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Self-RelianceSimple Living

Distracted Driving, Corporate Culture, and a Wild Turkey

Earlier this year I was circling a city on the freeway when an SUV came hurtling toward me – straddling the double-yellow line – as the not-so-smart driver stared down at a smartphone...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

Get Your Regular Dose of “Me-Time” and Focus on Yourself

Katharine and Audrey Hepburn were my kind of women. Or as I like to frame it and tell myself, I'm their kind of man. "I've just done what I damn well wanted to," the fiercely independent Katharine...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

Create Your Own Success Story with a Good Daily Routine

More than 40 million Americans struggle with anxiety, and it can cripple your mind and body. I know from personal experience. Ten years ago, I struggled with it severely...

DIY GardeningUrban Homesteading

Five Small Space Garden Ideas

As someone who’s spent years in apartments and condos while nursing a gardening addiction, I know all too well how hard it can be to garden in smaller space. But with limitations comes creativity…

Simple LivingUrban Homesteading

Six Tips For Sustainable City Living

Going green – or taking steps to live sustainably – doesn’t have to start with a big move to the country. City dwellers have lots of opportunities to take control of their own lives in ways...

Financial FreedomSelf-Reliance

Time is Money…Spend it Wisely

Fifteen years ago, when I was starting out my career as a personal trainer and making $20 an hour, I spent my idle time doing math. "Let's see," I thought on the subway ride home...

Self-Reliance

Dealing With Failure: Rise Up and Overcome It

If there is one thing I know after having observed this crazy world for 36 years, it's that you can survive almost everything. A great example, and I only thought of this one because...

Self-Reliance

Why Home Security is Something I Don’t Need to Worry About

Today I walked all the way down my gravel driveway, past my 50-foot long woodpile, to the mailbox...only to find some junk mail that made me laugh out loud. Some company wants to sell me a home...

Self-Reliance

Get Your Hands Dirty with a New Healthcare Plan

If you are 50 years old, here's a statistic that will add a few gray hairs to your head. The cost of healthcare has grown at least 10 times faster than your nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...