Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Simplify simplify simplify!

Walden By Thoreau, Henry David Book - 2008 818.3 T488wm 2008

Annotation:"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity" was Thoreau's war cry. Walden is at the heart of the simple living movement.

Voluntary Simplicity
Voluntary Simplicity Toward A Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich By Elgin, Duane Book - 1993 179.9 E41v 1993 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Voluntary Simplicity is a movement that promotes the idea that those with the most, can make do with a little less so that those with less, may have a little more.

Simplicity Notes, Stories and Exercises for Developing Unimaginable Wealth By Burch, Mark A. Book - 1995 179.9 B947s All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Another one for sustainability rather than simple living, but they can go hand in hand.

Graceful Simplicity
Graceful Simplicity Toward A Philosophy and Politics of Simple Living By Segal, Jerome M. Book - 1999 178 S454g 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:'Politics of simple living' kind of takes the simple out of simple living, but worthy of a read.

Radical Simplicity
Radical Simplicity Small Footprints on A Finite Earth By Merkel, Jim Book - 2003 333.7 M563r 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:This is more about your carbon footprint than living simply for the sake of simplicity, but about simplifying nonetheless.

Simplicity Lessons
Simplicity Lessons A 12-step Guide to Living Simply By Pierce, Linda Breen Book - 2003 646.7 P616s 2003 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Reminiscent of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, this walks you through the process of simplifying your life.

The Heart of Simple Living
The Heart of Simple Living 7 Paths to A Better Life By Urbanska, Wanda Book - 2010 179.9 U729h 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:When life as you knew it falls apart, it is a time to reevaluate and perhaps an opportunity to simplify.

Nothing Left Over
Nothing Left Over A Plain and Simple Life By Lippe, Toinette Book - 2004 179.9 L765n 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:We are brought up to think leftovers are a good thing, but Lippe makes a very good case for using just enough. It may not be the easy way, but it could result in less waste.

You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap)
You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap) How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too By Strobel, Tammy Book - 2012 650.1 S919y 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Okay, it's a rubbish title, but the story is the thing. Learn what is possible when you do make less and live more.

Repacking your Bags
Repacking your Bags Lighten your Load for the Good Life By Leider, Richard Book - 2012 158 L527r 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Living in the place you belong, with the people you love, doing the right work, on purpose."

Less Is More
Less Is More Embracing Simplicity for A Healthy Planet, A Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness By Andrews, Cecile Book - 2009 646.7 A5654L 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Cecile Andrews brought us the Circle of Simplicity and now takes a slightly deeper look into simplicity.

The Joy of Less
The Joy of Less A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize and Simplify your Life By Jay, Francine Book - 2010 646.7 J422j 2010 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 15 on 6 copies

Annotation:The market (and bookshelves) are now overpopulated with simple living, decluttering, and minimalist books, but this one (though recent) is a gem in its field.

The Only 127 Things You Need
The Only 127 Things You Need A Guide to Life's Essentials By Wilkinson, Donna Book - 2008 646.7 W686o 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:While I don't necessarily agree with counting all your possessions, this book is a good reminder to all that you actually don't NEED very much at all...

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Simple living means many things to many people. It can mean voluntarily reducing your possessions to live more within your means, resist conspicuous consumption, or to reduce your ecological footprint, or it can mean working less to gain more time to spend doing the things you love.

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