Episode 2: How to live a shareable life

Sharing is supposed to be easy to do, but it can be hard to figure out how to start.

We’re excited to have three guests who have written funny, heartfelt books about how they learned to live more shareable lives. We’ll be asking our guests about the simple actions we can take to share our time, skills, stuff — and what the social and economic benefits of these new ways to share can be. We’ll also explore how to find others already sharing in our communities.

Beth Buczynski is a writer and editor living in Colorado. She believes collaborative consumption and open-source innovation is key to ending our mindless waste. Learn more about the overlap between sharing and sustainability in her new book, Sharing is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption. Chat with Beth on Facebook or follow @TheSharingBook.

Corbyn Hanson Hightower is a spottily-employed writer who is 44 and not hesitant to wear glitter and mismatched thrift-store clothing while riding around with her passel of family cyclists in a third-tier suburb of Northern California. She has written for the NYTimes, the Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, More Magazine, and is willing to do almost anything this side of legal for bartering or earning a livelihood in order to support her loved ones. She is the author of a book called Woolgathering: Bedtime Stories for Wayward Grown-Ups. Chat with Corbyn on Facebook.

Chelsea Rustrum is marketing consultant and a digital nomad, building community and infrastructure to support the movement of sharing. It’s a Shareable Life is a practical guide to the sharing economy showing people how to save money, make money and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. Three friends discovered how sharing positively impacted their own lives and decided they had to tell others. It’s a Shareable Life is self-published through crowdfunding and is the result of the sharing economy itself! The book will be released in early April. Follow Chelsea at @guidetosharing and ShareableLife.com

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