Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

May 17, 2016
Hosted by April Joy Ford

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Are you living or lived the ‘American Dream’ to only find out it cost you more than money? It cost you stress, anxiety, depression, debt, strain in your relationships or time away from your kids. So how do you live more with less?
Ryan Nicodemus with his business partner Joshua Fields Millburn, known as the Minimalists, share their journey of Minimalism in a Documentary About the Important Things.
These guys have been getting a lot of media on this concept from the Today Show to speaking on Ted talk and now on tour in multiple cities.
From minimalist architects, designers, and musicians, to businessmen, authors, and minimalist families, this film explores various recipes for how to live a more meaningful, deliberate life. Not a perfect life, not an easy life—a simple one.

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

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From tragedy to triumph, best-selling author, speaker and transformational coach April Joy Ford offers this show for those seeking answers and solutions to their stress, strains, struggles and setbacks. Gain insight on tools and truth to get empowered. Know that you are not alone and that there is hope. There are golden blessings to be discovered even when life throws you a curve ball and you can still experience joy.

Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and becoming a widowed single parent at 32 years old, April’s trauma and tragedies gave her the opportunity to hit the reset button on life to discover who she was truly meant to be. She teaches you to do the same by taking a holistic approach with the 4 step formula to breakthrough the barriers.

If you’re ready to create a blueprint and roadmap to rise above life’s challenges and discover the powerful you, this show is for you. Each listener is a life and each life matters, get your tools and truth to get empowered.

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April Joy Ford

April Joy Ford

April Joy Ford turns her tragedies into triumph by writing, speaking and teaching on how to overcome trauma and women's advocacy.

After being an Engineer for over 13 years at Intel, she realized that her faith was greater than her fear and walked away to become a Best-Selling Author, Speaker-Radio Host, and Transformational Coach.

Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and becoming a widowed single parent at only 32, April’s tragedies gave her the opportunity to hit the reset button on life to discover who she was truly meant to be.

Her best-sellers: “You Are Not Alone- How to Rise Above Life’s Challenges”, “Journeys To Success – Women’s Edition” and “Chase the Challenge and Conquer.” She's been featured in media including her holistic training program “Breakthrough The Barriers-using the 4 Steps". This program is being utilized to teach staff and survivors in group homes on trauma informed care and self-care.

Listeners globally tune in to her live radio show, “You Are Not Alone,” seeking answers and solutions to their situations and setbacks. The show’s focus is to provide tools, tips and techniques holistically to overcome adversity.

Her brand, J.O.Y. started the vision of how we can rise above life’s challenges to discover our true authentic self. Her non-profit, Joy’s G.I.F.T. (Global Illumination Foundation Thrives) empowering survivors from loss or sexual abuse by providing them with wrap around resources and services.

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