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 May 17, 2018
It becomes hard to trust your own thinking when nothing seems to be working. The space between how I thought it would go and how it is going seems to widen in front of my eyes. Maybe most difficult of all is how often the undesirable outcomes around us spill over into our relationships, both at home and at work. An errant comment too easily turns into an argument. I become blind to my impact on people around me, caught up in the unresolved problems surrounding me. During times like these, we often underestimate the power of the choices we make and how it can create a path back towards what’s working or down the slippery slope of self-destruction, which my husband affectionately calls “flirting with the gutter.”
Here is my short list to making it better when it isn’t working at all. Each one helps you do the next one, so start at the beginning and work your way down.
by Wendy Strgar May 03, 2018
by Wendy Strgar April 26, 2018