Wild Ideas Worth Living: Courtney Carver


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Courtney Carver on tackling her autoimmune disease with minimalism and embracing the concept of JOMO; the joy of missing out.

If you have social media or are connected to our current tech-savvy world, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced some FOMO (fear of missing out). Or maybe you’ve experienced a sense of feeling overwhelmed and had the desire to simplify your life.

If those statements spark something inside you, you will love this episode’s guest. After years in a fast-paced career as an advertising executive, Courtney Carver was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that forced her to rethink her life.

Stress caused major flare-ups for her, so she went about eliminating as many sources of stress as she could. This led to a passion for minimalism, the creation of Project 333, and her book Soulful Simplicity.

Courtney’s wild idea: To battle her autoimmune diagnosis by embracing minimalism, having more JOMO and sharing her journey and tips with the world.

I don’t talk about it much, but in the last few years I’ve struggled with the autoimmune condition Vitiligo. It seems to also be exacerbated by stress, and I’ve tried a lot of remedies to combat it. You can hear me talk a bit more about it in this episode, and you’ll also hear about how Courtney’s book and her message of living with less can give you so much more.

I loved talking to her about how to minimize your life, how to be less busy, her love of hiking and how to embrace JOMO (the joy of missing out) instead of suffering from FOMO.

Listen to this episode if:

  • You’ve ever suffered from FOMO and you want more JOMO.
  • You want to minimize your life.
  • You dislike the busy-ness epidemic.
  • You have an autoimmune disease.
  • You feel stressed out by technology and social media.

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