If there was less on your plate, fewer decisions to be made, and less stress about money and relationships, could you be happier, healthier, and feel more at ease?

How would that change your life?

Imagine what it would feel like to breathe a little easier, and feel lighter moving through your home and life. How would things change if you started taking steps to be less overwhelmed, busy, sick, or tired?

Living simply provides so many benefits, but sometimes it can be challenging to maintain a commitment to long-term change. If you look forward to living with less stuff, less stress and less obligation so you can have more time, money and energy to pursue what means most to you, choose to live a simple year.

A Simple Year was designed to simplify your life gently and with purpose. You’ll learn something new each month and focus on what matters most with a simplicity advocate that specializes in topics like clutter, food, money, relationships, and busyness.

A Simple Year is retired and registration is closed.

We recommend following each contributor individually to start or continue your simplicity journey.


I have really enjoyed working through A Simple Year. I’ve loved all the teachers and each month I discover a new favorite! I could not possibly have the pleasure of meeting such a diverse and amazing group in my day to day life. I want you and the all the contributors to know how much you are changing lives one simple month at a time, in a positive direction. This program has transformed my life.

This is what you can expect from your 12 months of guided simplicity:

  • New content every month all year long (Four (or more) written lessons + video or audio lesson)
  • Live monthly webinars with contributors (recordings provided)
  • Live Q&A webinar with Simple Year founder, Courtney Carver every month
  • Opportunity to ask questions for the live calls even if you can’t attend.
  • Private Facebook Group (optional) to ask questions and connect with a like-minded community
  • Optional homework assignments with surprise bonuses for completing your homework
  • Lifetime access: At the end of the year, you’ll receive a PDF with all content including links to video, audio and webinar recordings so you can access the material forever
  • Love, support, connection, and encouragement
  • 30-day refund policy. If you decide A Simple Year isn’t right for you by January 30th, we’ll send a full refund, no questions asked.

A Simple Year is retired and registration is closed.

We recommend following each contributor individually to start or continue your simplicity journey.



Brooke McAlary

Brooke McAlary is on a mission to help you slow down. She is the author of two books, Destination Simple and SLOW and is the creator and host of The Slow Home Podcast, where she dives deep in to the multitude of ways we can learn to simplify, live mindfully and find pockets of slow in a fast-paced world. She’s also a firm advocate for the best things in life – naps, travel, cuddles, a good book and a great shiraz.

january • clutter

  • Learn to reconnect with what’s truly important in life so we can identify clutter and let go
  • Discover how to let go of our desire to keep up with the Joneses, and understand that so many of those desires come from advertising, social media and traditional media
  • Comprehensive guidelines on how to tackle the clutter – day by day, room by room – in a way that won’t overwhelm or confuse you
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Sarah Von Bargen

Sarah Von Bargen has helped thousands of people pay off debt and bulk up their bank accounts through her articles, courses, and programs. She teaches students to align their spending and values and develop the mindsets and habits to change the way they think about money, for good - no deprivation required! You can read more about her work at yesandyes.org.

february • money

  • A low-tech, fun way to figure out where your money is actually going
  • How to set a budget that won't suck the joy out of your life
  • How to live on that budget in a way that's enjoyable (YES REALLY)
  • Tips + tricks to avoidable regrettable purchases
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Zoë Kim

Zoë Kim is on a journey to inspire and equip you to clear physical and mental clutter, create space for what you truly care about, and live your best life. She is the author of Minimalism for Families and the founder of Raising Simple. With her pragmatic and thoughtful approach, she partners with families to tackle the challenges of a cluttered home and life. Zoë loves to try new food, travel, talk psychology, and spend time outside with her four kids.

march • wardrobe

  • Clarify + Define Your Wardrobe Goals
  • Embrace a Simple Wardrobe Manifesto
  • Edit Your Wardrobe
  • Letting Go of Clothing
  • Style + Maintain Your Simplified Closet
  • Experimenting with Less
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Jules Clancy

