Vicki Robin

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What is enough? Part 3: meaningful work

In Uncategorized on September 5, 2009 at 7:59 AM

How could there be an “enough point” with meaningful work?  Isn’t that what we all want – especially if it lifts your income as well as your spirits? Yet many activists for worthy causes burn out. We work too many hours, often in front of computer screens absorbing the indignities and outrages of our times. The pace of the problems is quickening, so the pace of our response is quickening. You could say that “A working stiff can work from sun to sun but an activist’s work is never done.” Here’s a story Read the rest of this entry »

Having enough for life

In Uncategorized on September 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Financial independence – ahhh, what a dream! Doing as you please, not as you must. Having all the money you need without needing a job. Travel. Adventure. Relaxation. Time to write that book you’ve been thinking about for years.

Well, I’ve been there and done that since I was 25 years old. Read the rest of this entry »

Prince Charles’ Rainforest Initiative – Vicki’s contribution

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Consider signing up with the Princes’ Rainforest Initiative to create the public will to make the changes we must to reduce human impact on the rainforest and the climate. Here’s my contributions:

What is enough? Part 2: banking

In Uncategorized on September 2, 2009 at 9:31 AM

This morning my email brought me a thoughtful article that referenced an eye-popping article, “The Quiet Coup” by Simon Johnson,  I read back in May in the Atlantic Monthly. This morning’s email referenced a section critiquing the “too big to fail” argument for the bailout. Too big to fail. Isn’t that the corporate version of not knowing when enough is enough, when smaller might be better and less might increase well being? Challenging our own attachment to “more-is-better” gives us a front row seat Read the rest of this entry »

What is enough? Part 1 of … many

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2009 at 11:04 AM

In the new Your Money or Your Life based teleclass, Discover Your Enough Point we’ll ask, “How much is enough of anything? How do we know we are there? What happens after you recognize you have enough?” This may seem like a mere personal lifestyle class (and of course it is) but it’s more. Get it… more :-).  We even need such a course because our culture, economy and worldview is rooted in more-is-better-and-it’s-never-enough. Many are now feeling a new hunger. A hunger for balance. For space. For time. For Clarity and integrity and ease. Too-muchness is too easy to get, while enoughness is elusive.  I’m here to tell you, it’s not just your own darn  fault you’re in the quicksand of too much. There are background forces Read the rest of this entry »

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