How Simplicity Appeals to the Heart

Joshua Becker defines minimalism as “the intentional promotion of the things I most value and the removal of everything that distracts me from it.” In his writing and speaking, he has come to believe that simplicity leads to joy and so appeals to our hearts. Our hearts know the truth, Becker suggests; that possessions don’t equal joy, but often burden us, that personal debt restricts our freedom, that resources are limited and that sometimes our possessions become part of the facade we present to to the world versus expressions of our real selves. Listen to your heart.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More