The Living Art of Minimalism
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The Living Art of Minimalism

How to find freedom with less…and be happier with less More Americans than ever are living paycheck to paycheck, slaves to mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and credit card debt. Rather than bringing happiness, our over-consumption is creating lives filled with stress, worry, guilt, depression and discontent. And that’s not all. Our consumerist culture is impacting our planet in damaging ways as well. With each passing year, Earth Overshoot Day (the day each year in which the demand for natural resources exceeds the earth’s ability to produce them) creeps up earlier and earlier. We’re living above our means, using more resources than can be produced and it’s simply not sustainable. As one writer put it, the “American Dream” is an expensive one. And when did this buy more, bigger is better mentality become the American dream? Prior to World War II, non-essential items were not even being manufactured. Socks were darned, old bedsheets turned into rags, and even grease was saved in a can under the sink! In the past 50 years, the average American home has tripled in size and holds an average of over 300,000 items! And even our homes aren’t big enough for all of our […]

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