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DownsizingSimple Living

Live the Way You Want With a Simpler Lifestyle on the Water

We were whiling away the hours on our sailboat, enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the morning sunshine, when my wife Jodi suggested we take a drive to check out a new place where...

Simple Living

Ditch the Alarm Clock and Wake Up Refreshed

Today I realized it has been at least 20 years since someone said to me, "You must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning." Grumpy. Grouchy. Mad at the world...

DownsizingMinimalismSimple Living

A Simpler Life and a Better Night’s Sleep in a Smaller Space

For 51-year-old Pat Williams, traveling around North America is something she had been dreaming of since 2006. Now in her first few months of full-time RVing, she is still earning on the road...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

How to Make a Greenhouse Out of Old Windows

Looking to extend your growing season with a backyard greenhouse? Building a greenhouse doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. In fact, you can construct a small greenhouse...

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...

Simple Living

Swap Mainstream Living for Peace in the Mountains

My husband, Mike, and I left mainstream life to head deep into the wilderness in the heart of the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, where we have a 15-acre farm far away from...

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...