393: The Abundant Life

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Wendy J. Tremayne

Wendy J. Tremayne

KMO and Olga welcome Wendy Jehanara Tremayne to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about her escape from the world of commodified culture and into the realm of self-reliance, learning, competence and true abundance. Wendy’s new book, The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living, describes how she went from being the creative director in a marketing firm in New York City to living in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where she built an off-the-grid oasis in a barren RV park with her partner, Mikey Sklar. At the end of the podcast, KMO plays a short excerpt from C-Realm Podcast episode 53 to honor the life of Professor Albert A. Bartlett, who died in September of 2013.

 

Music by Fernando Tarango.

  • Scott Mauer

    Actually, Truth or Consequences NM is directly on my yearly drive to Portland, Oregon from Austin, Texas. Since Wendy and her partner are clearly on just about exactly the same track as me, I’ll have to hit them up beforehand to see if they’d like to see my yurt. I’ll see if I can convince Lee to go in with me on the book. I think these two are actually living most closely the transition I’m already in the middle of as I prepare to sell my suburban house to live more sustainably.