Comfort At All Costs

Comfort At All Costs

By Stephanie Seferian

We have nearly engineered out all discomfort from our modern lives. Great, right? Not so fast: doing so comes at our own expense. On today's show: comfort creep's harms, with practical thoughts on course correction.   Here's a preview: [1:30] Humans have evolved to prioritize comfort. What's so wrong with being ultra-comfy? [6:30] Research finds that when we adopt a new comfort in our lives we adapt to it quite quickly. Enter comfort creep [11:30] ... But is it sustainable? Our reverence for comfort has come at the expense of our planet's health [19:30] We have countless modern comforts yet we're still unhappy; here's why [25:00] Parents, stop managing all of your child's discomforts!   Resources Mentioned: The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self by Michael Easter Episode #365: Old Fashioned On Purpose Episode #395: Lifestyle Creep This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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