Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Today we’ll be talking about Ruth Bader Ginsburg who is a Supreme Court Justice and has been an advocate for women all her life. She’s been fierce and faithful, and even when gravely ill – she showed up to decide the important cases of life in this country…

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe was a trailblazing artist who challenges us to look beyond what is expected to what is authentic and unique to us. We continue our discussion of purpose with inspiration from her life…

Amelia Earhart: Tiny On Purpose – Life Purpose

When we have clarity of purpose, it becomes easy to stock our lives to meet that purpose, and then let the rest go. This is a slightly different approach to downsizing or minimalism, but I know it works…

Radical Self Acceptance

Here’s an exercise in self care that challenges our own “retail therapy” habits, and increases our level of self acceptance so that we are less susceptible to marketing messages based on fear and shame. This in turn saves us money, saves the environment from more single-use-plastics, and increases our ability to minimize the mundane aspectsContinue reading “Radical Self Acceptance”

Tiny House Philosophy with David Latimer

David Latimer designs elegant and refined tiny homes for folks ready to downsize and upgrade. Our fascinating conversation covers philosophy, design, simplicity, constraints, sacrifice, and self respect…

006 Making Space for Meaning

We are most effective at putting out the wildfires around us when we have put out the wildfire of The Urgent in our daily schedule. In this episode, Carmen explores WHY we minimize the mundane things of life, and what we stand to gain when we do…

Reverse Engineering Contentment

Culture tells us that we work hard, gain success, and then we will be content… but what if that’s not true? What if we started from a place of contentment? How would that change how we work, and what we chase…

Pain, Pie, Poverty & Purpose

We were working crazy hours and not getting to see each other. We had a “come to Jesus” conversation and put our busy restaurant on the market. It sold almost immediately, and then we bought a tiny house and moved in. The first bit was wonderful, the honeymoon stage. Then I started coming face toContinue reading “Pain, Pie, Poverty & Purpose”

What’s Your Why? with Felice Cohen

felicecohen.com You may remember Felice’s 90 Sq Ft Manhattan apartment from the video that went viral, but you may not know why she made the sacrifice of living so simply. She had a dream of finishing the book about her grandfather, a Holocaust survivor. Her story challenges us all to think about our “Why?” andContinue reading “What’s Your Why? with Felice Cohen”