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The Joy of Living with Less

Author : Mary Lambert
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Follow this unique programme to discover the joy of living with less items and discover how liberating and fulfilling life becomes when you learn to live with less. The premise of this book is simple: if you don’t love it, lose it! Many people think that the more they own, the more contented and happy they will be – their lives become defined by their possessions. In fact, the opposite is often true: the more we have, the less happy and contented we are in mind, body and spirit. Decluttering expert Mary Lambert explains how having too much clutter can stop you moving forward in life, and how learning to let go of items we neither love or need is liberating and fulfilling. The challenge starts with an inventory of your personal possessions, then you begin the process of clearing out your items, addressing each area at a time, from clothes, to jewellery, to hobby items. Once you've tackled your personal items, you can get started on the rest of your household goods.

Living on Less and Liking It More

Author : Maxine Hancock
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Living with Less

Author : Joshua Becker
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"In Living with less, Joshua will guide you through biblical teachings on possessions and his own personal experience with minimalism--living with only the essential ... This book will challenge you to spend your hours, energy, and resources in ways that draw you closer to the heart of Jesus."--Page 4 of cover.

Abode

Author : Serena Mitnik-Miller
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The yearning for a life of pared-down purity has built to a roar, and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter—the husband-and-wife owners of General Store, one of California’s most talked-about shops—are at the forefront. In Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, these tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space this is simple and true. Their time-tested methods create interiors that maximize openness, strip a building back to its bones, and amplify natural light, evoking unpretentious tranquility. The blueprint for their signature aesthetic is all here: the embrace of elemental materials, curation of handcrafted objects, and collection of furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king. This edit of Mitnik-Miller and St. Peter’s greatest collaborations will take you through their breathtaking rooms, masterpieces of warm minimalism. Abode is a glimpse into the couple’s process and a guide to manifesting your own beautiful interiors.

Living with Less

Author : Jeanine Schreurs
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Soulful Simplicity

Author : Courtney Carver
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Courtney Carver shows us the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our professional and personal lives. We are often on a quest for more—we give in to pressure every day to work more, own more, and do more. For Carver, this constant striving had to come to a stop when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Stress was like gasoline on the fire of symptoms, and it became clear that she needed to root out the physical and psychological clutter that were the source of her debt and discontent. In this book, she shows us how to pursue practical minimalism so we can create more with less—more space, more time, and even more love. Carver invites us to look at the big picture, discover what's most important to us, and reclaim lightness and ease by getting rid of all the excess things.

Enough

Author : Will Davis
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Uses a Christian perspective to discuss contentment with life and compassion for others.

Less

Author : Rachel Aust
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Simplify life and amplify living by mastering the fundamentals of minimalism through this visual guide to embracing a minimalist lifestyle. How can living with less contribute to a greater sense of fulfillment? It seems contradictory, yet the minimalist lifestyle, which focuses on scaling back your possessions and simplifying your life to just the essentials, achieves just that. Adopt minimal living, and you'll find that less is more: More time because you don't waste it caring for and organizing stuff. More space because you don't fill it with objects of marginal value. More money because you don't spend it on unnecessary things. More clarity because your mind isn't bogged down by the clutter around you. More enjoyment because your energy is spent on experiences and connections. Using decision trees, flow charts, icons, and other graphics, Less shows how minimalism can be applied to any area of life--including home, wardrobe, decor, cooking, cleaning, finances, and organizing your time--and how it can be adapted to suit your own goals and help you achieve your version of happiness.

The Joy of Less

Author : Francine Jay
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aDo you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it's time to simplify your life! The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living.

The Longing for Less

Author : Kyle Chayka
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New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "More than just a story of an abiding cultural preoccupation, The Longing For Less peels back the commodified husk of minimalism to reveal something surprising and thoroughly alive." -Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing “Less is more”: Everywhere we hear the mantra. Marie Kondo and other decluttering gurus promise that shedding our stuff will solve our problems. We commit to cleanse diets and strive for inbox zero. Amid the frantic pace and distraction of everyday life, we covet silence-and airy, Instagrammable spaces in which to enjoy it. The popular term for this brand of upscale austerity, “minimalism,” has mostly come to stand for things to buy and consume. But minimalism has richer, deeper, and altogether more valuable gifts to offer. Kyle Chayka is one of our sharpest cultural observers. After spending years covering minimalist trends for leading publications, he now delves beneath this lifestyle's glossy surface, seeking better ways to claim the time and space we crave. He shows that our longing for less goes back further than we realize. His search leads him to the philosophical and spiritual origins of minimalism, and to the stories of artists such as Agnes Martin and Donald Judd; composers such as John Cage and Julius Eastman; architects and designers; visionaries and misfits. As Chayka looks anew at their extraordinary lives and explores the places where they worked-from Manhattan lofts to the Texas high desert and the back alleys of Kyoto-he reminds us that what we most require is presence, not absence. The result is an elegant new synthesis of our minimalist desires and our profound emotional needs.

