Best Simple Living Blog 2011
What It’s All About
My name is Tammy Strobel and this is my website. I created RowdyKittens in 2007 to improve my writing and to share my story. I post a few articles a week on topics that cover: tiny homes, simple living, mindfulness, entrepreneurship, and more.
I write from my experience and offer options to ponder. After spending 10 years working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, I learned how important it is to talk about options, rather than telling people what to do, what to think, or judging them for who they are.
As a peer counselor, the empowerment model was the foundation of my training. The approach emphasized survivor empowerment, peer support, and helped women, men, and children learn to focus on problem-solving, one small step at a time.
I think this model can be applied to any type of struggle and it informs my writing. By examining options, it is possible to empower yourself and live a happy and healthy life.
Got five minutes?
Read one of my best posts . . .
- Our Downsizing Story
- How to Change the World by Rethinking Your Perspective
- The Lost Art of Letter Writing
- Viva La Tiny Revolution: Why We’re Building a Little House
- A Beginner’s Mind: Insights from my Digital Sabbatical
– My Favs
| 2011 – USA Today
| 2010 – The Today Show
News & Interviews
USA Today – Oregon couple downsizes, lives ultrasimple life
KATU Portland – Living with less stuff: The 100 Thing Challenge
Real Life with Jennifer Till – The 100 Thing Challenge
tranquility du jour – Simplification with Tammy Strobel
Coach Radio – Downsize & Build a Biz
The New York Times — But Will It Make You Happy?
The Today Show — Can Money Buy Happiness?
ABC News — Challenge: Unclutter Your Life in 33 Items
KNOW — Spending and Happiness