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Jan 31, 2017

Mary Jaksch is an authorized Zen master (Diamond Sangha lineage), psychotherapist, and author. She has two nationalities,--English and German--and lives in New Zealand. She's the mother of a grown-up son and lives happily ever after with her partner David. She's been awarded an MA in Religious Studies, holds a 4th Dan Blackbelt in karate, started professional life as a flautist and loves dancing Argentine tango in skimpy dresses.

Episode 417: How to Find Compassion in Your Most Difficult Moments by Elana Miller with Good Life Zen (On Being Compassionate).

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/how-to-find-compassion-in-your-most-difficult-moments

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Jan 30, 2017

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

Episode 416: How to Master the Art of Slowing Down by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Similar to The Reclaiming You Podcast).

The original post is located here: http://bemorewithless.com/artofslow

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Jan 29, 2017

Kalen Bruce is the founder of MoneyMiniBlog. His story is simple… he and his wife were $24,000 in debt and became a student of finances to get out. They are now debt-free and building wealth. Kalen shares everything he has learned on his blog, writing informative, entertaining, mini blogs to help you with your finances. Finances can be intimidating, so he keeps his posts short, sweet, and simple.

Episode 415: Do You Really Have to Practice New Habits Every Day for Them to Stick by Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog (Productivity).

The original post is located here: http://moneyminiblog.com/productivity/practice-new-habits-every-day

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Jan 28, 2017

Roger Housden's work has been featured many times in The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. His first book was published in the U.K. in 1990, and he has published over twenty books, including four travel books, a novella, Chasing Love and Revelation, and the best-selling Ten Poems series. He now runs live and online writing workshops with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration.

Episode 414: Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have by Roger Housden (Similar to Waking Up with Sam Harris).

You can find his book and learn more about him here: http://RogerHousden.com

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Jan 27, 2017

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

Episode 413: Why We Have Regret by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (& Quick & Dirty Meditation Tips: Be 10% Happier Like Dan & Sam Harris).

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/regret

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Jan 26, 2017

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

Episode 412: Why You Must be Patient with Self-Conditioning - Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (Personal Development Like Joel Osteen Podcast).

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2014/09/why-you-must-be-patient-with-self-conditioning

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Jan 25, 2017

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

Episode 411: Why You Must be Patient with Self-Conditioning - Part 1 by Steve Pavlina (Listen to Podcasts Daily Like Amanda Bucci Radio).

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2014/09/why-you-must-be-patient-with-self-conditioning

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Jan 24, 2017

Colin Wright, a professional author and international speaker, co-founded a publishing company, and travels full-time, moving to a new country every four months or so--that country determined by the votes of his readers! He also blogs.
Colin's a minimalist in that he owns very few things and is careful in how he consumes. He tends to buy less, but invest in quality when he does, and trends toward the same in relationships, business endeavors, and just about everything else.
He's left-handed, blue-eyed, scary good at Tetris, and can’t cook.

Episode 410: I'm a Man of Many Experiments by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle (Stuff You Should Know About Social Experimentation).

The original post is located here: http://exilelifestyle.com/man-experiments

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Jan 23, 2017

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

Episode 409: Three Lies That Kept Me From Simplifying My Life by Allison Fallon with Becoming Minimalist (Moving Life EverForward).

The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/packing-lightly

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Jan 22, 2017

Derek Sivers, originally a professional musician and circus clown, created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.
Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

Episode 408: How To Do What You Love & Make Good Money & Quitting Something You Love by Derek Sivers (Don't Keep Your Day Job).

The original posts can be found here:

https://sivers.org/balance

https://sivers.org/quit

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Jan 21, 2017

Kristin Wong of TheWildWong.com was laid off in 2013. She took on some freelancing gigs to earn extra cash while she searched for a new, full-time job and over time, her freelancing gigs increased. She started writing for sites that she loved reading and produced videos for new clients. Her side gigs began to bring in more income than any potential full-time jobs. She launched a blog all about frugal living and created The Wild Wong to share more about her career, her finances, and all the adventures in between.

Episode 407: If You're Experiencing Imposter Syndrome, This is For You by Kristin Wong (The Tao of Self Confidence & Self Esteem).

