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The Sustainable Minimalists Podcast is where sustainability, minimalism, zero-waste living, decluttering, parenting + conscious consumerism intersect. The host, Stephanie Seferian, offers eco-friendly tips + incremental strategies for cutting through clutter as a means to more fully enjoy life's sweetest moments. Learn more at MamaMinimalist.com.
 
Welcome to Frugal and Simple Living! My prayer is that you find the glimpse into my frugal and simple living inspiring, encouraging and helpful! You will find simple, inexpensive recipes as well as freezer cooking ideas and meals plans.
 
Extending the Mission and Resources of ALTERNATIVES
 
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Simple Living
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A podcast about life, love, and marriage.
 
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The Simple Show
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Some things feel complex—let’s make them easier to understand. Tsh Oxenreider chats with friends as they break down big ideas. From deep stuff, like world events, to smaller things, like Netflix binges, they deep-dive to make sense of it all, then come back up for air more enlightened. With co-hosts Kendra Adachi, Stephanie Langford, Erin Loechner, and Haley Stewart.
 
2016 is the year of The Hidden Chronicles One: MUSIC. The story unfolds each day revealing what has happened and what is intended even though it may not end up as expected.This is the story of Naveen K. 50 songs in 4 years. A revolution of art, music, dance, and mantra. Visit http://naveenk.com to download all of the music from The Hidden Chronicles absolutely FREE
 
We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with The Joneses. We are over-worked, over-connected and over-stressed, and we compete on how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don't have to. There is an ever-growing group of people who are saying no to life lived at 110%. They are opting to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are truly important. Brooke McAlary, founder of SlowYourHome.com, is one of them, and in this podcast she chats to others who ...
 
Nick & Shae Peterson from LivinLightly.com share their personal journey towards simple, intentional living which lead them to pay-off debt, sell the majority of their possessions, remodel and inhabit a vintage Airstream travel trailer leaving them with time, money and energy for what truly matters. Podcast discusses: simplicity, minimalism, intentional living, lifestyle design, frugality, alternative housing, living off the grid and pursuing a life with meaning & purpose. Join us in simple, ...
 
A podcast for those who long to live a life that matters eternally. Learn what it looks like to throw off the things that slow you down so you can pursue Christ with all you've got.... because this world is passing away. After all, life is too short and God is too good to live distracted.
 
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Sage Family
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Natural Homeschooling | Gentle Parenting | Simple Living | Family Adventure I Rachel Rainbolt hosts the Sage Family podcast to inspire and inform radical mamas and papas striving to embrace unschooling, attachment parenting, minimalism, and travel. Are you ready to live the family life of your dreams?
 
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Ditching Suburbia
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Ditching Suburbia is published by the Boyink family, who has lived on the road in the USA since 2010. Along the way they've met families who live on boats, in tiny houses, on homesteads, and on bikes. Each week the podcast will look at a different aspect of what a non-suburban life is like. If you have achieved the "American Dream" but found it a nightmare, if you feel like you never see your kids, if you yearn for a simpler life or more adventure - Ditch Suburbia!
 
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Small Scale Life
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Simple Living, Urban Homesteading, Gardening and Adventure
 
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Sunny Sweet Days
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Sunny Sweet Days is a daily podcast focused on quick tips for simple living.
 
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Simple Full
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Motivation and real life tips on saving money, simple living designs, minimalism, & paying off debt.
 
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Black Minimalists
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Welcome to the Black Minimalists Podcast where every month, we share the stories and experiences of minimalists who look like us. On this podcast, you'll hear our triumphs, fails, laughs and breakthroughs on our simple living journeys. Hosted by BM Co-Founder, Farai Harreld. Music created and produced by Brother Onaci.
 
Have you ever asked: “Is this all there is to life?” Untangled explores the lives of people who have questioned our social systems, constructs and norms and chosen to live life in a different, often unconventional way. Through honest storytelling, Untangled explores one focal question: what does it really take to untangle from society’s giant rule book, move away from the mundane and embark on a search for something more? Join host Alana Helbig as she interviews ordinary people about their c ...
 
Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst wood ...
 
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Small Scale Life
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Small Scale Life is dedicated to a little simple living, a little urban homesteading and a lot of adventures along the way! We talk about our journey of developing a simple life through gardening and having a lot of fun. Through this show, we hope to inspire you to learn, do and grow as we build out strong communities around us. Find more at www.smallscalelife.com.
 
Self-Development & Simplicity for Nature Lovers The Mountain Zen Den Podcast is the place to connect with Nature for Personal Growth & Simple Living ~ offering daily motivation, inspiration and meditations all inspired by the natural world to help you achieve success in having the life you've always wanted.
 