A Year of Living Simply

Author : Kate Humble
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'Simply wonderful.' - BEN FOGLE 'Kate's book has the warmth and calming effect of a log fire and a glass of wine. Unknit your brow and let go. It's a treat.' - GARETH MALONE 'Kate Humble pours her enviable knowledge into attainable goals. It's a winning combination and the prize - a life in balance with nature - is definitely worth claiming.' - LUCY SIEGLE 'As ever, where Kate leads, I follow. She has made me reassess and reset.' - DAN SNOW If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple. Having stuff - The Latest, The Newest, The Best Yet - is all too often peddled as the sure fire route to happiness. So why then, in our consumer-driven society, is depression, stress and anxiety ever more common, affecting every strata of society and every age, even, worryingly, the very young? Why is it, when we have so much, that many of us still feel we are missing something and the rush of pleasure when we buy something new turns so quickly into a feeling of emptiness, or purposelessness, or guilt? So what is the route to real, deep, long lasting happiness? Could it be that our lives have just become overly crowded, that we've lost sight of the things - the simple things - that give a sense of achievement, a feeling of joy or excitement? That make us happy. Do we need to take a step back, reprioritise? Do we need to make our lives more simple? Kate Humble's fresh and frank exploration of a stripped-back approach to life is uplifting, engaging and inspiring - and will help us all find balance and happiness every day.

The Afrominimalist s Guide to Living with Less

Author : Christine Platt
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Forget the aesthetics of mainstream minimalism and discover a life of authenticity and intention with this practical guide to living with less…your way. When Christine Platt set out on her journey to live with less, she never intended to become The Afrominimalist. She just wanted to tame the chaos in her closet! But after struggling with the austerity and whiteness of mainstream minimalism, Christine realized why minimalism often seems unattainable for so many: the emphasis on all-white, barren aesthetics distracts from the practice of living with intention. And so, she decided to do things her way by curating a life of less influenced by the African diaspora. In The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living With Less, Christine gets right to the heart of how childhood experiences and expectations manifest in adulthood, the delicate dance between needs and wants, and the complicated weight of familial and societal pressures. A far cry from Konmaried closets, capsule wardrobes, and conspicuous consumption, Christine’s brand of “living with less” is more than a decluttering regimen. Inspired by her personal journey, Christine presents a radical revisioning of minimalism, one that celebrates the importance of history and heritage, and gives you permission to make space for what really matters…your way. Beautifully illustrated with original black-and-white prints and line drawings, The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living With Less is a testament to the idea that anyone can be a minimalist and a warm invitation to a life curated with intention, perfect for readers of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists), Marie Kondo, Joshua Becker, and Courtney Carver.

The Beauty of Space

Author : Chris van Uffelen
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"Less is more" is the common denominator of the projects that were carefully selected for this volume presenting contemporary minimalist residential designs from around the world focusing on the essence of life, of purely being, while placing the residents at the center of the work."Less is More" is one of the most frequently quoted and most influential principles of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It demands abstraction, functionality and clarity. The minimalist design approach applies to space and light, rhythm and texture, shape and color. "Less is more" is also the common denominator of the projects that were carefully selected for this volume. The presented contemporary minimalist residential designs from around the world focus on the essence of life, of purely being, while placing the residents at the center of the work. The synopsis proves that nowadays in particular a focus on the most essential is an important interior design theme that can lead to outstanding results.

Living More with Less

Author : Doris Janzen Longacre
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In 1980, before living simply and "green" became trendy and popular, Doris Janzen Longacre, author of the enormously popular More-with-Less Cookbook (over 900,000 sold), wrote Living More with Less, a practical guide for living in simple, sustainable, and healthy ways-ways that keep the future of the planet, and the plight of poor people, in mind. Thirty years later, Living More with Less 30th Anniversary Edition is being released as a way to celebrate and honor Longacre's foresight and vision, and to pass on her vision for simple and sustainable living to a new generation. Revised and updated by Valerie Weaver-Zercher, this 30th anniversary edition is true to author Doris' spirit of living in ways that keeps poor people, God's creation and each other in mind-and is loaded with new and practical tips in areas such as money, travel, clothing, housing, celebrations and recreation. "Living More with Less 30th Anniversary Edition collects the wisdom and experience of those who live with less than a consumer culture says we need. With stories, reflections, and advice from people around the world who are making changes to their daily habits in response to climate change and global poverty, Living More with Less 30th Anniversary Edition is a vibrant collection of testimonies, old and new, of those who are discovering the joy of living with enough." --Valerie Weaver-Zercher, editor Check out the article "Living More with Less: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Again" at Publishers Weekly Endorsements "This book was decades ahead of its time, and is just as relevant today as it was thirty years ago . . . It is like a cookbook for life." --Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution, speaker, and activist "This message is even more important than it was thirty years ago . . . Herein lies sound advice for living sensibly." --Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet "This timely revised and updated edition is exceptionally wise, urgently necessary for the sake of saving our planet, pertinently and personally practical . . . Who could not but rave about this book!" --Marva Dawn, author of Unfettered Hope; Being Well When We're Ill; and Keeping the Sabbath Wholly "Living More with Less is about a way of living rooted in the Christian faith . .. . Our planet is groaning and we desperately need the kind of thoughtful essays and tips in this book to show us the way forward." --Ron Sider, founder and president of Evangelicals for Social Action Read the complete list of endorsements Click here for more about Living More with Less, including sample tips & ideas, additional resources and more. Click here for more about Doris Janzen Longacre, including poems, journal entries, her final sermon and more. Free downloadable study guide available here.

