We’re so excited to share our first published book with you – The Minimalist Vegan: A Simple Manifesto On Why To Live With Less Stuff And More Compassion.
We became minimalists in 2014 after reading about it for years before on blogs like Zen Habits and Becoming Minimalist. Minimalism has completely changed the way we define success for ourselves. Previously we thought life was about accumulating more things, whether it was big assets like houses and cars, or small products like clothes and kitchenware.
Having more gave us a sense of security. You know, “Just in case” something was to happen, we would have more money and more things to fall back on.
Minimalism has shifted our paradigm to appreciate and want less, so we can ultimately spend more time doing what we truly want to do.
We also became vegans overnight in 2014 after watching a documentary called EARTHLINGS. Veganism has taught us to think beyond ourselves and how our actions impact the world around us. While veganism is about eliminating harm, death, and suffering to animals, it’s also a vehicle to better support humanity by fighting for love and equality. / Read More »
After picking up a promising-looking treat at the grocery store, the question inevitably arises: Is it vegan? Your natural response is to turn the package around and glean what you can from the nutrition label. If the ingredients list checks out, you’re good to go — right?
The depth of your research into the products you consume is largely based on your purpose and personal interpretation of what it means to be a vegan. Plenty of vegans use the strict definition of veganism as a guide; they “will not eat or use animal products.” The tenets of mindful consumerism often fall by the wayside. / Read More »
The discussion of a plant-based lifestyle and how it can help your health has been a hot topic for a few years now. With movies like Forks Over Knives and What The Health being known to challenge omnivores into a different way of thinking, there are so many reasons to switch over today.
As heart disease has been the number one cause of death in the US for the past 80 year, we need to start thinking about why nothing has changed and why millions of people die from the disease each and every year. / Read More »
Every now and then we post conversations we have with incredible people who live mindfully whether it’s living with less or being healthy without doing harm to others. This is not an interview series but more a down-to-earth catchup over a casual cup of tea. Today, we catch up with Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist.
Joshua and his young family were introduced to minimalism ten years ago during a short conversation with their neighbour. Since then, Joshua’s story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find more life by owning fewer possessions. Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month. In this conversation we pick Joshua’s brain about his take on minimalism, misconceptions of decluttering and his relationship with money. / Read More »
Will you be practicing minimalism this Christmas? What might be holding you back? And what the heck does practising minimalism during Christmas even mean?
Minimalism during Christmas for us means skipping all the nightmares of going shopping, fighting over carparks in overcrowded shopping centres, stressing about what to buy for your second cousin and what on earth to make for Christmas lunch that will also please the meat-eaters. / Read More »