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The Magic of Sticking to The Plan

Posted by on Jul 11, 2015 in Cultivate Community, Recent Posts | 5 comments

The Magic of Sticking to The Plan

I am delighted to share Sue’s story of perseverance. Sue participated in our eCourse in Spring of 2014, and it’s been such a joy to watch her plan unfold. The thing I noticed about Sue right away was that she was serious. She read every lesson and really put her all into the tasks. She made a plan, and even when things didn’t go as she planned, she stuck with it. As time went on, her vision got clearer. She recently shared in our private forum about her exciting move to the place of her dreams, and I asked her to write a guest post to share with you.   The synchronicity that Sue experienced is what happens when you do the work–you are met...

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The Miracle of Tiny Steps

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Build, Recent Posts | 6 comments

The Miracle of Tiny Steps

It’s been full on work around the homestead these days. Karl’s pushing hard to finish the big house;  I am so in love with this man and his creativity. I walked around admiring the finished trim, tile, stairwell and the barn wood lined coat closet, and I realized that soon we will live there.  Weird. We’ve been building, building, building for years, and soon we’ll be done building and we’ll have a beautiful, hand-built, paid for home. Even though we’ve paid for it with time, patience, four long winters in a tiny house, and a few less-than-desirable jobs, I still can’t believe we are going to live in our...

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Expert Interview on Mint.com

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Grow, Recent Posts, Simplify | 0 comments

Expert Interview on Mint.com

I was recently interviewed by Mint as part of their Expert Interview program. In our eCourse, we guide participants through an intensive look at money and help them to align spending with core values. Sharing our strategies for mindful spending, radical saving and zero-debt living makes me happy. Watching clients’ lives change for the better as they regain control of their spending and save enough to start their own mortgage-free homesteads is just awesome. When Mint contacted me for an expert interview, my heart jumped. More people to help! They asked some thought-provoking questions, and I’m happy with my answers. Click here to read the interview¬†and let...

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Growing Sacred Economy

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Cultivate Community, Grow, Recent Posts | 2 comments

Growing Sacred Economy

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know how I feel about community. I still remember sitting at our dining room table in our purple house in Florida making a must-have list for our future place, that place where we would put down roots, and slowly build our homestead. We wanted mountains, local food, music, and enough land for our kids to roam, but at the top of this list was community. I dreamed of being part of a large circle of people who work together toward common goals. I dreamed of having friends to share the responsibility of raising kids. I dreamed of working in gardens and helping each other grow. The amazing thing about getting super-clear on...

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The Nikon Video is here!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Cultivate Community, Recent Posts, Remember | 0 comments

The Nikon Video is here!

Making the Nikon #IamGenerationImage video is a highlight of our tiny house adventure. We absolutely loved meeting these fascinating new friends and creating something together. I wrote a bit more about the project in this post. Watch the video here!  We love how it turned out; it really sums up our story. (Be sure to let it load before viewing.) I’m thrilled with the image gallery, too. I took over 1000 images for this project, and these are the best of them. If you click on an image, you’ll find a quote from me about the picture and then expert insight in “Behind the Shot.” Truthfully, I had no idea I was doing these expert...

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