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Living Simple Doesn’t Mean Living Small

There’s sometimes confusion about what living simple really means. It doesn’t mean making sacrifices, unless you want to. It also doesn’t mean doing without things that are important to you, unless you want to do without them to help you learn lessons about yourself or the world. Living simple can also mean living very grandly […]

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Homesteading: Is It Right For You?

Homesteading is one of the subsets of simple living, but in many ways it can be quite complicated. Because homesteaders tend to rely more on themselves than on stores or big systems, there’s often a lot of work to be done. Still, simplifying life to the point of being self-sufficient or nearly so reduces stress, […]

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Voluntary Simplicity: What Is It?

Essentially, “voluntary simplicity” is just another phrase that can be used interchangeably with minimalist living, simple living or frugality. For some, however, the phrase has additional meaning. Voluntary simplicity can sometimes mean living a life that’s off-grid, rural, without running water or electricity or extreme in some other ways. To some people, voluntary simplicity is […]

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What Is Simple Living? A 450-Word Introduction

Simple living means different things to different people, but these people and their practices share some things in common. Still, no one discussion of this lifestyle choice could ever be complete. The term simple living can be used synonymously with minimalist living or voluntary simplicity — although some people may live simply because they can’t […]

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Simplify Your Life: Three Books With The Same Name

It seems that everyone wants to help you on your quest to simplify your life. There are at least three books available today called Simplify Your Life, and there are many others with that phrase in the title. Then, there’s a whole world of other books about the subject of simple living that may not […]

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Simplify Life: 20 Things To Do Now

It’s easy to let life get out of hand. Many societal forces promote a life that’s big, unmanageable and unreasonably cluttered with extra things and unneeded complications. But you can simplify life and start living a minimalist lifestyle now. Here are 20 things you can start doing now to simplify life before it gets any […]