Simple Living News Update + Thoughts on Working for a Non-Profit

by Tammy Strobel on January 21, 2011

Every Friday, I post a Simple Living News Update that includes links to some of my favorite articles of the week; along with an inspiring quote from each piece.

In addition to the news update, I’m answering a reader question every week. In the following two minute video I talk about working for non-profits and career changes.

For those of you who can’t watch the video, read this article: Seven Tips to Kick the Cubicle Habit.

Also, here are a few of the key points I emphasized:

  • You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to be “successful.”
  • Working for a non-profit is a viable career option.
  • Before you leave any job, make sure you’re really clear about your goals, what makes you happy, and what you are good at.

Now onto the news . . .

Where This Woman Creates (Really)

“We create in spaces that we share with partners and children and people we love, in moments we steal away from the messy, stormy, unpredictable, untamed and beautiful lives we are creating together with our families and neighbors and friends.

We write on the sofa while a little one makes a paper bag puppet next to us in the early morning hours while the rest of our bustling city sleeps.”

The Living Kitchen

“This ‘living kitchen’ concept has got my attention. There’s beauty in its practical simplicity.”

Let Love

“You too are enough, you too are perfect in your imperfection.”

Cool Stuff

Announcement: Become a Micro-patron

Micropatronage has been on my mind lately and I decided to start a subscription based newsletter, through, as an experiment.

What will the newsletter focus on?

You’ll learn about simplicity, creativity, happiness, and we’ll talk about the power of storytelling. Some of the content in this newsletter will include my “unplugged thoughts,” meaning only light editing will be done. You’ll also find some excerpts from the print book I’m working on and a number of creative essays. In essence, you’ll be exposed to a wide range of content in the weekly updates as well as a preview of my creative work.

Cost . . .

For $2 a month, you’ll receive 1 article every Monday (that’s 4 articles a month). Also, you can unsubscribe at anytime. It’s my hope you’ll become an early adopter!

If you’re not interested in paying for a subscription to my essays and articles, don’t worry. I’ll still be posting content here on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


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