Tiny Bites

Tiny Bites

Avatar
By Britt
Explore what a tiny, wonderful life looks like with Britt from the blog Tiny Ambitions. Each episode features real-life experiences and practical tips on minimalism, the simple life and tiny houses. All in a tiny bite. You can review the show notes for each episode at www.tinyambitions.com
Available on 13 platforms
40: Minimalist Gift Giving
Minimalist gift giving - does such a thing exist? I'm sharing how I approach the holiday season as a minimalist and “slow living” enthusiast. I don’t think what I do is particularly revolutionary but I have found that it helps to stave off a lot of the panic and anxiety that this season causes for a lot of people.
09:16
December 4, 2018
39: Does a Mindful Black Friday Exist?
In this episode - is it possible to have a mindful Black Friday and Cyber Monday experience? Plus, I'm sharing what I’m planning on buying on Cyber Monday this year. Gasp - I know! A minimalist looking for a deal during one of the craziest shopping days of the year? Who even am I??? https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites39
08:12
November 20, 2018
38: Falling into a Fall Funk (and why it's maybe not a bad thing)
Apologies for the tardiness of this episode! I mulled over several topics earlier this week that I wanted to discuss for Tiny Bites, but none of them felt right. Which, incidentally, is how I finally decided on this week’s topic. When I started to think about why nothing felt right for this week’s episode, I realized it was because I’d fallen into my bi-annual seasonal funk. That funk is the lovely time of year when the seasons change and your body gets thrown all out of whack. www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites38
07:12
November 8, 2018
37: What To Do When You Hit A Decluttering Roadblock
As promised in the last episode of Tiny Bites, this week’s episode is another listener request. When I put out my call for topics, fellow blogger and friend Penny from She Picks Up Pennies, asked if I would talk about the next steps in the decluttering process, for people who are deep in the middle of it and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel (my words, not Penny’s). When Penny suggested this topic, my wheels immediately started turning because I’ve been out of that place for a couple of years now. So, what do you do when you hit a decluttering roadblock? Leave me a comment: www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites37 Resources: - www.tinyambitions.com/shopping-habit/ - www.tinyambitions.com/confessions-of-a-reformed-shopaholic/ - www.tinyambitions.com/decluttering-guide/
09:44
October 16, 2018
36: Happy International Podcast Day!
As you can probably guess by the title of this episode, it was International Podcast Day today! If you’ve been listening to Tiny Bites from the beginning, you know that I accidentally created a podcast while making an Anchor account. But, I ran with it and I’ve really enjoyed making Tiny Bites episodes for over a year now! This week’s episode of Tiny Bites is going to be all about the process of creating your own podcast. Or, to be more accurate, the process of how I went about creating Tiny Bites hopefully for the benefit of anyone out there who wants to start your own podcast. Even if you don’t want to start your own podcast, I wanted to cover this topic to demystify the process a little bit. Comments: https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites36 Resources: -Anchor: https://anchor.fm -Power DeWise Lavalier Mic (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/2Ov67Ol -Audacity: https://www.audacityteam.org/
08:34
October 1, 2018
35: Practising Slow Living Through Fermentation
In this week's episode of Tiny Bites, I'm waxing poetic about the lost art form of fermentation and why I've been loving it lately as a gateway into slow living. Fermentation might be a weird thing to be super jazzed about, but I've been digging it these last couple months as a new tool in my DIY toolkit. Leave me a comment at www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites35 or email me at tinyambitionsblog@gmail.com Resources: -Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation - https://amzn.to/2QypKTA -The Art of Fermentation – https://amzn.to/2D7LZ02 -The Canning Kitchen – 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes – https://amzn.to/2QBmCX3 -Fermenting Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs - https://amzn.to/2QE4Nqu - The Nourished Kitchen - https://amzn.to/2QE5EaG
07:20
September 18, 2018
34: Magic Happened When I Left My Phone at Home for a Day
Sometimes, when we look up from our tech for long enough - magical things really can happen. https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites34 The Nature Fix by Florence Williams: https://amzn.to/2wLd4Av Bored and Brilliant Challenge: https://amzn.to/2NOaW1u Part 1: https://www.tinyambitions.com/bored-and-brilliant-challenge-part1/ Part 2: https://www.tinyambitions.com/bored-and-brilliant-challenge-part2/
08:27
September 4, 2018
33: Meditating in Virtual Reality
Welcome back to Tiny Bites! I can't believe it's been two months since season one ended. Time sure does fly! In the inaugural episode of this season, I'm sharing my first-ever virtual reality experience and all the messy philosophical questions it left me pondering.  Leave a comment over at tinyambitions.com/tinybites33 or email me directly at tinyambitionsblog@gmail.com.
