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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...

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...

Simple Living

Replenish Yourself by Spending Time in Nature

Did you have a good weekend? What did you get up to? Weekends may be short if you're working Monday to Friday, but they're your chance to reclaim some of your life back...

Simple Living

Early Mornings, Blueberries, and a Seasonal Income

Our home is nestled in a place called Sunset Country, on the northern shore of Lake of the Woods, Ontario. The forest surrounds our property...blocking out the sounds of the cars on the highway...

Living Off The GridSimple Living

Taking Time to Appreciate the Delights of Off-Grid Living

There is nothing more appealing to me, than waking each day, and looking outside at the snow to see what kind of animals may have visited during the night. We live off the grid in...

DownsizingMinimalismRightsizingSimple Living

Breaking Free from the Desk for Life on the Water

I wake up in the morning not to an alarm clock, but to the natural rhythm of the day. The sailboat my wife, Jodi, and I live on is facing north, so the sun rises on our starboard side...