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Voluntary Simplicity

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.

8 Ways To Simplify Your Life

Duane Elgin | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Duane Elgin

To portray the richness of simplicity as a theme for healthy living, here are eight different flowerings that I see growing consciously in the "garden of simplicity."

Simplicity Is Not Sacrifice!

Duane Elgin | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Duane Elgin

Simplicity creates the opportunity for greater fulfillment in work, meaningful connection with others, feelings of kinship with all life, and awe of a living universe. This is a rich way of life.

Limit Our Oil Consumption: Drive Less

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

Imagine roads with 10 percent less traffic; imagine accident reports that are 10 percent lower; imagine having to take the car in for service 10 percent less often.

The Burden of Stuff: Why Less Could Make You Happier (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

No one warns us about entering into a relationship with an unsuitable bathing suit or bicycle as they would with a unsuitable partner, but I think someone should.

The Simple Life: A Value Liberals Share With Libertarians

Everett Sizemore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Everett Sizemore

What many "locavores" and "foodies" don't know is that a very similar movement has been going on for decades on the other side of the party.

The Imagination of Enough

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

The concept of enough-ness applied by each person to her or his own life is the key to our economic and spiritual recovery plan. Each of us gets to decide what's enough for ourselves -- and not for anyone else.