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Profile: The Minimalists, Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Millburn

Growing up in Colorado Springs, Sonrisa Andersens parents were hoarders. The tide of extraneous stuff was out of her control. I tried to clean it up, but as a kid, you could only get so far, the 31-year-old recalls when we meet at a bar in Cincinnati, Ohio. At 17, she joined the Air Force and moved to New Mexico before landing another military job back in Colorado. But the oppressive environment of her childhood had changed her relationship to possessions: I started to accumulate, because everything I couldnt have growing up, I was like, I need it.