Resources

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General Simple Living

Snail - Slowly and patiently - Simple living resources

Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life that is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich by Duane Elgin

A Garden of Simplicity (article) by Duane Elgin

The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living by Janet Luhrs


Making a Home

Window - About LS

Shelter for the Spirit Create Your Own Haven in a Hectic World by Victoria Moran

Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks by Gary Thorp

Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson

Laundry: The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linens by Cheryl Mendelson


Nourishing Ourselves

kiwi lime and blackberry


Mindful Eating

One Bowl: A Guide to Eating for Body and Spirit by Don Gerrard

Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung

Whole Foods, Plant-Based Eating

Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World by Victoria Moran

The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World by John Robbins

Voices of the Food Revolution: You Can Heal Your Body and Your World with Food! by John Robbins

Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth Second Edition by John Robbins

Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind-Body Approach to Nutrition and Well-Being by Marc David

Losing Weight

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition by Joel Fuhrman

The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss by Marc David


Creating Health

Smoothie with blackberries - Simple living resources

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs by Neal Barnard

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat Zinn

The Hundred-Year Lie: How to Protect Yourself from the Chemicals that are Destroying Your Health by Randall Fitzgerald


Working

Work Computer - Simple Living Resources

Work: How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day by Thich Nhat Hanh

How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyle by Charles Long


Spending Money

Advertising Signs - Simple Living Resources

Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century by Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez and Monique Tilford

How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyle by Charles Long

The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less by John Robbins

Consuming Kids: Protecting Our Children from the Onslaught of Marketing & Advertising by Susan Linn

Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us – and How to Fight Back by John de Graaf


Cultivating Time

Wristwatch on picnic table - stress relief tips list and simple living resources

In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed (Plus) by Carl Honore


Taking Care of Ourselves

Girl in sunset - Simple Living Resources

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living (Shambhala Classics) by Pema Chödrön

The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics) by Pema Chödrön

No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering by Thich Nhat Hanh


Taking Care of Others

Family - Simple Living Resources

 

How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorderby Richard Louv

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith

Learning All the Time by John Holt

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling by John Holt

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh


Building Community

Community - Simple Living Resources

The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community by Ray Oldenburg

Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids by James Vollbracht