Simplify Technology with Limits

By Leo Babauta I am no technophobe, but I do believe in living consciously … and technology has a tendency to overrun our attention and our lives. It’s designed to do that: tech companies are motivated to keep our attention in their apps, their websites, their devices. They’ve found incentives for us to keep using […]

Sixty Sixth Income Report – September 2018 ($1352.21)

Are you curious about a 3-month delay? I explained it in my first income report. The beginning of September 2018 was tough. My two employees (read: my sons) went to school. My third employee (my wife) was busy with the start of a school year too. When she wasn’t busy with it, she spent time […]

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A More Deliberate Way of Living

By Leo Babauta Our lives are often spent in a rush, almost on autopilot, drifting from one wave of busyness and distraction to another, adrift in a sea of crises and urges. There’s noise and quick tasks, lots of tabs, messages and requests, demands on our attention, multitasking, mind scattered everywhere. The nature of the […]

Sacred Bow: An Intentional Way to Close Out the Year & Start the New Year

By Leo Babauta We’re entering the last month of the year, and it can be a crazy, shopping-filled, party spree of a month for many people. Or it can be a simpler, more mindful period of closing out the year and getting ready for the coming year. I’d like to invite you to a monthlong […]


An Intentional System for Working with Goals

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.~Rumi By Leo Babauta Goals, like any tool, can be used to bludgeon ourselves over the head with shame and guilt, or can be used with intention, as a way to consciously deep our practice in life. I’ve been known to rail against having goals […]


How to Simplify the Holidays

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”― Henry David Thoreau, Walden By Leo Babauta Today, millions of people will be shopping, and the gift-shopping spree that is the holiday season will continue for a good month. In addition to the shopping madness (where many […]