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Soulful Sundays: Simplify

"A man's wealth is measured by what he doesn't need." -Thoreau


The longest that I have ever spent in the woods was an entire week back in college. My best friend and I decided to hike the 77 miles of the Foothills Trail in South Carolina without a resupply. We had only the gear that we could carry on our backs and any food or water that we brought or could gather along the way. The experience was rewarding in the most unexpected of ways. Without distractions like cell phones, TVs, social gatherings, or computers, time seemed to slow down and the natural world opened up. By forgoing so called 'material pleasures' we had opened a portal into the richest treasure trove available to humanity--imagination an