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Joyce Meyer
Call Number: 248.4 Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Joshua Becker
Description: Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives. They provide optimism, hope, and love. They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes. They also add clutter. As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible—or at the very least, never-ending. But what if there was a better way to live? Clutterfree with Kids offers a new perspective and fresh approach to overcoming clutter. With helpful insights, the book serves as a valuable resource for parents. Through practical application and inspirational stories, Clutterfree with Kids invites us to change our thinking, discover new habits, and free our homes. It invites us to reevaluate our lives. And it just may inspire you to live the life you’ve been searching for all along.
Call Number: 648 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Rachel Jonat
Description: A happier, more serene life is just moments away. From your home to your finances, this straightforward guide teaches you how to scale back your possessions and commitments to just what you really need. With hundreds of ways to minimalize your life, you'll quickly uncover the joys and rewards of paring down. Helps you rediscover the simple moments that have been buried beneath the piles of to-dos, to-knows, and to-buys. Rachel Jonat is the writer behind the popular blog www.theminimalistmom.com a website dedicated to living a rich life with less stuff"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 646.7 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Greg McKeown
Description: Discusses a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so you can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
Call Number: 153.83 McK
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Matt D'Avella, Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Minimalists (Firm), Catalyst (Organization)
Description: How might your life be better with less? Minimalism examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life--families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker--all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
Call Number: 304.23 Min
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Jamison Odone
Description: Mole is content with very few possessions until his friend Emerson comes to tea and claims that he does not have nearly enough, and soon Mole has acquired so many things that he no longer has time to enjoy his life.
Call Number: E Odo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Erin Boyle
Description: "For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to us all--whether we're renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house. Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty."--provided by Amazon.com.
Call Number: 648.5 Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Margie Palatini, Noah (Noah Z.) ill Jones
Description: Edward cares more about his possessions than spending time with his friends, until he becomes trapped in his house full of "stuff," hungry and bored.
Call Number: E Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Sarah Van Gelder
Description: Sarah van Gelder and her colleagues at YES! Magazine have been exploring the meaning of real happiness for eighteen years. In this volume, they marshal research, in-depth essays, and personal stories that lead to a life-altering conclusion: what makes us truly happy are the depth of our relationships, the quality of our communities, our opportunities to make a contribution, and the renewal we receive from the natural world.
Call Number: 170.44 Sus
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Pico Iyer, Eydis Einarsdóttir
Description: "The Art of Stillness" considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do anything choose to spend years sitting still and going nowhere? What can Nowhere offer that no Anywhere can match? And why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer think that sitting quietly in a room and getting to know the seasons and landscapes of Nowhere might be the ultimate adventure? In The Art of Stillness, Iyer draws on the lives of well-known wanderer-monks--as well as from his own experiences as a travel writer who chooses to spend most of his time in rural Japan--to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. Iyer reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people--even those with no religious commitment--seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or tai chi. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. There is even a growing trend toward observing an "Internet sabbath" every week, turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning and reviving those ancient customs known as family meals and conversation. In this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many have found richness in stillness and what they've gained there.--Excerpted from publisher's description statement.
Call Number: 302.231 Iye
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Dee Williams
Description: Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, Williams was suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she wanted to be spending hers with the people and things she truly loved. That did not include mortgage payments, constant repairs, and general time-suck of home ownership. Deciding to build an eighty-four-square-foot house was just the beginning of building a new life. A meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life.
Call Number: 643.2 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
Call Number: 648 Kon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Barry Schwartz
Description: The Paradox of Choice In the spirit of Alvin Tofflers Future Shock, a social critique of our obsession with choice, and how it contributes to anxiety, dissatisfaction and regret. Whether were buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401K, everyday decisions have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains why too much of a good thing has proven detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz explains how a culture that thrives on the availability of constantly evolving options can also foster profound dissatisfaction and self-blame in individuals, which can lead to a paralysis in decision making and, in some cases, depression. With the latest studies on how we make choices in our personal and professional lives, Schwartz offers practical advice on how to focus on the right choices, and how to derive greater satisfaction from choices that we do make.
Call Number: 153.83 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Janet Luhrs
Call Number: 640.42 Luh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Dave Ramsey
Description: A strategy for changing attitudes about personal finances covers such topics as getting out of debt, the dangers of cash advances, and keeping spending within income limits.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Henry David Thoreau
Description: Walden, or, Life in the Woods, is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amid woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts.
Call Number: 818 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Tammy Strobel
Description: While the new field of happiness research makes headlines, and the 99% face austerity at every turn, blogs like The Art of Nonconformity, Zen Habits, and Miss Minimalist attract millions looking to find more happiness, community, and fulfillment in less stuff, less debt, and less wage-chasing. Tammy Strobel and her husband are living the voluntary downsizing — or smart-sizing — dream and here she combines research on well-being with numerous real world examples to offer practical inspiration. Her fresh take on our things, our work, and our relationships spell out micro-actions that anyone can take to step off the getting-and-spending treadmill and into a life that’s more conscious and connected, sustainable and sustaining, heartfelt and happy.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Vicki Robin, Joseph R Dominguez, Monique Tilford
Description: The "the best book on money period" according to Grant of Millennial Money (as featured on CNBC Make It), who followed its advice and became a self-made millionaire entrepreneur in only five years
Call Number: 332.024 Rob 2008
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2017
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100 Ways To Simplify Your Life
Joyce Meyer
248.4 Mey
The Art Of Stillness : Adventures In Going Nowhere
Pico Iyer, Eydis Einarsdóttir
302.231 Iye
Clutterfree With Kids
Joshua Becker
648 Bec
The Big Tiny : A Built-It-Myself Memoir
Dee Williams
643.2 Wil
Do Less : A Minimalist Guide To A Simplified, Organized, And Happy Life
Rachel Jonat
646.7 Jon
The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
648 Kon
Essentialism : The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less
Greg McKeown
153.83 McK
The Paradox Of Choice : Why More Is Less
Barry Schwartz
153.83 Sch
Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things [DVD]
Matt D'Avella, Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Minimalists (Firm), Catalyst (Organization)
304.23 Min
The Simple Living Guide : A Sourcebook For Less Stressful, More Joyful Living
Janet Luhrs
640.42 Luh
Mole Had Everything
Jamison Odone
E Odo
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan For Financial Fitness [E-book]
Dave Ramsey
Simple Matters : Living With Less And Ending Up With More
Erin Boyle
648.5 Boy
Walden : Or, Life In The Woods : And, On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
818 Tho
Stuff
Margie Palatini, Noah (Noah Z.) ill Jones
E Pal
You Can Buy Happiness (And It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life And How You Can Too [E-book]
Tammy Strobel
Sustainable Happiness : Live Simply, Live Well, Make A Difference
Sarah Van Gelder
170.44 Sus
Your Money Or Your Life
Vicki Robin, Joseph R Dominguez, Monique Tilford
332.024 Rob 2008