Category Archive: Happiness

Solo Stove for Backyard Fires

Solo Stove for Backyard Fires

A couple of years ago, I became friends with RJ, our local Fire Marshall. RJ and his wife sometimes (used to) host summer parties that are outdoors and include a fire. This is where I first discovered the Solo Stove. It had the blessings of the Fire Marshall.  Since...

Who is Common Craft?

Who is Common Craft?

It makes my day when I receive an email from someone who says something like, “I’ve been a fan since the first video!” It’s hard to believe that was in 2007, over 13 years ago.  At the time, we were new and different. Our style of videos attracted attention just...

A Balance of Ambition and Happiness

A Balance of Ambition and Happiness

I love this quote by Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, which I found through James Clear's newsletter: “...having an enviable career is one thing, and being a happy person is another. Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a...

Stepping Away from the Bustle

Stepping Away from the Bustle

Now that we’ve moved and my life has changed in fundamental ways, I can’t help but see that there is beauty in stepping off the treadmill of city life and professional expectations and reevaluating what success means to me.