Weekend Reads


I hope this Saturday in March finds you well. I am spending this weekend in Austin, TX along with some friends at SXSW encouraging others to embrace minimalism as a foundation for entrepreneurship. Our hope is to inspire people to believe that doing work you love should be accessible to anyone who is interested. Living with less provides countless practical benefits. And when the fear of money can be reduced significantly, the path to entrepreneurship becomes far more accessible.

If you are in Austin, let me know via Twitter. I’m spending the majority of my time meeting new people and would love an opportunity to meet you too.

Regardless of where you happen to be, may your weekend be filled with intentionality and life-giving pursuits. Perhaps you can find a quiet moment to sit down, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy some of these posts from simple living writers.

What is “Simple Living,” Anyway? | Simple Mom by Tsh Oxenreider. Simple living means living holistically with your life’s purpose.

Life Without Stuff: Choosing a Minimalist Lifestyle | [Witty Title Here] by Ashley Riordan. Ashley’s story of paying off debt, finding minimalism, and the positive influence it has made in her life.

3 Words That You Need to Tell Yourself Daily | Nerd Fitness by Steve Kamb. If you can successfully implement this rule consistently, I guarantee that not only will your life improve, but the lives of the people in your life will improve as well. Everybody wins.

Anti-Frantic | Shauna by Shauna Niequist. So many of us, it seems, are really, really tired of the hustle, and the next right thing is to slow down, to go back to the beginning, to stop.

What are our Screens Doing to Us? | The Default Life. A four-minute video reminder to turn off the screen, think deeply, and soak in the sunset.

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Joshua Becker

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Writer. Inspiring others to live more by owning less.
Bestselling author of Simplify & Clutterfree with Kids.

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  1. says

    Your “Weekend Reads” posts are great! I enjoy your site.

    Much of what you write about affirms my belief that knowing your life purpose leads to a simpler life…in the right way. My life purpose statement is “to boldly live an authentic life of simple abundance, harmony of thought, word and deed, and ever-expanding knowledge for the benefit of self and others; all created on a foundation of physical and spiritual well-being.” Knowing this has simplified my life in a multitude of ways. It’s easier to know what to say “yes” to and when to say “no.”

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Mike says

    I always get a lot of information out of the weekend reads. It makes me wish they came out every day so I wouldn’t have to hunt them down haha.

  3. says

    Special thanks for the video at the end— What are our screens doing to us?
    Love the statement…”Why can I go more than a year and not see the sunset but I can’t go 10 minutes without checking my i-phone?” Ponder that…

  4. says

    Witty Title Here has never seen traffic like this before. :) Thanks so much for sharing Ashley’s article (and, therefore, my site!) here. I learned a lot from reading her perspective on choosing minimalism and am inspired to make small changes in my life when it comes to my “stuff.”

  5. says

    Hey thanks for the shout-out! Sam (the guy behind the screens vid) here. Would love to do a guest post sometime and talk more about the ideas behind the vid if your interested. How did you come across the video?

  6. Karyn says

    I absolutely love your Weekend Reads posts. Thank you for finding these little gems and sharing them with your readers.

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