Hello everyone! I’m excited to be returning with a third episode in my podcast series, and this time I’m talking about the person who has been my biggest minimalist inspiration to date. Click here to listen to the podcast and find out who it is!

You can also subscribe on iTunes. Thanks for listening!



  1. What a beautiful story, Lisa! To hear about your stacked boxes issue makes it all the more impressive how far you’ve come since then. I think we all have those people in our lives that challenge us to be better versions of ourselves. It’s amazing that that person for you, is your husband.

    Also, I love your new podcast graphic in Anchor!

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    1. Thanks, lovely Britt! So glad you enjoyed hearing about this side of my minimalist story. I was very excited about sharing it. When I look back to my stacked box phase (eek, it makes me feel overwhelmed with stuff just thinking about it), you’re right, it does seem impressive how far I’ve come.

      Thanks for your compliment on my new podcast graphic in Anchor, too. 😀 I was rather excited about adding that in. I noticed that my podcast looked rather ‘blah’ in iTunes Podcasts (because I subscribe to my own podcast, of course 😆) and I think the logo really spruces it up and brings it to life. I was also very proud of myself that this time around I managed to use a program to edit my audio – a big new step for me that required a lot of self-teaching! My next podcast aim for the near future is to incorporate an intro and outro.


  2. Hi Lisa, I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and how wonderful to have such an inspiration so close to home. Most of my inspiration comes from the web, You Tube, blogs and books so it must be lovely to have your husband being a constant source of support and inspiration, close at hand. Thank you for sharing some of the details of your pre-minimalist lifestyle – we’ve all been there!! Lxxx


    1. Lorraine, thank you! Very glad to hear you enjoyed the episode! It really is lovely to have such a supportive hubby around to keep me motivated. Back when I was on Facebook I was part of a minimalist group and I remember reading posts from other people who were really suffering as they were clashing with their families about minimalism. Some people were being told by their families that they were being extreme and would be given gifts just to spite them, and others were being told by their parents or other relatives that they were ‘depriving’ their children (when it’s quite the opposite, I would say!). I feel very grateful to have someone so close to me who is 100% supportive of what I am doing. But like you, I get so much inspiration from books and many different places online as well! 🙂 Thank you for listening xx

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  3. Thanks Lisa 🙂 What you wrote about your Facebook group is shocking. I just don’t understand why some people can’t just live and let live. I suppose we can just be thankful for the support we do have, Lxx


  4. Hi – This might sound really dumb but I’m clicking the “click here” text above and it isn’t a link for me. Maybe there’s some image that isn’t visible on my Android phone?

    Either way, I’d appreciate a full text link to your podcast as I’d love to listen in!


    1. Hi Lee! Thanks for getting in touch and I’m sorry to hear it’s not working on your phone. Bummer. I wonder if it has something to do with your accessing from a mobile, since on my desktop it’s working. I’ve been trying to put the actual audio in so that people can listen within the blog post, but haven’t managed it unfortunately. Here’s the link: https://anchor.fm/the-simple-life-podcast/

      I know you have an Android phone, but if you happen to have any Apple devices you can search for ‘The Simple Life’ in the Podcasts app.

      Thanks Lee! 🙂


  5. What I love is that I am starting to see this movement grow up as those of us in more developed areas realize the privilege we have and that getting more things is ultimately unsatisfying to our souls. When we really focus on what does bring us meaning instead of just “getting more” which is an empty form of behavior that reflects unhappiness, we really fulfill our soul’s potential. Keep putting out the positive energy, I really appreciate it.


    1. You are so right; minimalism so often does address privilege and I have noticed this coming up very often as a theme on other minimalist/simple living/sustainability blogs. It’s refreshing to see a whole movement of people realising that what we’ve become accustomed to is not only excessive, but as you say, ultimately unsatisfying to our souls. I love seeing that movement play out before my eyes in the blogosphere, and it’s a real pleasure and privilege to be part of it.

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