Dave and Sheryl Balthrop are a husband and wife team sharing their transformational journey to a simpler priority-driven life. After raising their children and achieving the “American Dream”, Dave (a mentor to persons with disabilities) and Sheryl (an attorney), discovered they were investing more resources in stuff than people. They decided to change their lives. They put their dream house on the market, edited 85% of their belongings, and embarked on an adventure of a lifetime.
In this audio version of the couple’s articles posted on http://www.SimpleLifeReboot.com, Dave and Sheryl share their personal successes and failures. In these entertaining recordings, you will discover how to have more time, energy and focus plus less stress and debt in your life. Each episode provides tools and encouragement to make desired changes in your life, including practical tips on simplifying, reducing clutter, changing habits, living intentionally, overcoming obstacles and more.
Dave and Sheryl’s message is simple – Make room for what matters most! Start transforming your life today by subscribing to Simple Life Reboot.
SLR 090: Subtract to Add
As many of the readers of Simple Life Reboot know, our journey to a simpler, more fulfilling life, began in the Spring of 2013. (see: The Trip that Changed Everything) But before we “changed everything”, the over-arching feeling had been that we never had enough, enough money, enough time, enough of anything. Our solution had […]
SLR 089: Own Your Work
“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.” – Abigail van Buren My Uncle Russ once told me about a neighbor who sent his son over to ask if he could wash his car. My uncle told the boy he would pay him […]
SLR 088: The 7 Deadly Sins and Simplicity
Daily we stand against the tide, the relentless negative forces of human nature that work to bring us down. The challenge to be better, and do better, is never ending, and ever present, in each of our lives. How do the 7 deadly sins; wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony, play against the […]
SLR 087: The “Perspective” Benefit
Sheryl and I recently took a trip to Victoria, B.C., to wipe the cobwebs off our dashboard GPS map, and to fulfill one of the original intentions of our embracing simplicity almost two years ago, now. For those who are not familiar with our story, it was that first trip down the California coastline back […]
SLR 086: Walk To Run!
It happens every year about this time, mid-way through January, after the holiday meals and desserts have fully accreted and solidified in the form of “love” handles. Now comes the not-so-glamorous work of unpacking the storage shed, of taking off the extra pounds that have accumulated over the past couple of months, and getting back […]
SLR 085: Topics to Avoid at Christmas
There is usually a lot to talk about at Christmas with family you haven't seen in a while. To have an enjoyable, peaceful Christmas, however, there may be a couple topics you will want to avoid.