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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SLW Episode 6 – Clothing, KonMarie and Thrifting in the Face of Fast Fashion

Photo by Parker Burchfield on Unsplash

After a loooong hiatus, I’m back this week with a couple of friends, Stephanie Funk and Laurie Marshall, to discuss fast fashion and the attachments we create to the clothes in our closet (or closets). 😉

During our conversation, we referenced a few things including:

It’s good to be back. I hope you enjoy the discussion.

Previous Posts

Starting Over, Again

“Every new beginning is some other beginning’s end.” – Semisonic (and Seneca the Younger waaaay before them.) And so here I find myself once again, writing on a blog I’ve largely ignored for the better part of a year. What brings me back this time? About a month ago, I quit my dream job at a…

John Cleese Creativity Notes

Creativity Essentials from John Cleese

John Cleese knows a thing or two about creativity. A founding member and driving creative force behind Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Cleese delivered a keynote address on the topic at last week’s Content Marketing World Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Incredibly, he only discovered his own capacity for creativity at age 22 when he started writing early…

The Importance of Friends

While I think people like me reasonably well, I kind of suck at making friends. I’m rich with acquaintances, with work buddies, and people with whom I trade quips and snarky remarks online. But I can count on a couple of fingers the people I would consider friends. An only child, I never developed many…

My Year of Living Intentionally

I’ve flirted with minimalism for at least eight years. I know this because Leo Babauta started ZenHabits.net in 2007 when I first discovered him. To quote Leo’s own story, “He started Zen Habits to chronicle and share what he’s learned while changing a number of habits, including: Quit smoking (on Nov. 18, 2005). Became a runner.…

I am ____________.

Humans label things. It’s part of what makes us unique. We name and classify, create taxonomies, and categorize the world around us to better understand it. Unfortunately, we also allow labels to limit our understanding of others and ourselves. When helping others with their writing, I counsel them to eliminate as many “be” verbs as possible. Is, Be, Am, Are,…