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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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“I Was Drawn to the Notion of Freeing Up Time and Space and Energy for the Things that Matter Most.”

April 19th, 2016

Episode 252 of 401 episodes

Interview: Joshua Becker. Joshua Becker and I met during a conference in Portland, Oregon — I was very interested to meet him, because I’d read posts on his site, Becoming Minimalist. Within the larger subject of happiness, one of the most complex, and emotionally charged, is the role of possessions and happiness. I write a lot about this issue in The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. And in Better Than Before, I write about the distinction between simplicity-lovers and abundance-lovers. I think it’s safe to say that Joshua is a simplicity lover! (Now, some simplicity-lovers say that simplicity is the true abundance…but there’s a difference between simplicity-abundance and abundance-abundance.) Joshua has a book that’s just about to hit the shelves. He describes The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own as “a book about owning less, but it’s more than that. It’s a book about generosity and intentionality and learning to pursue happiness in more fulfilling places than the acquisition of money or possessions.” I was intrigued to hear what he’d have to say on the subject of habits, happiness, and minimalism. Gretchen: Have you ever ... The post “I Was Drawn to the Notion of Freeing Up Time and Space and Energy for the Things that Matter Most.” appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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