Simplifying is not necessarily about getting rid of everything we've worked so hard for. It's about making wise choices. It's about recognizing that trying to have it all has gotten in the way of enjoying the things that truly do add to our happiness and well-being. It's about deciding what's important to us, and gracefully letting go of the things that aren't.

If,you've thought about simplifying your life, but don't know where to begin, Living the Simple Life is the blueprint you need. Simplicity expert Elaine St. James explains how to make simplifying a painless process whether you're just beginning to scale down or whether you think your life couldn't get any simpler. She explains the philosophy behind simplifying and the mindset you need to achieve it in both your outer and inner lives. You'll discover how simplifying your life will give you more time to play and to relax, make you more productive at work, unleash your creativity and open up new possibilities, and free up time for you to face the challenges you've been avoiding.

Living the Simple Life will help you to find out what really matters to you, and eliminate the "stuff" cluttering up your life. And Elaine St. James will challenge you to change your consumer habits, learn to say no, simplify your personal and household routines, and cope with lifestyle and parenting. issues to help you on your journey to a more balanced, peaceful life.