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Simplicity Quotes

"Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated."
Jacob Bronowski

"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
Albert Einstein

"Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness."
Seneca

"The wise man then followed a simple way of life—which is hardly surprising when you consider how even in this modern age he seeks to be as little encumbered as he possibly can."
Seneca

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit." Alexander Pope

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Simplicity Definition: Straightforward; not complex or complicated. Unpretentious.

Etymology of 'Simplicity'
late 14c., "singleness of nature, unity, indivisibility; immutability," from Old French simplicite (12c., Modern French simplicité), from Latin simplicitatem (nominative simplicitas) "state of being simple, frankness, openness, artlessness, candor, directness," from simplex (genitive simplicis) "simple".

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Simplicity"
"Perfect Simplicity is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Simplicity now"
"Accept Simplicity"
"Trust in your Simplicity"
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Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity
by Nancy BraithwaiteSearch for Nancy Braithwaite
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Interior designer Nancy Braithwaite?s long-awaited first book is a striking tutorial in the power of simplicity in design. In the world of interior design, Nancy Braithwaite is known for her single-minded devotion to the principle that has guided her work for more than forty years: simplicity. Braithwaite?s work is luxuriously minimalist, its beauty inextricably tied to its Shaker-like purity. While her work varies from art deco to country, the underlying rules remain the same: every element should strive to be simple and powerful without compromise, and every room must have a level of power that comes from commanding scale, repetition of elements, subtleties of color, or the sheer beauty of forms. In Braithwaite?s world, excess is not opulent. Simplicity is opulent. Braithwaite takes the reader deep into her singular vision. Divided into five sections, the book begins with her manifesto on simplicity and the aspects of design used to achieve it, including architecture, scale, color, texture, pattern, and composition. She then presents three categories of style?country, classic, and contemporary?and explains and illustrates each with iconic rooms from her portfolio. Finally, she presents several houses as case studies, displaying the power of these principles in action and emphasizing the importance of craftsmanship in design, from a stunning modern seaside retreat on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, to her unforgettable country house in Atlanta.
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Simplicity: The Freedom of Letting Go
by Richard RohrSearch for Richard Rohr
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One of Fr. Rohr?s bestselling books, this revised and updated edition explores St. Francis?s ancient call to the simple life, where joy, not dry theology, helps us build relationships and find peace in ourselves.

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Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
by Kim John Payne, Lisa M. Ross
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Today?s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change:
 
? Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter?as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload.
? Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed.
? Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child?s daily torrent of constant doing.
? Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children?s ?screen time? to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation.

A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children.
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Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World
by Richard J. FosterSearch for Richard J. Foster
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A revised and updated edition of the manifesto that shows how simplicity is not merely having less stress and more leisure but an essential spiritual discipline for the health of our soul.
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The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)
by John MaedaSearch for John Maeda
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Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We're rebelling against technology that's too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by 75-megabyte "read me" manuals. The iPod's clean gadgetry has made simplicity hip. But sometimes we find ourselves caught up in the simplicity paradox: we want something that's simple and easy to use, but also does all the complex things we might ever want it to do. In The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and design -- guidelines for needing less and actually getting more.

Maeda -- a professor in MIT's Media Lab and a world-renowned graphic designer -- explores the question of how we can redefine the notion of "improved" so that it doesn't always mean something more, something added on.

Maeda's first law of simplicity is "Reduce." It's not necessarily beneficial to add technology features just because we can. And the features that we do have must be organized (Law 2) in a sensible hierarchy so users aren't distracted by features and functions they don't need. But simplicity is not less just for the sake of less. Skip ahead to Law 9: "Failure: Accept the fact that some things can never be made simple." Maeda's concise guide to simplicity in the digital age shows us how this idea can be a cornerstone of organizations and their products -- how it can drive both business and technology. We can learn to simplify without sacrificing comfort and meaning, and we can achieve the balance described in Law 10. This law, which Maeda calls "The One," tells us: "Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful."


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Simplicity: How To Live With Less, Downsize, And Get More Fulfillment From Life
by Brian NightSearch for Brian Night

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This is a boxset of three best selling minimalist books!

As a society, we collect both physical and mental clutter throughout our daily routines. In order to offset this buildup, we naturally want to purchase more things, make more friends, and take on more responsibility. This endless pursuit can leave us feeling overwhelmed, causing a great deal of stress and anxiety. Enter the practice of minimalism. Many people who suffer from heightened stress and anxiety have seen a dramatic improvement by cutting back and simplifying their lives. This book will serve as a guide to help you cut both physical and mental clutter from your life.

Learn the secret to cultivating and creating good financial habits in 31 days. Equip yourself with the steps necessary to manage your budget, income, and expenses. The 31 day method is a practical, realistic plan based on a minimalist philosophy that can help you actively obtain your personal and professional goals. Modify your plan to reach financial stability and choose the amount of time that you spend each day. Most days require 15 - 30 minutes of work, but can always vary depending on your situation. Stay dedicated to these simple methods and you'll find results right around the corner. So start your journey in discovering a minimalist budget and download this invaluable resource today!

Our time is dominated by different types of stimuli all vying for our attention. This leads to a cluttered and stress-filled life. As technology advances, we find ourselves continually distracted by the internet, text messages, and work life. This leads to very little downtown or relaxation, which is just one reason why many people feel stress and anxiety each day. Living in a world full of clutter--whether it's your home, life, or relationships--can cause you to lose focus on what matters most in your life.

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The Joy of less Book 1 Discovering Your Inner Minimalist
by Cary David RichardsSearch for Cary David Richards

Simplify your life and discover the Joys that come from minimalist living.

