Similar to Marie Kondo, Tsh does not believe that the amount of stuff you have determines whether or not you have a simple life. Her approach to simple living is to find your life's purpose and then focus and develop your life around that. Only the things that get in the way of you living this purpose are considered excess and should then be dealt with. For example, maybe you are in charge of the children's nursery at church but you really feel called to women's ministry. You would need to then make a change. Stuff isn't necessarily the problem of not living a simple life, so having a giant collection of ceramic cats is not an issue....unless they make you uncomfortable....with all of their little eyes following you around the room...(shudder)
Anyway, Tsh interviews guests that are living out their purpose so you get a firsthand account of how they dealt with letting all of the excess go. One of the most recent episodes I listened to was about a family that sold their house and moved from Florida to a farm in Texas, as UNPAID interns, in order to learn how to become farmers. They didn't feel like cubicle life was for them, so they made a change.
Many guests are creatives of some sort and work from home while taking care of their kids, so the question of, "How do you do it all," frequently comes up and the answer is always that they don't. Some of have help during the day so they can write. Some focus on homeschooling and writing and the laundry and house cleaning are still family chores tackled on the evenings and weekends. Many talk about how their work looks differently in different seasons of life (babies versus all kids in school).
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