Podcast & Blog

SLW Episode 5 – The Tyranny of Lists

It’s been a couple of weeks too long since our last podcast. Work got crazy and life got in the way (translation: I failed to prioritize appropriately) and my list got waaaay out of control. No interview this week. Just me and my thoughts on how lists can be a great tool and they can just as easily turn into thankless task masters that steal our focus and mindfulness away.

Life is likely to get away from me again this summer. I’ll be back to things on the regular no later than August…hopefully before then.


Podcast & Blog

While I mostly podcast, I occasionally write down my thoughts. You can all my  podcast episodes and blog posts  here. Each week, the Simple Life Works podcast will:

Each week, the Simple Life Works podcast will:

  • Bring you tips and guidance for living a simple, more fulfilling life
  • Share real stories from people doing good, simple works that:
    • improve their lives
    • meaningfully connect with others
    • contribute to their communities.

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Previous Posts

SLW Podcast Episode #4 – Jay Amargos & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

This week I sit down with Jay Amargos, owner of i’Mindful Studio in Bentonville, Arkansas, and a certified instructor for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Pioneered by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR is a clinical approach to stress-reduction through meditation and other mindfulness techinques. For me, simplification leads to less clutter. When we have less mental and physical…

SLW Episode #3 – Summer Davis and the Year of No Spending

Inspired by a woman in London who saved $24,000 Pounds by not spending money for a year, Summer Davis has embarked on her own Year of No Spending. Summer and I sat down to talk about her ambitious plan and how she plans to balance that with the daily demands of life, work and family.

SLW Episode #2 – Amy Robinson & Tribe of Women

Amy Robinson & Tribe of Women establish cultures of women supporting women and more good men in our personal and professional lives. This week I sat down with Amy to discuss her work with Tribe of Women and what she does every day to minimize distraction and better connect with those around her.

SLW Episode #1 – The Beginning

On his site, mnmlist.com, Lea Baubata writes defines minimalism as: “It’s about stuff, and how it has come to overwhelm us. It’s about distractions and commitments and a never ending task list. It’s about the culture of more, of bigger, of consumption. It’s about how less is the answer.” If you regularly feel overwhelmed, this podcast is…

Living Smaller, Finally and Forward

We all have that thing that we never prioritize into realization. I graduated college and worked for the next 20 years believing that success and happiness lied in more — more responsibility, bigger salaries and higher titles.  I chased all three, working for as long it took to get more money. In 2009, I declared bankruptcy and…