What if you could live on purpose and reduce or eliminate most of the stress and worry that you experience on a daily basis?

Overwhelmed and exhausted, we tend to hit the ground running every morning without much thought to what exactly we are doing or why we?re doing it. Phone calls, texts, e-mails, Kids sports and yoga classes. It?s all a blur of activity and deadlines. Are these activities meaningful to you? Are they contributing to your joy and serenity or is the mindless rushing about simply a way of not thinking about what?s really important?

??? The ability to simplify life is the ability to declutter your soul and live with emotional simplicity.

Simple organized living is a wonderful concept but it takes more than throwing a bunch of unwanted stuff in a box and making a dump run. It requires a paradigm shift and a commitment to doing things in a different way. An attitude shift towards the things you have and the things you want. Before you simplify your space, you need to be able to be emotionally and spiritually ready to not only handle the decluttering projects you are going to tackle but to permanently change your habits and attitudes towards your material possessions as well as your relationships.

??? This is Book one of the two part ?Joy of less? series,

In it, Cary David Richards details how he and his wife Jeannie were forced by circumstances to downsize and simplify. How over time they came to understand that minimalism has some very tangible and important long term benefits.

From reduced stress to being able to think with clarity and vision, Cary and Jeannie's minimalist journey will illuminate the joy and explain the challenges of a life lived with Less and an existence filled with freedom and happiness.

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Let Cary David explain how to painlessly and effectively de-clutter you from the inside out and prepare you for the minimalist path.

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Simplify
by Joshua BeckerSearch for Joshua Becker

Simplify is a celebration of living more by owning less. Written by Joshua Becker, who inspires hundreds of thousands of people on his personal blog, this is a book that calls for the end of living lives seeking and accumulating more and more possessions by highlighting the enjoyment of living with less.

Three years ago, his typical, suburban family of four made the decision to minimize their possessions, declutter their home, and simplify their lives. In so doing, they discovered countless real-life benefits of living with less. And now, to help others experience the same freedom, they offer the most important lessons they?ve learned through the process. Simplify is full of personal stories, practical tips, and powerful inspiration.

It is based on a rational approach to minimalism. It will forever change the way you look at physical possessions. And most importantly, its approach will free you from the burden of clutter and provide you with the extra motivation to realign your life around your heart?s greatest passions? however you choose to define them.

Praise for Simplify:
? ?A must-read.? - Leo Babauta, Zen Habits, TIME Magazine Blog of the Year
? ?If you?re looking for specific advice on how to live well with less, this book is worth a look.? - Naomi Seldin, The Times Union, Albany, NY
? ?It is a simple, straightforward guide to simplifying your life and brings new light to the term minimalist.? - Tanna Clark, Professional Organizer
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The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
by Francine JaySearch for Francine Jay
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Having less stuff is the key to happiness.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it's time to simplify your life!

The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living. Part One provides an inspirational pep talk on the joys and rewards of paring down. Part Two presents the STREAMLINE method: ten easy steps to rid your house of clutter. Part Three goes room by room, outlining specific ways to tackle each one. Part Four helps you trim your to-do list and free up your time, and explains how saving space in your closets can save the planet.

Ready to sweep away the clutter? Just open this book, and you'll be on your way to a simpler, more streamlined, and more serene life.
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Minimalism: Live Comfortably With Less (Simple Living, Frugality, Decluttering, Simplicity)
by William PennybanksSearch for William Pennybanks

Do You Want to Live Life Without Being Tied to Material Things?

Less really can be more.

With the growing number of people being dissatisfied living with insurmountable amounts of clutter, busy work schedules, and hectic lives, most resort to the age old question: Can I really live with less?

Apparently, yes they can- and they don?t have to compromise comfort at all! This book, Minimalism: Live Comfortably With Less, explores that possibility, philosophy, lifestyle, and will streamline how you can change your life for the better and for less! In this book, you?ll find ways on how you can adopt and promote a lifestyle that is both simple and comfortable. You?ll end up rethinking your dependence on your material possessions and learn that stress can be reduced by simply reducing materialism all around you!

Within This Book, You Will Find the Following Useful Guides To Aid You in Your Conquest of Simplicity

  • Benefits of Minimalism
  • The Minimalist Home
  • The Minimalist Kitchen
  • The Minimalist Food
  • The Minimalist Wardrobe

??? Do You Want to Become a Minimalist But Don't Know Where To Start?

Whether it?s your kitchen, wardrobe, bedroom, or the way you consume food, Minimalism: Live Comfortably With Less can align your values and focus on the things that really matter and will reduce your distraction of how you are pulled more and more into non-essentials of everyday living. This book shows how you can live the life of a high-roller on Comfort Street with the expenses of someone from Thrift Ville.

Those born in the height of consumerism, happiness is fulfilled by the idea of having more stuff. The capitalist idea is that you have to want- constantly. And these wants are fuelled by your desire to spend, to have more, which is not always a good idea. But for the minimalist lifestyle, IT?S ALWAYS NOT A GOOD IDEA. Life of a minimalist revolves one idea: living comfortably with less. And with that, happiness goes hand-in-hand. So if you?re reading this, chances are you?re seeking a new way to find happiness without having too much in your possession, and here?s where we show you.

Minimalism, as a philosophy and way of living, is simply a liberation of how you can live a fuller life with simpler necessities. This book aids you, the reader and practitioner of minimalism, of how you can easily adapt a calmer, stress-free, and clutter-free environment that can ultimately change the way you live. This book is simply about living simple.

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