Discardia at SXSW

I was invited to do a brief reading and Q&A on Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff at South By Southwest Interactive conference this year. (Very brief: I knew I only had 20 minutes and so I hurried at the beginning to be sure we’d have time for lots of questions. As it turned out more time had been allowed, so we were able to switch to a more comfortable pace and have a great conversation.) Thanks to everyone for a great time during the presentation and at the book signing afterward!

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Here’s the description from the program:
Let go of everything that doesn’t make your life awesome! With three key principles and numerous practical tips, Discardia helps you solve specific issues, carve away the nonsense of physical objects, habits, or emotional baggage, and uncover what brings you joy. This SXSW reading from Dinah Sanders’ new book Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff will feature staying on target, little decisions, and big priorities. Maintaining focus on what you most want to achieve in the face of a world of distractions is hard, but you can do it – even when you don’t always have anyone above you helping to maintain that big picture perspective. Come hear about techniques which can help you in your work—whether you’re part of a team or working on your own. Learn how to make your hour-to-hour decisions serve your longer-term priorities.

Author: Dinah from Kabalor

Author. Discardian. GM. Current project: creating an inclusive indie fantasy ttrpg https://www.patreon.com/kabalor

2 thoughts on “Discardia at SXSW”

  1. I was HardWired to accrue things… I just figured out anyone can just change your mind about how you live. You can go from always keeping things to Getting Rid of stuff like it belongs to someone else 🙂


  2. Yay! Go, Julie!
    In my experience changed habits happen both as a series of big shifts in thinking and, actually as significantly, as a gradual trend. You do have to make some decisions about what you want more and less of in your life, but the actions which bring you to that improved life do not all have to be huge. Little nudges in the right direction really add up. Use the waves of energy when you can catch them and otherwise know that any action toward the life you want, even the smallest ones, helps.


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