Weekend Reads


Over the years of pursuing minimalism and interacting with simple living advocates, I have come to recognize the simplicity/minimalism niche to be among the most friendly, encouraging, and helpful around. There is a genuine understanding that any promotion of simplicity is good for society—and there is little concern about who gets the credit for it.

It is a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful group of people. I enjoy the opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more life by owning less stuff. So please, fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee. Find a quiet moment. And enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today.

The Little Book of Contentment | Zen Habits by Leo Babauta. The Little Book of Contentment: A guide to becoming happy with life & who you are, while getting things done.

Your Definitive Summer Slow Down Guide | Be More With Less by Courtney Carver. To enjoy the beauty of summer, slow down.

Err on the Side of Generosity | The Unitive by Joshua Becker. Each month, I post faith-based content at the Unitive. My latest post focuses on the spiritual benefits of choosing generosity. I hope it challenges you to give more away.

The Why and How of Effective Altruism | TED by Peter Singer. Make the biggest impact with whatever you can share.

His Simpler Life | The Times of India by Shrabonti Bagchi. “If you think about it, almost everything is an acquired need.”

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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. Katy says

    I really look forward to these posts and discovering others who are writing about simplicity that I may not stumble onto on my own. Thank you!

  2. says

    I started my saturday morning with your posts, loved them so much! Currently reading the little book of contentment (I even took the liberty to design a cover for it, just for the fun of it: http://pinterest.com/pin/273593746085408157/)

    And His Simpler life… amazing, a CEO that gave away all his suits and formal clothing, and right he is! Even made me think to donate some of my formal gear that I dislike to wear, there is a organization here that collects ‘work’ cloths to help people who are in need of a new job but don’t have the money to buy suitable clothing.

    Thanks for loads and loads of inspiration!

  3. says

    Thanks for the links – I always enjoy Babauta’s minimalist writing as well as yours, but I haven’t been to the unitive – looking forward to reading!

  4. Kerry says

    I’m a late arrival. I have over the past few months been reading through your archive from beginning to end after stumbling on you and your site through another blog. I have such an appreciation for all you write here- we are a young family with 3kids ages 4 and under and live in a1200 sq ft,3 bedroom house. We got rid of probably 1/4 of what we owned before moving provinces a year and a half ago but like so many say there is always ongoing maintenance and we have yet to reach our personal ‘sweet spot’. I always appreciate the encouragement to live simply that you offer here.
    Today I especially enjoyed the Summer Slow Down Guide! With 3 young kids it is easy to feel like you are always ‘on’ so I appreciated the reminder to stop and smell the roses…


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