Sketchnotes from 'The Minimalists' Apple Store presentation

It's been a while since my last post, which is for the best of reasons (busy with freelance assignments), but hopefully that will change (frequency of posting NOT the level of freelance work). I have a couple of bigger posts I'm working on, but in the meantime, here are some quick sketchnotes from a presentation at the downtown Chicago Apple Store last evening: The Mimimalists.

Josua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus are two guys who met in grade school, went on to successful careers, and ditched them for a stripped down, simplified existence which they discuss in a couple of books and will expand upon in a documentary which they're currently working on.

The  hourlong presentation was full of  inspirational thoughts on the benefits of paring down one's lifestyle as a means to improve mental and physical health. The grand message seems to be that anyone can benefit from looking at their environment and asking themselves, "Does the stuff I'm surrounded by really add value to my life?".

The Minimalists, Joshua and Ryan, are currently on a 30+ city tour to promote their latest book, "Everything That Remains".