Find Your Personal Meaning

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Find Your Personal Meaning

The reality is that life can be hard. There is no shortage of suffering, unfairness, and destruction. And at the end of it all… death. When faced with the world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and enter a state of despair. A belief in Nihilism, or that life is “meaningless,” is the safe assumption to come […]

How To Prepare For The Next Recession

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
How To Prepare For The Next Recession

It’s not a matter of “if” there will be another financial recession, it’s at matter of “when” it will happen. And as we recently just set the record for the longest stock market run up since the end of World War 2, it’s a good time to stop and reflect on whether or not you […]

The Throw-Away Culture

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
The Throw-Away Culture

Throughout human civilizations, one common thread in the production of items was always clear – things were built to last. No matter what your profession was, when you created an item, you aimed to provide the highest quality product that will survive the test of time. Clothing, weaponry, cookware, furniture… everything… all built to last. […]

10 Things That Make Your Life Less Simple

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
10 Things That Make Your Life Less Simple

Simplifying your life is often not about adding “simple” things to your life, but more about removing things that make life less simple. Things, behaviors, emotions, etc., that make it harder for you to live a life with less needs. So if you are trying to embrace a simple life, here is my list of […]

Purchasing Your Life Back

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Simple Living | 4 Comments
Purchasing Your Life Back

When was the last time you thought about a purchase in terms of cost of your life, instead of money? Our digital banking world has completely removed us from the connection between earning our money and spending our money. We get our paychecks deposited, then we dwindle away the dollars via swiping our cards, clicking […]

Simple Living is About Control

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Simple Living | 2 Comments
Simple Living is About Control

Simple living seems to attract people who seek control in their lives. This at first seems strange, as why would somebody who is perhaps anxious, or a control freak, naturally gravitate towards a life philosophy that seems lofty and “free loving”? But when you think about it though, simple living is really all about control. […]

My Top 5 Favorite Simple Living Books

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Simple Living | 5 Comments
My Top 5 Favorite Simple Living Books

There are lots of great books, across many topics that apply to simple living. And while I could create a long list of relevant titles, I think that would do a disservice, as we try to keep things simple around here. The top five simple living books that I highlighted below are all chosen based on their […]

No More Rewards Cards

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Simple Living | 3 Comments
No More Rewards Cards

It makes sense to be loyal to your family and friends. These are important people in your life that deserve your trust and attention. But what about a grocery store? A clothing brand? Or Amazon? Loyalty cards, or rewards cards, sound good in theory. You can shop at the same store and overtime build up […]

Less, But Better

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Less, But Better

The goal of a simple living lifestyle is not to live less of a life. Far from that. It’s to live your best life. As a philosophy that encourages “less, but better”, simple living makes room in your life for what is truly important for you. It’s about finding what you value in life, and spending more […]

How To Simplify Your Possessions

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Simple Living | 2 Comments
How To Simplify Your Possessions

Do you own your possessions, or do your possessions own you? The “stuff” in your life is one of the most outward signs of how simple your life is. Living in a home full of clutter illustrates that the state of your life is “not simple.” And vice-versa, a clean home or office can create […]