The original post is located here: http://www.thewildwong.com/if-youre-experiencing-imposter-syndrome-this-is-for-you

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Jan 20, 2017

Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.
The site has attracted over 100 million page views and 100 thousand subscribers since its inception in 2006.
Their first book, “1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently“ is a focused collection of short, concise tips and reflections on the little things that make a huge difference in our daily lives. It’s available online at: marcandangel.com/book and on Amazon.

Episode 406: 7 Habits to Start in 7 Days to Guarantee a Year of Happiness - Part 2 by Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel (Life Hacker Blog).

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/01/25/7-habits-to-start-in-7-days-to-guarantee-a-year-of-happiness

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Jan 19, 2017

Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.
The site has attracted over 100 million page views and 100 thousand subscribers since its inception in 2006.
Their first book, “1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently“ is a focused collection of short, concise tips and reflections on the little things that make a huge difference in our daily lives. It’s available online at: marcandangel.com/book and on Amazon.

Episode 405: 7 Habits to Start in 7 Days to Guarantee a Year of Happiness - Part 1 by Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel (Be 10% Happier).

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/01/25/7-habits-to-start-in-7-days-to-guarantee-a-year-of-happiness

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Jan 18, 2017

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Episode 404: The Only Resource More Precious Than Time - Part 2 by David Cain of Raptitude (Your Thoughts & The Meditation Practice).

David Cain is a writer and entrepreneur living in Winnipeg, Canada. On a particular boring day at his office job in 2009, he started Raptitude. His interest has always been human society and the internal human experience, and Raptitude became his megaphone for his thoughts about those things. It found an audience rather quickly and it’s been central to his life ever since. In 2013, he left his day job to write full time.

The original post is located here: http://www.raptitude.com/2009/03/the-only-resource-more-precious-than-time

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Jan 17, 2017

David Cain is a writer and entrepreneur living in Winnipeg, Canada. On a particular boring day at his office job in 2009, he started Raptitude. His interest has always been human society and the internal human experience, and Raptitude became his megaphone for his thoughts about those things. It found an audience rather quickly and it’s been central to his life ever since. In 2013, he left his day job to write full time.

Episode 403: The Only Resource More Precious Than Time - Part 1 by David Cain of Raptitude (Stuff You Should Know About Productivity).

The original post is located here: http://www.raptitude.com/2009/03/the-only-resource-more-precious-than-time

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Jan 16, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Episode 402: Lessons from the Fall by Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists (An Audiobook Excerpt from Everything That Remains).

The original post is located here: http://www.theminimalists.com/fall

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Jan 15, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Episode 401: The Minimalists on The American Dream & Learning - From the Audiobook Essential: Essays (Similar to TEDx & Ted Talks).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jan 14, 2017

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Episode 400: The Thirty-Year-Old College Student by George Stonecipher at Appalachian State University (Iraq - Afghanistan War Veteran).

The original post is located here: http://OLDPodcast.com/student

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Jan 13, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus ("The Minimalists") write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Episode 399: More on Relationships from The Minimalists (Like the Dan Savage Lovecast & The Heart - Daily Mind Pump Meditation).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jan 12, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists) write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana. Their new film - Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things - is available on the web and on Netflix (select countries).

Episode 398: Minimizing Vacation Photos & More from The Minimalists (Making Changes - Like Chalene Johnson of The Chalene Show).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jan 11, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus are The Minimalists (creators of the film - Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things) and write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Episode 397: Goals & More from The Minimalists (The Daily Boost You Need and the Best Motivational Content for a Meaningful Life).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jan 10, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus are The Minimalists and write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Episode 396: Excerpt on Priorities by The Minimalists (Like Happier with Gretchen Rubin & The Rich Roll Podcast - Learn to be Happy).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jan 9, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus are The Minimalists and write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Episode 395: More on Relationships from an Audio Book by The Minimalists (Your Daily Motivations Served in Podcast & Audioblog Form).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jan 8, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus are The Minimalists and write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana, and you can watch their film, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, on Netflix.

Episode 394: Relationships Chapter from the Essential Audiobook by The Minimalists (Stuff You Should Know - Similar to Ted Radio Hour).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jan 7, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus are The Minimalists and write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Episode 393: Meaningful Relationships, It's Complicated, & More from The Minimalists (Creators of Minimalism Netflix Documentary).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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