First of all, I have to thank my friend Laura for emailing me the link to this great article from NYTimes.com. I think it really gets to the heart of why people are choosing to simplify their lifestyles and it shares some interesting information on how American’s consumer habits are changing for the better (at least in my opinion).
I always find it really encouraging to read other people’s success stories when it comes to simple living. It reminds me that these lifestyle changes are sustainable, rewarding and practical. Ordinary people can and are doing living this way!
I also recommend checking out Tammy Strobel’s blog about her adventures in simple living, RowdyKittens (she was a focal point for the NYTimes article). I’ve already found a recipe for home-made baking soda shampoo which I’m definitely going to try. Practically free, better for you and the environment, no plastic bottles to throw away, and it’s meant to leave your hair super clean and fresh!
I know many of you who read this are doing various things in the realm of simple living, and I’d love to hear what you’re up to. It’s so encouraging to read other people’s success stories, no matter how small or super fantastic! Please leave a comment and share your ideas for living a simple and happy life!