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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...

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)...

Financial FreedomHomesteadingSelf-Reliance

Why Big Pharma is Turning to Marijuana

When I was a boy, my grandmother got sick. Within a month or two she was bedridden and couldn’t talk to me any more. She had lost weight and it seemed like she aged 30 years in the blink of an eye...

Self-Reliance

Four Small Gadgets to Bail You Out of a Tight Spot

A few years ago I was hiking with a friend on a trail in the Smoky Mountains when we encountered another hiker who needed immediate medical attention. He had tripped on a...

Self-Reliance

Hemp, Health and Changing Times

A few days ago, when I met some entrepreneurs who had an exhibit and booth at an agricultural conference. They were selling hemp-based pain relief products that they touted as anti-inflammatory...