Teri Page writes about off-grid living, cooking, gardening, tiny house building, homeschooling and more on her popular blog, Homestead Honey.
In this interview, Matt Powers, the creator of the Permaculture Student curriculum, tells much about his own life and what brought him to writing his Permaculture books for kids.
Joel shares about his transition from “working in the money industry purely for money” to embracing a simpler, more intentional life. He shares a bit about his average day now compared to then; his podcast, Smart and Simple Matters; and SimpleREV which helps people connect in-person about slowing down, being grateful, and nerding out about the simple life.
For Joel, the switch wasn’t easy. But learning that he was about to become a dad for the first time, kick-started him along the path. How many of us began to feel the urge to make these changes when we became parents? I know that becoming a mom was a real turning point for me. But the journey to living a life that is mostly congruent with what my heart is saying, took a lot longer in my case.
And what is simple living all about? Well according to Joel it’s, “homesteading, sustainability, meditation, mindfulness, minimalism, yoga, transition towns, tiny houses, slow food, slow parenting and more.
“I think the thread that runs through it for all these people is they want to live a more intentional life; they want to be more grateful; they want to see the world as an abundant place as opposed to a scarce place; they want to show compassion and patience and kindness,” says Joel, “..but for me its about loving the concept of enough.”
Intentional living – that sums it up for me too, Joel. What a pleasure it was to meet this kindred spirit. I think you will agree.
For a few ideas on steps you can take toward a more simple, intentional life, check out these 7 Steps to Start You on the Path to Simple Living.
The Inception of a New Tradition Imagine a house full of kids, laughing and playing and having a good time. But the house doesn’t look like a big family lives here. The children are familiar…
EPISODE 13 – Mallorca, Spain, is the home of Meiling Colorado and a group of people, 7 of them youth, who want to study permaculture to find solutions not only for their own future employment, but for the many problems their island faces. In this interview, Meiling and Mandy of PermaMed are talking about Permaculture, what PermaMed has to offer and the initiative of the 7 young people. For more on the project, click here.
Spain currently has a 50% unemployment rate. That can take all hope from young people to ever find a job. Right now, you can help 7 young people, age 14 to 20, and 2 adults…
Did you know that a baby born in the United States is nearly 3 times as likely to die during her first year of life as one born in Finland or Japan? Or that…
With September just around the corner, we decided it would be a great time to take a look at some of the alternatives to public school. So we went straight to one of the biggest names in alternative education, Jerry Mintz of the Alternative Education Resource Organization, to get the scoop on some of the options available to parents.