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Are you longing to simplify things just a little, amidst the crazy, loud, distracting clutter of life? That's where I was just 5 years ago, when my family started on this crazy ride toward simplifying things. Since "simple" is almost never synonymous with "easy," I was pretty much a failure at everything I tried. But along the way I learned that it's not only okay, but actually GOOD that simple joys require hard work. So I'm here to be your Encouragement Mentor in this sometimes difficult effort to simplify. Because we can do this, guys. Together.

Simple Doesn't Mean Easy Michelle Visser

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Are you longing to simplify things just a little, amidst the crazy, loud, distracting clutter of life? That's where I was just 5 years ago, when my family started on this crazy ride toward simplifying things. Since "simple" is almost never synonymous with "easy," I was pretty much a failure at everything I tried. But along the way I learned that it's not only okay, but actually GOOD that simple joys require hard work. So I'm here to be your Encouragement Mentor in this sometimes difficult effort to simplify. Because we can do this, guys. Together.

    Comfort Food & the Mennonite Culture with RuthAnn Zimmerman (Season 3, Episode 3)

    Comfort Food & the Mennonite Culture with RuthAnn Zimmerman (Season 3, Episode 3)

    To watch this interview go here—> Comfort Food & the Mennonite Culture (https://youtu.be/bACapepTxXk)

    RuthAnn’s family recipe for shoofly pie—> Shoofly Pie, A Mennonite Comfort Food  (https://soulyrested.com/2021/10/23/shoofly-pie-a-mennonite-comfort-food/)

    Bixby’s Sea Kelp that he loves (don’t tell him how good it is for him!)—> Organic, Mineral-Rich Sea Kelp for Dogs & Cats — Use code RESTED15 for 15% off your entire order at Raw Paws! (https://www.rawpawspetfood.com/mineral-rich-organic-sea-kelp-daily-supplement-p/supkelp-8.htm?sscid=a1k5_s423s)

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    RuthAnn Zimmerman and her husband were both raised in the Old Order Mennonite culture, with deep Pennsylvania Dutch roots. After deciding to leave the Mennonite community, they realized how much they treasured many parts of their cultural background: the heritage of simple living, a hard work ethic, discipline, and delicious, real food. 
    The foods they grew up eating are still very much the foods they serve in their kitchen today. So I  think you’ll enjoy the tips and insights RuthAnn shares with us in this episode. If you’d like to watch instead of listen, this full interview is over on youtube as well. (https://youtu.be/bACapepTxXk)

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    ❤️ THANK YOU to today's listener... a shout out goes to Diane Hill. ❤️

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    Find my book, Sweet Maple, all about delicious real food, here: https://amzn.to/2OiAqWI (on Amazon) or here: https://bookshop.org/a/5810/9781493037773 (that link supports small businesses)

    • 45 min
    Why We've Bought Into the Lie (Season 3, Episode 2)

    Why We've Bought Into the Lie (Season 3, Episode 2)

    For my article on this topic (and proof of my fashionista velour side)—> Homesteading When it Wasn’t an Option

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    • 30 min
    Why I'm Glad that Simple Doesn't Mean Easy (Season 3, Episode 1)

    Why I'm Glad that Simple Doesn't Mean Easy (Season 3, Episode 1)

    For my article on this topic—> Why I’m Thankful for the Old Fashioned & Antiquated 

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    Find my book, Sweet Maple, here: https://amzn.to/2OiAqWI (on Amazon) or here: https://bookshop.org/a/5810/9781493037773 (that link supports small businesses)

    • 24 min
    4 Tools You Want to Know About for Online Content Creation

    4 Tools You Want to Know About for Online Content Creation

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    Listen in to all the reasons I love these 4 tools and how I use them as an online content creator:
    canva
    99designs
    themeisle
    smartmockups
    I would never say online content creation is "easy" (boy does it have a huge learning curve!), but knowing about the right tools makes all the difference... That's what we're talking about in today's episode.
    All show notes and previous podcast episodes can be found at https://soulyrested.com/podcast/
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    Find my book, Sweet Maple, here: https://amzn.to/2OiAqWI (on Amazon) or here: https://bookshop.org/a/5810/9781493037773 (that link supports small businesses)

    • 17 min
    3 Things We Learned as Small Business Owners in 2020

    3 Things We Learned as Small Business Owners in 2020

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    Starting a small business is a daunting task. Any time. But especially in 2020. But it's been a great experience. Today's episode fills you in on what 3 things I learned as I watched Bill struggle to have a successful business in the midst of a difficult year, to say the least.

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    For more details on every episode in this season, go to SoulyRested.com/create

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    Find my book, Sweet Maple, here: https://amzn.to/2OiAqWI (on Amazon) or here: https://bookshop.org/a/5810/9781493037773 (that link supports small businesses)

    • 19 min
    3 Tips About Growing a Brand that You Never Saw Coming

    3 Tips About Growing a Brand that You Never Saw Coming

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    To let me know your thoughts or questions on this episode, leave a review by going to soulyrested.com/podcast and clicking “itunes”

    A few things I shared in this episode:

    My friend, Amber Bradshaw @myhomesteadlife
    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
    “Simply obey and leave all the consequences with Him.” —Oswald Chambers
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Shellimcd ,

Friend of the pod

Is it just me or do we all want to be Michelle’s friend and visit her farmhouse? She’s so relatable and her voice is so soothing. I could listen all day.

deedee0727 ,

Uplifting and Honest ❤️

I am so encouraged by Michelle~ so helpful! I really love her sense of humor and how humble she is. 🤗 I feel like I am sitting down with a cup of tea and having a sweet visit! God bless you, and thank you for bringing fun content. 🌷Diane Hill

Beth.Met ,

Delightful!

I am loving this podcast! Michelle has the most soothing voice and she is so full of inspiration. Thanks to her I have purchased my own grain mill and am milling my own flour. I didn’t even realize that was a thing. It has brought my bread to a whole new level. Delicious! I highly recommend listening to this podcast! You won’t regret it. ♥️

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