We Are Wealthy. And Why It Matters.


Recently, there have been numerous reports highlighting the distribution of wealth and income inequality in both America and around the world. The news is far from healthy: It is currently estimated that by the year 2016, the richest 1 percent … Read More

One Secret of Success Available to Everyone


“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” —Thomas A. Edison A few months ago, a friend stumbled upon my Twitter account. We had known each other briefly in the past, but had since … Read More

How Writing Has Changed Me


“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” —Anaïs Nin Six years ago, I started a blog. And writing has remained a constant in my life ever since. Prior to starting Becoming Minimalist, I had done very little writing—a few … Read More

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.


There’s more to life than buying stuff. There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique … Read More

Celebrating One Year of Clutterfree with Kids


One year ago, we released Clutterfree with Kids. Within hours, it was the #1 Parenting book in America and would stay there for over two weeks. Eventually, the book would sell 20,000 copies in its first year inspiring parents to balance life and … Read More