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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