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Yoga Digest
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YOGA DIGEST is your resource for optimal health and well-being. Each episode features interviews with passionate experts in the wellness community providing everyday skills for happiness, liberation and simple living. We feature real people and real stories that inspire, educate and connect. Find out more at www.yogadigest.com
 
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Uncivilize
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Hi! I’m Jennifer Grayson. Journey with me as we peel away the layers of urbanized, industrialized, technologized modern life, to uncover the core of how we were meant to live as human beings. We’ll examine a more meaningful existence that will help us restore balance to our imperiled planet, while reclaiming our original, inborn connection to the natural world. From food and conservation to reimagining urban landscapes and raising children, from self-reliance and simple living to building co ...
 
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SimpleMoney
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Financial planner Dawn Starks combines her love of personal finance with her passion for simple living. People often find personal finance complex and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Listen in to find ways to make your financial life simpler.
 
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Children benefit from the opportunity to play in open-ended, unstructured environments. Today I am talking with Nicole Roccaro from Naturally Curious Children. We talk about finding a balance in play, leaning towards unstructured activities, and following our children’s lead. Nicole’s home and approach are inspired by something called Reggio-Em ...…
 
Continuing our summer series, What’s Saving My Life, this time it's Haley's turn! Girlfriend is due with baby #4 in about two weeks, and is also dealing the delightful 100+ degree days of central Texas. Grace and peace to her. Links From This Episode: Haleys blog, Carrots for Michaelmas Haley on Instagram and Twitter Tsh (me) on Instagram and T ...…
 
This quick episode offers five ways you can streamline your financial life through automation.
 
Today I’m here with Denaye Barahona Ph.D. talking about minimalism. Denaye is the voice behind Simple Families--a blog, podcast, and community that helps mothers thrive through simple living. We go over minimalism, parenting, time, playscape, ownership, role modeling, boundaries, and extended family. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparent ...…
 
Men are less likely to buy eco-friendly products. They’re hesitant to carry reusable bags + drive hybrid cars, too. That’s because environmentalism is for women + crossing gender boundaries makes men uncomfortable. Sustainability has long been associated with femininity. On today’s episode we examine why this stereotype exists; we offer researc ...…
 
John Dear, peace/nonviolence activist and author, part 1
 
Is your money just lounging around being unproductive, or worse yet, does it run right out on you and get into trouble? Whip those dollars into shape! In the second part of the episode, Dawn gives tips on various ways to manage your money and helps you identify the best approach for your situation.
 
Horseplay is developmentally beneficial for our growing children. If you have a kid who plays rowdy, then you need to hear this. We need to find a way to encourage this behavior rather than discourage it. In today’s episode, I am chatting with Frances Carlson, the author of the book Big Body Play. I found Frances’ work to be eye opening and I t ...…
 
Because we're taking some time off from work this summer, we thought it'd be fun to give you a low-key, easy series for July: What's Saving My Life. This is always a fan favorite, where I talk with each of my co-hosts about the little things that are making our lives just a bit happier and brighter right now. First up? Stephanie, who's currentl ...…
 
Weddings can be stressful and expensive. In this episode, Dawn tells the story of her crazy, but inexpensive, wedding day.
 
Cloth diaper. Breastfeed. Minimize plastic. …… Duh. It’s sad but true: Most low-waste parenting strategies read like obvious platitudes. Worse, such practices are recycled ad nauseam on the eco-friendly inter web. Did you know? There are HEAPS of zero-waste parenting tips that aren’t QUITE so apparent: It’s THESE 10 strategies we’re discussing ...…
 
Claire Dunn says her work as an environmental campaigner left her burnt out and disillusioned about humans relationship with the natural world. So she quit her job, left her partner of 5 years and her house by the ocean, extracting herself from modern life to live in the Australian bush. While Claire learnt many skills to live off the land, bui ...…
 
Building a solid foundation is the key to creating a stable rock cairn AND a stable financial life. Dawn covers the questions you need to ask yourself to determine if your financial foundation “rock” is secure. In the second segment, Dawn covers one of the key concepts of a solid financial foundation – emergency funds.…
 
If you travel for extended periods of time, you will have to deal with your finances. This episode looks at some tips for dealing with paper, cash flow, and credit management while on the road. Even if you don’t do extended travel, you’ll find great tips for money management in this episode.
 
