Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More

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If you've thought about simplifying, but don't know where to begin, LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE is the blueprint you need. And if you've already started to simplify, it will give you new insights and ideas for what to do next on your journey to a more balanced, peaceful life.

In these pages, you'll discover how simplifying your life will:

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Overview

If you've thought about simplifying, but don't know where to begin, LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE is the blueprint you need. And if you've already started to simplify, it will give you new insights and ideas for what to do next on your journey to a more balanced, peaceful life.

In these pages, you'll discover how simplifying your life will:

  • Give you more time to play and relax
  • Make you more productive at work
  • Unleash your creativity and open up new possiblities
  • Free up time for you to face the challenges you've been avoiding
Scale down. Enjoy More.
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"A pinch of Heloise and a dash of Buddha."—Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In Seeing and Believing: Religion and Values in the Movies, Harvard Divinity School's Margaret R. Miles explores the rich, but often neglected, relationship between religious questions and cinematic art. Through lively meditations on popular films as diverse as Jesus of Montreal, Thelma and Louise, Jungle Fever and Paris Is Burning, Miles fashions provocative readings of that intersection, taking the religious study of film to new and rather glorious heights. (Beacon, $25 240p ISBN 0-8070-030-8) Former businesswoman Elaine St. James, whose previous books, Simplify Your Life and Inner Simplicity, have over 475,000 copies in print, once again cries "Simplify!" in Living the Simple Life: 100 Steps to Scaling Down and Enjoying More. After a brief testimony to the rewards of her own simplified life, St. James discusses 100 areas, from household chores to e-mail, where action may be effectively taken to remove the clutter from everyday life. A pinch of Heloise and a dash of Buddha enliven her recipes. Book club sales to Rodale, BOMC, QPB and One Spirit. Second serial rights to Ladies' Home Journal. (Hyperion, $14.95 320p ISBN 0-7868-6219-X)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786882427
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 7/8/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 365,644
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine St. James, former real estate businesswoman, is the author of the national bestsellers Simplify Your Life and Inner Simplicity. She lives a quiet, simple life in Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2000

    Practical Book for Those Who Still Want to Use Electricity

    I found this book helpful and practical. It falls in the category of making life changes without becoming a survivalist. I have found the suggestions about purchases and food planning especially helpful. If you are looking to simplify and make some quality of life changes, but are not necessarily ready to buy everything in bulk and shop only at thrift stores, this is the book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2012

    Simple for Sure

    It never ceases to amaze me how many pages a person can use to say so little. The author acts as if her great realizations are revolutionary, when they are to so many already so very obvious and mundane. As I flipped through the pages, I kept thinking that somewhere in here there must be at least one idea that I might find usefull. But alas, try as I did to find one, I could not. Everything she said seemed incredibly obvious. It is actually hard to believe someone would even think to write a book about such trivialities. I guess I should have written some books when I was much younger and thought my ideas were novel as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2002

    BEWARE - THIS BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE!

    I have read 3 of Elaine's books and loved everyone of them. After reading this one, we sold our house, bought a smaller home in a better town, sold half of our junk, and I've changed careers. And we couldn't be happier! Some of the ideas are things you already know but just needed to be reminded of. Others are things I never realized but are so true. She just really gives you a blue print for scaling down and enjoying what is truely important in life..family, friends, free time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2001

    It really isn't important to keep up with the Jones family

    Enjoyed reading about simplicity, and being introduced to changing my life style, learning not to waste and not be caught up with 'consumerism'which is all about feeding my ego. Great, simple, and easy to read book. Highly recommended. For all Americans!

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