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Interview With Joshua Becker on Minimalism

The following was first published several years ago but thought we would combine the two interviews that took place with Charlie and Joshua on minimalism. Enjoy. Last week our church had a speaker come in for a Tuesday night special

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Minimalism – How Owning Less Stuff Will Save You Money

In 2008, I first heard of this crazy concept called “Minimalism“. It was where people were purposely removing unneeded stuff from their lives, because they didn’t want their possessions weighing them down. “Who were these strange people?” From reading Unclutterer.com I’d

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What I’ve Learned From the Subsistence Lifestyle

I’m a sucker for real-life dramas like Life Below Zero. This show follows the lives of several people who essentially live off the land – or the subsistence lifestyle. There’s a lot to be learned from these folks who have forsaken

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Our Experiment With Minimalism

My wife and I are dabbling in minimalism. Consequently, I will use as few as words as possible for this post. We had too much junk. We got rid of a lot of it. We are happier. You should try

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Life Off the Grid: Living Simply in a 14×14 Home

A few years ago when the tiny house movement was heating up, we connected with LaMar Alexander, an off-the-grid, tiny-home dweller to share about his lifestyle and experiences. We thought it would be fun to connect with him again and see

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Moving Towards Less But Having More

I was listening to the radio on my way home from work and a reporter was interviewing an IKEA executive who was discussing how we – as a society – have reached “peak stuff“. Meaning, we all have more than we

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Practicing Sobriety

This past week I stumbled on a link from the Google homepage to the film HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The filmmaker spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Since I’m a pretty big fan of

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How to Get Rid of Junk Mail (For Good)

A few weeks ago I came home to spot a large full plastic bag sitting on the front steps of our house. I thought it may have been a package my wife ordered or some nice baked goods from the

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What Has Charlie Been Up To?

So as a lot of you may have noticed, I’ve been spotty over the last couple of months in writing posts, and some of you may be wondering why. Well, I’ve recently started practicing what I’ve been preaching about providing

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