The Simpler Life: An Inspirational Guide to Living Better with Less

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Reader's Digest Association, 1998 - Religion - 239 pages
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Wouldn't you like to spend more time with the people you love? Escape from the stress and tension of your busy, over-scheduled days? Do work that rewards your heart and soul, not just your bank account? Feel at peace with yourself and harmony with the rest of the world?

"The Simpler Life" will help you sweep away life's clultter and focus on the things that matter most. With realistic, down-to-earth advice on simlifying your life at home and at the office, and stories about people who have accomplished their dreams, it offers the information and insipirtion you need to navigate the complexities of life today and rediscover the simpler joys that make life worth living.

You'll learn how to slow down, look at your lfie from a new perspective and make easy but essential changes in the way you think, act and organize your time and space. Simple exercises -- from writing a pesonal "mission statement" to paying attention to the physical world around you -- will clarify your most cherished values and lay the groundwork for setting your priorities in order. You'll gain a new understanding of your relationships with friends, family and the community, and discover the keys to creating and nourishing a network of vital connections without becoming overextended and overwhelmed by the demnds of others. " You'll find practical strategies for making your home leaner, keeping it cleaner and transforming it into a harmonious haven, as well as tips on gaining control of your financial life by focusing on needing less and saving more. Helpful hints on streamling your work schedule will enable you to avoid the trap of expending more effort for fewer rewards while suggestions forre-evaluating your career path will open your eyes to exciting new possibilities.

Written with grace and wisdom, "The Simpler Life" will help you embrace life with a sure hand, a clear mind and an open heart.

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

An excellent book for the person who has resolved to lead a simpler life, maybe even THE SIMPLE LIFE, a real Walton. Examine yourself first before diving into the mass of stuff (think the TV hoarder ... Read full review

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DeFord, author, editor and teacher, lectures widely to adult and juvenile audiences on family life and personal development.

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