Ever scrutinize old photos + pick apart your outfits of decades past? I do. My first thought: “Ugh what was I thinking wearing THAT?” My second thought: “Where’s that outfit now?” *Spoiler Alert* : ALL your outfits of decades-past are SOMEwhere. (The landfill, probably.) These days, we’re in the habit of tossing clothes at the first sign of wea ...…
 
Before we get going on our next deep-dive series (starting next week), I thought it'd be fun to give you a little sneak peek at what I'm doing behind the scenes right now in Patreon. It's called The WRLD at Home — where WRLD stands for Watch, Reed, Listen, and Do. I'm having a ton of fun creating this side project, so here's a preview behind th ...…
 
Today I’m here with my friend Becca Shern talking about values. Bex is a mom, partner, Registered Dietitian, and creator of Minimal Wellness. We go over inherited values, defining your values, collaboration with your partner and children, setting priorities, and laying out intentions. Get the full show notes here: www.sageparenting.com/podcast1 ...…
 
Never underestimate what your children are learning through play. In the early years, play is the main vehicle for learning and education. In today’s episode, I will be introducing you to the importance of play. We chat about stages of play, types of play, and what role that adults may have in play. Show Notes/Links The Play’s the Thing The pos ...…
 
Bill Ryerson of the Population Institute and Population Media Center, part 2 on Reducing Population Using Methods That Work
 
Books! People love books, but books can easily multiply and fill up space in your home. Dawn shares her love of books and how she undertook a massive book purge in preparation for a move.
 
On the Road: Exploring Tomah, Wisconsin Download (22 MB, 23 mins 16 secs) This first “On the Road” podcast is focused on my observations and thoughts as I explored in the areas around Tomah, Wisconsin. I had such a great trip to that part of Wisconsin that just recharged my batteries and took me back to my roots. Driving home, I had time to ref ...…
 
I find myself traveling more and more these days for work and for life. As I travel, I see things that capture my eye and interest as I roll over the back roads and explore towns of all shapes and sizes. In an effort to capture some of my thoughts, observations and adventures on the road, I am going to start recording and posting "On the Road" ...…
 
Our culture (and our human nature) condition us to expect and desire an easy life. Rather than serving, we want to be served. Rather than sacrifice, we want comfort. In this episode of the Embracing a Simpler Life podcast we will be exposing the idol of an easy life, considering the value of "easy" in eternity, and taking a look at what the Bib ...…
 
Child behavior is anything but straightforward. My children are well-behaved, but as humans–they have their “moments”. As parents, we can feel powerless when our kids aren’t cooperating or being respectful. Today on the podcast I am explaining how we blend positive parenting methods with some strategies and techniques. One technique in particul ...…
 
Last week during the garden update, I discussed my new vertical garden planters made from two vinyl gutters. After I posted the article and podcast, I realized that it had been a while since I discussed this topic, and I have never discussed how to build vertical gardens on fences before. In this post and episode, I will discuss the following t ...…
 
We’re wrapping up this series on making the most of our summer — even as adults — by me tapping into Kendra’s wheelhouse this time. In the last episode, I helped her prep for a family road trip. In this one? She’s helping me think through a dinner party. Because our house is still fixer-upper mode, but I don’t want that to stop us from having f ...…
 
Introduction: How Build Vertical Garden Planters Download (28.1 MB, 30 mins 26 secs) Last week during the garden update, I discussed my new vertical garden planters made from two vinyl gutters. After I posted the article and podcast, I realized that it had been a while since I discussed this topic, and I have never discussed how to build vertic ...…
 
You’ve purged, donated, decluttered + organized your heart out, but – STILL! – you find yourself stressed + anxious? You’re not alone. Minimalism is good for kids; it’s good for parents, too. But minimalism is a Band-Aid for a much larger problem, and that problem is stress + anxiety. My guest this week is Anna Seewald. She’s a parent educator, ...…
 
Simple living and minimalist books and blogs often tout the idea of “buying quality.” But perhaps that is not always the best approach. This episode looks at the pros and cons of spending more to buy quality.
 
Download (41.2 MB, 44 mins 41 secs) We are rapidly rolling through June, and by now your plants should be really starting to grow. In this episode, it is time for another Garden Update, and while our gardens might be growing, our plants are under siege from common garden pests of all shapes and sizes. I am dealing with some common garden pests ...…
 
We are rapidly rolling through June, and by now your plants should be really starting to grow. In this episode, it is time for another Garden Update, and while our gardens might be growing, our plants are under siege from common garden pests of all shapes and sizes. I am dealing with some common garden pests here in my small raised beds, and I ...…
 
In today’s episode I am chatting with Hunter Clarke-Fields of Mindful Mama Mentor. Hunter specializes in mindful parenting and in this episode we are talking about control in parenting. As parents, we feel like we should have control over our children. But children have their own agendas and ideas about this. How much control do we really have— ...…
 
Keeping on in our series on making the most of our summer — beyond just making them fun for kids — for the next two episodes, Kendra and I each tap into our wheelhouses and help each other. First up... I'm helping Kendra prep for her family's summer vacation. She admits they don't travel much, and well — we do quite a bit. So in this chat, you' ...…
 
