by Wendy Strgar May 16, 2012
Ever wonder about breaking free from the financial chains that bind our life? Don’t miss Mark Sundeen’s remarkable account of The Man Who Quit Money and has replaced the materialistic drive for more with a happy, sane reverence for living in nature. His story demonstrates the meaning, connection and purpose that exist outside of the mainstream obsession with money and debt. Calling on ancient spiritual teachings as the basis for his philosophy and choice, Daniel Suelo offers a window into looking at how we live and what is lost in the illusion of the pursuit of the “good life”. It might make you uncomfortable, but this conversation is sure to stir some deep questions about our collective illusion of control and that the true pursuit of happiness might have nothing to do with how much you have in the bank. Don’t miss it.
Mark Sundeen was born in Harbor City, California, in 1970. He is an award-winning writer whose nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, the Believer, and elsewhere. He is the author of the books Car Camping (HarperCollins, 2000) and The Making of Toro (Simon & Schuster, 2003), and co-author of North By Northwestern (St. Martin’s, 2010), which was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He has taught fiction and nonfiction at the MFA creative writing programs at the University of New Mexico and Western Connecticut State University. He lives in Montana and Utah.
by Wendy Strgar October 25, 2018
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We believe we are making it better by shielding ourselves from our own pain. This is a fool’s errand, for the pain we refuse to feel and acknowledge doesn’t dissipate from our lacking attention, but rather collects in our heart center with a weightiness that we often cannot name or discern. So fearful are we, of the potential of a broken heart, that we inadvertently refuse to open our hearts at all.
by Wendy Strgar September 13, 2018