Living a Beautiful Life on Less

Author : Danielle Wagasky
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When her husband got out of the military, Danielle’s income dropped dramatically. Something had to change. Discover how her family of four survived happily on a $14,000 annual income with no debt—not even a mortgage. Their beautiful life on less could be yours! Learn to Lay a financial foundationCut your grocery bill in halfBecome a strategic shopperPlan meals your family will loveCelebrate on a budget With practical tips and real-life examples, this book makes living on a budget fun! You don’t have to sacrifice to enjoy the life you want. You just need to make your money work for you!

All You Need is Less

Author : Vicki Vrint
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A pocket-sized book that won't overload the reader with information. It is packed with the most useful and salient tips and ideas for anyone looking to live a simpler life We live such busy lives, rushing from one thing to the next, that we barely give ourselves time to catch our breath. But what would happen if we aimed for less? This little book, filled with practical tips and ideas, covers a range of topics that could lead to a simpler way of life, including how to: · Stress less · Reduce screen time · Minimize clutter · Shop sustainably · Make the most of your 'me' time By choosing a lifestyle that is less busy, less cluttered and less stressful, you will instantly feel healthier and happier.

Simplify Your Life

Author : Mary Conroy
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A new and accessible approach to minimalism as a means to unburden your physical and mental space. Minimalism is so much more than decluttering. Find gratitude, richness and value in your everyday life as you create space for contentment, purpose and joy. Minimalism is about living more mindfully. It's about letting your life work smarter, not harder. It's about releasing anything that doesn't serve you, whether that be clutter in your kitchen or your mind. It's about connecting with what you hold as valuable and designing your life around it. In Simplify Your Life, Mary Conroy explains how simplicity is the key. This book will help you to make sense of your choices, to put you back in control of your life. Minimalism is not just for nomadic entrepreneurs or burnt out CEOs. It's for you. This practical guide is for anyone who wants to: · liberate themselves from the cost of their clutter · cut down on waste and consume consciously · spend more time with the people they love · stop scrolling aimlessly through the day · return to a point of mental clarity · Simplify Your Life will help you to do all that, and more.

Less

Author : Rose Lounsbury
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In Less, Rose Lounsbury, a minimalism coach and still-sane mother of triplets, takes a practical, hands-on approach to decluttering your home and simplifying your life. Based on her own life-changing experiment of "going minimalist," Rose provides a realistic guide to reducing your excess stuff and reclaiming your hard-earned free time. Less offers attainable steps that you can take to achieve the clutter-free, functional home you crave. Through candid stories from her life as a minimalist blogger-turned-businesswoman, Rose will inspire you to stop spending your time dealing with your stuff and start living a better life with less.

Becoming a Minimalist

Author : Kimberly Wilson
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** Discover that having LESS is MORE... Get more freedom, more time, save money and more, by eliminating the excess in your life and focusing on the essentials. ** Would you like to go to sleep at night knowing that your day was spent as you truly wanted to spend it? Would you like to feel sure that you didn’t waste time and energy on meaningless activity? Are you tired of listening to the thundering voice of consumerism instead of the quiet voice within you? "Becoming a Minimalist: Living a Great Life with Less Through Minimalism" will show you (in a very concise manner) how to find what’s important in your life and rid yourself of what isn’t, so you can focus on what is truly important. Minimalism is a flexible life philosophy that you can use to help create a more meaningful life. Use the principles in this book to learn about minimalism, what it is, how to live by its guidelines, how it can help you live with focus on what you truly value, and how you can integrate all of these principles into your life. Get off the hamster wheel of buying, consuming, working harder, and only falling farther behind. Start focusing on the things in life that are the most important to you! Make an investment in yourself, by picking up "Becoming a Minimalist: Living a Great Life with Less Through Minimalism" today!

The Simpler Life

Author : Deborah H. DeFord
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Deford offers thoughtful, inspiring advice on what can be done now and on a daily basis to create a simpler, more satisfying, and meaningful life. 80 color photos and illustrations.