Everyone knows Gandhi from his later years — when he was “Mahatma” which means “great soul” or “the great-souled one." But, what path did he follow to get there? Was he born into a lifestyle of simple living, or did he make an intentional … [Read more...]
Voluntary Simplicity Blog Posts
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Who knows how deep I had to dig into "voluntary simplicity" search results to find Katie Barton's 89-page college thesis in October 2016. It was an eye-opening breakthrough for me personally when I read it back then. I thought it was so good that … [Read more...]
This has been top of mind for a few years now — the experiences vs things showdown. We've all seen the headlines — spending is shifting from things to experiences. FOMO is the new "keeping up with the Joneses." Blame Millennials for your favorite … [Read more...]
Secrets of the Blue Zones • One of the most fascinating things I've come across in the last couple years has been the Blue Zones. I even mentioned Blue Zones in one of my 18 Uncommon Stats to Set Your 2018 Perspective. Dan Buettner is the founder … [Read more...]
This is the first post of a future three part series. Last year, I found myself going down one of those internet rabbit holes on the topics of financial independence and early retirement. But, this wasn't just a one night rabbit hole. This was more … [Read more...]
The Origin of the Fisherman Story • After reading the story of "The Mexican Fisherman" in Erin Loechner's book Chasing Slow, I did some quick Google searching to try to find the author and when it was originally published. Interestingly, it … [Read more...]