Focus on one thing at a time.
Take control of life’s essentials.
I'm so happy Tsh is in my life. It's a gift to be able to deliver tough love with a kind heart, and I'm grateful to have just such a person to answer my questions and walk me through quandaries, about simple living, or anything else.Anne Bogel
Find the motivation you’re desperate for
Roll up your sleeves and focus until it’s done
Finally get a handle on life’s fundamentals
Let’s face it—you already mostly know what to do—you just need to do it. It's not that you don’t care, or actually want clutter, or love not knowing where your money goes.
You want control over those things, there’s just too many things to deal with it all at once.
The Essentials gives you action-oriented encouragement to focus on just ONE thing at a time.
And it's only $37.
What You’ll Get
The Essentials gives you permission to focus on one bedrock basic task at a time. These are the life-giving things that help the rest of your life run smoother. Take care of these, and you’ll have time and energy to focus on the other stuff you really care about.
Project 1: Get rid of 100 things—start the declutter train
Project 2: Design life-giving morning and evening rituals
Project 3: Find an easy menu planning formula that works
Project 4: Create a simple, zero-based monthly budget
Project 5: Conquer the paper monster
Project 6: Organize your avalanche of photos
Project 7: Establish a useful, do-able calendar system
The course’s format includes 9 short videos, the audio versions if you prefer to listen as you work, and a 35-page workbook as the primary tool to help you accomplish your projects.
✔︎ Multimedia format ✔︎ Learn on any device ✔︎ Move at your own pace
The Essentials in e-book format—read along as you take the class, or enjoy it afterwards as a refresher
Spend Your Days: How to Control Time With Rocks, Bullets, Chisels, & a Boat, Tsh’s popular e-book on making the most of your finite time
Tsh has been pivotal in how I’m intentional about my life. Her wealth of generous encouragement over the past decade means taking this course is a no-brainer.Myquillyn Smith
The Essentials is for you if:
You feel overwhelmed by the basic tasks you already know you should do
You need encouraging motivation to focus on one project at a time until it’s done
You want to tackle things beyond the basics—but not until you’ve solidified the essentials
You like using a workbook to plan details
You’re also open to trying simple digital tools to streamline the basics
It’s not for you if:
You’re caught up on clutter, you’ve established a budget that works, or your digital photos are already curated
You don’t struggle with overwhelm
You usually start and end your days just how you want
You’re looking for specific, just-for-you advice from Tsh
How it Works
The Essentials is a self-paced online video course—you control when you start and finish. After you enroll in the course, you’ll have access to work through the sessions at your own pace from your computer or mobile device.
You’ll be able to visit the content for as long as the course exists—whenever you need a refresher, retaking the class will be like hitting the reset button.
It's only $27 - less than half the cost of a massage, and you'll repeat the benefits again and again, since you have forever access for the life of the course!
Enroll now, and finally take control of your life’s essentials.
I’m Tsh Oxenreider, a writer, wife, and mom. I created the Essentials as a reset button for me—I needed a refresher on the basics when my own life felt nuts.
In the same way I first created The Art of Simple when I moved overseas and learned how to simplify, I like to design systems that work for me—and then share them with you.
I love my work as a writer and podcaster, but I’m still a busy mom with a household full of noise, occasional mess, and tons of heart. The Essentials gives me the permission slip I need to make sure our foundational systems are in working order.
Whenever I need to re-evaluate what I value most, I turn to Tsh Oxenreider. I deeply appreciate her perspective on most everything, from living with intention to creating work that matters. She is always a kind and trustworthy companion for any journey.Emily P. Freeman
The Essentials comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You have instant access to the entire course once you finish your registration, and if you're not satisfied, write to us within 7 days of your enrollment. We'll offer you a refund; all we ask is that you let us know why you’re not satisfied so that we can continue to improve.