Find freedom in home grown vegetables. Grow them from what others have thrown in the trash and now YOU are onto something!
The sharing economy is sweeping America by storm . Rather than purchasing something you would rarely use, the sharing economy involves collaborative consumption to get the same job done. Some of these transactions include barter, some a monetary transaction, and others are entirely free. Below we take a look at some very popular categories, some websites in each category, and our opinions on the picks. Read more →
Some of the memorable moments of this weekend in El Salvador. I was going to call some highlights and others lowlights but I´ll let you all decide that. Read more →
Most of the experts in happiness will tell you that it comes from within and this is something I’m beginning to understand and experience more and more. Many of my most challenging moments that would put others to tears of fear have been my happiest. I realize that it is my outlook and attitude that decides whether I feel happiness or sadness under any circumstance. Life is a matter of perspective. Read more →
A few weeks ago I turned my 6 x 6 closet into my bedroom. The more I simplify my life the happier and healthier I become. I’m finding joy in what is freely available to most of us such as sun, air, water, the library, and human interaction. Read more →
The Share My Way Home adventure! I flew to Panama City, Panama with just the clothes on my back and passport (no money, cellphone, or camera) and on the 4,000 mile, 7 country journey home I am filming a documentary about sharing with the cameras of friends I make along the way. Read more →
I am still in Panama City where I’m trying to make about $100 to keep me out of dangerous situations on the trek home through Central America. So far I’ve collected 470 cans, pawned things I’ve found on the streets and in garbage cans (electronics, bottle of rum, and cigarettes), was paid for an English conversation, unsuccessfully attempted tour sales, stopped in at a modeling agency, and have posted on dozens of forums. I’ve scrounged together $36 and I think I’m making about $1/ hour. In the city most of my food has come from eating rice and beans off trays at mall food courts and the rest from nice people buying me simple beans, rice and plantains. The tap water here is clean so that has been a non issue. I’m staying with some really nice people from Kalu Yala which has made this adventure so much easier. Read more →
I’m alive and WELL! Very well! It has been a fairly grueling adventure so far but I am at Kalu Yala, a sustainable community in the rainforest. I met many helpful people and have had to use a lot of resourcefulness to get me here. I scrounged up food from trash bins at the airport and from westernized shopping malls on the streets in Panama. It was 23 miles here from the Panama City airport which I walked part way and took a bus, which a nice man gave me $1 to ride. Upon arriving here I slept for 14 hours in a bunk bed. With many episodes of vivid dreaming over the last 36 hours the real world and my dream world have blurred together into this dreamlike paradise I am in now.
Much love to all. I’ll check in again in a few days.
This Wednesday I fly one way to Panama City with just the clothes on my back and passport, no money, no cellphone or camera, not even a toothbrush. From there I’ll “Share My Way Home” across 4,000 miles and 7 international borders using the sharing economy, resourcefulness, and a combination of social media and human interaction. I’m certain there will be some pretty rough moments but because of my faith in humanity and the vast connectivity of our world I think I’ll be just fine. I’m excited for an immersion in meaningful life away from my computer and cellphone, and full of good people, and the simplicity of nature. Read more →
If I gave away every dollar I owned today I would not be a cent poorer tomorrow. By giving my money to people who can use it for the benefit of the earth we all become richer. Richer in green forests and fresh air. Richer in nutritious food and clean water. Richer in compassion and understanding. Richer in health and happiness. And those to me are much better measures of wealth than this $100 bill. Read more →