Hero Training 101: Notes From a Small Town (With an Epiphany)

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. Onwards with Hero Training 101. To give it context (in case you’re new here), Hero Training 101 is one of the many juicy offerings available on Optimize. You can read more about it here. Okay, now that you’re all caught up… It’s been two months […]

Hero Training 101: Settling Into Being Unsettled

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. Along with getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, we’re also discovering the need to settle into being unsettled. Apparently uncubicling and untethering oneself is not as straightforward as one might think. Or maybe it is and one is just being a wuss? I’m not exactly […]

Hero Training 101: Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. Prior to leaving the Big Smoke we spent some time ‘hanging out’ with our pal Brian Johnson. Philosopher extraordinaire and the mastermind behind Optimize —an online portal that delivers more wisdom in less time— Brian is inspiration on steroids. If you’re as lazy as I […]

Preparing for Minimalism 2.0 (or, Less Than a Week Until We’re Untethered)

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. It’s crazy to think that in a week from now we’ll already have been house-sitting the permaculture farm for four whole days. We’ve been working towards this uncubicled, untethered life of freedom for so long, it’s almost hard to believe it’s finally upon us. […]

How to Be a Better Listener: A Minimalist Approach to Conversation

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. Learning how to be a better listener begins by taking a minimalist approach to conversation.  While endearing in many other ways, my mom drove me crazy with the selection of stories she repeated ad nauseam. My father drove me equally batty with his anecdotes. […]