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How to Be Human and Our 9 Core Needs with Ry Edwards – SASM 129

This episode features Ry Edwards to explore the nine core human needs that govern everything in life, simple questions that will help you understand why you do what you do, and why love is helping others meet their core human needs.

My 12 Favorite Podcast Episodes Ever – SASM 128

This special solo episode features what wins the water wars: distilled, reverse osmosis, tap, or spring water. Plus why your light environment is more important than food, exercise, and sleep. AND how grief is culturally learned and when empathy isn’t serving anyone.

How to Ask Better Community Questions: It’s as Easy as ABCD with Cormac Russell – SASM 127

This episode features Cormac Russell to explore why our unexpressed gifts can do tremendous harm, how an institutionalized five-year-old changed his life direction, and why community makes a better verb than a noun.

Dear Isolated, Detached, and Helpless Individual – SASM 126

This special solo episode features what the loneliness industry is rubbing your nose in (often successfully), some eye-opening stats about how much our isolation costs us, and what the President of the Rugged Individualists Society needs you to know.

How the Modern Simplicity Movement Thrives with Dan Hayes – SASM 125

This episode features Dan Hayes on how to be a strong believer without an organized belief system, why a walk can be better for your head than your body, how the origins of our modern simplicity movement started with the Industrial Revolution, and how Dan and his wife lived in 40 square feet for seven months.

Full Life Integration, Non-Negotiables, and Your Powerful Lens with Kristoffer “KC” Carter – SASM 123

This episode features Kristoffer “KC” Carter on which sacred life ingredients are needed for full life integration, why self-care is about consistency – not duration, and why the numbers 1:5:10 are so meaningful.

How to Give a Great Hug – SASM 122

This special solo episode features the subtle similarities and wild differences in how cultures greet each other, how to telegraph your hugging intentions to help your fellow huggers, how long your hug should last (and how to relax into it), plus much more.

4 “C”s That Make Sustainability Possible with Ma’ikwe Ludwig – SASM 121

This episode features Ma’ikwe Ludwig on how Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage happily uses 90% less resources than the average American, how competing cultures and classes can mix in beautiful ways, and why the economics, equality, or sustainability of resource-sharing works so well in intentional communities.

Delight is Right in Your Hands with Annie Raser-Rowland – SASM 120

This episode features Annie Raser-Rowland on how a frugal lifestyle can be the highest form of luxury, how to own your pleasure-seeking urges without paying for it, and what lesser known pollution may be doing to you.

A Path to Money, Meaning, and Variety for Multipotentialites with Emilie Wapnick – SASM 119

This episode features Emilie Wapnick on how to have the three pillars of a great multipotentialite work life – money, meaning, and variety – with approaches as diverse as the Group Hug, Slash, Einstein, or Phoenix. (And maybe even join her band of weirdos.)

The Not So Big Way to Have Useful Beauty Every Day with Sarah Susanka – SASM 117

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.

Why the Future of Work Is Working for Yourself with Stephen Warley – SASM 116

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.

When “Being” Your Way into Action Is Better Than Thinking with Julie Gray – SASM 115

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.

Death Literacy, Enoughness, and Why Life Is Long with Humaira Hamid (#CConDD) – SASM 114

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.

How to Be Social, Selective, and Simple with Ryan Nicodemus – SASM 113

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.

Why and How to Run an Offers and Needs Market – SASM 112

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.

The Role of Slow in “No,” Letting Go, and Laziness with Brooke McAlary – SASM 111

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.

Dear Mindless, Busy Consumer and Buyer of Fleeting Joy – SASM 110

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.