I came across this simple concept in Brooke McAlary's book Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World. I'm a big believer in preventive medicine. I also equally love a clever quote that plays on health! For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. — Lily Tomlin What people eat can be medicine or poison. — Dr. Brenda Rea Are you taking your MEDS? (Meditation, Exercise, Diet, Sleep) This simple concept was created by behavioral consultant, Nicholas Bate.¹ Bate says: On a daily … [Read more...]
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I just wrapped up the book Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin. It was encouraging to see that Elgin intentionally describes "voluntary simplicity" in many different ways: Because a concern for ecological sustainability is so widely shared, there are many ways of describing more sustainable and meaningful ways of living. There is no special virtue to the phrase 'voluntary simplicity.' Because this is a leaderless revolution in living, people are inventing as they go—including inventing words … [Read more...]
I just wrapped up the book Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin. I think I took more notes from this book than any other book I've read this year. Due to the sheer quantity of notes, I'm going to split them up into at least three different posts on the topic of voluntary simplicity. Believe it or not, I was first introduced to voluntary simplicity when I read a random college thesis that I found online a few years ago. It was a great intro to the concept, and I wrote a summary of it … [Read more...]
Wow! Tahoe is absolutely incredible. Almost otherworldly. When they say the best things in life are free, that includes the natural world. My wife and I have definitely been nature-excursion-deprived from growing up in the Midwest and are suffering from "nature deficit disorder." Great news, though: we're moving to Northern California! We're excited for the future road trips and close proximity to so many natural gems. Tahoe will certainly be a repeat trip. What is Slow … [Read more...]
In the last post, I defined slow travel and outlined 3 slow travel myths. If you're ready to get started with slow travel, the tips in this post will put you on the right path. Just like you don't want to live a superficial life, don't skim the surface of your travel. Live—and travel—intentionally. Go deep! Get an appreciation for a different way of life (which some would argue is the whole point of travel in the first place). — Intrepid Travel¹ 10 Slow Travel Tips … [Read more...]