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‘He died having never really lived’

Don’t let this be you…

For many, dying is the ultimate fear. The image of the Grim Reaper hovering over us and our loved ones is a frightening prospect as we grapple with our own mortality.

Can you imagine something worse than dying? I can…

Not living in the first place.

We all die. We all go. We’re all immortal. No endless striving for the elixir of life in joyless, chemically-clean laboratories will stave it off.

The saddest things about a death is often the fact the person died without having ever lived.

Remember, time is short. Pack as much of the things you love into the time you have left.

Need a little inspiration or motivation? Check out our latest video 👇

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Lifestyle

Stop hoarding! I escaped clutter and you can too

All of your material items are weighing you down and you must ditch them right now

By Peter R

It did not take me long to realise that I was a voracious hoarder of material things. I was collecting, storing and keeping many items because I felt that I could not do without them.

But this material ‘clutter’ was not only inhibiting my daily routines and activities but also destroying my mind. Mental hoarding is as dangerous as keeping material goods. Whenever I got rid of many of these objects from my house, my garage and my storage unit I soon realised that I did not miss them at all.

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Lifestyle

Escaping to a life of purpose

Short snippets of encouragement for the avid Escaper

By Steve W

Look after your future self

Take actions that make your current self happy and that your future self would approve of. Taking care of your health through proper diet and exercise.

Put away money for the future and “retirement”. Look after your current and future self. The future version of yourself will thank you.

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Homesteading Lifestyle

Six benefits of homesteading

Hard work and a variety of skills are needed to thrive as a homesteader

Izabela H identifies some of the main features of homestead life

Recently Steve explained how he is ready to move into a new way of life. Below we will cover the basics you should know about homesteading. I mean, wouldn’t self-sufficiency be an amazing thing to implement in your life? 

What about preparing and preserving food on your own, with no preservatives?

We will explore these and more in just a moment.

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Lifestyle

How one couple escaped to live in a shipping container

Tad and Fiona had enough of rising living costs and bills, so they made a drastic life change

Our wandering scribe Peter R went to meet them

A light sheen of early morning frost glistens across the grass and the ribbed markings of tractor tyres are rock solid to the touch. Next to a large metal shipping container stands a thickly woven canvas, doubling as a tent. A small whisp of smoke rising gently from a hole at the top.

Last night was cold. Not quite freezing, but cold. The tent, surprisingly, has held its warmth. For the past year this shipping container, along with the accompanying structures, has been home to Thomas “Tad” Fearn, his wife Fiona, their young son Frankie and not to forget the dog, Juniper.