Who’s Rocking Some New Threads?

By Monday, October 20, 2014 3 0

Unless we're nudists, we've got to wear clothes. And we've got lots of choices on what clothes. It really rocks to choose clothes that make us -- and others -- rich in what matters. Kris M., a new subscriber to Diamond-Cut Life, has won our first 541 Threads drawing. After she chooses her t-shirt and DCL pays for it, 541 Threads will ...

Win The Best Threads In The West

By Thursday, October 16, 2014 6 0

Fox t-shirt, made in the U.S. like all 541 Threads garments. I live in the West, and I like cool threads and helping others. So does Zack Nutter, the co-owner of  541 Threads, in Bend, Oregon. Linking passions together can make us rich in what matters. So, Zack and I are launching the Best Threads In The West campaign (Best ...

Top Six Reasons To BOLT To Freedom

By Friday, October 10, 2014 5 0

Mainstream culture tells us to travel everywhere by car, one or maybe two people per car. This choice makes sense at times.  But in general it just makes me yawn. Boring. Costly to people and planet. Confining. Unproductive. I’m writing this on the BOLT bus as Thor and I start a short vacation to Victoria, Canada. (Note: ...

Handcuffs We Wear Without Knowing It

By Thursday, October 2, 2014 2 0

Being resilient is a key way to be rich in what matters. When we're resilient, we can adapt to a wide variety of situations and still be happy. We can flex our choices, our behaviors and the amount of resources that we use. Rigid comfort zones can confine us like handcuffs. When we have narrow, rigid comfort zones we are ...

13 Ways To Happily Live Outside The Box

By Thursday, September 25, 2014 5 0

The box is mainstream culture. It's easy to live inside of it most of the time, without even meaning to. The box tells us to buy lots, consume lots and to be afraid of lots of things in the world (the things we buy are good distractions from scary things). But when we're rich in what ...

Changing To Thursday Posts

By Sunday, September 14, 2014 0 0

Good morning! Starting this week, I'll be posting on Thursdays, instead of Sundays. The reason is that I want to get back to the swell old-timey concept of Sunday being a day of rest. (While I love to write, it's not the same as resting.) My next full post will be Thursday, September 18th. It's called "How To Find And Keep A ...

The Best Things In Life — Free, Or Not?

By Sunday, September 7, 2014 3 0

Are the best things in life free? Or do they cost us? What's the currency that buys those best things? I first published this post in 2011. Its popularity has led me to repost it, with a few updates and changes. Many of us were poor in our youth, at least cash-wise. I certainly lived on a shoestring ...

Ten Things To Happily Surrender To, Part II

By Sunday, August 31, 2014 1 0

Being rich in what matters means living counter to mainstream culture in key ways. One of those key ways is gracefully surrendering instead of frenetically fighting. I've tried both approaches, believe me. This series is about my lessons learned (that I'm still learning :))Last week in Part I we looked at surrendering to our impulse to dance, our aging, our appetite ...