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Minimalism and the Essence of Life – TMP 005

Simply living can take a lot.

Not just for our bodies, but also keeping the most important priorities straight, schedules organized, and everything around us properly maintained. The more we own, the more energy we use to ensure that what’s valuable stays valuable.

How many ways can minimalism be defined? How does your childhood, religion, or culture inform your views on what’s essential? And what’s the real meaning of “stuff?”

In The MultiPod 5, Ted Cragg is joined by a special co-host, Sara Oliver. They bring Rita Juse Cirkse aboard to explore the fascinating topic of minimalism and how she’s been mindfully pursuing it for decades.

Don’t miss this multi-faceted discussion about getting to life’s essence and breathing life into everything around you.

“Minimalism became a conscious decision of how I want to spend my life. [It helps give me] an abundant and rich inner life.” – Rita Juse Cirkse


You’re about to Learn…

  • The myriad ways minimalism is defined and some practical ways to add it to your life.
  • Why meaning and importance are at the core of minimalism.
  • What moments of scarcity teach us about creativity and appreciating what you have.
  • Why letting go of some things can help them fulfill their intended purpose.

Topics & Timestamps

  • [00:00] Introducing: minimalism
  • [07:13] Some definitions and varying cultural histories of minimalism
  • [11:10] Discussion with Rita JC about the societal, religious, and generational impacts on minimalism
  • [30:47] Day-to-day choices we can make to simplify our lives
  • [40:02] Why minimalism and multipotentiality make a good combination
  • [47:30] Sandrine’s Tip of the Week

Resources and Items Mentioned in This Episode

Marie Kondo’s Book – The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up