My name is Joshua Becker. We are a family of four living in Peoria, AZ. My wife and I are in our early-thirties. My son is 9, my daughter is 6. We are just your typical middle-class family… minus the dog and physical possessions.
After a conversation with my neighbor on Memorial Day 2008, we decided to become minimalist and intentionally live with fewer possessions. We immediately cleared the clutter from our home and life. As a result, we found a valuable new way to live life centered on our most important values. It has been a journey of discovering the abundant life is actually found in owning less. And it still ranks as one the best decisions we’ve ever made with our life.
Our story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, and countless media interviews around the world. Our books have sold in the tens of thousands. And we have had opportunity to share this message to thousands of people at various venues all across the country.
This blog is about our journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. (You can read more about the start of our journey here.) It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons we have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less. And find more life because of it.
If you are looking for a good place to start, try some of our most popular posts of all time:
- The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life
- 15 Surefire Ways to Impress Others
- Benefits of Minimalism
- 101 Physical Things That Can Be Reduced in your Home
- The Unmistakable Freedom of Contentment and How to Achieve It
Or, if you really like what you see, take a stroll through the archives.
You can also read more about the lessons we have learned in our book wrtten to encourage others: Simplify. 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life.
Our second book deals with the heart issues of a simplified lifestyle by focusing in on our most important relationships: Inside-Out Simplicity. Life-Changing Keys to your Most Important Relationships.