Event Title

Health Benefits of Minimalism

Presenter Information

Katelyn Gorby, Tyler Junior College

Start Date

18-4-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2017 7:30 PM

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The term minimalism has assumed a multi-faceted definition and been used to describe everything from an aesthetic, to religious simplicity, to a personal cleanse from overindulgence. Operationally defined, minimalism is a societal movement in response to the excessive consumerist mindset adopted by many Americans. Anti-consumerism does not circumscribe the the “American Dream” as a commodity; however, it redefines a meaningful life as one full of experience and human connection. Additionally, research confirms a positive correlation between this minimalist lifestyle and personal health. Stressful living environments are conducive to poor mental and physical health. Therefore, a simplistic lifestyle, minimalism, offers a more internally-peaceful life free from external chaos.

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Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ryan Button (Tyler Junior College)

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Health Benefits of Minimalism

The term minimalism has assumed a multi-faceted definition and been used to describe everything from an aesthetic, to religious simplicity, to a personal cleanse from overindulgence. Operationally defined, minimalism is a societal movement in response to the excessive consumerist mindset adopted by many Americans. Anti-consumerism does not circumscribe the the “American Dream” as a commodity; however, it redefines a meaningful life as one full of experience and human connection. Additionally, research confirms a positive correlation between this minimalist lifestyle and personal health. Stressful living environments are conducive to poor mental and physical health. Therefore, a simplistic lifestyle, minimalism, offers a more internally-peaceful life free from external chaos.