The Convenience Tax

The Convenience Tax

By Stephanie Seferian

All too often (and perhaps without even realizing it!) many of us live our lives by taking the path of least resistance. What's the easiest choice? What's most convenient? But there's cognitive dissonance to be felt when we sacrifice our values in the name of convenience, and experiencing such dissonance can be uncomfortable. Today I speak with author and social impact expert Sharon Schneider about how seemingly small daily choices can enhance a life of alignment with your heart-first goals. Sharon believes that intentional living often means sacrificing short-term convenience for larger-than-you goals, and she's on the podcast to show us how.   Here's a preview: [8:30] We shouldn't be give back; we should simply give. Here's why [10:30] Thoughts on rugged individualism, self-centered living, and curating social circles around different shared values [12:00] The fundamentals of the Convenience Tax, plus how and why to tax yourself [17:00] Are we just lazy? The origins of the 'convenience' problem (with ways to resist its allure in the future) [21:00] 2 ways to make your charitable giving go further   Resources mentioned: Handbook For An Integrated Life: A Practical Guide to Aligning Your Everyday Choices with Your Internal Compass (via IndieBound) Have you left your favorite podcasts a review yet? Today's the day to get it done!   Thank you to this week's sponsors! Ettitude: Use code SUSTAINABLE for 20% off bamboo bedding Thrive Market: Head to thrivemarket.com/sustainable for up to $80 in free groceries AprilAire: Check out their air purifying and filtration options at AprilAire.com -- * Join our (free!) community here. * Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. * Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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