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Five Things You Think You Need, But You Don't

Not long ago, my wife and I felt like our family was on The Great Hamster Wheel to nowhere. Maybe you feel that way, too. You’re spending a ton of time and effort to earn a paycheck so you can give your family “the good life.” And now you have a lovely home and some neat toys, but you’re often too tired, too stressed, or too busy to truly enjoy it all. 1,327 more words

Tim Gatewood reblogged this on Memphis Service Ministries and commented:

Here is some true wisdom, especially number 5!

10 things you REALLY need in your wardrobe!

If you’ve ever read womens’ magazines – and I have – you’ll have read about the “must-have” classic items that every wardrobe simply cannot do without. 1,062 more words

Minimalism

"It was fun !" (Je me suis bien amusée!)

I drafted this essay in French and then translated it into English, exploring a few nuances in the process. The results appear below in a bilingual format. 3,309 more words

American Culture

“Transition Streets Launches in America!” Interview with Carolyne Stayton, Executive Director of Transition US by Willi Paul, Publisher and Transition Consultant at PlanetShifter.com

“Transition Streets Launches in America!” 

Interview with Carolyne Stayton, Executive Director of Transition US

by Willi Paul, Publisher and Transition Consultant at PlanetShifter.com

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Alchemy

Ask yourself the hard questions.

Look at what you own. Take the time to just look at it. Properly. Then ask yourself…

  • Is this item important to me?
  • Does this item give me…
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Voluntary Simplicity

NO Wisdom to come from the study of (neo-Classical?) Economics? (revised 12.6)

Are you crazy Socrates?  Don’t you know that rhetoricians and tyrants have the most power?  Why, they can put to death anyone they want!

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Out of the shade is born

It pains me to write a piece splattered with optimism but to be fair, the inspiration is one of the brighter souls I know, and perhaps his influence should be allowed to surface now and then. 668 more words

Culture