A Simple Life with Michael Jefferies

A Simple Life with Michael Jefferies

By Michael Jefferies
Just a mid-life, midwestern, white collar dad talking into a microphone, and hoping he can let go of all the subtext and social barriers that hold us back.
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Ep 6 - How The Serenity Prayer Has Helped me Refocus my Energy
Sponsors: Lems Shoes and Dyper Subscription Diapers (Check them out! They are awesome!!) Description: In this episode, I open up about how The Serenity Prayer has brought goodness and truth into my life. Resources: More info about The Serenity Prayer The Courage to be Disliked by Fumitake Koga, the book I mentioned in the closer
25:02
October 11, 2019
Ep 5b - Conclusion of my interview with Jason Goodin and his untraditional interpretation of Noah and the Flood
Podcast Sponsor: Lems Shoes and Dyper Subscription Diapers (Check them out! They are both awesome!!) In this 2nd part of my interview with Jason Goodin, Jason lays out the interpretation and meaning he has found in the ancient story of Noah and the Flood, rather than the more traditional, mainstream, christianized version, he had as a boy. If you skip past the first part of the episode, 5a, just realize you aren't getting the contextual background and experiences of Jason's life that have contributed to his opinions and views. Resources: The Prophet, a book quoted by Jason in the episode
57:42
September 4, 2019
Ep 5a - The first of a two-part interview with Jason Goodin about his youth, contemplations of suicide, and an untraditional interpretation of Noah and the Flood
Podcast Sponsor: Lems Shoes and Dyper Subscription Diapers (Check them out! They are both awesome!!)  In this interview, Jason shares how letting go of Midwestern, Republican Christianity may have saved him from suicide, and instead of losing his reason to live, found out what living was really all about. Resources: The Prophet, a book quoted by Jason in the episode
1:15:13
August 30, 2019
Ep 4 - How the Whole30 Diet Changed My Life
Podcast Sponsor: Lems Shoes (Check them out! They are awesome!!) In this episode, I talk about how spending thirty days super focused on what I put in my mouth has changed my life forever. Resources: More info about The Whole30
31:32
August 21, 2019
Ep 3 - Interview with Steena Marie about Polyamory, Being a Badass, and What Growing Up is Like
Podcast Sponsor: Lems Shoes (Check them out! They are awesome!!) In this episode, I interview Steena Marie, a Kalamazoo author and business owner who's also a good friend. Steena opens up on topics like her spirituality, and her experiences in a polyamorous marriage relationship, among other things. I like Steena and I think you will too. Resources: Steena's website: http://steenamarie.com/
1:43:43
August 19, 2019
Ep 2 - The Eternity of Now
Podcast Sponsor: Lems Shoes (check them out! They are awesome!!) In this episode, I talk about how important it has been for me to: Let go of my guilt and shame from the past Let go of my fear and anxiety about the future Focus on enjoying my Now Resources: I mention different resources in the episode that I've linked below: Imagine, a song, by John Lennon Hoopla, an app that integrates with your public library for audio/digital books, movies, etc. The Power of Now, a book, by Eckhart Tolle
09:44
August 2, 2019
Ep 1 - How to Buy a Quality, Cheap Car
Podcast Sponsor: Lems Shoes (check them out! They are awesome!!) In this episode, I share principles and tips I've honed over the past fifteen years that will help you buy a dependable car, even on a small budget. You'll hear my approach to negotiation & haggling, why you actually want vehicles with more than 100,000 miles, some surprising benefits to owning really old cars, and more. The resources I mentioned in the episode include Edmunds.com Appraisal Tool and Chupp Independent Insurance Agency
47:31
July 30, 2019
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