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 Eugene Cooke on why you need a food abundance system more than abundant food, how to ease poverty with local solutions and NO legislation, how to make nature your church, and why the men who spoke the least influenced Eugene the most.
This episode features Miriam Ortiz y Pino on why clutter is really just unresolved piles of decisions, the five simple steps to streamline your stuff and life, and how Miriam went from a “pack-rat stacker” to an organized simplifier.
Discover just how freakin' rich I am, what pisses me off, why I'm so scared of you listening to this episode, how I've wronged my dogs, why SimpleREV makes me feel like an entitled parent (or spoiled brat), and who I was, am, and want to be – truly and completely.
This episode features Cliff Hodges on the benefits of “moving at the pace of nature,” how to reconnect with your primal, animal heritage, and the 4 pillars of survival (one of them unique to humans).
This episode features Kim John Payne on how our chronically overwhelmed culture creates an undeclared way on childhood, giving kids the gift of wandering or boredom, and the shifting parental role from Governor to Gardener to Guide.
The Gratitude Journal, Vision Board, and Tension between Hustle and Slowness with Vernon Foster – SASM 078
This episode features Vernon Foster on why attachment to outcomes can hold you back from best ones, how Costa Rica made him feel like he landed on another planet, a dynamite question that can change everything, and (perhaps my favorite) why you don't have to be Jean-Claude Van Damme every day.
Want a Thriving Community? Share More, Own Less, and Join the Economy of Human Connection with Sash Milne – SASM 077
This episode features Sash Milne on how to break down the new, hidden barriers to human connection, why you have to act locally to be felt globally, what the “Economy of Human Connection” is (and how to participate), plus how the invisible walls of privilege can come crashing down.
How to Go Carbon Neutral, Grow from Rejection, and Have the Pope Ask for Your Prayers with Jared Brock – SASM 076
This episode features Jared Brock on how living at an eco-resort or intentional community can change everything, what happens when a little kid loses a $20 bet (with money he doesn't have), why you need to do a full life audit to become carbon neutral, and why Pope Francis asked Jared to pray for him.
This episode features Stephen Warley on why having tons-o-free time isn't enough (and what else you absolutely need), some of the habits that can make you “unstuckable,” how thinking less helps you align your time, money, and energy toward what you truly want, plus when (and how) to take control over what you purge.
This episode features Joan Sotkin with a simple, instant mindset shift to control your money worries, how to become someone who doesn't fear losing anything, why were not designed to have abundance (and why nothingness is so important), plus what happens when you eliminate sugar from your diet for 42 years.
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Hi! I'm Joel Zaslofsky.
I help create community, 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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