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Inside Minimalism

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A simple life is one with less stress, less stuff, and more purpose. We publish essays on a weekly basis direct to your inbox, where we write about minimalism as a tool to help you be more focused and feel more fulfilled, specialising in topics such as clutter, creativity, curation, travel, quiet living, and productivity, among others.

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The Minimalists


The Minimalists are American authors, podcasters, filmmakers, and public speakers Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. The duo began pursuing the minimalist lifestyle in 2010. After experiencing significant improvements in their quality of life as a result of adopting and practicing the tenets of minimalism, the pair launched a website in December 2010 to share their experiences. Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their writing, podcast, and documentary.



A Zen woman of few words, Andō says that silence is the only language she is truly fluent in.

Contemplative, poet, and writer Andō is also a lay-ordained Zen Buddhist, meditation teacher, and spiritual companion. Leading a life based on principles of the Way, she is inspired by the clear simplicity of Zen, tea and poetry as contemplative practice. Just as poets such as Bashō, Saigyo, Issa, Rengetsu and others before her, Andō lives in this same ancient way, subsisting on income from patrons, donations and students.

She lives and works from a tiny hermitage on the Wolds Way in England.

Joshua Hook


Joshua N. Hook, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of North Texas. He teaches and does research on Positive Psychology and Multicultural Counseling. He is the author of five books, including Cultural Humility: Engaging Diverse Identities in Therapy (APA Books) and Replanted: Faith-Based Support for Adoptive and Foster Families (Templeton Press). Through his blog, he helps people use psychology to solve problems and achieve goals. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his wife Jenn, cheering on the Chicago Bears, and trying not to get injured doing CrossFit.

Zoë Kim


Zoë Kim is the author of Minimalism for Families, a minimalist mom of four, and the voice behind Raising Simple. She partners with individuals to tackle the challenges of a cluttered home and life. Zoë believes in developing a minimalist lifestyle through positive perspective changes and practical solutions. With her pragmatic and thoughtful approach, she helps people find the best solution to simplify their home and life. In her recreational time, she enjoys being outside with her kids, swimming, and perusing her local farmers market. She currently lives outside Atlanta with her four children.