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 […]

How to Develop an Awesome Sense of Direction

By Leo Babauta It’s strange, but I’ve discovered I have a better sense of direction than many people — when I travel, it doesn’t take that long for me to figure out the lay of the land, and soon I’m walking around almost like a local. But I’ve also found out that many other people […]

How Taking Care of My Finances Changed My Life

By Leo Babauta Looking back on my life a decade ago, I just wasn’t taking care of myself. I was overweight, deeply in debt, a smoker, junk-food addict, stressed out, clutter piling up all around me, I didn’t floss … my life was a mess. And the solutions were so simple: little acts of self-care […]

Tips for Traveling with Kids

By Leo Babauta As I write this, I’m in London with Eva and all 6 kids on our European adventure! I’m in the middle of my Grand Travel Experiment, and we’re all excited as hell. A number of people asked me to share how we went about planning this and if I have any tips […]

The Parent I Aspire to Be

By Leo Babauta It’s nearly Father’s Day, and that always causes me to reflect on what kind of father I am. I think I’m pretty decent, though I’m not where I’d like to be. The good things I do: I try to inspire my kids, I do projects with them like programming and chess and […]