The Smart and Simple Matters Podcast
I (Joel) use SASM to explore the slower side of life, simplicity through mindfulness, and intentional living (among other things).
For example, I feature interviews about meditation with TED Talk hot-shots like Andy Puddicombe, gratitude with experts like Tsh Oxenreider, minimalism with influencers like Joshua Becker, or Primal-living with Paleo superstars like Mark Sisson.
But I'm just as passionate about chatting with normal folks like you and me or going solo on community-building and relationships.
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This episode features Sarah Susanka on how to bring useful beauty to every room in your home, how to schedule your passions and actually act on them, plus why Sarah emphasizes “not so big” over small.
This episode features Stephen Warley on how to make big changes without a major crisis forcing them on you, why we learn best when things are hard, and how to deprogram yourself to take on the “risk” of self-employment.
This episode features Julie Gray on how to create systems so you can work less and contribute more, why stress management seems so stressful, and how to tap into the power of your innate intelligence.
This episode features Humaira Hamid on why just about everything in life comes back to death and dying, how and where to become death literate, plus how to surf the waves of “identity death” throughout your life.
This episode features Ryan Nicodemus on a surprising path from minimalism into environmentalism, why he doesn't do anything for anyone else on the Internet before 12:30 p.m., and three circles of relationships to guide who to connect with.
This special solo episode features five simple, powerful benefits of an Offers and Needs Market, why your friends, family, and neighbors are counting on you to own your gifts, and how to elevate your own and other people's gifts.
This episode features Brooke McAlary on how to consistently question what's necessary in your life, a surprising (and rare) hallmark of the slow-living community, and why the minimalism label can be limiting – even if you own it.
This special solo episode features what the food industry is rubbing your nose in (often successfully), what Citizens against Quiet, Idle Hands, and Saving needs you to know, and some eye-opening stats about how much stuff Americans actually own.
This episode features Daniel Vitalis on the difference between natural, wild water and processed water, how to see yourself as and act like a sovereign being, and why we're not biologically designed for houses, jobs, or modern institutions.
This episode features Shanna Mann on how to strategically use constraints to pole-vault over your obstacles, how she got left on the side of the road with a traumatic brain injury, and how to grow your own intentionally small bonsai business.
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Hi! I'm Joel Zaslofsky.
I help create simple-living communities, podcast about groovy things, and get you excited about spreadsheets. Learn more about me and how to live intentionally, build authentic relationships, and have tons of gratitude. No prior experience is required.
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