This is a soap box.

This is a soap box.


This is what it would look like if I stood on it.

This is what it would look like if I stood on it.



This is my soap box speech.


Hard work, Devotion, Creativity, and Love.

That’s what it is all about.


We live in a world where technology and science have come so far that our most basic needs are handled for us. Our tech can read for us, write for us, educate us, and entertain us. It can think for us. It can create for us. It can do our jobs for us, cook our food for us, monitor our health for us, and fight our battles for us. It holds our knowledge, our fears, our best moments, and our worst indiscretions. It is our connection to other countries, different people, and all of our “closest” friends and family. It is how we communicate, interact, live.

We have become voyeuristic, self-absorbed, hateful, and slovenly. We don’t think for ourselves, act within reason, or face our consequences head on. We are afraid to get our hands dirty, afraid of each other, and afraid of the world at large. We are uninspired and reluctant to create. We put more faith in our governments than our gods, our tech than our minds, and our media than our loved ones. We have become slaves to modern living and we are quickly forgetting the basic behaviors that have brought us this far.  We are devolving as human beings.

Life, Simpler and The Simpler Collective believe that the keys to a happy, fulfilled life are hard work, devotion, creativity, and love. We believe a life without intentions is a life without purpose and a life without purpose is no way to live. Our goal is to encourage others to reconnect with themselves and the world around them in a real, tangible way. We want to help others to cultivate intentions, create ideas, and live intentionally, and we are doing this by living the intentional life everyday.


Say no to downstream living; to just floating through life like everyone else. Pick up your paddle and push back against the current. Break a sweat, callous those hands, and paddle your way back upstream. If enough of us do it, perhaps we can turn the current our way.


I will get off of my soap box now. Thank you for reading.