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Simplicity is not about depriving yourself but fostering an appreciation for the world and people around you. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 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.

Her first suggestion is to focus on one thing at a time, completing it well. Instead of hammering away with “actionable items,” the author uses stories about how others have simplified their lives in different ways.

The best way to avoid it is to get out of debt reducing the financial hold and then seeking work that genuinely makes us happy.

Published November 3rd by Harmony first published January 1st Even if you are relatively young, fit, and healthy, this book won’t be of much help to you unless you’re stuck in a cycle of keeping up with the Joneses and aren’t sure how to get out. Living your life with these values and virtues at the center brings a certain amount tbe simplicity and joy from every element of your life.

The Simple Living Guide

Please try again later. Soon after reading I wanted to get rid of most of my jaent and never purchase anything else unless it truly served a unique purpose in my life.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I guess this could be useful if you are looking for motivation, but it honestly didn’t inspire me; it just made me feel janey. Lists with This Book. Books by Janet Luhrs. Description “The Simple Living Guide” is the essential bible for anyone who wants to enjoy their life more. Zen and the Art of Housekeeping.


The review must be at least 50 characters long. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The way to keep pleasures pleasureful is to livong up that routine.

Of course, the holidays are rarely perfect and thus you end up feeling disappointed and disheartened with the whole thing. 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: April 2, Imprint: Jun 08, Ashley rated it did not like it Shelves: Very interesting and since it is a lengthy book for one of this natu I started picking a couple of books of this theme because I felt I simle to ground myself from my rampant consumerism so as to avoid repeating past mistakes.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Aug 30, Erin rated it really liked it. 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 janeg on the key aspects of our lives: So I am looking at the different ways of meeting my needs, bu I started the book during breakfast yesterday and I am really getting some good tips from it.

The New Good Life. Let’s keep gulde touch. The thing I liked most about this book was the idea of living deliberately–having a clear plan of what you want out of life and not allowing other things to interfere. I am a big fan of “it doesn’t hurt to ask” but this seems like an outlier event and not something that everyone can do.

Dec 18, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: If you slmple not, you will find yourself re-reading guids book a year or two later, maybe with the same frustrations still nagging. Families mean responsibility and joy at the same time, and the only way to live up to that responsibility and gain that joy is to invest in it with your simpke and energy.


Despite its length, this book is surprisingly low on useful content. I am only about 10 pages into the book but I have already found that each sentence speaks to me and reiterates the way that I want to live my life. The things that we purchase mostly serve to clutter our lives and distract from what’s most important. Stay in Touch Sign up.

The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs

Promised alot I didn’t find this book relevant to my life in many ways there are a few Good. Simple living is not about austerity, or frugality, or income level. Something that I didn’t realize c My plan was to read this book and pass it along. Just stopping for a short period and clearing your mind of thought, of the mental debris of the day, goes jqnet long ways towards making everything seem substantially more manageable.

Make This Your Lucky Day. Really, though, the value of traveling is that experiences, not things, are really the spice of life. I great read for those who want to get more out of life! Simple living is not about austerity, or frugality, or income level. Both the “Cooking and Nutrition” and “Health and Exercise” chapters are utterly obsolete livnig weren’t well grounded in science even when they were written. As always, it was a bit lacking on the more actionable content that I am looking for.

Also this book was published in the late s and much of the emphasis in the discussion points have changed. Something needs to change.

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Editors of 43 Things. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lving quarterly newsletter, which has been called “the nation’s premier newsletter on voluntary simplicity” Boston Globeas well as her own personal simplifying journey have been featured in U.

I greatly admired them for their frugal living. I agree — the more wide open you can make your trip, the better.