What is voluntary simplicity or simple living?

  What exactly is voluntary simplicity, or “simple living”?  There are so many ways to live a simpler life, but what is the purpose of simple living and how do you start to do it? This definition of voluntary simplicity from 1936 by Richard Gregg, a student of Gandhi’s, clearly explains what a simple life…

First steps to simple living Part 2

Right now I’m sitting on the couch reading a Permaculture book and drinking coffee.  Bliss!  Before simplifying our housework and jobs at home I never got to do this. Last week I spoke about how we have created more free time and happiness in our home.  We did this by lowering our household standards; the…

First steps to simple living

Simple living and food growing has created a better life for my family and I.  I never thought it was possible for us to be so relaxed, have lots of free time, and be happy and calm. We are even starting to grow our own food and cook it, and make fun things from scratch…