Hi friend!

If you’re reading this, that means you found your way to the back of The Year of Less and have decided to join our new community! Since finishing the final edits to the book, I have imagined that it might spark some conversations about how we can become more mindful consumers of everything—and that there may even be a few challenges inspired by what I did. Creating a space where we can share some of our stories (and struggles and triumphs!) was really important to me. It’s nearly impossible to pick an option that will work for everyone, but I’m happy to say I will be fostering this community in two ways.

1. Connect on Instagram

Instagram is my favourite platform (I’m @caitflanders). On a day-to-day basis, we will connect there using the hashtag #theyearofless. Since writing the book, I have dreamt of seeing it out in the wild! So for your intro post, I would love to see the book with part of your hometown in the background. (Adding the location or tagging it could also help you connect with other local like-minded people and readers! Extra community for the win!)

But I don’t just want to see the book on Instagram. We want to read your story. You don’t have to be doing a yearlong experiment, like I was. You could just share something like: the reason you picked up the book, and which parts resonated with you and why. Or you could write about some of your goals/intentions to become a mindful consumer. It’s your profile, so do whatever feels natural. :)

After your intro post, feel free to add the hashtag to any future post that you want other community members to see. And to make sure you see what others are posting, follow the hashtag! Here’s how:

  1. Tap on the hashtag #theyearofless in your post or on one of mine.
  2. Tap “Follow”. That’s it!

Once you follow the hashtag, you will see everyone’s photos and videos appear in your feed + stories!

2. Join Our Webinar Series

For the rest of 2018, I will also be hosting a free quarterly webinar for anyone who wants to get some face time with me + connect with the whole group in one space. We will talk about the different ways we are trying to become more mindful consumers, and share wins, ask for help and celebrate everyone’s successes. :)

The first webinar is on: Friday, February 16th at 1pm PST.

The other three will be scheduled for April, July and October.

If you’re interested, simply fill out the form below and I will send you more details about how to participate in each of the four webinars. I did a similar series of these webinars, right before the book was released and we had so much fun! I also watched amazing exchanges of information happen without me, right in front of my eyes. It was truly special and I am so excited to host this next series.

I have always believed that the more we share, the more we can all learn—and the more we can inspire each other, too! Thank you for being part of this. :)


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