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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Richer Lives Are About…

You’ve got to make money. Money makes the world go round. Imagine all that you could do, the happy you’d be, if only y…

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You Can’t Know Yourself. So, Create Yourself

There are still far too many people just going through life like they are sleepwalking, seeking the easy life of the worker drone/…

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The Really Existing Necessity of the Kitchen Garden

A little garden plot of vegetables and herbs, maybe even created as a high-tech/high-touch vertical window farm, seems one of thos…

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Life Is Local

So much has recently been made of the ways the whole world has grown connected, “flat”… Without manufacturing in China…

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Quit with the Band-Aids, Change Lives and Work for Better

Or, Why I Don’t Ask for Donations… “Green” concerns have been moving further into the mainstream of business, companies proclaim their sustainability and CSR (corporate social responsibility) engagement, the rich and famous create philanthropic foundations to address poverty and (other) human rights issues … and in all the excitement over the pretty Band-Aids, radical reason […]

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Realizing The Power In Our Own Hands

“It’s no good believing in somebody else If you can’t believe in yourself You give them the reason to take all the power and wealth” (“Turn It Up” – Alan Parsons Project) There is a very strange paradox of power about today. Never before has such a large part of humanity lived so well, and […]

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Killer Comfort, Crazy Convenience…

Life is about the pursuit of happiness, the experience of it all, the rush that makes you truly feel alive… or is it? Often enough…

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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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Balance: Hard Work, Not Harmony and Rainbows

The most basic rule or guideline I keep returning to is the need for balance – and it seems to be the idea that’s easiest to misunderstand. It just sounds so new-age, compassionate, eco-friendly… Have you ever tried slacklining? It’s a new sport, basically a modern, climber’s, version of tightrope walking (except it’s not a […]

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