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Joshua Becker

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Becoming Minimalist
Money, Family
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Emily Guy Birken. Getting your home to look like your minimalist vision of a cozy retreat is a simple (but not easy) process that anyone can understand. Decluttering your home is about identifying what physical objects are unnecessary. It may be tough to make decisions about each […] ...
Posted: Jan 14 2019 @ 5:16 AM
Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a countercultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption that surrounds us. The world we live in is not friendly to the pursuit of minimalism. […] ...
Posted: Jan 12 2019 @ 4:38 AM
“I have significantly less stress in my life and more self-control. Most importantly, I’m becoming more like the mom and wife I want to be.” — Caryn Seney Uncluttered Uncluttered is a 12-week online course designed intentionally to help you own less, live more, and discover the life you’ve always wanted. We offer the course only three times […] ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 8:49 PM
This article is an excerpt from The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life. I shake my head at those home makeover shows that are so popular on TV.  You know, a couple who are discontented with their home invite a design expert to come in and evaluate the situation. The couple nervously […] ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 6:48 AM
A special thanks to each of you for making 2018 such an enjoyable year at Becoming Minimalist. It was my tenth. This website continues to reach people beyond my wildest dreams as we grow every year in new and unbelievable ways. As before, this growth has occurred because of the support from readers like you—thank […] ...
Posted: Dec 26 2018 @ 2:31 AM
My new book, The Minimalist Home, is now available! I’ve been working on this book for the last two years—I’m excited for it to finally be available. The Minimalist Home is the most practical and comprehensive room-by-room guide to a decluttered, refocused life.  In it, I’ve brought together all my key teachings on minimalism. Addressing all the usual concerns, I’m […] ...
Posted: Dec 18 2018 @ 5:06 AM
This article is an excerpt from The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life. My new book releases tomorrow. A few months after I started my minimalism journey, a headline on my computer caught my attention: “Top 10 Colors Define a Season of Change.” According to the article, “the Fall ’08 palette […] ...
Posted: Dec 17 2018 @ 3:38 AM
Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need. Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream dreams of significance for our lives. And it begs us to work diligently with optimism and promise. Overcoming the pull of consumerism is a difficult challenge regardless of our stage in life. Simplicity requires […] ...
Posted: Dec 15 2018 @ 4:48 AM
Christmas is for love. It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for faith, and for reuniting with family and friends. But, mostly Christmas is for love. I had not believed this until a small elfin like pupil with wide innocent eyes and soft rosy cheeks gave me a wondrous gift one Christmas. Matthew […] ...
Posted: Dec 13 2018 @ 9:49 AM
I took my kids to the eye doctor earlier this week—optometrist is the word if I wanted to sound smart. While in the waiting room, I watched an event unfold. I thought I’d share it with you. A young child emerged from the examination room followed by the doctor and I assume, the child’s mother. […] ...
Posted: Dec 07 2018 @ 2:31 PM


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