Keyword: simplicity

    Better

    Better

    The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living

    Intellectual arguments alone will not sway the dominant paradigm; to be motivated to create change, people must be moved. Art has the power to inform, influence, and inspire. The creative impulse can, quite literally, change the world.

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    The Joy of Missing Out

    The Joy of Missing Out

    Finding Balance in a Wired World

    There's no doubt that technology has overrun our lives. Over the past few decades, the world has embraced "progress" and we're living with the resultant clicking, beeping, anxiety-inducing frenzy. But a creative backlash is gathering steam, helping …

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    Simply Imperfect

    Simply Imperfect

    Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House

    Wabi-sabi is about appreciating the simple and letting go of the superficial – the perfect antidote for a society in recovery from a decades-long consumerist binge. In 2004 The Wabi-Sabi House helped popularize this ancient Japanese philosophy in …

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    Less is More

    Less is More

    Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness

    Our obsessive pursuit of wealth isn't working -- people are afraid and anxious; we're destroying the planet, undermining happiness, and clinging to an unsustainable economy.

    But there's another way. Less can be More. Throughout history wise people …

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    Slow is Beautiful

    Slow is Beautiful

    New Visions of Community, Leisure, and Joie de Vivre

    We're hammered, we're slammed, we're out of control. Happiness is on the decline in the most affluent country in the world and Americans are troubled by the destructiveness of a lifestyle devoted to money and status. Yet no-one seems to have a clue …

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    Rural Renaissance

    Rural Renaissance

    Renewing the Quest for the Good Life

    by Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko
    foreword by Bill McKibben

    In the '60s it was called the "back to the land" movement, and in Helen and Scott Nearings' day, it was "living the good life." Whatever the term, North Americans have always yearned for a simpler way. But how do you accomplish that today?

    Blending …

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    Radical Simplicity

    Radical Simplicity

    Small Footprints on a Finite Earth

    by Jim Merkel
    foreword by Vicki Robin

    Imagine you are first in line at a potluck buffet. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much is enough to leave for your …

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