Downshifting Made Easy: How to plan for your planet-friendly future

Downshifting Made Easy: How to plan for your planet-friendly future

by Marian Van Eyk McCain

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846948862
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 06/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 82
Sales rank: 483,177
File size: 332 KB

About the Author

Marian Van Eyk McCain is a retired psychotherapist. The author of six books, she is a freelance writer, blogger, columnist, book reviewer and co-editor of GreenSpirit Journal.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The 'what?' questions

What do we mean by 'downshifting'? 7

What are your feelings about downshifting? 10

What are the 'deeper' aspects of downshifting? 14

Chapter 2 The 'why?' questions

Why does anyone need to downshift? 17

Why downshifting will probably make you happier 20

Why is downshifting spiritual as well as practical? 23

Chapter 3 The 'when?' questions

When should you take the first step? 27

…but when is the right time for you? 28

Chapter 4 The 'how?' questions

How do you actually go about it? 31

How do you overcome your doubts and fears? 36

How does this mesh with your beliefs or religion? 41

Chapter 5 The 'where?' questions

Do you need to move house? 45

Where do you feel most at home? 47

Where do you get your inspiration and guidance? 50

Chapter 6 The 'who?' questions

Who is downshifting and who needs to? 55

Who are we and what is our role on the planet? 56

Chapter 7 All the nitty-gritty bits 61

Notes 69

Other Resources 71

About the Author 72

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