What do you do when the power goes out? You see it as a challenge and a game to be played. We asked: how comfortable can we be without electricity?
Category Archive: Happiness
This was my 2020.
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. I’m ready for spring. I’m ready to be done with 2020, done with the election, done with the pandemic. I’m ready to feel a sense of hope along with longer, warmer days, with friends. And those days...
Though it might not be obvious, we live in a world of imperatives. These are not laws, regulations, or other legally-binding rules, but expectations made by culture. We are bound by what others believe is the right path in a given situation. They are norms that, when...
After 16 months in our tiny guesthouse, we’ve gotten used to it. But as the house project nears completion, the small things are becoming a bit more grating.
It's easy to think that wealth is measured in dollars and cents. And that's true. When we think of being "rich", we think of money and what that money could buy, or how it could change our lives. Again, a valid perspective. But when we think about the wealth that...
If you spend your whole life working to avoid the things that might hurt, or that represent a challenge, you risk becoming an entitled and oblivious prick or someone so fragile that reality feels like injustice.
The pile of boxes we have stacked in the guesthouse represent a lot of decisions about the house project.
Being one with the dirt is part of the transition and how you become part of the island itself.
I created the 47-second video below to explain a new version of success and the value of building a business that grows what matters to you.
I was interviewed by Andrew Warner at Mixergy. It was my third appearance on the show and, like the others, ended up going in directions I didn’t expect.
A video tour of a young couple’s off-the-grid cabin in northern Sweden.
On the day before BIG ENOUGH launched, I recorded this video to explain what the book is about, who it's for and what I think readers will take from it. https://youtu.be/CSPXW40g-Mc Learn More About BIG ENOUGH
In lieu of a tip, Einstein offered a courier a handwritten note with his advice for finding joy in life.
Publishing a book is always a challenge and doing it during a pandemic is even more so. This is how how it felt at the time.
A recent New York Times article called "Want to Make It Big in Fashion? Think Small, Like Evan Kinori" introduced me to the term "enoughness". It was in long-ago 1973 that the economist E.F. Schumacher first published “Small Is Beautiful,” a seminal (and, to the...
We’ve been working on the the central ideas in Big Enough for 12 years. This post shares how the Big Enough perspective looked to us in 2008.
I decided to try being more mindful and focused on one thing at a time. It didn’t go well.
One of the challenges of crabbing in the Salish Sea is dealing with the bait, which can sometimes get very ripe. In this case, the bait attracted our dogs, who shared the love.
Since then, the Solo Stove has become one of my favorite products because it makes backyard fires easy, safe, and clean. I often tell people that it’s an awesome piece of engineering, for what is essentially a fire pit.