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Thoreau is Alive (and Crankier Than Ever) on His 200th Birthday

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
Peter Mandel

In a recent piece in the Book Review section of The New York Times ("Celebrating Two Centuries of Thoreau") John Williams reminds us that "if the air ...

Hawaii's Simple Pleasures, #AlohaHuffPost Style

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 04.05.2015 | Hawaii

This Easter, our readers' #alohahuffpost photos are inspiring us to appreciate the little things in life -- to slow down and take in all that Hawaii h...

When Will We Choose To Live More Simply?

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

To restore the planet we need a spiritual worldview, which brings frugality and simplicity, humility and respect. We must be aware of the impact of our actions on all of creation.

The Freedom Of Simple Living

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig K. Comstock

I've known rich people who feel inferior to friends who are even richer. The key is spending less than we earn, growing other values, and just ignoring (or laughing at) all the blandishments of an economic system dependent on our cravings every last thing we can get.

Rachel Moroney: Change Can Be a Scary Thing

Rachel Moroney | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Rachel Moroney

I'm in the throes of one of life's experiences. It's a painful lesson, but I believe it will be valuable because I feel I have lost a huge measure of the fear that has previously stalked my life. I'm without those measurable, quantifiable markers of a successful life, but I'm still all good.

Simplify Your Life: Get Rid Of The Clutter

Intent | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living

We should measure our success in life by the good deeds we have done and the people whose lives we have touched instead of measuring it by the goods we possess.

Say 'No' For Simplicity's Sake

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

If simplicity is so sought after, why are we not taking the action that creates it?

The UnMillionaire

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Hal Taussig will never make Forbes list of highest paid CEO's. It's not that his Philadelphia travel company isn't profitable. It's just that Hal donates every penny of profits to innovative projects that address poverty.

Coping With Chaos: Radical Acceptance

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Clarity is about figuring out what you need and what you want as a writer and paring down your obligations and responsibilities so that you can really zero in on what's important.