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A free-ranging, magazine-style podcast series featuring slice-of-life stories, characters and culture from one of the alt-living/hippy Gulf Islands on Canada’s West Coast. Interviews, soundscapes, music, walks along the beaches, rambles into the forests. A new episode every 3 weeks or so. If you're island curious, this show is for you.
 
(Formerly The Minimal-ish Podcast) With intention is a podcast about celebrating the beauty that can be found in the ordinary and pursuing intention in every area of our everyday lives. We'll talk about relationships, family life, motherhood, work, caring for ourselves, budgeting and intentional spending, minimalism, and everything in between.
 
Inspiration and motivation to help simplify your home, time, to-dos, health, relationships, and emotional well-being. Since 2001, CarlaRae has been a Professional Home Organizer and Life Coach helping families and individuals clear the chaos and clutter from their lives. She launched this podcast to help bring even more people the freedom of simplicity. Each episode gives you practical tips and resources that you can implement today to find balance in your everyday life to become happier and ...
 
Archived in 2019, Simple hosted conversations about living well and ignoring the rest. Look for author Tsh Oxenreider's new show, The Good List, wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts & at thegoodlistshow.com.
 
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Today we're talking all about working from home - I give 10 different tips total (okay, really 12 if you count the first 2 that apply across the board), but we break it up into two different sections. I've worked from home in some way, shape, or form for four years now. I worked part time in the margins of my full time job, then in the margins of s…
 
Today's episode is a practical one on getting ourselves in the right mindset to take the time and space needed to shop intentionally this season. We talk about list making, giving ourselves enough time, different ways to be more intentional with our shopping/ spending this season, and I go a little more into detail about how we do secondhand shoppi…
 
I talk with Ashley Brown of Routine & Things today. We cover what it means to set life giving routines and be kind to yourself in the midst of following through with them. We also talk about what to do when a routine isn't working anymore in the midst of changing seasons and how to adhere to routines when you feel like you just maybe aren't a consi…
 
There are so many clubs and people clubbing on Gabriola. Music credits and thanks, in order played: Beats from August 29th live event, part 1 of 2 -- NBD Events (Esmi Villa, Tim Gambrill, Luke Kyd) – See their Facebook page “Pushing Forward” by Segue, from the album Pacifica (SSCD13). Thank you to Silent Season Records for permission to use. Suppor…
 
A short encouragement today - that you don't always have to strive to be and do all the things. In a season of change and transition, or in any season where you have a lot on your plate - if there's something you're striving for that is overwhelming you, this is an encouragement to table it for now. You don't have to fully let it go - just set it a…
 
I'm so excited to bring you the first episode of the podcast with the new name, With Intention! Check out the trailer I released to understand the change a little better! Today I'm diving into a question that I repeatedly got from listeners during the break I took with the podcast - how is it going? How are all the changes going? How is your new jo…
 
A little mini episode that was on my heart in the midst of Prime Day (s) and all the other "holiday" sales going on right now! I hope this encourages you and makes you think a little more intentionally in your shopping this season. Stay tuned tomorrow for a little bit of change around this space :)By minimal-ish: realistic minimalism
 
In this episode, I’m in conversation with Jen Demler-Lindsay and Becky Furnell who were born and raised here. We talk all about life growing up, the island culture, some of their favourite childhood and teen-hood memories, and now today as young women who’ve moved back here and all the challenges of buying and setting up their own homes ,with crazy…
 
Today I have the honor of sharing my conversation with The Nester, Myquillyn Smith. We talk all about cozy minimalism when decorating and hosting in every season. Links: Myquillyn on Instagram Myquillyn's website Preorder Welcome Home Podcast Website Simple Morning ListsBy Minimalish
 
Perhaps one of Gabriola’s more renowned workshops is Georgi Georgiev's. Why? Well, in this unassuming workshop it just so happened that Georgi designed and built the world’s fastest human powered vehicles (HPVs) -- aka fairing cloaked bicycles -- that dominated world contests in several categories for years. Some of those records from the 1990s and…
 
In today's episode I talk with homeschooling mom of three (three under five!) about some tips + tricks to schooling at home, whether you are choosing to do so or have to do so due to the current pandemic. Enjoy this episode full of encouragement for creating a learning environment within the home. Links: Rocquel on Instagram 12 Ways Your Phone is C…
 
