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Why a deliberate life?

“Love people, use things. The opposite never works.”¬†Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists

Throughout my adult life (or at least the majority of it), I’ve tried to both be, and embrace, someone who places more value on people and experiences over materialism and the status quo.

This means looking at how the every day can be a catalyst for an opportunity to learn and share in the beauty of collective connections, and what we can take away from these experiences.

I’m not always successful – but then that’s why life is called an adventure. It’s a never-ending ride of lessons learned that we hopefully grow from by the time the ride is over.

This is the reasoning behind Turn Off the Overwhelm. We can either choose to put self and material living first, or we can live a deliberate life where others are our priority, and the things and experiences we collect are ones that bear meaning.

I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for here or, at the very least, get an idea of where to look. Here’s to meaningful lives.

Danny Brown

Danny Brown

Founder, Turn Off the Overwhelm

“The most valuable things are the ones that make our lives simpler so we have more time to connect to the experiences that truly matter, and lead a more deliberate life.”


Our blog will share our journeys and help you plan yours.


Interviews and personal discussions on leading a life of meaning.


Downloads and online resources to help you turn off the overwhelm.

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