Category Archives: Videos

The Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz brings it on home as to why too much choice can make things tougher. Jeans shopping is a perfect example!  What resonates with you about this video?

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“Our Unhealthy Obsession with Choice”

Choices choices choices.  Conventional wisdom says that the more choices, the better.  Choices means freedom. There’s a dark side to choice, too.  Optional paralysis, when you have so many options it’s overwhelming, and you wind up second-guessing your choice.  What … Continue reading

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Minimal-Info Diet

How do you know what’s going on in the world? In The Low Information Diet, Mr Money Mustache takes The News to task.  He asks, why squander your intelligence, attention, and time on anything that doesn’t help you advance your goals? … Continue reading

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The Story of Stuff

This short film changed my views on consuming, our culture, and our place in nature: Learn more at The Story of Stuff.  Does this video change how you think about shopping and buying?  About keeping up with the Joneses?

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The Hidden Cost of Clothes

A friend recently sent me 6 Things You Should Know About Your Clothes by Shannon Whitehead.  Have you ever stopped to think about what happens before that cute skirt lands on the shelf at J. Crew? I am a staunch … Continue reading

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Let’s never take ourselves too seriously.

It’s always good to be able to laugh at ourselves.

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Why minimalism? in 3.5 minutes

Short and sweet.  With simple visuals, Grant Blakeman walks us through a day-in-the-life of anyperson, from plugging in to our phones in the morning, bouncing from project to project at work, and getting overwhelmed by toothpaste selection while we run … Continue reading

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