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Simple Ways to Be More with Less by [Carver, Courtney]
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  • File Size: 309 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
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  • Publication Date: April 11, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056U9I52
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By H. Andrews on September 6, 2012
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Minimalism seems to be a pretty hot topic these days. Films like Affluenza and The Story of Stuff have people thinking about all the stuff society encourages us to covet, leaving us feeling unfulfilled until we can afford that next gadget. As a result of this thinking, many people I know can't stop talking about tiny houses, barefoot running, or blogs like Zen Habits. Even the Harvard Business Review recently ran an article about minimalism applied to one's career!

About a year before I moved to Vancouver, BC, I started ruthlessly downsizing my possessions. In the process I started becoming more familiar with the community of minimalist bloggers and their work.

Today I'm in a far different place than I was three years ago, but I've still been continuing to read the literature. Unclutterer is my favorite practical guide to keeping my stuff under control (check out Unitasker Wednesdays for a laugh!), and Becoming Minimalist exemplifies how an average family of four can live simply without going to extremes.

Another blog I often enjoy is Courtney Carver's Be More With Less, focuses on cultivating intentionality in readers. One of my favorite posts is "Immediate Gratification is for Sissies," which encourages readers to keep their eye on the prize and not compare their progress to anyone but themselves.

This week I had the opportunity to read a copy of Carver's ebook Simple Ways to Be More With Less.

At the beginning of the book I started getting trepidatious. Most of the thoughts seemed extremely simple, and seemed to be addressing an audience that had just discovered minimalism last week. As I read though, I got engrossed. The chapters about dreams and dream-killing gave me much food for thought, and I remained engrossed through the end.
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The reasons to clear your mind and life plus how to do it. Clear, consise ways to to gain time and gain relationships in your life. Not only does the author share her ideas she has a who's who of guest writers sharing life's simple directions. If you are thinking about simplifying your life, read this book, better yet study this book.
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Courtney Carver writes an amazing blog and has now written a beautiful book. Both are about her passion in life - living with purpose by living with less. She believes that less is as much about letting go as it is about adding more healthy habits to your life. Courtney has a unique way of looking at daily habits and routines - a way that lightens and lifts those habits so they become something much more. Great inspiration for anyone looking for simple, practical advice on living life.
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This book is about reacting less to our culture, media, and technology. It's about basing our lifestyle choices and daily habits on purposeful choices. While I'm not a pure minimalist, I am on a search to be less directed by technology and the fast-paced culture. Living with less helps me have more time to myself and my loved ones.

I related most to Courtney and Tammy's practical tips for simplicity. I enjoyed the simple yet elegant format with useful links sprinkled in as needed. I'm excited to try new recipes and ways of de-cluttering. I found there was something in this book for almost everyone. You can pick what resonates most with you or you can try it all.

I have picked a few things to focus on: more veggies, less email, less social media, less snooze. Instead of complaining that I don't have enough time to get to what is important, I'm finding ways to clear the distractions that prevent me from meaningful contact.
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Courtney Carver has been inspiring me for the last two years with her weekly blog posts on downsizing life to enjoy it more fully and this book encompasses all of that wisdom in a short, easy Saturday read. Don't let its compact size fool you. The bits of wisdom shared from her as well as other minimalist and simple living bloggers are full of strength that when absorbed, will help to transform the way you experience life. Courtney covers everything from clutter, food, email and creative pursuits to how living in gratitude and prayer can upgrade your life. If you think it sounds too good to be true, I dare you to read it and give it a try. Many of us say we want something different from life and complain we don't have the time and put our dreams off into "someday" land. By embracing the tips in Courtney's book you'll move towards a new balance and harmony in life. You just may find yourself busting out of the unconscious patterns of consumerism while discovering who you are and what you desire...and have the time and space to experience joy!
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I've followed her blog for a long time now and was really excited to see that she had written a book! Her advice is sage and really is helpful in identifying the important things in life. I highly recommend this ebook!
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Concise list of do's for a happy life. I have a couple of cautions: 1) Drinking a glass of lukewarm water each morning. Make sure you run the water until it goes from warm to cold. I took this advice once and ended up with elevated copper in my blood from drinking the water that had sat overnight in the copper pipes. 2) Vegetarianism does not help cruelty to animals in meat industries as much as eating only meat from responsible farms where the animals are grazed and fed in a humane manner. You do this at the checkout scanner where money talks and notice is taken of consumer preferences. This is my opinion since I do eat meat but want animals raised humanely and without cruelty. Eating meat does not equate with selfishness. Carnivores eat herbivores and this is natural.
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