Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Simple Living Guide

When I first came across this book I couldn't help myself!! The title alone was drawing. But the more I read, the more I had to read (: It's a thoughtful and practical guide to simplifying busy lives and stresses that living simply is not about being frugal, living on a tight budget, or a modest income, but rather, being fully aware of what you're doing and why you're doing it.

Luhrs demonstrates through many real-life examples how you can redesign your life and learn to savor every moment. I'm about 1/4 of the way through and love the way she presents simplifying as a process. It's not something you do in one weekend and it doesn't happen overnight. Luhrs breaks things down into categories of life and discusses each one in detail. Topics include:
  • Time
  • Money
  • Inner Simplicity
  • Work
  • Simple Pleasures and Romance
  • Virtues
  • Families
  • Holidays
  • Cooking and Nutrition
  • Health and Exercise
  • Housing
  • Clutter
  • Gardening and Travel
If your looking for a comprehensive guide to living the simple life, give "The Simple Living Guide" a try and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear about changes you're making to bring simplicity into your life.

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  1. I found this book at a used book store. I re-read sections of it all the time.

  2. Don't you love it! Lucky you for finding one at a used book store (: Going into a shop with old books is like candy for me!! Just the smell alone takes me to a meditative state (:

  3. There's another one out too called Simplicity Lessons. The author is Linda Breen Pierce and I would highly recommend it. I don't have my copy anymore because we lost it in our fire in 2008, but I still remember it fondly. Let me know if you check it out!

    Many Blessings,

  4. Hi, I found your blog visiting the Simply Homemaking blog.
    I used to have that book and re-read it a lot until it was time for me to let go and donated it to our closest Library used books store. That is where I found it in the first place. It is a great book that make you think in what is really important in your life.

    Great site, I really like everything.



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