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Self-Reliance

Why Shoveling Sh*t is Starting to Sound Good

Valerie Young was shocked by the sudden death of her mother — who had been planning a wonderful retirement — at just 61 years of age. That was back in 1993, when Valerie was commuting 90 miles a

Free Thinking

What Will You Do when You Escape the Rat Race?

Walden is the idyllic lakeside woodland that Henry David Thoreau retreated to in 1845 for a simpler life. Sometimes, I wonder how complicated...

Financial FreedomFinancial IndependenceSelf-Reliance

Earning and Enjoying Life in the New Economy

Gary Scott's seniority hasn't stopped him grabbing the opportunities presented in the new economy. "The sharing economy can be phenomenal for people looking for income. You don't need a big...

Financial FreedomFinancial IndependenceFree Thinking

Chelsea, Sushi, and Tickets for Cirque du Soleil

On my last visit to New York City – a place I love dearly – I decided I wanted to stay in the heart of the action, Manhattan. You could say I have a sense of style and taste that go well beyond...

Simple Living

Why Simple Living Doesn’t Mean Being Frugal

Deep down you probably have a lurking suspicion that there are folks out there having more fun than you. Or simply that there's more to life than what you're doing now...

Financial FreedomFinancial IndependenceFree Thinking

Enjoy a Boss-Free Life…Earn an Independent Income

When oil company Shell International asked its employee, Charles Handy, to relocate to Liberia, he decided enough was enough. He had been with the company for 10 years, working in London...

Self-Reliance

What’s in Your Food That’s Making You Sick?

The 20th century has a lot to answer for. Big banks...big pharma...big food industry... We lost our way. We trusted them and came to rely on them. We stopped growing. We stopped cooking. We...

Self-Reliance

Claim Your Right to Know What’s in Your Food

Trans-gene technology...synthetic biology...gene editing... Do we really need to know so much science to figure out what's in our food? Apparently so. Big food companies in America have a lot of...

Financial FreedomFinancial IndependenceFree Thinking

Choosing Your Own Path in Life

Choosing a simpler, more independent way of living is an obvious choice when you’re on the wrong side of the system. You’re overworked…you’re in debt…you’re ground down. Having more time, and a...

Free Thinking

Shedding the Office Cobwebs on the Water

Lakes...rivers...oceans... The feeling of freedom is often as simple as being out on the water. In fact, it's difficult to feel chained or burdened when your faced into the wind with the waves...