The Life Cycle of a Minimalist

Lori Lippincott of Loving Simple Living believes minimalism is a journey, and shares her view of the minimalist’s life cycle, beginning with a sense of searching; something needs to change. One becomes aware of the minimalist lifestyle and the idea resonates. Curiosity leads to action, which could be just cleaning out a closet. Excitement results and one is eager to continue. Then a setback happens and it seems overwhelming. Pushing through provides strength and the will to keep moving things out, and the process continues. Lippincott believes this helps one to tackle difficult issues in other areas of life as well.

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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