10:09
August 22, 2018
32: Your Life, in Boxes (Season 1 Finale)
It's the finale of the first season of Tiny Bites! I've decided to give myself the summer off from podcasting to recharge and come up with more awesome content for the fall. Before I sign off though, I'm having an existential crisis about seeing my life all packed up in boxes. Happy listening! https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites32
03:23
June 28, 2018
31: Shopping Q & A
In this week's episode of Tiny Bites, I'm answering your questions! My year-long shopping ban and my consumption habits are on the table today - let's get into it. https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites31
05:58
June 21, 2018
30: Creativity and Minimalism
Today I want to talk about creativity and how it can be helped or hindered by minimalism. Spoiler alert: I think it can be both sometimes.
03:48
June 14, 2018
29: Five-Month Shopping Ban Update
Remember that time, back in January when I started doing a shopping ban? Well, it’s been five months and I haven’t done an update in a while so I thought I would do one for this week's episode of Tiny Bites. Plus, a message from a listener on last week's episode of Tiny Bites, about minimalism and practicality. https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites29
05:35
May 31, 2018
28: Not Everything You Own Needs to Be Practical
In this week's episode of Tiny Bites, I want to talk about practicality and how we define that and how that then, in turn, shapes our lives. Can we own things that aren't practical? Or does that violate some unknown minimalist code? https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites28
02:56
May 24, 2018
27: My Current Gratitude List
In this week's episode of Tiny Bites, I'm sharing three things that have been on my gratitude list lately. What are you grateful for today? https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites27
04:14
May 3, 2018
26: Purging vs. Reusing Plastics
This week on Tiny Bites, I'm sharing my current zero-waste conundrum. Should I purge my plastics? Or reuse them? https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites26
04:11
April 26, 2018
25: Paying Off My Sleep Debt
I’m diving deeper into one of the things I've been doing to keep my slow life intact: paying off my sleep debt. Show notes: https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites25
04:45
April 19, 2018
24: TTFTW (Ta Ta For Two Weeks)
In this week's very tiny episode of Tiny Bites, I'm saying au revoir for weeks and asking for your suggestions on what to cover in future episodes of Tiny Bites. Leave your suggestions for future topics over at https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites24
01:59
March 23, 2018
23: Put Your Phone Down
In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I wanted to talk about a practical tool I’ve been using to help simplify my technological life (aka help me put my phone down). Plus, I'm sharing two listener call-ins! https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites23
10:35
March 15, 2018
22: #WomenRockMoney and International Women's Day 2018
In honour of International Women's Day, I’m jumping on the #WomenRockMoney movement created by Chelsea over at MamaSavesFish.com. In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I wanted to share my best piece of financial advice for women. 
04:30
March 8, 2018
21: Simplifying My Morning Routine
In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I’m sharing the easy thing I did to simplify my morning routine. It's common sense but it's made a world of difference!
03:43
March 4, 2018
20: On Being Alone
In this week's episode of Tiny Bites, I'm exploring what it means to be physically alone. Specifically, how we can use alone time as a tool in our minimalist toolbox to check in with ourselves to see if we're on the right track. I'm also sharing a listener question about how I use Anchor, the app I use to record my podcasts.  https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites20
05:52
February 23, 2018
19: Minimalist Relationships
Are all your relationships worth your time? Maybe not. In this week's episode I'm exploring how we can apply minimalism to our personal relationships. Sometimes, we don't realize how draining and one-sided our relationships can be. So, I'm sharing questions to ask yourself to find out if your relationships are equal, and if they're not, how to start creating some boundaries. https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites19
03:57
February 15, 2018
18: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
In this week's episode of Tiny Bites, I'm sharing a practical simple living tip that over been trying for the past two weeks. Hint: it includes forgetting about something.
