The Heart of Simple Living: 7 Paths to a Better Life

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Krause Publications, Apr 15, 2010 - House & Home - 256 pages
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The Heart of Simple Living is your road map to a more balanced life - a life centered on self-discovery. Fewer possessions. More time. More friends. More meaning. This book will help you identify objectives for your life and create awareness of your actions and finances, while planning for your future.

This inspirational book delivers seven tangible and actionable paths, woven together with real-life stories and humor along the way. You can follow these paths sequentially or cherry-pick them one at a time. Pursuing a life of simplicity is a journey, and as you blaze the trail to your simple life, celebrate the magic and joy of family, ritual and community - the perfect prescription for essential good health and well-being.

 

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Contents

Introduction
10
The Path to Financial Independence
17
The Path to Meaningful Work
49
The Path to Housing Happiness
86
Reclaim Homemaking
124
Back Into the Kitchen
165
Beating a Path to the Garden
189
Reclaiming Ritual and Community for Life
211
Resources
239
Index
243
About the Author
255
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Wanda Urbanska is an acclaimed author and nationally recognized simple living expert. For more than 20 years, she has helped to define one of the top trends of our time—the quest for simplicity in our overbooked, environmentally challenged, high-tech era. The author or co-author of seven books on voluntary simplicity, she produces the PBS series Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska, currently airing on PBS stations nationwide. Urbanska has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and NPR's All Things Concerned. She hosted the PBS primetime special Escape from Affluenza: Living Better on Less.

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