Join my friend Alex Kozak , a professional organizer, and me as we talk through decluttering + organizing the kitchen, and most importantly, keeping it that way! This is part of a new series where we will go room by room through our homes, one room per month! Listen to the end for a challenge to help you get started. Links: Alex on Instagram Alex's…
 
We're celebrating one million downloads this week! Wow! Thank you so much for listening in and being a part of this community! Today I thought I'd take it back to basics for another week and talk about some reflections and processes that can help us apply a minimal-ish approach to any room. I hope this helps give you some motivation + clarity if yo…
 
Today we're going back to basics and talking about the definition of this elusive trendy phrase we throw around: "Intentional Living." Does it look a certain way? Is it only achievable for certain lifestyles? Let's discuss! We'll also talk about how we can live intentionally in the midst of a pandemic (4+ months into it and it looks like it won't b…
 
Tune in today for a pretty big announcement + an episode all about change. If you're feeling pulled towards any type of change in your own life, especially career change, this episode is for you! Links: Podcast Website Get Simple Morning Lists Goal Setting Episode Today's Sponsor: Bombas - Get 20% off your First Order…
 
An interview and featured songs with islander Gary Fjellgaard, a Canadian icon of country-roots music with 15 albums and over 30 hit songs. As a songwriter and performer, he’s received a mitt-full of awards from the Canadian Country Music Association, plus a Juno Award for Best Country Male Vocalist and in 2005 was inducted into Canada’s Country Mu…
 
Today I'm coming to you solo and talking about 6 simple ways we can make our health a priority for life, not just for a 30 day challenge. Sponsors: Every Plate use code minimalish3 to get your first box for 3.99 / meal Solid Gold head to solidgold.com/minimalish to see the deal of the week!By minimalish
 
Today my guest Jen Brazeal is breaking it down for you - how can we organize our photos in an intentional way without feeling overwhelmed with the amount of photos or how behind we are in organizing them (you'll see that is the case for me!). I hope you enjoy this actionable episode! Find Jen on Instagram Jen's 5 Day Photo Challenge Desirae on Inst…
 
Today I'm bringing you a quick solo episode full of real talk and some simple tips to prioritize your mental health when the world feels crazy (kind of like it has all of 2020 so far). Links: Podcast Episode about The Joy of Movement Find Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Simple Morning Lists Sponsor: Little Passports: use code MINIMALISH for 15…
 
This week I have a conversation with Haley Williams- she shares her story of the many phases of working mom life she's been through, gives some work at home mom tips, helps us declutter our work, gives us permission to let go of what isn't working, and helps us approach the idea of mom guilt as working moms. Whether you work inside or outside of th…
 
I'm coming to you solo today with a chat on stuff (material things) and what I've learned about it over the last 2+ years of my minimalish journey. I'm also having an honest conversation with you about impulse purchases and bad shopping habits and sharing 3 tips that help me cut back on this struggle in my own life. I hope you enjoy this short + to…
 
Today I'm talking with Malinda Fuller about her family's adventure living on wheels and traveling the country while they homeschool and work remotely. We also talk about "hustle" culture and the stories it tells us versus a life of presence and rest. I absolutely love this conversation and I hope you enjoy it as well! Links: Malinda on Instagram Ma…
 
Today I talk with Rachel Macy Stafford, the Hands Free Mama. She's a mom, New York Times Bestselling Author, and we're talking today all about the idea of living as our authentic selves rather than seeking perfectionism in who we think we are expected to be, and how living this way in our own lives can lead to true connection and less pressure on o…
 
Today I'm talking with you solo about building habits- something I've struggled with for a long time in my life. I've slowly but surely overcome my struggle with building the habits I want into my life over the past few years, and I've taken a look back into my journey to see what has made the biggest difference. I'm sharing my biggest "secret" tha…
 
Judith Plant, together with her late partner Kip, was the longtime publisher of New Society Publishers. Headquartered here on Gabriola for three decades now, NSP is a leader in publishing books about social change. (Episode 6 (“Groundswell”) of this podcast series featured Gabriolan, Fay Weller – a New Society author.) Physically distanced by the R…
 
Emily Thomas, host of one of my favorite podcasts, Mom Struggling Well, joins me today to talk about how to get through when the struggle feels very real... like, you know, when you're living in the midst of a pandemic. We talk about her W.E.L.L framework to help us take action in the midst of struggle. Links: Emily's Podcast Emily on Instagram Des…
 