Jules Clancy is a former Food Scientist turned Author and Simplicity Lover. She only writes recipes with 6-ingredients or less. She lives in Australia and has been blogging about simple weeknight dinners at www.thestonesoup.com since 2005.

april • food

  • The secret to a clutter-free kitchen
  • How to simplify any recipe
  • Why habits (not willpower) are the secret to eating well
  • How to develop healthy food habits
  • Step-by-step guide to getting the most out of your pantry
  • 7 easy way to eat more veg (and actually enjoy it!)
  • 25 simple 6-ingredient recipes
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Colin Wright

Colin Wright is the author of a few dozen books, the blogger behind Exile Lifestyle, and the host of the Let’s Know Things podcast. He's been traveling full-time since 2009, and speaks to audiences around the world about intentional living.

may • travel

  • Expanding your horizons & perspectives
  • Recalibrating your life to focus on passions
  • Packing for travel and for life
  • Taking it all in with fewer distractions
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Amanda Sandlin

Amanda Sandlin is a self-trained artist and voice behind the “At Wild Woman” with a spirit that is equal parts wanderer and homebody. Capturing art in nature, Amanda explores the bravery and vulnerability of being a woman in the wild. She shares her creations on atwildwoman.com and on Instagram @atwildwoman.

june • nature

  • Reconnect with the natural world, no matter where you live
  • Understand and be intentional about your role in the environment
  • Spend more time using your hands and heart
  • Create habits to slow down and feel more connected to yourself and the earth
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Rachel Jonat

Rachel Jonat is the author of several books including of Do Less: A Minimalist Guide to a Simplified, Organized and Happy Life and The Joy of Doing Nothing. She has been sharing how to a rich life with less stuff for eight years through her books, blog and speaking.

An inveterate mover, Rachel, her husband and three sons, recently moved from the city to a small and quiet mountain town. She enjoys travel, grilled zucchini and getting up long before her children so she can soak up the quiet.

july • kids/family

  • Identify the stuff that's really important to your kids and what's clutter.
  • How to keep your kids focused on, and enjoying, the things that matter to your family most.
  • How to simplify the family schedule and create more time for free play, free time and parent self-care.
  • Managing screen time and promoting more independent and creative activities.

In addition to the awesome Family module in July, (because we understand all members are at different phases in life), Courtney will be offering a bonus micromodule on how to set healthy boundaries. You can engage in either module or both!

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Rebecca Shern

Rebecca Shern is a Registered Dietitian, foodie, wellness nerd, recreational athlete, and mom. She's the founder of Minimal Wellness, a business dedicated to helping people find, navigate, and enjoy the simple path to optimal health. Rebecca believes eliminating the “junk” (foods, advice, stuff, excuses, distractions) helps us focus on the critical components of wellness, enabling us to be healthier, happier, and more fulfilled. She lives with her daughter, Ella, and partner, Joshua, in Missoula, Montana and Los Angeles, California.

august • self-care

  • Debunk self-care myths, including "it's expensive," "it's selfish," and "it's only for single women."
  • Identify your values and how they correlate with caring for yourself.
  • Recognize your personal patterns, habits, and triggers which lead you to ignore your needs.
  • Develop a simple set of strategies for resetting yourself when you notice you're in a funk.
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Lisa Luken

Lisa Luken is a simple living coach and consultant. She speaks, leads retreats and is on a mission to explore the simplest places in the world. She believes that boldness, bravery, and curiosity are key ingredients to simplifying your life. She’s achieved big dreams with her family through simplifying and she loves helping others do the same.

september • digital

  • How to Declutter Your Digital World
  • Creating Digital Sabbaticals & Embracing the Freedom When You’re Not Connected
  • How to Manage Your Digital Photo Collection & Other Important Documents
  • Establishing Healthy Habits to Maintain Digital Simplicity After Decluttering
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Denaye Barahona

