Who Owns Your Life?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Lifestyle | No Comments
Who Owns Your Life?

You have one life.  Just one opportunity to create the life, and live the experience you desire. If we had just one of something else, we’d be incredibly protective of it, making sure that is used to the fullest. Being sure that it stays in our control, and that we don’t “lose” it… Is this […]

How to Do a Simple Budget

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Lifestyle | 2 Comments
How to Do a Simple Budget

Four years ago we made a financial decision that has had profound positive impacts on our life. That decision has allowed us to eliminate our debt, build wealth, and comfortably start a family. What’d we do? Started budgeting. I would freak out if I had somebody telling me how much money I was supposed to […]

3 Ways to Simplify Your Email

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Lifestyle | No Comments
3 Ways to Simplify Your Email

I love email! It might not be something that you hear often, especially from somebody who strives for a simple life, but I do love email. Why? It’s a quick and effective communication tool, and a great place to retrieve information. The key to email is keeping it simple. Here are three ways that I […]

The Art of Productive Worrying

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Lifestyle | No Comments
The Art of Productive Worrying

Worry has a bad rap. It’s seen as this unproductive feeling that we have. When we worry about something, we are unnecessarily exposing ourself to the “what ifs”. But what if I told you that worrying CAN be productive? That learning how to address your worries can actually make you a more resilient person to […]

News Flash: Stop Watching The News!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Lifestyle | 2 Comments
News Flash: Stop Watching The News!

This is a big day! Lot’s going on! IMPORTANT NEWS! In International News: Conflicts continue to rise between the United States and North Korea. The german chancellor Angela Merkel wast just re-elected to power, but the internal political winds are changing in Europe. In Local News: A local man who was sent to prison for […]

Finding the 20%

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Lifestyle | One Comment
Finding the 20%

The 80/20 rule, the Pareto principle, the law of the vital few. Whatever you want to call it, the implications of bringing this theory into your daily living practice is a powerful tool to simplify. What is the 80/20 Principle? In the late 1800s, an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto found an interesting pattern while studying […]

Understanding Your Control

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Lifestyle | 4 Comments
Understanding Your Control

One of the most effective ways to live a simple life is to understand what’s in your control, and what is not. Knowing what you can control allows you to use your finite energy in the best way possible. The time you spend thinking about, acting on, and attempting to change situations is often a […]

Rid Yourself of Stress with Action

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Lifestyle | No Comments
Rid Yourself of Stress with Action

Feeling stress is often our bodies ways of telling us we need to take action. It’s an uncomfortable gap between where we are, and where we need to be.  It’s also important to note that we “feel stressed”, and that using that language is important. If you let yourself “be stressed”, internalizing the emotion, it’s […]

Developing a Beginner’s Mind

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Most of us strive at mastery in areas of life. We want to be experts at our job. Be well-liked in our social groups. Raise our children perfectly. But what if there is value in not being an expert? What if being new at something has it’s benefits? Why Start Over? The concept of developing […]

3 Ways Waking Up Early Makes Your Life More Simple

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Lifestyle | No Comments

Early rising is something that most people shy away from. However, with a developed practice of waking up early, you’ll find that your body can actually be happy to get up in the early hours of the morning. Here are three ways that waking up early can help contribute to a simple life. Less Rushed […]