Simple Living

Simple living as a conscious choice is called voluntary simplicity. Converting to simple living is without a doubt one of the most impacting decisions we can make for the world and for ourselves, though not always easy. May these resources inspire you in your quest.
Some simple life quotes:
“Be real and then it’s simple. Be simple and then it’s real.” Cuckoo Zen
“When you love, life becomes simple.” J. Krishnamurti
“Live simply that others may simply live.” Mohandas Gandhi
“After more than 30 years of living simply and giving away a million dollars to more than 800 organizations, here’s my short statement of what simplicity means: It refers to a quality of relationship with self, money, things, people and the Earth. It’s a quality of attentiveness, responsiveness, directness, honesty, and respect.” Vicki Robin, Author of “Your Money or Your Life”
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. The incessant anxiety and strain is a well nigh incurable form of disease. One has no time to be anything but a machine. It is a fool’s life. I am convinced from experience that to maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely.” Henry David Thoreau

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NWEI offers self-guided discussion courses which are offered in workplaces, universities, homes, faith centers, neighborhoods, and community centers throughout North America. Each program encourages participants to explore values, attitudes, and actions through discussion with other people.
We are a friendly community focused on sustainability, permaculture, organic gardening, backyard livestock, simple living and stepping lightly on the planet. If youre interested in a simple sustainable lifestyle then youre in the right place; there are fellow travellers here.
A search for simple and ecologically sane living. An interesting case of returning to the forest. Good on-site discussions.
LILI - A non-profit organization dedicated to helping protect the global environment by researching and promoting sustainable, low-impact alternatives to various aspects of everyday life. We believe that by incorporating these ideas into their lives, people can help protect the environment, improve their quality of life and save money.
Definition, degrees, philosophy, quotes.
We help individuals act on their deepest values-- through educational programs that include publications, presentations, workshops, gatherings, coaching groups, and individual consultations and referrals.
" A non-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans change the way they consume to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice. Enough! -- a quarterly report on consumption, quality of life, and the environment. Kids and commercialism. How to get rid of junk mail.
If you want more than a job change, if you want more than a career change, if what you really desire is a meaningful life change… maybe it’s time to consider Changing Course. Resources, tools, perspective and inspiration to help you discover and follow your dreams of a more fulfilling work/life doing what you love.
Articles, forum, products, newsletter,....
Shows you how to beat the unwritten rules of work life, the stuff no one ever talks about that drives overwork, missed vacations, and you to wits end. Find out how to get more time for life and avoid being a gibbering stress case.
Find easily the latest data and profiles of 3,000 cities, including cost of living/salary calculator, climate, crime, schools, ...
"Save money in an Earth-friendly manner". Many solutions brought are rather technological than "simple".
Tipz Time has 1270 household tips & craft ideas for your home.
Free newsletter, many links to discount offers, tips.
Some useful tips.
How to get or stay out of debt, also includes a good doses of psychological aspects. Monthly newsletter.
Living better for less.
Everything imaginable for the do-it-yourselfer for home, car, garden, ...
You'll find here information on how any family can save money. Literally 100s of dollars can be saved monthly around your home using simple techniques and changing habits with little change in lifestyle.
A personal finance blog focusing on ordinary people dealing with unprecedented levels of debt.
Zen Habits covers: achieving goals, productivity, being organized, GTD, motivation, eliminating debt, saving, getting a flat stomach, eating healthy, simplifying, living frugal, parenting, happiness, and successfully implementing good habits.
Starting May 2009, I have pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Every day I will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies.
DealTime is a free service that makes comparing products, prices & stores easier than ever before.
We provide the most accurate and comprehensive price search of UK online bookshops on the web, currently searching 15 sites.
Author of 'Farewell, my Subaru'. Can a regular American kick his addiction to oil and live more locally while still dancing to thumping subwoofers and not looking like a refugee from a Rainbow Gathering?
Contains an entire resource directory of information on homesteading (self-sufficiency, small farming, sustainable agriculture, horticulture, permaculture, organic gardening, animal husbandry, etc.), wildlife management (ecology, conservation, stewardship, etc.), alternative and vernacular housing (straw bale, cob, cordwood, adobe, stuccoed sandbags, rammed earth, tire, earth-bermed, sod-roofed, thatch-roofed, underground, tree houses, houseboats, ...)

