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.

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.

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.

How to Discuss Identity, Race, and Prejudice with Charlie Gilkey – SASM 105

This episode features Charlie Gilkey on what’s required to talk reasonably and openly about self-identity, race, and discrimination, how to say, “What about this?” without discounting others’ views, and why Charlie shifted his focus to engage would-be allies more than current allies.

Practice Dying to Live Better – SASM 103

This special solo episode features how to transcend our hard-wired fear of death and dying, the step-by-step process of how I practice dying, and what finally shattered the emotional walls between my pal Sal and his father.

Alexx Stuart: from World’s Best Bartender to Low Tox Life Champion – SASM 097

This episode features Alexx Stuart on why food as love can be unhealthy – especially for children, how to align what’s best for you with what’s best for our planet, and the #1 tip to give your kids ownership over what and how they eat.

How Rich I Am, What Angers Me, and the Mess I’m Withholding from You – SASM 081

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.

The 4 Pillars of Survival and How to Reconnect to Nature with Cliff Hodges – SASM 080

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).

From Desperately Lost to Intentionally Found: 5 Years of Striking Personal Renaissance Highs (and a Few Lows) – SASM 072

You’re invited to celebrate Joel’s five-year personal renaissance anniversary with a special podcast episode about some crazy experiments, the most amazing communities, resources in the “Refuge of Simplicity,” and wild speculation about the next five years.

Pulse Check – Quarterly Report for January to March 2015

Every quarter I recap the past, present, and future of my personal journey and the voyage of Value of Simple. This “Pulse Check” is intended to be an honest, transparent, and (hopefully) inspiring assessment of where I’ve been and where I’m going. Are you ready for the January – March 2015 Pulse Check?

Gratitude Gains from Pain, How to Remove “Bad” Days Forever, and New Ways to Show Love with Aaron Kennard – SASM 071

This episode features Aaron Kennard on how to find euphoric joy in immense pain, eliminate bad days forever, use discomfort to trigger gratitude, the meaning of “Ho’oponopono,” and why empowering habits start as one small, simple act.

Simplify, Organize, and Minimize: Meet Your New Friend, Streamline, with Tico and Tina – SASM 070

This episode features David and Christina (a.k.a. Tico and Tina) on how to make life happen for you instead of happen to you, the mysterious link between productivity and a minimalist lifestyle, how to love yourself (and others) by embracing your inner tensions, and how “streamlining” supports a simple life.

The Dangers of “The Twitch” and How to Stop Yours with Anthony Ongaro – SASM 069

This episode features Anthony Ongaro on how to change your relationship with clothing (one load of laundry at a time), the quick tricks you can use to tame your smartphone, how one game helped him get rid of his excess stuff, plus the seemingly endless – and surprising – benefits of minimalism.

How to Create Power, Intention, and Focus with Morning Rituals – SASM 068

Do you know the misunderstood – but essential – difference between routine and rituals? What do morning rituals have to do with sharing my complete, unedited, and previously private daily promises? You’re about to get some answers … and learn even more (like why maintenance is for gardens and machines, not humans.)

Pulse Check – Quarterly Report for October to December 2014

Every quarter I recap the past, present, and future of my personal journey and the voyage of Value of Simple. This “Pulse Check” is intended to be an honest, transparent, and (hopefully) inspiring assessment of where I’ve been and where I’m going. Are you ready for the October – December 2014 Pulse Check?

SASM 049 – How to Have Plenty of Anything (Including Wild Money) with Luna Jaffe

This episode features Luna Jaffe as we discuss Wild Money, the debate between “enough” and “plenty,” and what the voice of money sounds like (seriously).