The Joy of Simple Living
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The Joy of Simple Living

A mindful approach to decluttering and simplifying your life.
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Created by Spencer Burnside
Last updated 5/2017
Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Simplify their home and schedule to focus on what matters most.
  • Principle based approach to simplifying life
  • How to help family members simplify
  • Understand what simplification means to them
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  • Beginner Level
  • A desire to simplify your life and create a life you love
  • The willingness to write down thoughts and feelings about your time and material possessions

Busy schedules and piles of stuff can all get in the way of enjoying life. But wasn't all this stuff and lifestyle supposed to make you happy and more fulfilled?

This course approaches simplifying and decluttering your life from a more mindful, principle based process. 

Many books and organizing aids fail to address the real problem. So what is the real problem? This course will help you discover that for yourself.

In this course you will:

Learn principles and ideas to help you simplify your schedule and your stuff.

  • Prepare for and make lasting change
  • Simplify your home space
  • Simplify your schedule
  • Simplify meal time
  • Focus on what matters most

This course is designed for parents and families.

This course will help foster lasting change because the principles and ideas are deigned to change you from within, which in turn, changes your schedule and your environment.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Getting Started
3 Lectures 12:11

Hello and welcome to the course!

Preview 01:56

Simplifying your schedule and home has many benefits for you and your family here are just a few.

Benefits to Simplifying

Here are some helpful tools and resources to help prepare you for making changes in your life.

Preparing for Change
Simplifying The Schedule
8 Lectures 34:21

Many people skip this step. By knowing what you value you, you can bring more clarity to your schedule.

Preview 03:54

Relationships bring joy and happiness to our lives. How does your schedule support or neglect relationships?

Relationships Matter

Ideas to help you simplify your schedule.

Simplifying Your Schedule

Our bodies, minds, and emotions, all need time to process. There are huge benefits to downtime.

The Benefit of Downtime

There's value in creating a consistent schedule, especially for children.

Creating Consistency

Here's a big one. It's easy for parents to turn to screens as a babysitter. But is it helping you in the long-term?

Reducing Media & Screen Time

Meal times can be simple and foster family togetherness.

Simplifying Family Mealtime

What do you speak about when your children are nearby?

Mindful Conversations
Simplifying The Stuff
10 Lectures 50:42

So what will you get rid of? What stuff is getting in the way to what matters most?

Getting Rid of Your Stuff

Deciding what to keep and what to let go, here are some ideas.

What to Keep, What to Let Go

The value of creating open spaces in your home.

Fostering Spaces of Simplicity

Is your spouse ready for changes? If not, be mindful of their emotional needs connected to their stuff.

Preview 05:41

Should you do this alone or have the kids help you simplify their stuff?

Preview 03:25

Ideas on what toys to keep, and what to let go.

Simplifying Kid Toys

What clothes should you keep? What kid clothes can you let go of?

Simplify Kids Clothing

Subduing kid clothes as a way to simplify your visual and energetic environment.

Subdue Kids Clothing

If you making most of your meals at home, and I recommend you do, simplifying the kitchen space will help you. Here a few ideas to get started.

Simplifying The Kitchen

We all have boxes and items we are afraid to let go of. We might have memories and emotions attached to our stuff. Here are some ideas as you go through old stuff.

Letting Go of Old Stuff
Final Thoughts
1 Lecture 04:46

Thanks for completing this course. What are the next steps for you?

Final Thoughts
About the Instructor
Spencer Burnside
4.5 Average rating
7 Reviews
63 Students
2 Courses

I’m a wellness advocate and life coach who helps parents and families experience better health and greater purpose through holistic practices and resources.

I have a background in video production —primarily for the health and wellness industry. I have worked with various executives, leaders, consultants, and coaches, helping them grow their business through online video.

In 2012 I began a wellness business to teach and coach on topics including:

  • Managing Emotions
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Essential Oils
  • Cognitive Retraining
  • Personal Development
  • Finding meaningful work and life purpose

I am a husband and father who believes in the power of family relationships. Although frustrating at times, the family brings incredible happiness and fulfillment. Within the family is the opportunity to learn about ourselves, help and serve one another, find meaning, and create lasting joy. I work to create strong familial bonds and traditions within my own family, and regularly encourage others to restore emphasis on living traditional family values.