Read about the detailed account of a family of five living successfully the return to basics philosophy. The site includes produce results (3,300 pounds on 3,900 sq.ft in 11 months for 2002, results of solar cooking, and much much more.

This site details ways that you can help defeat consumerism, save money, work less and lead a more satisfying and environmentally benign life while helping to restore the economic self-sufficiency of your community.
Online resource for learning all about the practical arts of simple, self-sufficient living!
A website dedicated to our cordwood building adventure and living a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
Nature, gardening and sustainable community website filled with feature articles!
Escape the 9 to 5 life, anywhere.
This is our story of our journey to find our true values and apply them to our lives. Watch us change everything about ourselves as we move from the six figure funded ties which bind the American middle class to Cage Free movement toward our true dreams; a farmstead funded healing community in the wild of Vermont.
Follow along as a highly-paid lawyer gives up a life of material comfort and unencumbered excess, and embraces the beauty and freedom of simple happiness.
An experiment in owning less and exploring more.
Jack Mountain Bushcraft teaches primitive and traditional skills and facilitates authentic outdoor experiences to help people reconnect with their ancestors and the Earth. Great Links page to other outdoor schools
Its mission is to preserve and disseminate the teachings of Krishnamurti. This work includes the operation of the Oak Grove School, the Foundation Business Office, the Krishnamurti Archives, the Krishnamurti Study Center, the Krishnamurti Library, and Krishnamurti Publications of America
Established in 1968 as an educational charitable trust, the Foundation exists to preserve and make available Krishnamurti's teachings, as well as to support Brockwood Park School and the Krishnamurti Centre.
Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI) was set up in 1928 as a charitable institution by Krishnamurti under the name of The Rishi Valley Trust. The name was changed to the Foundation for New Education in 1953 and then to the Krishnamurti Foundation India in 1970. The activities of the Foundation include the preservation and dissemination of his teachings, the running of schools, environmental conservation, rural education and health care.
Brockwood Park is a co-ed international residential school in the UK, valoring academic excellence and nurturing life skills. Founded in 1969 by J. Krishnamurti
This is the official site of the Journal of Krishnamurti Schools. Articles in the Journal broadly cover the areas of philosophy and practice in education.
Gandhi's philosophy, biography, photographs, FAQ's, books, current news, discussion group, ....
His life, work & philosophy. Includes: books, articles, cd's, multimedia, video clips, quotations, student projects,....
This is the place where Gandhi spent the last 12 years of his life in voluntary poverty and simplicity.
Development and environmental issues, eco-Gandhi, the ecology of terrorism.
Practical ideas for self-reliant living.
Countryside is the truly original country magazine (established 1917) serving that branch of the Voluntary Simplicity movement seeking greater self-reliance (homesteading), with emphasis on home food production. This includes gardening, small-scale livestock, cooking, food preservation, resource conservation, recycling, frugality, ...
Linda Breen Pierce's books on simple living.
Source for old-fashioned, hard-to-find items such as pickle kegs, grain mills, wooden barrels, hand water pumps, and much, much more. Has also a good bookstore. Pre-electric lights, toys, heat- and cook stoves, appliances, pressure washers, hand washers,...
Quality products for simple living, preparedness & outdoors.
Straw bale house plans
Site based on the book by the same name. Underlying all of the chapters of this book is a request that we look more closely at ourselves, at how we want to live, at what inspires us, and at what our planet needs to return to balance. House plans for sale.
Make your dream home a reality by purchasing one of our efficiently designed house plans. Bookshop. Ideas and information about building affordably and living simply, the key ideas behind our simple house plans.

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Creating Sanctuary: body-mind-Soul. Online education and support for soulful living. I can help you Simplify your life so that you may return to sanctuary, and truly live a soulful life.
Your guide to living a clean, green life and maintaining your organic home.
A Ph.D. child and family psychologist with 3 children tries out some of the latest parenting ideas (green, educational, simple living, psychological, exercise-related) at home.
My Simpler Life
Blog, New Zealand
Helping you create a saner, simpler life.