The Simple Living Guide

The Simple Living Guide : A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living

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"The Simple Living Guide" is the essential bible for anyone who wants to enjoy their life more. While other books consider various aspects of slowing down or cutting down, this is the first book to bring it all together, offering strategies, inspiration, and resources on the key aspects of our lives: money, housing, work, travel, children and family, cooking, health, holidays, exercise, and much more. Each chapter ends with real-life stories of people who have slowed down, overcome obstacles, and created rich lives.Providing do-able lifestyle changes and real-life stories, Luhrs guides readers in eliminating clutter, spending more time with friends and family, eating lower on the food chain, lowering debt, shopping with a conscience, finding meaning in daily activities, taking control of consumer spending, and including children on the path to simplicity. Covering both large and small goals, Luhrs demonstrates how to simplify life and savor more

Product details

  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 929.86g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0553067966
  • 9780553067965
  • 156,804

About Janet Luhrs

Janet Luhrs gave up a law career to practice voluntary simplicity, and she is now a journalist and the editor and publisher of Simple Living: The Journal of Voluntary Simplicity. Her quarterly newsletter, which has been called "the nation's premier newsletter on voluntary simplicity" (Boston Globe), as well as her own personal simplifying journey have been featured in U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and on Donahue. A regular guest on NPR, she lives with her two children in Seattle, more

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"The Simple Living Guide will open wide the road to a simpler and more fulfilling life for anyone." --Vicki Robin, co-author of Your Money or Your Life "Everything you ever wanted to know about simplification is in the pages of Janet Luhrs's The Simple Living Guide. It is truly an encyclopedic work." --Elaine St. James, author of Simplify Your Life and Living the Simple Life "Janet Luhrs has a keen eye and a big heart. With wit and wisdom, she draws an empowering map for anyone wanting to find a way of life that is more sustainable, satisfying, and soulful. The Simple Living Guide is a trove of knowledge and stories that inspire one to explore the riches of the simple life." --Duane Elgin, author of Voluntary Simplicity and Awakening the Earthshow more

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Whether you are looking at small solutions for cutting down the stress in your life or taking the big leap toward the simpler life, this book can be your guide. Janet Luhrs, the nationally recognized founder and editor of the "Simple Living Journal, brings together strategies, inspiration, resources, and real-life profiles of people who have slowed down, overcome obstacles, and created richer lives. As Janet Luhrs says, "Simple living is about living deliberately. Simple living is not about austerity, or frugality, or income level. It's about being fully aware of why you are living your particular life, and knowing that life is one you have chosen thoughtfully. Simple living is about designing our lives to coincide with our ideals." In "The Simple Living Guide Janet Luhrs demonstrates how to live a deliberate, simpler life--and savor it. Discover Simple Living approaches to: Time Money Inner Simplicity Work Simple Pleasures and Romance Virtues Families Holidays Cooking and Nutrition Health and Exercise Housing Clutter Gardening Travelshow more

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