Cool Links

If you like this site, I encourage you to check out the sites listed below which contain many wonderful stories, advice and information for all Abundant Bohemians.
“TED” started out as an acronym for Technology, Entertainment, Design, but has grown well beyond that description.  Their mission, they say, is to spread ideas. 

 They believe “the power of ideas [can] change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world,” so they built a “clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.”  It’s hard to top the vastness and breath of wonderful and awe-inspiring talks and images contained in this one place.
Based in London, the School of Life is a “cultural enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life” addressing such questions as “why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to try to change the world for the better.” Their website contains a great blog and videos of the events that have taken place at the school.
The Idler is an periodical that “campaigns against the work ethic and promotes liberty, autonomy and responsibility.”

It is edited by Tom Hodgkinson, author of How To be Idle and The Freedom Manifesto.  Great place to learn to give yourself permission to just be still, be lazy, and jump off the treadmill.
Started by Adam Baker and now run by his wife, Courtney, and Joan Otto, this site message is that “the first step to living a life of passion and purpose is to remove the barriers that hold you back.  “At Man Vs. Debt,” they write,  “we hope that by sharing a transparent and honest account of our own journeys to remove barriers – primarily our debt and excess clutter – we can empower and inspire others who find themselves on similar paths.” They helped me and they can help you.
Chris Guillebeau’s site and blog, subtitled, “The Art of Non-conformity: Unconventional Strategies for Life, Work and Travel,” is a great place to start when looking for specific and concrete advise on how to start your own business, travel the world cheaply, and to break free of the norm.  Chris walks the walk, and much can be learned from his experience.
Reading Leo Babauta’s blog is an act of meditation in itself.  When you need that little breath of serenity to ground you and to pull you away from the anxiety of your monkey mind, go here.  Great advice on creating sustaining good habits for mindfulness, simplicity, exercise, eating and parenting.
Todd Henry’s site is a wonderful source for inspiration and advice on how to foster productive and useful creativity, especially for the marketplace.  You can link to his podcast which has many wonderful interviews as well.
On Being With Krista Tippett began as a public radio show, and the site is great and the podcast even better.  On Being describes itself as being “a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.”  They hit the mark, too. and
It’s hard to pursue big passions if you don’t feel healthy, and no sites have helped me improve my fitness, energy and overall physical wellbeing than these two sites/blogs/podcasts run by Abel James and Mark Sisson respectively.  Focusing on healthly lifestyles over  gimmicky plans and diets, their encouragement to eat real food and to get out and play in the sun are sound advice for bohemians everywhere.