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Tiny Bites: Conversations About Living A More Intentional Life

Tiny Bites: Conversations About Living A More Intentional Life

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
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50: All The Ways We Are Bad Minimalists + An Exciting Announcement
Everything we hate about Marie Kondo, why we are terrible minimalists, and an exciting announcement! In the season finale of Tiny Bites, I'm chatting with my friend Elle and we're spilling the tea on all our bad habits, plus sharing our new project: re: terrible yoga, a new podcast about everything wrong with yoga today. I'm taking a break from Tiny Bites over the summer, see you in September! Follow me on Instagram: @tinyambitions. Blog:
July 18, 2019
49: Mindful Travel with Cait Flanders
In part two of my conversation with Cait Flanders, we dig deeper into her upcoming book, some unintended consequences that can occur when we opt out of things, we discuss more about what it was like for Cait to be travelling while also wanting to be environmentally conscious (and what happens when that's not really an option) and what she's looking forward to most for the rest of the year. Email me your comments or questions at or comment over on the blog,  
July 1, 2019
48: Intentional Relationships with Cait Flanders
In part one of two with Cait Flanders, we talk about The Year of Less, creating intentional relationships, stepping back from blogging, dealing with wanting to be more private, the concept of feedback and how to deal with it when you didn't ask for it, traveling and Cait's forthcoming book. Email me your comments or questions at or comment over on the blog,  
June 17, 2019
47: Answering Your Questions About Minimalism
I'm answering your questions about minimalism, my education and what's next for me in this week's episode of Tiny Bites. If you have a question for me that I didn't answer, feel free to email me at  Mentioned in this episode: Episode 46: Progressive Minimalism with Jennifer Taylor Chan The One Thing That Changed How I Make Decisions
May 27, 2019
46: Progressive Minimalism with Jennifer Taylor Chan
I talk with Jennifer Taylor Chan about working smarter, not harder, food waste in South Korea and breaking up with Facebook. We also talk about the term she coined, 'Progressive Minimalism'. Jen is the author of the weekly newsletter Deliberate Discourse. Email me your comments or questions at or comment over on the blog, 
May 13, 2019
45: Decluttering Takes A Community with She Picks Up Pennies
I'm talking to Penny from She Picks Up Pennies this week all about the minimalism movement, why Penny doesn't call herself a minimalist and why decluttering really does take a community. Penny, from the fantastic blog, She Picks Up Pennies blogs about everything from minimalism to personal finance, and everything in-between.  I'd love to know how you feel about minimalism as a label - do you call yourself a minimalist? Where are you on your decluttering journey? As always, if you have a favourite blogger, or podcaster you think I should interview, let me know - I'm more than open to your suggestions! 
April 29, 2019
44: Sustainable Self-Care with Michelle Summerfield
On this week's first-ever interview Tiny Bite, I'm thrilled to share that I'm talking to Michelle Summerfield, fellow blogger and Canadian behind The Simple Classy Life Blog. We're talking all about self-care which is something that Michelle has written about at length on her blog. I think that self-care is having a bit of a moment right now, which is both a good and bad thing. It's great that people are wanting to learn how they can take better care of themselves so don't burn out from their jobs or so they can be there for their families. The bad side of this is that there are lots of "answers" out there, especially in the Instagram and Pinterest fear that are trying to sell a self-care lifestyle. So in some ways, self-care has become another avenue for people to consume mindlessly. Beyond that, self care can feel like it's unattainable for people for a variety of reasons. People often feel like they're failing at doing it properly, or they don't even know where to get started and it can seem like it's just another thing you have to check off from your to do list. Michelle and I are diving face-first into sustainable self care. I hope you enjoy the conversation. 
April 15, 2019
43: Sparking Joy Isn't About Minimalism. Or Is It?
Is KonMari the complete opposite of minimalism? Or the other side of the same coin? In episode 43, I'm talking about the decluttering method/lifestyle brand taking the world by storm - KonMari. In case you don't have Netflix, or Twitter, Marie Kondo has a new show on Netflix - and people have all the feelings about it. I’m jumping on the bandwagon a little late in terms of talking about it, but that’s because I really wanted to take some time to collect my thoughts on it. Are you a Marie Kondo convert? Do you hate the Spark Joy method? What's your biggest barrier or obstacle when it comes to decluttering? Feel free to shoot me an email at or comment over on the blog. If you’re listening to this on Anchor, feel free to call in and let me know. 
April 1, 2019
42: Spring Cleaning - Mental Health, the Shopping Ban & Home Ownership
This is not a drill. I repeat this is not a drill. After a very long hiatus, Tiny Bites is back! This week's episode is a spring cleaning of sorts, sharing updates on my mental health, the shopping ban & home ownership. You can review the show notes for this episode at If you want to connect, feel free to email me your questions, comments or suggestions at  
March 25, 2019
41: Be Kind This Holiday Season
Keep it simple this week. Be kind to yourself and to those around you.
December 21, 2018
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.
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???
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.
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: Resources: - - -
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: Resources: -Anchor: -Power DeWise Lavalier Mic (affiliate link): -Audacity:
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 or email me at Resources: -Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation - -The Art of Fermentation – -The Canning Kitchen – 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes – -Fermenting Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs - - The Nourished Kitchen -
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. The Nature Fix by Florence Williams: Bored and Brilliant Challenge: Part 1: Part 2:
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 or email me directly at
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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:
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
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!
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 In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I wanted to share my best piece of financial advice for women. 
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
December 20, 2017
13 The Act of Saying ‘No’
In this week\u2019s episode of Tiny Bites, I\u2019m talking about a simple living tool that is pretty big in the minimalist community - the act of saying \u2018no\u2019.
December 15, 2017
12 Socializing & Consumption
In this week\u2019s episode, I\u2019m 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:
December 8, 2017
11 The ‘Buy Quality’ Debate
In this week\u2019s episode of Tiny Bites, I discuss why I don\u2019t believe \u2018quality\u2019 is the only thing we should be looking for when we purchase an item. Show notes:
December 1, 2017
10 Gratitude & Turkey
Since it\u2019s 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:
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:
November 16, 2017
08 Meaningful Social Media
In this week\u2019s episode of Tiny Bites, I ponder what it means to have meaningful interactions on social media and if that\u2019s even possible. Plus, I\u2019m asking for your advice!
November 1, 2017
07 Gord Downie + Letting Go
In this week\u2019s episode of Tiny Bites, I pay tribute to the great Gord Downie and ponder what it means to leave a legacy.
October 18, 2017
Bonus: What are you most afraid of?
It\u2019s Friday the 13th! In this bonus episode of Tiny Ambitions, I\u2019m sharing my biggest and most irrational fear.
October 13, 2017
06 Imposing Minimalism on Others
In this week\u2019s episode of Tiny Bites, I explore the idea of imposing your minimalist lifestyle on others. Plus, a call in from a listener!
October 12, 2017
Bonus: Call for Listener Questions!
In this super special bonus episode, I\u2019m putting a call out for listener questions. Call in to my Anchor station or comment on the blog to be featured!
October 9, 2017
05 Against ‘Minimalist’ Design
In this week\u2019s 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!
October 4, 2017
04 Aligning Your $$ & Goals
In this week\u2019s episode of Tiny Bites, I explore the idea of Aligning your finances with your goals. That sounds pretty straightforward right?
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.
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!
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!
August 23, 2017
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August 16, 2017