Book Review: The Blue Zones

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In January 2000, Dr. Michel Poulain, a Belgian demographer who had spent 15 years studying pockets of long-lived people around the world, traveled to Sardinia off the west…

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Embrace simplicity and unclutter your life

Monday, January 27, 2014

Simplify.  Simplify.  Simplify.  We hear this repeatedly in various forms and contexts.  The KISS principle reminds us that systems run most smoothly and efficiently when kept simple. In…

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Downshifting: a response to the daily grind

Thursday, January 23, 2014

There are even odds that one day you will find yourself at a crossroads.  You will stare into the broad expanse, and wonder.  Why? Why am I killing…

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Make your home an oasis of calm amid the fast and furious

Monday, January 20, 2014

Many people ask how they can take a philosophical notion like slow living and apply it to their own busy, stressful, and decidedly unslow lives. Thus begins a…

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Mind the gap

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pam and I are quickly becoming a couple of a certain age.  Too young to retire.  Too old to set the world on fire. At the same time…

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How to jump-start your slow life

Monday, January 13, 2014

Many of us, when we think about slow living, conjure images of a sleepy town in Tuscany with its cobbled streets, apartments over shops, and a central piazza…

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Transitioning from some plants to mostly plants

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I am not a vegan.  Nor a pescatarian.  Nor a member of any of another half dozen food tribes that try to do the right thing by their…

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The changing world of work

Monday, November 11, 2013

You can kiss your dated expectations about work and jobs and the economy goodbye. It used to be, in the good old days of even 20 years ago,…

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Book Review: The Not So Big House

Thursday, October 31, 2013

When Sarah Susanka published The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live in 1998, she hit a nerve.  The average size of homes…

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Getting around

Monday, October 28, 2013

  One of the things I grapple with is getting around. If you are at all sympathetic to things slow you quickly realize the importance of mindfulness.  We…

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