decluttering.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReading | Book Club||Reading is essential. So is joining my book club.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnger||The role that anger plays in our lives is up to us. Tune in for tips to deal with it.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeditation||Meditation is an effective mindfulness tool that can take your quality of life to the next level.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSell, Sack, or Donate||What do we do with all the non-essentials we’re left with after a solid decluttering session?||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinimalism and Germaphobia||Tune in to the new episode for a dirty little secret.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappiness | Contentment||Contentment, which is defined as sustained, peaceful happiness, is what we’re after. It’s real and it lasts. Here’s how to achieve it…||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKids, Toys, and Tough Conversations with Non-Minimalists||Tune in for an episode about toys, tough conversations, and minimalist gift ideas for kids.||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMondays||Mondays don’t have to be the worst, most dreaded day of the week, and here’s why…||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSustainable Eating | Plant-Based||Sustainable eating means making conscious choices when it comes to which foods we consume, and not just what’s sustainable for the planet, but for our health.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHobbies and Minimalism||Minimalism is about doing more of what you love, and hobbies are an essential part of that.||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 10% Rule||Wanna keep it 100? Use the 10% rule.||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Own Worst Enemy||Life is hard enough without the added hurdle of being your own worst enemy. Tune in for tips on how to get out of your own way.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImpulse Purchase PSA||The next time you have the impulse to buy something, think twice.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFear||Fear is a non-essential that keeps us from taking risks and living our lives.||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheck Yourself (Before You Wreck Yourself)||Checking in periodically and evaluating our progress is crucial for personal growth & success. .||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAging | Birthdays||The Functioning Minimalist podcast turns one! Tune in for a special birthday-themed episode.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudgment||Being judgmental may be the most common thing in our culture besides skinny jeans, but it’s a next-level non-essential.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFast Fashion | Slow Fashion | The True Cost||Tune in for an episode about Fast Fashion, the harmful effects, and what we can do about it.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinimalists Are Allowed to Own Things||I don’t know if you know this, but we have to consume to survive. Minimalists are no exception.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBurnout||May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in keeping with that theme, this episode is about the importance of recognizing burnout, and doing something about it.||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPriorities: Essentials Vs. Non-essentials||Tune in for a talk about essentials vs. non-essentials, and how we can reconnect with our priorities to enhance our lives.||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarth Day | Sustainability||In honor of Earth Day, tune in for a talk about minimalism’s role in sustainability, and tips to be eco-friendly in our every day lives.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife Is In Session||This special mini-sode is a friendly reminder that life is in session.||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet Outside||Tune in for a talk about why it’s essential to get outside, and how regular outdoor adventures are good for our health.||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStress||There is a difference between stress, and stressed out. Tune in for a talk about ways to minimize and manage our stress.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-Doubt||Tune in for tips to ditch self-doubt, and ways to turn scarcity thinking into unlimited abundance.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Are You?||Minimalism provides clarity, reveals our values, and shows us who we are. In this episode, I’ll talk about minimalism’s role in discovering who we are.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinimal BS||Tune in for a talk about creating positive change via minimalism and conscious consumerism.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFashion Repeats | Capsule Wardrobe Power Dressing||Tune in for a talk about minimalism’s role in our personal style, and how by simplifying our wardrobe, we can feel comfortable & confident, and get more done.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry Not Sorry||This episode is about minimalism and living unapologetically.||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Awake? | Mindfulness||Minimalism helps wake us up, and take charge of our lives.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPower to the People | Conscious Consumerism||How and where we spend our dollar matters. Conscious consumption means choosing to support brands that support us, and the environment.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQ + A||Join me for the first Q + A episode as I answer five of the most popular questions about minimalist basics.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNon-Essential Habits & The 21-Day Challenge||This episode is about how we can ditch the non-essential habits, recommit to our resolutions, and get back on track to achieve our goals.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuilt and Letting Go||In this episode, I’ll talk about minimalism, guilt, and tactics to help us let go of it all.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBack to Basics||For the first episode of 2017, I’ll share tips to help us refocus on the essentials, and renew the way that we look at things and perceive our circumstances.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoliday | New Year||Tune in for a talk about holiday minimalism, and ways to enjoy the rest of the season while we prepare for next year.||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoliday | Do Less||Upholding our minimalist sentiments can turn the hectic holidays into a peaceful, enjoyable time.||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDecision Fatigue||Decision fatigue can harm our productivity and success, so it’s best to minimize the amount of unnecessary decisions we make on a daily basis.