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When it comes to content creation, I often think about writing on topics specific to the industry in which I work.   While there may be some benefit to consistency of topic choice in my blog, specificity is no longer the nature of my business.

All too frequently, I judge my success on the actions of others rather than the accomplishments I have made in my own life.   Work in my daily life and thoughts shared here with you help me hone and refine my systems for deliberate living.

It’s important that we have role models and mentors, following the framework of those who we respect and value – but the idea is that we learn and adapt so that we ourselves can become the next generation of role models and mentors…it’s needed.

The content published here on this blog and via the email list over the past year and a half covered a wide range of topics. That was covered in detail last month in a blog post titled “Transition and Progress” – which you can read here.

The majority of the content created on the Deliberate Living Systems platform has been about taking active steps to live a more healthy, positive, and beneficial life. In large part, these topics covered four basic human needs:



I am not interested in content specific to the green industry. I’ve struggled with explaining what Deliberate Living Systems images-11is to people. It’s been challenging to accurately describe the mission and and vision behind Deliberate Living Systems.

A company formed as a direct action of attempting to implement permaculture into my life and the lives of others, the mission and vision has been equally difficult to define. The content created has validated this statement…in the best way possible.

Looking back on the content that embraces the four basic human needs is a good start, but through direct action and deliberate living, we can do better. Expanding on the four basic human needs, we can read about the seven dimensions of wellness:

  • Social Wellness
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Environmental Wellness
  • Occupational Wellness
  • Intellectual Wellness
  • Physical Wellness


After much thought on the manner in which content has been created and delivered to you, I continue my efforts to ensure that it is done so in a way that is effectively read and processed, so that you can take away what is relevant for your own life.

At the end of the day, I enjoy sharing my life with you in this way and receive great joy when you share your journey with me. The community of like-minded people like us is growing. We are all taking active steps to deliberately improve our lives.

Blog posts will continue covering a wide variety of topics, but will focus on what I’ve identified as three primary components of a Deliberate Living System:

  • Seven Dimensions of Wellness
  • Permaculture
  • Entrepreneurship

Email format will continue being sent as “The Sunday Review” as it has been, but I will try to make a push in an attempt to get it back to a weekly email. Keeping the emails brief and to the point will be easier to create…and easier for you to read.

Please feel free to share this blog post with your friends and family via email or social media. The buttons below will hopefully make it easy for you to do so.

Also, please share your favorite blogs, books, podcasts, etc. in the comments below. I’m always curious so see what you’re reading. I love learning about what keeps your monkey mind entertained and all the various things that make YOU tick.

Many thanks and keep living deliberately.


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