Living with Less

By ASPIREist | ASPIREist Original. Seth Maxwell takes us inside a movement that preaches the gospel of living with less as a means to more peace and happiness. CALL TO ACTION: Make a vow to downsize one aspect of your life, and post pictures using #LessIsMore.

Episode 3, Segment 3: Living with Less

Living With Less

Two advocates of a minimalist lifestyle discuss what it means to them and how it has changed them as people.<p>Americans tend to have a lot of stuff—closets full of shoes, garages cluttered with gear, basements stacked with boxes of who knows what. But for about as long as Americans have been stocking …

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping

Living With Less. A Lot Less. - The New York Times

There isn’t any indication that any of these things makes anyone any happier; in fact it seems the reverse may be true.<p>For me, it took 15 years, a great love and a lot of travel to get rid of all the inessential things I had collected and live a bigger, better, richer life with less.<p>It started in …

Rev. Billy: Blessed Are You Who Rise From Your Chairs and Face the World

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Reverend Billy & the Stop-Shopping Choir

Consumerism is our American fundamentalist religion. Why do we shop? Why don't we participate in the gift economy?

The Church of Stop Shopping doesn't pull punches on its return to New York

Reverend Billy Talen and his group are returning to New York City this Black Friday to deliver a simple message to Americans: resist consumerism<p>Justin Bieber has pulled out of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. But don’t worry: the Reverend Billy is still planning to entertain the holiday crowd on …


A Guide to Living With Less

Ours is a world of excess. We have hundreds of cable channels. Super-sized meals and buffets abound. We even have stores dedicated to selling things …


How to Live the Minimalist Lifestyle

The first thing you need to know about Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus is that they like to hug.<p>“Bring it in, man!” Nicodemus says as he …

Rev. Billy & The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir perform Black Thursday!

Deciding to Live with Less

I pulled into my driveway on a sunny March afternoon like I had hundreds of times before<i>.</i> Before I exited my Jeep I could see the screen of my …


How The Average U.S. Consumer Spends Their Paycheck

Get a Personal Loan<p>All credit types welcome — good or bad<br>• Instant answers and approvals in minutes<br>• Funds deposited directly into your account<p>People …

Less stuff, more happiness

Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and …

TED Talks

Center for a New American Dream

Simplify Valentine's Day<p>Want to show your love in more thoughtful and less material ways? Check out our ideas for meaningful gifts, classroom …

The Economics Of Happiness And A Country's Income Inequality

For many years people have puzzled over why countries that get richer don't seem to get happier. Now, researchers have an answer.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Money can't buy you happiness, right? That's the assumption we've always had, and it feels good to feel that way. It's also been held by …

Income Inequality

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Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir

I Love My Country<p>Why? Because we're wide open. At the airports at the borders anyone can come in and go out. The United States invented this. Long …

Stop Motion

7 Ways to Sample Living With Less

<i>“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.”</i> —Jackie French Koller<p>From the moment we’re born, …


- LifeEdited

Another beautiful Yves Behar design, the August Smart Lock allows us to open and close our front door with our smartphone. With the ability to create …

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