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Love yourself. Love the planet.

We are facing an urgent climate crisis, and we must all take action now. However, it can be difficult to know where to start when bombarded with overwhelming facts and statistics every day. We all want to make a difference, but what can we do?

Minimal makes simple and sustainable living attainable for everyone, using practical tips for all areas of everyday life to reduce your impact on the Earth. Leading environmentalist Madeleine Olivia shares her insights on how to care for yourself in a more eco-friendly way as well as how to introduce a mindful approach to your habits. This includes how to declutter your life, reduce your waste and consumption, recipes for eating seasonally and making your own natural beauty and cleaning products.

Learn how to minimise the areas that aren’t giving you anything back, and discover a happier and more fulfilled life while looking after the Earth we share.

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©2020 Madeleine Olivia (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Great job Madeleine!

Absolutely loved this! I was waiting for it to be released and once it was... pounced right away! Madeleine is easy to listen to and the content was really clear, informative and everything I was expecting and more! It covers a wide variety of minimalism and sustainability topics and excellent tips and tricks to keep you on the right track of your journey.

Admittedly, as I follow the author's online content I knew there were going to be pictures and diagrams and wondered how I would be able to "read" those parts of the book. I was pleasantly surprised to also have the PDF included which was perfect (I am new to Audible).

I give this an A+++ for sure as the whole experience was exactly what I was looking for. I really hope the author reads these and is encouraged to make another fabulous book!!!

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  • 09-01-2020

Pretty damn good

An excellent beginners guide into how to live minimally and sustainably. Often people get scared by words like minimalism, veganIsm and the thought of cutting things we love and care about out of our lives.

Madeleine shows us that we don’t have to make sacrifices, such as throwing out our entire wardrobes, but to be more mindful of our waste, usage and the impact us individuals can have. Particularly with the climate crisis.

I would recommend this to anyone. It’s an easy listen and shows you simple ways you can implement into a normal everyday life.

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  • Aimee
  • 10-03-2020

Disappointed

I found the chapters repeating themselves and the narrator's voice got on my nerves. I couldn't finish it. It doesn't really suit being in audiobook format.

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  • D. J. Abbott
  • 12-01-2020

Great book, thoughtful & non judgemental!

Such a useful book, full of tips, advice, all suggested without judgement , nor preachy in anyway. I already watch
her YouTube channel Madeleine Olivia , but this is so good to have to hand , everyone should have one, well done Madeleine for spread a great message with kindness and thought!

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  • Demi-rhianne Williams
  • 15-04-2021

I love this book and always will!!

I have listen to this book 4 times and I love it, I go back to it all the time for inspiration and motivation, she's not demanding like others can be. I find her way and style is like having a friend talk to you, no judgement and no hate 😍 it makes me remember that I can still keep moving forward in minimalism even tho I'm not perfect at it xx
thank you Madeleine Olivia 😘

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  • Francy261
  • 30-01-2021

Absolutely compelling

I loved this book, fruitful and mind blowing. Itvtruly opened my mind. Moreover I love the voice of Madeleine and her accent. I recommend it.

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  • 29-01-2021

A good intro with a specific target audience

Good info and swaps for beginners, especially if you're young and into beauty, fashion and social media, these sections didn't feel that relevant to me but I'm sure would be useful for others. I think the target audience is younger and perhaps more in need of assurance than myself, there's a fair bit of 'dont worry what others think' and 'be confident in your own choices' in there.
I do agree with some other comments that this book is probably better in a different format though, the ebook is priced very well and probably more worthwhile.

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  • 11-11-2020

Amazing

So much more informative than similar books on topic. Loved every minute of it and last part about self care touched me and almost gave me a teary eye. Thank you. 100% recommend.

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  • 17-06-2020

Good beginner waste reducer

Interesting topic and well read but a little relative in places. Worth a read if you are a beginner at reducing your waste.

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