Join us today as we talk about The New Normal and all the things helping us through this crazy time. Nicole on Instagram Catherine on Instagram Desirae on Instagram The Podcast Website Sponsors: Feals - 50% off and free shipping on your first order. Kyrgies.com - 15% off your orderBy minimal-ish: realistic minimalism
 
Today I'm talking to my friend Diana Rene from The Decluttered Mom all about minimal-ish living, from the basics of getting started with decluttering, tackling emotional clutter, her most impactful routines, plus how community can impact our success when overhauling our homes. I hope this helps encourage you through any current decluttering project…
 
Today I talk with Jennifer Allwood, author of Fear is not the Boss of You, about why we so often feel stuck as women and how we can move past this feeling + move beyond our fears. She gives us tangible steps that we can put into practice in any season of life, and we also discuss this topic in light of the current pandemic we are living through. Li…
 
Today I'm talking with Mandy Yang, A Konmari Consultant Trainee, all about the Konmari method for decluttering your home. This is one of the most well known methods for decluttering, and Mandy tells her story about how Konmari helped her family declutter for good and get out of debt, plus gives us a step by step and tips for getting started. If you…
 
As you know, right now there is an emerging health crisis that most of us are affected by in some way or another. Life can be so unpredictable. And uncertainty can be stressful. Dwelling over negative circumstances can be productive when we’re trying to solve problems or process emotions. But sometimes our negative thoughts can get the best of us. …
 
Today I talk with author Christine Platt, who shares her minimalish adventures over at @afrominimalist. She is such an inspiration, and today we talk about her journey to minimalism, her journey to writing diverse childrens literature, and how we can create mirrors and windows for our kids. I hope you enjoy this warm and lovely conversation with Ch…
 
Today I have two guests on (for the first time ever) to chat about real self care and making self care happen in our lives. "Self Care" has become a buzzword, and maybe an overused one, but the concept is an important one to discuss, and an important part of an intentional life. Join me as I chat with the hosts of "Not Your Mother's Podcast" all ab…
 
Do you have a huge project on your to-do list that you really want to complete? You’re committed and motivated, yet somehow it never gets done? I’m guessing it never gets done because you continually run into the same roadblock… over and over again. This roadblock, for many people, is time. Do you feel like you just don’t have enough time? Or, you’…
 
This week's episode is my monthly Q&A with my friend Catherine of @theminimalcolonial! We approached the topic of health and fitness this month - we hope it encourages you if this is an area of discouragement in your life! //Links// Faster Way to Fat Loss Instant Loss Cookbook Alive App (what Desirae Uses) Mari Fitness (what Catherine Uses) Home Wo…
 
Today I'm chatting with you solo about some ways to combat discontentment + this concept I like to call "Happy home Hour" which is a way I work towards making maintenance decluttering and simply taking care of my home into my week. In the first half of the episode we dive into contentment a bit, and I talk to you about some ways I've found myself d…
 
I love minimalism- so much so that I talk about some aspect of it pretty much every single week. But I was also intrigued to have a conversation with my friend Indiana, who doesn't love the concept of minimalism, mostly because she's wary of the trend. Through our conversation, we uncover that it's not true minimalism that she doesn't love, but wha…
 
Can Homesteading be for everyone? Many of us will probably never live "off the grid" or even grow our own food, but how can we take principles of homesteading and benefit from bringing them into our everyday life? We can all benefit from this aspect of getting back to the basics and slowing down. I talk to Stephanie Leaf about slowing down, her def…
 
In our home, it’s a huge crime to toss practically clean clothes into the laundry basket. But what do you do with worn clothes that aren’t dirty and can be worn again? For most families, “half-clean” clothes tend to pile up on the floor, get tossed on chairs, and wadded up on dressers and nightstands. On today's episode, I give you simple and pract…
 
The longest title ever for an episode that covers all kind of different questions! Catherine and I are back at it, answering your questions! Once a month we tackle questions we get from you! Remember that we're not experts on all of these topics, but rather coming to you with a REAL perspective and sharing what works for us - we hope it will inspir…
 
Today I chat with Megan Jedlinksi - fellow minimal-ish toddler mom and former personal stylist all about how (and why) to have less in our closets, doing better with what we buy, and how we can simply show up in our everyday lives. I hope you leave this episode encouraged, friend! // Links // Megan on Instagram Megan’s Website Desirae on Instagram …
 
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