Weekend Reads


There are many wonderful people online pursuing and promoting simplicity. When you find some time this weekend with a nice cup of coffee or tea, may you find inspiration in their words as they encourage others to find more life by owning fewer possessions:

Is Busy-ness a Drug? | Storyline by Shauna Niequist. The busy-ness is a drug to keep me numb and a defense to keep me safe. And it works. But numb and safe aren’t key words for the life I want to live.

7 Reasons You Struggle with Happiness | Marc and Angel Hack Life by Angel. Before your level of contentment can improve, your choices and actions must improve.

The Future of Advertising | Mnmlist by Leo Babauta. One of the biggest reasons people buy so much, and are so discontent with their lives, is advertising.

Minimalism–The Process is the Destination | The Other Side of Complexity by Mike Burns. Minimalism, as a concept, doesn’t really focus on the “where?” question. It focuses on the “how?”. You decide what’s most important in your life.

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  1. says

    One of the easiest ways to get out of the grip of advertising is to get out of the city, move out to the land and start respecting it. If that isn’t an option, get rid of the television, that we all have the ability to do!

  2. Pippa says

    I found it ironic that two clicks away from this article, I was faced with advertising trying to sell me a book that promises to make me happy and successful.

  3. says

    I’ll definitely be adding these to my list! Love the recommendations.
    I just finished up Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don’t Have in Search of Happiness We Can’t Buy. (http://www.amazon.com/Shiny-Objects-Spend-Search-Happiness/dp/0062093606)
    It dives deep into the economics of spending, and tracks happiness vs spending over the decades. Worth checking out if you’re a person who’d like concrete affirmation on your viewpoints in minimalism.

  4. says


    I just love the weekend reads! Thank you for posting these and introducing me to a host of other minimalists who I would never have found otherwise. I truly appreciate your fantastic website.

    If you’ve finished reading these and would like to read another inspiring website about how to live a simple, frugal, debt-free, minimalist life then please check out the http://www.thedebtfreeminimalist.com.

    My latest blogs include:

    Are you a clutterist? Take the 5-a-day challenge (and i’m not talking fruit!)

    Is the iPhone such a smart phone?

    The duvet which made a difference (a tale of giving)

    Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after you! (A tale of accumulated marginal gains)

    A tale of opportunity cost (and the effects of compound interest)

    I don’t need much!

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