Simple Living. oWITH YOUR HOST, JANET LUHRS in the July issue of Simple Living: “ Nowhere do Living Guide, I profile a fascinating man who had tried. The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living. In “Simple Loving”, Janet Luhrs presents a new model for intimate relationships. Janet Luhrs gave up a law career to practice voluntary simplicity, and she is me to write my first book, The Simple Living Guide, followed by Simple Loving.

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Instead, I skipped through, reading a bit here and a bit there and focussing my attention closely on those areas of particular interest to me and then just picked today to say that I was, effectively, done.

Simpple going backward until you get to where you can do something now. A Life Less Throwaway. Janet Luhrs, the nationally recognized founder and editor of the Simple Living Journal, brings together strategies, inspiration, resources, and real-life profiles of people who have slowed down, overcome obstacles, and created richer lives. I am implementing some of the ideas already and it really feels great to simplify and give yourself to the things that you care about – I recommend this book to all!

Jun 23, Lou rated it really liked it.

Don’t want to work? It would be difficult to do so, I think, since it’s so incredibly full of information and suggestions. Unless you want a stunning body, a gym membership and a personal trainer are complete overkill, adding complexity to your life. It also helped tye realize what a consumer I was. Clutter is one of the biggest opponents of simple living, as clutter means more maintenance time, more maintenance effort, more maintenance cost, and the psychic cost of having more stuff than you can deal with.

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A Frugal Living Guide. Feb 19, Terina rated it it was amazing. The majority of her advice rings as true today as it would been back in those halcyon days, but a work written this century would have included the revolutionary impact of ubiquitous wireless connections and ‘smart’ electronics; her multitude of pages on cheap car-renting strategies is practically moot considering car-sharing services. Luhrs offers you the tools, and you need to choose which are appropriate for living the values you want to live.

There is hope, and by the end of the book you feel peculiarly excited.

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There are a few good basic tips but much of the discussion focuses on the importance of being debt free and saving for the future. Ah, but time marches on. Since I was on my way out with two kids and a heavy bag of books, I didn’t have time to look at it before deciding to buy it for gkide 75 cents.

The Simple Living Guide is a trove of knowledge and stories that inspire one to explore the riches of the simple life. Living simple is a great way to reduce stress in our busy lives. Of course, the holidays are rarely perfect and thus you end up feeling disappointed and disheartened with the whole thing. Jun 17, Callie jahet it liked it.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. The easiest recipe is to simply spend less than you earn and apply the difference to eliminating debt and building an emergency fund to keep crises at bay.

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And the basic foundation is not moving to the country and “living off the land”, it’s making your life easier so you can spend more time enjoying the things that are really important to you. Dec 18, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: Wimple I found anti-vaccine ideas and the most offensive statement I have ever read regarding breastfeeding. Looking for beautiful books?

As Janet Luhrs says, “Simple living is about living deliberately. I’ve read other things recently with similar ideas and just attended a fireside with Sister Beck where she talked about the importance of living intentionally. I never did go crazy for shopping at the Nordtroms, but a book store could ruin my budget really fast.


Living simply can I recommend this book to everybody!! An example of this is that I did not finish this book. Jan 06, Nora Davis rated it it was amazing.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I started picking a couple of books of this theme because Lkving felt I needed to ground myself from my rampant consumerism so as to avoid repeating past mistakes.

As Janet Luhrs says, “Simple living is about living deliberately. If this new approach means cutting some stuff out, so be it. Now don’t get me wrong, the book shows it’s age, especially in the financial section, but the basic tenements hold true.

Working In the Zone. I’ll come back to this though when I have more patience. What virtues do you consider to be the most important? Aug 29, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: You will wish you would’ve read it sooner! Oct 21, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Oct 26, NoBeatenPath rated it really liked it. Book ratings tuide Goodreads. Luhrs presents snapshot I marked this as “read” although I didn’t read it all the way through.

The Heart of Simple Living. This book was the most well written book I have found about living simply.

Many excellent ideas here The “Money” chapter is similarly getting long in the tooth, and is only about half as useful as it was when first published.