Design your life to include money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy
Graham Hill is one of those amazing humans who has a string of achievements across multiple disciplines. He launched Treehugger.com while backpacking around the world, which went on to become the largest green site on the web at the time, he then started LifeEdited which inspired New Yorkers to live more with less through a series of small space living design projects.
Graham has also collaborated on a thin bike that won a Red Dot design award, and was an early pioneer of the reusable coffee cup movement, his being a replica of the iconic New York disposable coffee cup.
Our chat covers the importance of community and progress over perfection, bringing back the in-between times and limiting social media use in order to foster stronger personal connections.
It was recorded over many thousands of miles; Graham was in Maui at the time and I was in Melbourne, so forgive me the sound recording isn’t up to our usual standard but the conversation definitely is, so please stick with me, I promise it’s worth it.
Six years ago I met the lovely Shannah Kennedy and we spoke about this quote, my all time favourite… so one can imagine the smile on my face when I later saw it in her signature book – The Life Plan.
It has taken a long time to get here but I can earnestly say that meeting this woman changed my life, and today I am living my best life, intentionally and simply.
I don’t know where this journey will lead, but it made sense that the remarkable woman who set this course was the first to be interviewed on the Simple Origins podcast…
This recording discusses the importance of simplifying, boundaries, positivity and reading a good book. Over the years Shannah has collected a few:
You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay
Extreme Art of Self Care – Cheryl Richardson
Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy
The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
The Judgement Detox – Gabrielle Bernstein
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma
Essentialism – Greg McKeown