02:44
February 2, 2018
17: Social Shaming
In this week's episode, I'm exploring my recent experience of being socially shamed and my (rather poor) reaction to it.
05:18
January 19, 2018
16: What I Spent On Clothes LY
In this week's episode of Tiny Bites, I'm sharing the grand total of what I spent on clothing in 2017 and how I feel about that number. Comment over on the blog at https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites16
03:59
January 13, 2018
15 Goals vs. Resolutions
In this week's episode of Tiny Bites, I explore the difference between making a resolution and making a goal. Plus, I share a call in from a reader about his newfound love of minimalism. https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites15
04:20
January 5, 2018
14 My Tiny Year In Review
In this week's episode I'm sharing a listener call-in and giving an oral year-in-review. https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites14
05:41
December 20, 2017
13 The Act of Saying ‘No’
In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I’m talking about a simple living tool that is pretty big in the minimalist community - the act of saying ‘no’. www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites13
03:53
December 15, 2017
12 Socializing & Consumption
In this week’s episode, I’m sharing my experience getting stood up at a party I was hosting and what it taught me about mindless consumption. Comment over at the blog: https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites12
04:08
December 8, 2017
11 The ‘Buy Quality’ Debate
In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I discuss why I don’t believe ‘quality’ is the only thing we should be looking for when we purchase an item. Show notes: https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites11
00:12
December 1, 2017
10 Gratitude & Turkey
Since it’s Thanksgiving, I wanted to talk about gratitude and how we can practice it in our everyday lives (even when our day kicks out butt). Show notes: https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites10
04:00
November 23, 2017
09 Housekeeping & Soul Searching
In this weeks episode of Tiny Bites, I'm sharing a listener's worst fear, a new perspective on social media and I'm digging deep and doing some soul-searching. Show notes available at: https://www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites09
05:41
November 16, 2017
08 Meaningful Social Media
In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I ponder what it means to have meaningful interactions on social media and if that’s even possible. Plus, I’m asking for your advice!
02:57
November 1, 2017
07 Gord Downie + Letting Go
In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I pay tribute to the great Gord Downie and ponder what it means to leave a legacy.
03:37
October 18, 2017
Bonus: What are you most afraid of?
It’s Friday the 13th! In this bonus episode of Tiny Ambitions, I’m sharing my biggest and most irrational fear.
00:59
October 13, 2017
06 Imposing Minimalism on Others
In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I explore the idea of imposing your minimalist lifestyle on others. Plus, a call in from a listener! www.tinyambitions.com/tinybites06/
04:36
October 12, 2017
Bonus: Call for Listener Questions!
In this super special bonus episode, I’m putting a call out for listener questions. Call in to my Anchor station or comment on the blog to be featured!
01:19
October 9, 2017
05 Against ‘Minimalist’ Design
In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I dive into the idea that there is no right way for a space to look, for it to have an impact on how you feel. Plus, a call in from a listener!
05:37
October 4, 2017
04 Aligning Your $$ & Goals
In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I explore the idea of Aligning your finances with your goals. That sounds pretty straightforward right?
03:17
September 27, 2017
03 Social Media & Gamification
In this week's episode of Tiny Bites I'm exploring social media and how it's made to keep us staring at our phones. Plus, top 10 tips on how to have more intentional interactions with social media.
04:56
September 13, 2017
02 Dealing with Book Clutter
If you're like me and you don't re-read your books, or you have books collecting dust on your shelf, here are four ways to give your books a new life!
04:22
September 6, 2017
01 Minimal Living in Any Space
Do you have to live in a tiny house to be a minimalist? No! Of course not!
04:30
August 23, 2017
Tiny Ambitions on Anchor!
Tiny Ambitions on Anchor!
00:33
August 16, 2017
Make your own podcast for free with Anchor!