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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and Netflix films. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BBC, and NPR.

Podcast 305 | Beauty Is Essential

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about removing the excess to expose the everyday beauty that’s all around us with author, podcaster, and pastor Erwin Raphael McManus, and they answer the following questions:

  • What exactly is “beauty”?
  • Can beauty help us find peace?
  • How do we discover and incorporate singular beautiful accents and items throughout our homes while maintaining a simple, minimalist style?
  • What is the value of negative space?
  • How do we find the beauty inside ourselves, and then be content with it?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • “Are you wearing that shirt, makeup, and jacket for you, or are you wearing it to meet someone’s else’s expectation?” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “The path to misery is paved with comparison.” —Ryan Nicodemus

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