Pretty minimalism with Stacey Roberts

Pretty Minimalism with Stacey Roberts - The Slow Home Podcast

The first non-McAlary podcast guest of 2016 is the delightful Stacey Roberts of Veggie Mama fame, and honestly, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend an hour on a rainy Friday morning than chatting with this lovely, open, honest woman.

Stacey and I talk about how negative relationships drove her to learn about mindfulness and what she’s discovered from a decades-long meditation practice. We also talk about the negative thought patterns both of us have had to break free of and how living a simpler, more intentional life has helped.

One thing I’m asked a lot is whether trying to do all the simple living things actually makes a simple life more complicated, and Stacey has some insight into that and why it’s far more important to do what you enjoy rather than what simple living “should” look like. We also talk about the importance of saying no, having fun and what she means by ‘pretty minimalism’.

Don’t forget that next week we start publishing two shows a week (I know! Exciting!) and next Monday we kick off our first month-long experiment by giving up sugar. If you want to play along with us, head over to Facebook or Twitter and tag your posts with #slowhomeexperiment.

Until then though, enjoy my chat with Stacey!

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9 Responses to Pretty minimalism with Stacey Roberts

  1. So many lovely gems in this! The convo about pretty minimalism really struck a chord with me. My husband and I have moved six times in the last 2.5 years, and as a result I am pretty harsh on big items that need to be moved, namely furniture. I tend to resell before we move and rebuy wherever we go, yet I find that I buy pieces that are cheap/overworn or never get around to buying them! We just moved yet again and we still have all our books in boxes and are using lawn chairs at our table, and are using a cheap couch and cheap rug. Hearing you two talk about pretty minimalism made me realize that it is OKAY to purchase furniture that brings me joy instead of just being cheap because who knows when we will have to move again. I’m not saying that I am going to go drop a couple thousand dollars on new furniture, but maybe I could splurge for a $50 bookcase so my books could breathe.

  2. Hi Guys,
    Firstly, thanks for making such a lovely show. I usually download directly from the website, but I’ve noticed that the ‘download’ link seems to be radomly missing for one or two recent shows (including this episode). It’s still there for most of the episodes your putting out, so I’m assuming that maybe this is just a small mistake. Otherwise, keep up the fantastic work!

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