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.

Subscribe to the the SLW Newsletter for all my latest podcast updates and publication schedule.

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 swore I would never find myself in that position again. By 2016, however, I had once again built up balances on a handful of credit cards in addition to car payments and student loans. My drive for more income and prestige had done nothing to increase my peace of mind or happiness.

Not long ago, I realized that my path into simplification requires a deeper alignment of action to values. My family has started making some changes already, paying off debts and transitioning from home ownership to home rentership.

Starting today, I am also aligning my consulting and training services with my belief in the transformative power of simplicity.

Those services include:

If you regularly feel overwhelmed…

If you dread facing your neverending task list…

If more and more is never enough…consider simplification.

Start today by subscribing to my free newsletter. Each week I will share curated collection of inspirational minimalist writings along with stories about people connecting with others and doing the essential small works that create connections and build up communities for the better.

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll also produced a simplification podcast. I’ll announce details on it in the newsletter, too.



Previous Posts

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…

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…