Today I’m here with my friend Melissa Lang Lytle talking about sleep. Melissa is a co-sleeping, radical mama of 3 and my bestie.We go over common sleep baggage (including pressure to CIO) and intentional arrangements, environment, and routines that support better sleep that fosters both connection and independence. Get the full show notes here: ...…
 
Ever feel like life is one gigantic competition? (I do, sometimes!) This week’s guest ISN’T keeping up with the Joneses. She’s happily living the life she WANTS to lead; today, she shows you how to do it, too. This week, we: – outline concrete strategies to remove financial obstacles standing in the way of living our best lives, – discuss the n ...…
 
Terra Roam describes herself as a roamer, a traveller, a vagabond. For the last 30 years, Terra has trekked, sailed, snowshoed, skied, kayaked, cycled, hitch hiked, volunteered and worked through the most beautiful, dangerous and isolated parts of the world. Most recently she completed a 17,000km walk around Australia – being the first woman to ...…
 
Download MP3 (4.39 MB) Midweek Motivation is a weekly episode featuring the wisdom and stories of host Tommy Cakes. This week, Tommy is on the road in Central Wisconsin and up to his neck in cranberry bogs. In this episode, Tommy discusses his busy life on the road and how he is trying to adjust to it. In case you are having trouble understandi ...…
 
Dawn gives insider tips on what to look for and questions to ask when you are interested in working with a financial professional.
 
Midweek Motivation is a weekly episode featuring the wisdom and stories of host Tommy Cakes. This week, Tommy is on the road in Central Wisconsin and up to his neck in cranberry bogs. In this episode, Tommy discusses his busy life on the road and how he is trying to adjust to it. For more information about this episode, please read more on [Sma ...…
 
Download MP3 (63.1 MB) June is moving right along, and I hope you are doing well! A while back, I had a great conversation about Homesteading in Ohio with Daniel Bokros. Daniel is one of the Ohio Get Stuff Done Crew, and he has his own homestead called the Red Dog Ranch. In this podcast, we discuss his journey from deploying to Southern Afghani ...…
 
June is moving right along, and I hope you are doing well! A while back, I had a great conversation about Homesteading in Ohio with Daniel Bokros. Daniel is one of the Ohio Get Stuff Done Crew, and he has his own homestead called the Red Dog Ranch. In this podcast, we discuss his journey from the Marine Corps to the homestead in the Ohio countr ...…
 
Bill Ryerson of the Population Institute, part 1 on Crises Caused by Exploding Population
 
The spotlight is on Ben in today’s episode, as Brooke interviews him all about his journey from working a stressful, corporate job to being self-employed, and how he continues to make choices to live a slower life. We’ve had a few listeners ask to hear more about Ben’s story, and we’re sure it will feel relevant to a lot of people. Ben describe ...…
 
The words that we speak to our children become their inner voice. And the average woman speaks 20,000 words per day. While we can’t always be intentional in the way we speak to our children, we can do better. In today’s episode, author Tracy Cutchlow and I are discussing how to speak to our children. We talk about the impact that our words have ...…
 
Continuing our series on grown-upping the summer, this time Kendra and I talk about work. Because sure, it’s summer, but also, we’re adults with jobs and stuff. As self-employed types, we talk about how we get work done with kids in the house — hers are a bit younger, so she shares juggling toddlers and young school-age kiddos, while my oldest ...…
 
Paper invitations + lined envelopes? Meh. Table arrangements with beautiful but foreign booms? Eeek! Heaps of uneaten food, discarded food? Yuck! Here’s a secret: Weddings don’t have to be wasteful! Luxury + sustainability can coexist at ceremonies, receptions +beyond. This week, I offer my best tips for planning a wedding that’s both eco-frien ...…
 
While financial planning is important for both genders, women are particularly vulnerable. Listen while Dawn outlines seven reasons women need to pay particular attention to their financial life, and the main thing women have going for them.
 
Download (66.7 MB, 1 hr 12 mins) In this episode of Small Scale Life, Michael Bell and Scott Hebert return to discuss urban farming advice and best practices. Topics discussed during this podcast includes their farms, their markets, typical yields, watering crops, harvesting product, successfully marketing products and potentially expanding the ...…
 
In this episode of [Small Scale Life](smallscalelife.com), Michael Bell and Scott Hebert return to discuss urban farming advice and best practices. Topics discussed during this podcast includes their farms, their markets, typical yields, watering crops, harvesting product, successfully marketing products and potentially expanding their operatio ...…
 
What does it mean to “raise successful kids”? Today I am chatting with Krista from A Life in Progress. I knew I could rely on Krista to bring some excellent perspective to this topic and she comes through in this episode. When it comes to life, Krista thinks outside the box and walks off the beaten path. She has raised three young adults and co ...…
 
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