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How to Simplify Your Life

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

Even though this example may seem silly, there is something to be said about the process of elimination. When you simplify your life by removing those things that are not serving you, more opportunities become available.

Appreciating the Simple Moments More Than Onslaught of Technology

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
The University of Central Florida Forum

I admit it. I'm addicted. Social media, my phone, television, all things Internet -- I would not want to live without them. Looking at my daughter prompted me to write this column, as I realized one day when she was nursing that my reading the news on the phone was distracting her.

Alena Hall

She Was Living Life As A 'Money-Making Machine.' Now She Lives On A Sailboat.

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Cheryl Grant spent decades of her life working herself into the ground, thinking that overtime pay would bring her the security and fulfillment she cr...

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.

Casey Abrams Performs "Stuck in London" LIVE, Brings Organic Soul Pop to New Album

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Singer, songwriter and multi-talented musician Casey Abrams performs his original tune "Stuck in London" and answers fan questions about his mesmerizing beard, his relationship with Haley Reinhart, the evolution of his music for his latest self-titled album and upcoming tours.

The Simple Life: Confucius As Taoist?

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

As with every religious tradition, there are often stereotypes that frequently belie the subtlety or complexity of a worldview to the detriment of a full understanding of its teachings and practices.

Go Small, Be Happy

Tammy Strobel | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Tammy Strobel

It's been seven years since we began this journey and, slowly, we made progress to attain the unattainable. I'm incredibly grateful because simplifying my life has given me the flexibility to make choices I hadn't considered.

WATCH: Tiny Stone Toolshed as Timeless Mediterranean Country Home

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Most of the windows, except for the large openings providing a view of the sea, are tiny. So from a distance, the home resembles yet another of the boulders dotting the mountainside.

WATCH: 96-Square-Foot Tiny Home Handbuilt Inside Century-Old Sheep Barn

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The only real shelter on the property was an old sheep barn, leftover from when the property was homesteaded a century ago, so he decided to build a small shack inside the structure as a home.

WATCH: A Man With 5 Tiny Homes in His Backyard: Micro-Architecture as Punk Rock

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at12.38.52PM.jpg He builds small and he works with a micro-budget. His Gottagiddaway AKA "$100 homeless hut" was built for about that.

Finding God And Community In Simple Dwellings

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

The nicer places felt colder. Rather than getting to know the other guests through communal dinners and the staff through informal encounters, they sat at separate tables and were served by waiters who kept their distance.

Tiny Handmade Home Built with a Little Help from the Internet

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 07.27.2011 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

Using the Internet as their guide, one month -- and a lot of sawing, sanding and shellacking -- later, they had their first home, dubbed Homemade Spaceship.

Unplug And Recharge: The Secrets Of A Simple Life

Margalit Ward | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margalit Ward

The benefits of creating a simpler life can help reduce the stress you experience each day and support you in living a happier and healthier life. Here are a few suggestions on how to begin experiencing greater ease and simplicity in your life.

Happiness Research Ranks Commuting Low: My Car-free Commute (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

The rewards associated with longer commutes -- a bigger house, a higher salary or better schools -- don't fully compensate for the sacrifices we end up making by working so far from home.

Simple Life Manhattan: A 90-Square-Foot Microstudio (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

While the average American is still living relatively large, there is a growing group of Tiny House People who are choosing to live in trailers, RVs, yurts, boats and very small houses.

LifeEditing: Cut Space, Possessions, Media, Friends and Be Happier

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

If the 20th century was about supersizing our food, stuff, cars and homes, the 21st century is about editing our lives back to a more more satisfying simplicity.

Simplifying Life: Toss Out, Look Out, Live Out

Roger Fransecky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roger Fransecky

We are all victims of more and more lint, some liabilities, and the "little murders" of daily life, and we often have to cut through all of that to get work done.

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.

The Sacred Space Of The Shared Heart

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

This isn't about what we should eat. That's a matter of personal conscience. What it's about is this: Honoring. Honoring the lives of the animals and plants that die so that we can live.

America's Post-Fast Food Era and Europe's Old-Skoolers

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

My Belgian friend, Veerle, asked in an e-mail last week, "Don't you think America is preparing for a post-fastfood period, whereas Europe is slowly entering the fastfood period?"

Will A Vow Of Poverty Fill The Void In My Soul?

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me - my soul? - is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in tou...