Be the Hero of Your Life

We love hero stories. And sure, the hero stories we tell are all too simple, with one hero or, at most, a small team of heroes, ha…

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Re-Learned Powerfulness

Psychology has long been focused on diagnosing disorders. It took the development of “positive psychology” to change t…

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It Takes a Village… Lessons of the Past to Move the Sharing Economy Forward

In all the talk about “preppers” looking for self-sufficiency, homemakers trying to get out of the corporate world&#82…

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Fitting Resolutions, Living Synergies

Life goes one of two ways: On, and circling the drain. Or on, and remaining active and truly alive. The first, worse, is easy and …

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Intentional Living: Crafting a Better Life

Between voluntary simplicity or even intentional poverty and nomadically independent “designed” or jet-setting luxury …

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Re-Rooting Success and Greatness

It’s only natural that we’d want to “get made, get laid, or get paid” – acquire social status, sate …

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Life-Tracking Lessons for Better

It is at once one of the most commonsense and one of the most challenging observations: all too often, there is a wide disconnect …

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Emergency, and Luxury

Subsistence agriculture, foraged foods, traditional diets. Mechanical looms, plant and animal fibers, the bespoke and handmade. Ba…

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Aspirations and Better Ways

Living a middle class lifestyle, would you just want to give it up? Living in poverty, wouldn’t you be enticed by the images…

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Lessons from Emergency Entrepreneurship

Living Rich in ‘Poor’ Times As concluded in the first part, expectations are increasingly blinding us. We talk of mode…

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The Balance of Life-Work

Work-life balance. Like the weight or the clothing size you wish you had, like the perfectly healthy diet, it has become one of th…

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Showing “EcoHappy” – Images of the Multiply Better Lives

The good life is still, all too often, portrayed and seen as something like the lifestyles of the rich and famous. We are quite aw…

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