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EP32: Minimalism and Spirituality

Today we’re talking with Melissa Reed about how minimalism and spirituality are connected, what mindfulness means, and how to you can ban busyness and benefit from some mindfulness practices.

We are big fans of the bloggers/writers/and documentary makers called The Minimalists. We love what they had to say on the topic in an Instagram post:

“The beautiful thing about minimalism, though, is it works whether you’re religious or not. We personally know minimalists who are Christian pastors, minimalists who are practicing Buddhists, minimalists who are atheists. We even know a minimalist rabbi. Because minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives, it applies to any religion—or no religion at all.”

Diane and I happen to be of the Christian faith, but we agree with The Minimalists in that anyone of any faith can benefit from minimalism.

What matters to me, Megan, to Diane, to you, is going to be different. But, minimalism can help us get rid of the clutter that is keeping us from focusing on what matters to us.

Today Melissa is going to share with us her story of how minimalism intersects with spirituality in her life. Melissa is a spiritual director and mother who lives here in Columbus, Ohio. She teaches inner movement classes, offers one-on-one spiritual direction sessions and I had the privilege of attending her first Create Space Retreat a few weeks ago.

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