simplicity, elementals

Elementals #10 – Simplicity

Elementals #10 – Simplicity This week I didn’t get to take a nature walk, and that might be the case for the next few weeks. I’m working extra shifts before my vacation in mid-September. I’m finally going back east to visit my mother in Virginia. We’ve been waiting for the virus to calm down, but…

Please Stop the Deluge

Please Stop the Deluge This is my first rant in a while. Generally, I don’t like to waste my time complaining about things, but I’ve noticed more and more bloggers using their blog in ways that I feel are more appropriate to social media. Many people post every day or multiple times a day, deluging…

Brad's Tips, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you some homegrown wisdom. I actually created these tips over 25 years ago. Although I know many of these ideas, I don’t live them as well as I would like to. Which reminds me that although many of us have lots of good ideas and information, our real transformation only…

poetry, zen, haiku

Zen Gardens

Zen Gardens ~ maple tree and stones beauty found in the simple the power of Zen ~   I’ve always like the simplicity of Zen gardens. They often make use of rocks with only a few plants as highlights. On a walk in the neighborhood, I found a Zen garden that I attempted to capture with…

The Van LIfe

The Van Life

The Van Life The simplicity of van life is calling me again. What most of you don’t know is that I have done the van life, way before it was a popular topic for blogs, videos and Youtube. I feel the itch to downsize even more, travel and wander. The life and simplicity are calling…

simple living, simplicity

Simple Living

Simple Living Simple living is making a comeback and even hip in some circles. People are choosing voluntary simplicity, barter economies, sharing economies, tiny homes, sustainability and many creative ways of expressing the desire to live simply. This article talks about 10 ways to live simply as well as an opportunity to join a 21…

homes from platic bottles, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you simplicity, jail art, affordable homes, garden beauty and hope. Life is Easy?  Jon Jondai reminds us how simplicity can create a better quality of life. I’ve experienced the feeling of lightness and freedom from parring down my material possessions. In fact, for two summers, I lived out of a…

Ode, Poem, Soul

An Ode to Simple Souls

An Ode to Simple Souls . We yearn for simplicity Not necessarily of empty mind Merely the deeply peaceful kind Where bodies, minds and souls Are joined in blissful roles A rest from bustling life Filled with endless striving and strife . This is the land of grace Where a simple smiling face Can last…

Simple Satisfaction

Is what we have ever enough? If not, then we might consider the idea of satisfaction with what we currently have. What I call simple satisfaction. The challenge is that we all want more;  more money, more time, more freedom, more health, more clients,  different partner, bigger house, on and on. This can be exhausting…