Mindful Movie Night #17: Minimalism

The next Mindful Movie Night, featuring Minimalism, is queued up for Wednesday, May 24th at Chinatown’s Stretch YogaThe Juice Truck and I are excited to co-host the event with Love It Or List It star Todd Talbot who has embarked on his own minimalist journey and path toward sustainable living. He’s passionate about exploring ways that his family and others can re-define the ‘American dream’ of bigger is better and focus on value driven choices that could bring more happiness, and maybe save a few bucks and the planet in the process.

Minimalism is a documentary about the important things. Hosts Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus examine how might our lives be better with less. They discuss the many flavours of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life.


“At first glance, people might think the point of minimalism is only to get rid of material possessions: Eliminating. Jettisoning. Extracting. Detaching. Decluttering. Paring down. Letting go. But that’s a mistake.

True, removing the excess is an important part of the recipe—but it’s just one ingredient. If we’re concerned solely with the stuff, then we’re missing the larger point.

Minimalists don’t focus on having less, less, less; rather, we focus on making room for more: more time, more passion, more experiences, more growth, more contribution, more contentment. More freedom. Clearing the clutter from life’s path helps us make that room.

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s important things—which actually aren’t things at all.” – theminimalists.com


yellow basket baking vegan croissants


Pastry chef Molly Girod of Yellow Basket Baking will be gracing us with her presence and samples of her revolutionary vegan croissants which she skillfully makes with her homemade dairy-free butter. She has perfected this recipe over many months and the result is flaky, buttery perfection! As usual, Juice Truck will offer up cold-pressed juice and I’ll bring the vegan To Die For banana bread.


Suggested donation: $10 (partial proceeds will be donated to Covenant House).
How to reserve a spot: email erin at itstodiefor dot ca with the number of seats you’d like to reserve.


What: Mindful Movie Night featuring ‘Minimalism’
Where: Stretch Yoga Studio & Event Space, 180 E Pender (2nd floor, above the Vancity Bank)
When: Wednesday, May 24th | Doors open 6:40pm, movie begins at 7:00pm (ends around 9:00).

Big love to Stretch Yoga for donating their beautiful yoga and event space for Mindful Movie Night!

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