Why should we care about exploring ideas and habits for living simply? Because…

Life can feel like a roller coaster of work, family, and other commitments. Technology was supposed to give us more time; make us more efficient. Buying more stuff was supposed to make us happy and content. Instead, we just have higher expectations, we want more and more, and we never actually realize any more time or lasting happiness.

We need to slow down. Take some time to breathe.

We want freedom in our lives so we can feel less weighed down, less burdened, and so we can focus on what matters most to us.

We want to feel good about ourselves. Most, if not all of us, certainly want to be happy and content. We hope to live a meaningful life. We yearn to be able to focus on a new hobby, develop good health, and build relationships with our family, friends and community.

The Foundation of Ideas and Habits for Living Simply

Explore our 4 principles for living simply which will help you live a meaningful life with greater well-being:

Grow What You Can

Build a strong connection with the food you eat.

Know What You Buy

Make informed decisions about everything you spend your money on.

Go Back to Basics

Simplify your schedule, environment and financial obligations to make room for the things that matter most to you.

Discover Nature’s Goodness

Appreciate, understand, and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

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