||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGratitude||Cultivating gratitude helps us approach life with positivity, open-mindedness, and optimism.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoliday | Gifts||Gift giving has become somewhat of a sport, so this episode is all about preserving minimalist sentiments while gifting and receiving.||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSocial Media||Tune in for a talk about minimalism and ways to streamline our use of social media so it can enhance our lives, not detract or distract us.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinimal Footprint||Tune in for a talk about minimalism and ways to reduce our carbon footprint to protect our future.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust In Case||This episode is about minimalism and all those items you’re keeping just in case…||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProductivity||By minimizing the daily distractions, we can up our productivity.||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness | Meditation||Mindfulness is at the heart of minimalism, promoting clarity, positivity, and happiness.||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon't Settle||Nothing changes if nothing changes. Don’t settle. This episode is for anyone interested in living a more than mediocre life.||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTreat Yourself||A minimalist homage to Donna Meagle & Tom Haverford (of Parks and Recreation) and their “Treat Yo Self” day.||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSentimental Clutter||Tune in for tips on how to ditch the guilt and pare down our sentimental clutter.||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHabits||Bad habits are a form of life clutter. Tune in for tips to successfully break bad habits.||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConscious Choices||Minimalism is a philosophy based in conscious choices. We make so many decisions on a daily basis. From the simple to the complex, how can we stay present and make mindful choices?||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoving||When we apply minimalism to the process of moving, we can minimize the stress, the hassle, and even the packing process itself.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMisunderstood Minimalism in The New York Times||In this episode, I respond to two disparaging articles about minimalism from The New York Times.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExercise||Exercise is an effective tool for clearing out the mental and emotional clutter.||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood | Diet | Nutrition||We are what we eat. Minimizing the junk (food), ditching the unhealthy habits, and implementing shopping secrets are the keys to a healthier, better life.||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorkflow||The key to maximizing workflow is to minimize the distractions.||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel||Minimalist travel means packing light, planning less, and using post-its.||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeauty||Applying minimalism to beauty, body, and self-care products can be a healthier life choice.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRelationships||By only fostering the relationships that are adding value to our lives, we can minimize relationship clutter and improve the overall quality of our lives.||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechnology||Streamlining the use of our technology is the key to integrating it into our lives in a healthy way, instead of letting it become a major distraction. Tune in for tips about smart phones, television, and more.||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTime Management||Functioning Minimalist shares five tips for effective time management.||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinimalist Fashion: A Capsule Wardrobe||What would it mean for your getting-ready routine if every item in your closet was a flattering, versatile favorite?||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClear the Clutter||Clearing the physical clutter out of our lives is the first step in creating a more productive, meaningful life.||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust Say No||In minimalist terms, saying "no" to the distractions and the excess in our lives allows for more time and energy to focus on our goals and priorities. It is so common to hear someone complain about the regret that comes from saying "no" to something,...||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntro to (Functional) Minimalism||What up, world? Tune in to the first episode of the Functioning Minimalist, a podcast dedicated to minimalist anecdotes, advice, and functional ways to integrate minimalism into any lifestyle, whether you’re a “minimalist” or not.||5/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Really enjoying this podcast!
I was looking for a podcast on minimalism that I could relate to and enjoy and this has been it. The host is easy to listen to and has great content!
Friendly, Realistic & Helpful
Love love love this podcast. Very inspirational and motivating. As a minimalist myself, it feels as though a new friend is giving me the inside scoop and gets exactly how I feel about the same things. Instant Subscriber!!
The best lifestyle podcast I've found to date
I enjoy the charm of this podcast and the legitimately useful nuggets of advice and wisdom delivered in a neat, succinct package.
Other lifestyle podcasts (and minimalist lifestyle episodes) drag on forever, the hosts meandering, digressing, and leaving me to listen to absolutely unrelated, disorganized drivel for literal hours. Or some have a guest doing their sales pitch for their organization business, making the whole podcast an ad.
This is not one of those podcasts. And if you looked for minimalist-themed episodes, you know exactly whom I speak of. I look forward to each neat package of knowledge Sara delivers.
This podcast is minimalist gold. A perfectly powerful segment that embodies its own philosophy. The only one that truly does in a sea of podcasts.
Here is part of an email I sent to Sara, who graciously (and promptly) answered my questions seeking specific advice on a minimalist lifestyle:
I just wanted to tell you I find your podcast absolutely brilliant. You have a great presence, and your podcast episodes themselves are succinct while still warm and exuding charisma. I got hooked on your "Capsule Wardrobe" and "Relationships" episodes and became a fast fan.
I am currently transitioning from an extremely cluttered lifestyle (and wardrobe) to a capsule wardrobe and with more minimalist-inspired habits.
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