Read You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too Online Free - While the new field of happiness research makes headlines, and the 99% face austerity at every turn, blogs like The Art of Nonconformity, Zen Habits, and Miss Minimalist attract millions looking to find more happiness, community, and fulfillment in less stuff, less debt, and less wage-chasing. Tammy Strobel and her husband are living the voluntary downsizing — or smart-sizing — dream and here she combines research on well-being with numerous real world examples to offer practical inspiration. Her fresh take on our things, our work, and our relationships spell out micro-actions that anyone can take to step off the getting-and-spending treadmill and into a life that’s more conscious and connected, sustainable and sustaining, heartfelt and happy.
|Title||:||You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too|
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September 29, 2012
This has to be the most incredible book that I have read this year simply because it hit home so closely. For years I have said that I want to be a minimalist and own as little as possible so that I can focus on what is important in life.....LIVING! Our stuff really and truly gets in the way of o...
October 14, 2012
READ THIS! Author Tammy Strobel encouraged me to (1) identify what makes me happy (what "sings" to me), (2) simplify my life to maximize my happiness, (3) Calculate how large a house I need/want, (4) list what I value and structure my life to reflect my values, (5) give time, not money, to charit...
May 05, 2016
I am always drawn to books about rearranging, changing and refurbishing ones life, house or both. This book was well put together with lots of references to back up here thoughts on simplifying and downsizing. I will never move into a tiny house, but I am always looking at ways to simplify.
October 07, 2012
I'm not going to live in a tiny house trailer anytime soon, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Tammy Strobel's metamorphosis from a materialistic, diamond-loving lady into a successful writer who lives in a home the size of some people's closets. I find that when you're surrounded by pretty e...
October 08, 2012
I very much enjoyed this brief, friendly, inspiring book. I've been getting started with downsizing/rightsizing for a couple of months, and I got an immediate dose of encouragement from reading Tammy's story and her "micro-action" tips. I've never thought of myself as being particularly materiali...
July 11, 2016
I simply cannot recommend this book highly enough! I stumbled across Tammy Strobel's blog last week, downloaded the book to my Kindle from amazon.co.uk (I'm not sure if it's out yet in print) and devoured it in just a few days. It resonated perfectly with me; in fact, I've already completed many...
April 13, 2014
I really enjoyed this book. It inspired me to do a social media detox for 1 month.
No Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat (the main 3 I was using) I did decide however to allow myself to use sources of social media and communication such as Goodreads, e-mail and WordPress to keep up to date with my b...
November 03, 2016
...You Can Buy Happiness is a blend of the story of Tammy’s personal journey into minimalism, the stories of fellow bloggers, and suggestions about how to take a similar journey in your own life. Really, this isn’t that much different from RK itself, which may be why it works. Tammy’s strength is...
October 02, 2012
This book is not a preachy, you-should-be-simplifying bible, but rather a clear, succinct explanation of how simplifying and de-cluttering is a step-by-step life choice process that can lead to so many positive outcomes. Well written and edited, I look forward to more of Tammy's books in the futu...
October 05, 2012
I adored this book. Tammy is so inspiring! I admire her for all that she has done (and continues to do) to lead a grateful, simplistic, happy life. It's not often that I give out 5 stars, but I that's how much I enjoyed this book!