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The Smart and Simple Matters Podcast

Smart and Simple Matters CoverWelcome to the Smart and Simple Matters podcast – a consistently popular show with 100,000s of downloads.

I (Joel) use SASM to explore the slower side of life, simplicity through mindfulness, and intentional living (among other things).

For example, I feature interviews about meditation with TED Talk hot-shots like Andy Puddicombe, gratitude with experts like Tsh Oxenreider, minimalism with influencers like Joshua Becker, or Primal-living with Paleo superstars like Mark Sisson.

But I'm just as passionate about chatting with normal folks like you and me or going solo on community-building and relationships.

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Most Popular or Influential Episodes by Category

Mindfulness

Simple-Living

“I love that Joel leads with his heart. He cares about people first, which makes everything he does so meaningful in his work and for his community.”

Courtney Carver

Founder of Be More with Less and Project 333

Minimalism

“Joel's generous, selfless, and has a bold desire to see everyone around him thrive.”

Joshua Becker

Founder of Becoming Minimalist and Best-Selling Author

Finances

Paleo

Just Joel

Miscellaneous

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Archive (Newest First)

How to Escape the Crash/Recover Cycle with Christine Walker – SASM 102

This episode features Join Christine Walker on what to do when your mindfulness muscles are weak, how the “Pentagon of Wellness” works to heal you, and why going fast is addictive in our brains and culture.

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How to Mix Ingredients to Make the Minimalism Documentary with Joshua Fields Millburn – SASM 101

This episode features Joshua Fields Millburn on how you can have more meaning and less stuff with a slight pivot, why a ninety-something great-great grandma took five family generations to a book tour stop, and how to align your short-term actions with your long-term values.

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6 Key Community Conversations and the Questions That Transform Them – SASM 100

This special solo episode features why community becomes a bigger deal the more you don't have it, the 3 qualities of a great question for any community setting, and which of the 6 crucial conversations you need to have in your community.

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Feeling Paralyzed? Find a New “P” and Change Your Reality with Kelly Exeter – SASM 099

This episode features Kelly Exeter on how her total breakdown led to a less frantic life, a gift that every parent can (should?) give their kids, and why more “doing” is not the solution to feeling overwhelmed.

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The More of Less and Generosity as an Act of Bravery with Joshua Becker – SASM 098

This episode features Joshua Becker on why generosity is an act of bravery (even though everyone wants it), how minimalism lets you pursue happiness or fulfillment where you want, and the three layers of clutter … and how to get rid of each one.

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Alexx Stuart: from World's Best Bartender to Low Tox Life Champion – SASM 097

This episode features Alexx Stuart on why food as love can be unhealthy – especially for children, how to align what's best for you with what's best for our planet, and the #1 tip to give your kids ownership over what and how they eat.

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Being Happily Replaceable, Spreadsheet Poets, and Fertility Challenges with Emily McDermott – SASM 096

This episode features Emily McDermott on why asking for help early prevents getting overwhelmed later, how having an accountability partner can change your life (even if you've never met), and whether happiness can come from making yourself replaceable at work.

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The 5 Elements of Your Full Voice and Saying Yes to Our Biggest Fears with Barbara McAfee – SASM 095

This episode features Barbara McAfee on why fear is like an outfit that looks bad on everyone, the five distinct elements of your voice and how to use them, plus how innate talents are trained out of you (and how to get them back).

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Why Deleting 90.44% of My Best Music Made Me Feel Super – SASM 094

This special solo episode features what artists influenced my youth – and that I'm now disowning, attributes of the 26 songs I kept (and the 246 I deleted), and how to reassess what experiences you invite into your life.

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Finding and Aligning Your Core Values with Jeff Sandquist – SASM 093

This episode features Jeff Sandquist on how to uncover your core values and live in alignment with them, why relying on external validation is such a dangerous trap, and how tasting life's brittleness is both a curse and a blessing.

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Hi! I'm Joel Zaslofsky.

Joel ZaslofskyI help create community, podcast about groovy things, and get you excited about spreadsheets. Learn more about me and how to live intentionally, build authentic relationships, and have tons of gratitude. No prior experience is required.

 

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