Archive for December, 2008

Thriving on Less – Focusing on Enough, Not More

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi I think it’s something that’s conditioned in us from an early age, by friends, television, and the general culture: we always seem to want more. More money, more gadgets, better furniture, a better house, a better car, more clothes, […]

Thriving on Less – Focus on the Essentials

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann The first step in simplifying, and living with less, is to identify the essential – that which you want to keep in your life. Then eliminate as much of the non- essential as possible. I go into […]

Thriving on Less – Simplifying in a Tough Economy

Friday, December 26th, 2008

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein The recent economic recession has a lot of people worried, about their jobs, their businesses, their homes and their bills. When your income is dropping or in jeopardy and you still have a mountain of bills to pay, things can get pretty scary. However, tough […]

The Music Coming From The House

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

On Christmas Eve, the king invited the prime minister to join him for their usual walk together. He enjoyed seeing the decorations in the streets, but since he didn’t want his subjects to spend too much money on these just to please him, the two men always disguised themselves as traders from some far distant […]