Trip Report: 2016 Midwestern Holiday

Greetings from Michigan, where we’re cozily spending this holiday night in a stranger’s driveway (with permission of course.)

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Lifestyle Tip #15: Wait for it…

To wait… seems like wasted time.  Haste can be a life-saver, from our ancestors who fled from predators to today’s trauma surgeons who bring patients back from the brink. We can track the wait time to renew a driver’s license without leaving the house. And I’ve written before about how we fill those extra spaces in our lives.

Is there ever a benefit of acting without a sense of urgency? Where you wait first, and act later? You bet there is. Especially when you’re consuming media.

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Lifestyle Tip #13: Unplug

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: you can’t read these words without an electronic device connected to the Internet. So there’s a point at which “Chasing Minimalism” (the blog) and “chasing minimalism” (the lifestyle) diverge. In the past few weeks, I’ve been exploring the intentional unplug. I’ve found that just a few minutes a day has made me a more mindful dad, husband and yes, employee.

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Lifestyle Tip #12: Ditch the Bottled Water

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Suppose there were a simple way to save from a few to a few hundred dollars a year, and to leave the Earth a better place for your children. Well, there is. This week’s lifestyle tip should surprise none of you who know what I do for a living. But I’m going to say it anyway. In non-emergency situations, it’s time to stop buying bottled water.

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