The Power to ‘Control’ Your Life

Even as we have gained greater freedom, we are feeling increasingly powerless. No longer does birth absolutely determine the cours…

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Personal Growth, Lifestyle Design, and #ecohappy Experimentation

Self-development and personal growth, let alone lifestyle design, do not usually come together with ecological concerns. As descri…

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In Your Life, In the World, You’re The One

Our stories shape the way we feel about our role in the world, the basic ideas we come to accept as the way the world functions. Hollywood makes dreams. Bollywood, maybe even more so. Fairy tales aren’t too different. Myths explained what the world was like and why it was like that, and not different. […]

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Personal Development, Not For Records, But For a New Better Normal

Many of the people who are hailed as great examples of personal development and have cult followings online, showing how life could be much better, how you could come to be great – like them – present their elevated status all through grand adventures, world travel and world records, knowledge of languages, and the like. […]

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Eco-Logically, Really, Better Lives

… or, Bringing Lifestyle Design Back to Earth, Making It Multiply-Good Putting things rather too simple (the way it’s often …

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Hacking Sustainable Cultures?

Can you cheat yourself to change where it really matters? When Tim Ferriss promises a Four-Hour Workweek, when Ramit Sethi promises to teach you to be rich, their ideas often seem to fit into the whole attitude of wanting to gain as much as possible with as little effort as possible. There is at least some method […]

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Ecological Lifestyle Design Consultancy?

The trouble with sustainability – apart from how it’s said to sound too technical – is that it may be “a good thing” (if explained correctly), but not truly a problem that requires a solution. By the time you notice that you want it, the shit will have hit the fan. Long before people suggested […]

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