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Living With Less

Author : Mark Tabb
ISBN : 9780805432961
Genre : Religion
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Candid and insightful guidance for learning the discipline of simplicity.
Category: Religion

Living With Less

Author : Mary Lambert
ISBN : 1908170980
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A British decluttering expert offers a unique program to help people downsize to no more than one hundred personal items.
Category: Family & Relationships

Frugal Living When Less Means More

Author : Fhilcar Faunillan
ISBN : 9781311723192
Genre : Reference
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Table of Contents Frugal Living Chapter 1: Introduction to Frugal Living Frugal Living as a Choice Frugality as a State of Mind Living Frugally Doesn’t Mean Leaving the Fun Chapter 2: What the Great Depression Has Taught Us Chapter 3: Today’s Lifestyle: Mindless and Consumerist Chapter 4: How Society Has Conditioned Our Current Lifestyles Chapter 5: Small House Living Saying NO To Expensive Home Loans Other Benefits of Small House Living Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction to Frugal Living What comes into your mind when you first hear about frugal living? You may be one of the many people who are likely to utter the words such as cheap lifestyle, miserable life, boring, or unhappy life. However, frugal living does not mean any of those words. It is not a miserable way of life because it is a choice in the first place because no one ever chooses to live a miserable life. More so, it is not boring considering the number of meaningful activities one could engage in when living in frugality. And more than that, frugal living does not mean having an unhappy life because it only means finding happiness beyond what money could offer. Surely, money allows you to buy the things you need, or maybe gain significant experiences. However, with the consumerist lifestyle that most people have, there is a greater tendency to consume more, and spend for what is useless in life. Most people do not even realize that there is an abundance of ways to get to experience what they want in life. Instead, they go for expensive materials and buy those with big brand names, or get a luxury vacation package, and then show it off for others to see because it is what has been taught to them. When we talk about frugal living, we are dealing with a free lifestyle. It also means untying from a societally controlled lifestyle, which is the root of many of the pressing issues today. With the overly mindless consumption and consumerist lifestyle that most people have, we could say that the world desperately needs to learn the principles of frugal living. The proof of this frantic need for change is seen every day, when you see people drive to work in their single-occupied SUVs, whizz at the sight of beers and pack of cigarettes that minimum wage workers feast on during the day, or the group of youth holding their smartphones barely talking to each other. Regardless of your family’s income levels, no one is immune to mindless consumption and no one is exempted from rejecting frugality. Most people fail to pursue frugal living, even at the micro and macro levels. The United States economy is falling at the pit of debt, which is thrice the GNP of Japan, yet the country continues to spend more. And for the information of everybody, Japan has the world’s third largest economy. That makes it so unbelievable how we confidently spend money, while also watching a handful of European countries worry about debt and everything combined. And it is not so surprising that this consumerist behavior reflects the spending behavior of most of its people. Fortunately, at present, there is a growing return to frugal living, given the condition and the aftermath of the Great Recession. The unemployment rates serve as a wake-up call for proper execution of our financial responsibilities.
Category: Reference

Introduction To Zen Living With Less

Author : Enrique Fiesta
ISBN : 9781311914064
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Table of Contents Introduction History of Zen Zazen Koans Zen Arts Conclusory Remarks Author Bio Publisher Introduction The contemporary man is often at unease. Despite the significant advances in technology, rises in material standards of living, and the license to do almost whatever one pleases he is never at peace with himself and his surroundings. He rarely has the time to pursue peace. His schedule is hectic, he is constantly pestered by the demands of an incessant and all-enveloping communication network, and his work is rote and routine. His existence is functionary, tasteless, and uncreative. If this reminiscent of your experience of life, you need not feel ashamed. It is the plague of the contemporary and secular world. Our ancestors, despite unimaginable hardships, lived in a world populated by gods, spirits, ritual, and poetry. Their often agricultural lives revolved around the seasons, their sailors looked to the stars for directions, and their holidays (holy-days etymologically) were days of worship and celebration of the mysteries and glory of life. Everything in their world was rife with ultimate and hierarchic significance- everyone from the peasant to the king knew their place in the world, their relation to their fellow man, and their duties to their gods or God (anno domini). Unfortunately, the industrial and scientific revolutions have removed the superficial air of mystery that permeated nature and the core of experience. Capitalism’s re-evaluation of values and objects according to their utility and quantifiability made things like comfort, entertainment, and usefulness more “valuable” than non-quantifiable values like beauty, courage, and valor. Our technology has estranged us from nature and our jobs lack the color and beauty of the ancient craftsmen and farmers. It seems as though we have become slaves to a technical bureaucratic system that should be serving us! I have written this short text in the hope that it will bring peace, creativity, and serenity to your life. I do not expect that it will be the answer to all of your questions or problems in this life. I merely hope that it lead you to deepen your experience of reality, focus your attention, and cultivate your person. The pursuit of peace and serenity is one that, happily, is up to each of us individually to uncover through trial and error, or less painfully, through wisdom and insight. May you use this text to your advantage. Deo gratias.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Living With Less

Author : Joshua Becker
ISBN : 0764486608
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

Soulful Simplicity

Author : Courtney Carver
ISBN : 9781524704513
Genre : Self-Help
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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.
Category: Self-Help

Abode

Author : Serena Mitnik-Miller
ISBN : 9781683355113
Genre : House & Home
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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.
Category: House & Home

Enough

Author : Will Davis
ISBN : 9780800720025
Genre : Religion
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Uses a Christian perspective to discuss contentment with life and compassion for others.
Category: Religion