There is a growing revolution spreading through the masses. It’s called Voluntary Simplicity. It’s the art of conscious living- the art of finding balance and meaning through a less materialistic lifestyle.
The message of consumerism is that we need to buy more stuff to be happy. Yet a house full of stuff, bulging debt and a harried schedule only leaves us stressed and enslaved to the system we’ve created.
The information age has revolutionized our society. Yet, somewhere between the 87 varieties of cleansers in the cleaning isle to the texts, tweets and constant inundation of technology, modern life got very complicated. The truth is, we don’t need an isle full of toxic cleaners to clean our house. Good old fashioned vinegar will tackle most messes while saving money and sparing the planet.
The motto of simple living is HAVE LESS, DO MORE.
The art of simple living is a turning away from consumerism towards sustainability. Instead of asking, “What do we want?”, it asks “What do we absolutely need.”It says, “Forget the Joneses.” What would bring YOU more peace and contentment while lessening the impact on the planet?
For some, it’s a radical minimalist lifestyle that answers that question. You may have heard about the 100 Thing Challenge, where people challenge themselves to shed all but 100 items. Many have pared down their stuff to fit into a backpack and found ways to travel full time. Some settle into 150 square foot houses that allow them to quit their jobs with the money they are saving in rent.
For others, it’s more subtle changes. Cutting extra expenses to pay down debt, growing a garden to save on groceries, or moving into a smaller space.
Wether you are looking for ideas or don’t know where to start, the first step is the most important. I can help you transition into a more simpler life. I am passionate about living simply and living green and love to share my knowledge with others.