Dr. Denaye Barahona is the founder of Simple Families. She is a loving wife and mama of two. Denaye advocates for taking a holistic approach to helping the whole family stay well: physical, emotional, and relational. That means living well by developing a healthy relationship with yourself, your family, and your home. She holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and is a Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in child and family practice.

october • relationships

  • Finding peace in challenging relationships.
  • Tools for improving communication patterns.
  • How to revision relationships from a fresh mindset.
  • Understanding differences in emotional intelligence.
  • The power of touch and connection.
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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, known to their audience as The Minimalists, help more than 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and films. They have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine, and they have spoken at Harvard, Apple, and Google. The Minimalists Podcast is often the #1 health podcast on Apple Podcasts, and their documentary, Minimalism, was recently released by Netflix. Both raised in Dayton, Ohio, they currently live in Los Angeles.

november • gifts

  • Gift-giving 101
  • Experiential gifts
  • Presence as a present
  • Letting go of gifts
  • Gift-giving expectations
  • Gift change, not junk
  • 5 Steps toward a meaningful Christmas
  • Save $646 on holiday shopping this year

Marc & Angel Chernoff

Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.

december • gratitude

  • How to develop a powerful evening gratitude ritual
  • The Laws of Gratitude (that will change your life)
  • How to reframe disappointment, anger and frustration into thoughts and actions that actually benefit your life
  • The art of finding gratitude anytime, anywhere through sincere presence
  • The gift of hope

Courtney Carver

Courtney Carver is the founder of A Simple Year. She’ll be joining you each month for an extra webinar to connect and answer questions about the monthly topic and anything you are curious about. Courtney is the author of Soulful Simplicity and has been sharing her journey back to health, her experiences with minimalist Fashion Challenge Project 333 and other simplicity adventures on her blog, Be More with Less since 2010.

bonus • busyness

  • How to own your busyness
  • Creating a slow space
  • How to stop our busy ways
  • The Busy Boycott

Each month you’ll receive written articles, plus an audio or video recording. There will also be a live monthly webinar where you can connect with the contributor, ask questions, and meet other people on a similar path. The live webinar will be recorded and provided so you can watch it anytime. You can even submit questions in advance.

Because we encourage you to go at your own pace, we’ll give you a PDF at the end of the program with all of the content, and links to all webinars, so you can revisit the material anytime.

The lessons and contributors from A Simple Year will help you create the time and space you need to thrive and grow in your life and reconnect with the people and experiences you love.

A Simple Year is retired and registration is closed.

We recommend following each contributor individually to start or continue your simplicity journey.



I had started the journey of Minimalism a few years back. Although I decluttered, started buying less, and embraced being in the moment, I was forgetting a few aspects. The Simple Year taught me how to have compassion for myself and others, approach my finances in a more simple and real way, to be more discerning about how I want to spend my time, as well as connecting me with great thought leaders on Simplicity and Minimalism. I really appreciate that Courtney has taken into consideration everyone’s different time zones and schedules, and she has made it easy to access the information and be part of the community wherever you live!


I have really enjoyed the Simple Year experience. There were a lot of things I had been wanting to work on in my life and this has brought them all together in one place. It has been really helpful to just concentrate on one area at a time, rather than being overwhelmed by all the things I wanted to do.

Give yourself permission to live more simply all year long.


I have developed valuable habits and/or walked away with a powerful idea every month so far. To mention a few; I created a decluttering habit in January, carved out morning time for myself in February, scanned and shredded a bunch of paper clutter during the digital module, started meditating in June, and made changes to my diet and daily exercise routine during the self-care module. Putting ideas into action made this program very meaningful for me.


I never expected so much change to happen in less than a year. This course has had a monumental impact on so many areas of my life. If you do one thing for yourself for the new year, sign up and take the journey to A Simple Year. Thank you to all of the contributors for this experience and for opening up my world.

A Simple Year is retired and registration is closed.

We recommend following each contributor individually to start or continue your simplicity journey.