135: Learn to look up from your weather app: a metaphor

135: Learn to look up from your weather app: a metaphor

There is nothing wrong with having a tool to help keep you informed, but what happens when that tool is often wrong, or is used to get you all worked up?

134: Teach People… Without Being a Jerk

134: Teach People… Without Being a Jerk

The next time someone asks you a question about homesteading (or any other way you’re living), stop and consider: do you teach from the ego, or the heart?

133: How (Time) Scarcity Mindset Screws You Up

133: How (Time) Scarcity Mindset Screws You Up

The belief that you don’t have enough time will make you less productive with the time you have. Here are two tips that have helped me when I fall into time scarcity mindset.

132: Don’t be afraid to grow up

132: Don’t be afraid to grow up

Here are two things that make you nervous to create the life you want to live, and a “kid learning to walk” analogy to help you get past it.

131: Why we can’t have nice things

131: Why we can’t have nice things

Lately I’ve noticed that many of the issues we have as a people attempting to have a conversation (or relationship) with each other stems from two different categories: all or nothing thinking, and how we speak and listen.

130: Be involved in your life

130: Be involved in your life

Today I’m tackling topics like the gift of life, responsibility and choice, consequences, and how this all relates to the future. Let’s talk about getting involved in your own life… and dive into some most likely politically incorrect conversations.

129: The problem with choice and opinion (itty bitty thought)

129: The problem with choice and opinion (itty bitty thought)

Nowadays, it’s all on the table. And it’s almost as if your choices and your opinions are now an aggressive assertion of who you are as an individual.

128: The big secret about parenting (itty bitty thought)

128: The big secret about parenting (itty bitty thought)

I’ve raised one kid to adulthood, and the other isn’t far behind. Here’s the one big secret I’ve learned about parenting.

127: Participation is optional

127: Participation is optional

There is power in deciding not to participate. There is power in stepping away and saying, “I’m not going to be a part of this.”

126: a weird thing we all do (itty bitty thoughts)

126: a weird thing we all do (itty bitty thoughts)

Here’s something I’ve seen most of us do while encouraging or uplifting others. It’s really weird when you think about it.