Happiness, Minimalism, and Escaping Debt Forever

  The Sentinelese people are possibly the most remote tribe in existence. They live on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal and little is known about them as they’ve resisted contact with outsiders. Wander onto their island and you’ll be met with a hail of arrows. Even though we know little about the […]

If You Lost Everything Today, Could You Be Happy Tomorrow?

A Stoic Trick For Greater Happiness The ancient Stoic philosophers used a very effective technique to attain a greater level of happiness. At first it might seem counter-intuitive, but over thousands of years it, it has been proven to work. They indulge in extreme negative thinking. They imagine the worst. I know. Counter-intuitive right? We’ve […]

How The Very Rich Have Failed Themselves and Society

  According to TheRichest.com, actor Mel Gibson has a net worth of approximately $425 million. In my estimation, this is one of many examples of people who are very rich, but have failed themselves and members of society horribly. How do you define success? If I were to survey people on the street and ask […]

Comparing Ourselves and Practicing Gratitude

  The Comparison Trap It’s a complex world out there. Are we on the right path? Are we doing what we should be doing to make it in the scramble to put together a happier, more successful life? How do we know? One technique is to compare ourselves. This is how we make all our […]

How I Define Minimalism

  Minimalism seems to be a growing trend, possibly spurred on by the 2008 downturn in the economy. It left millions of people deeply in debt, surrounded by useless stuff, that was suddenly of little value, difficult to get rid of, and which wasn’t contributing to their happiness. In fact, it was doing just the […]

5 Things You Must Know About Money

Having money can be one of the best things that will ever happen to you. It can provide you with food, security and added comfort. It can also be one of the worst things that can happen to you. Money in itself will not solve your problems. Wise people through the ages have repeatedly learned […]

Money and Minimalism: An Old Friend Dies

An old friend died yesterday. Massive heart attack. Aged 60. I can only imagine what that must be like, your last precious moments alive spent in pain, desperation and panic. And if we linger, do we spend those extra moments regretting choices we’ve made that brought us to this moment. But it’s too late. Over […]

8 Steps to Free Yourself From the Money Mindset

  The “Hunt and Gather” instinct is alive and raging in most cultures around the world. In the developed nations this manifests itself in the pursuit of cold, hard cash. Unfortunately, as I’m known to say frequently, this is an instinct out of control, and no longer useful to the well being of the human […]

Bye Buy: The End of Consumerism as We Know It

  FEATURE ARTICLE – FREE PREMIUM CONTENT Like the explosion of Krakatoa in 1883, the 2008 downturn of the economy was an event that sent ripples around the globe leaving almost no shore untouched. The spending habits of even the wealthy were changed forever. Fear and uncertainty gripped the world and many people simple stopped […]

Ozymandias, King of Kings.

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on […]