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Simple Premise #7 – Getting From Point A to Point B

Simple Premise #7 – Getting From Point A to Point B

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net Simple living, closely tied to intentional living is about results. It is a mind thing but it is much more. It requires moving from where we are (point A) to where we want to be (point B). We don’t get from one to the other accidentally – it takes work. Most people will [...]

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Simple Premise #5 – If You Want To Live You Have To Grow

Simple Premise #5 – If You Want To Live You Have To Grow

| August 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net Today I want to talk a bit about growth.  Life-learning, constantly learning, always growing – it can be called many things.  Why is it simple?  I believe it is simple because it is part of our life that we get to choose.  When we are young, or even in jobs we often are [...]

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Plant Killer!

Plant Killer!

| August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

I am a terrible gardener; in fact, I used to brag that I was the “plant killer.” It made me feel better about my botanical failings, and it was a fantastic excuse. When my daughter was born, I was given a Christmas cactus—the only plant that survived me. Then, on a trip to California, my [...]

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Six Simple Ways to Reduce and Reuse: Smart Moves to Save Money and the Planet

Six Simple Ways to Reduce and Reuse: Smart Moves to Save Money and the Planet

| July 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

Going green and making the move to eco-friendly options does not require a lot of planning and thinking. All you need to do is make some small simple changes in what you buy and use to actually end up saving money and protecting the planet as well. Here are 6 smart moves to make to [...]

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Green and Simple Gift Ideas for New Parents

Green and Simple Gift Ideas for New Parents

| July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do you know a new mom or dad? Chances are they’re sleep-deprived, exhausted, overwhelmed and yes, obviously, happy about their little bundle of joy. Take some time out during the holidays to choose a simple, thoughtful and yet-super useful gift that they’ll love. Wondering what would fit the bill? Here’s a list of simple, practical [...]

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How To Start A Solar Coop

How To Start A Solar Coop

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is an excellent video on the power of local communities to make a real and lasting impact on the world around them, both locally and globally.  The Mt. Pleasant Solar Cooperative in Washington, DC helps shine a light on how to bring affordable and convenient solar power to a community, and how you can [...]

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A Bit About Me

A Bit About Me

| June 25, 2012 | 4 Comments

I am flattered to be asked to contribute on Simple Sunflower.  I am excited to share with you lots more stories, tips, and ideas about simple living and minimalism. First I wanted to share a bit about me and my simple living. My family and I decided we needed to simplify our life about 18 [...]

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Clothing Swaps: Green and Glamourous?

Clothing Swaps: Green and Glamourous?

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Clothing swaps are a great way to trade clutter (i.e. old clothes you no longer wear), for some new clothes, all without spending a penny. Clothing Swap®, founded by Suzanne Agasi, has been pushing what it calles ‘green glamour’, gathering fashionable individuals together in a fun environment where they relax, mingle, get pampered and then [...]

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The High Price Of Materialism

The High Price Of Materialism

| June 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is an excellent video produced by the Center for a New American Dream, and read by Tim Kasser.  Kasser explains how America’s consumer oriented culture undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they [...]

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The Story Of Stuff

The Story Of Stuff

| July 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is a great video by Annie Leonard on how our system of production and consumption actually works. It discusses an important aspect of our consumption, which is ‘the real cost’.  The idea that you can buy a t-shirt for $5.95 may reflect the economic costs, but if a river is polluted in the process, [...]

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