Futuresteading

Bec Shann on the complexities of simple living + the boring truth about meditation.

September 13, 2021 Season 3 Episode 23
Futuresteading
Bec Shann on the complexities of simple living + the boring truth about meditation.
Show Notes

Bec Shann (who you might know from Think Big Live Simply) used to lead a pretty conventional life working in science, making rational decisions, and following the prescribed path towards success.

But then she saw an ad for Milkwood Permaculture's Design Course -- and the rest, as they say, is compost.

From taking on a commercial-scale market garden with no prior experience, to building a humble abode on the side of a hill and steeping herself in the home economy, Bec’s thoughtful and honest approach to simple living will have you breathing a sigh of relief. Because it's imperfect by design -- and starts the minute you articulate your values.

SHOW NOTES

  • The boring truth about meditation.
  • Discovering permaculture by accident through an ad.
  • The gifts of redundancy!
  • Rational vs. corporeal decision-making 
  • Taking an adult gap year
  • How to know when you should completely change your life?
  • Taking on a market garden with zero experience
  • Work/life balance -- simple living style. 
  • The positive feedback loop of a frugal home economy.
  • Work to live or working to outsource the living?
  • There is no magical ‘anti-consumer’ switch.
  • If we can create more space between the system and the marketing and rushing we can tap back into knowing we have enough.
  • Dealing with part-time work guilt
  • A bee works its entire life for your sweet cuppa tea!
  • Community isn’t an easy and instantaneous thing.
  • Intentional Instagram usage. 
  • The first step in simple living = articulating your values.

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