Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.


There's more to life than buying stuff. There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique … Read More

The Downside of Influence


Influence is a worthwhile pursuit with the power to change individuals, organizations, communities, even entire civilizations. It can, of course, be used for good or evil. And the allure of influence can be deceptive. But good people with an … Read More

2015: A Simple Year


"The course has been life changing." —Carole, Simple Year 2014 Member Throughout the 12 months of 2015, I will be teaming up with 7 of my favorite writers and simple-living advocates to offer A Simple Year: 12 Months of Guided Simplicity. I hope … Read More

The Latte Factor: 8 Ways We Often Overspend


Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Lama Farran, a Certified Money Coach at MaxWorth. After listening to her recent interview on CJAD, I asked her to share some of her experience with us. Maybe the biggest misconception about building … Read More

Speak Your Dreams


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt Recently, I had coffee with a friend. We talked about family and sports and the weather. At one point, he asked what exciting things were happening in my … Read More