Author(s): Tammy Strobel
Once, Tammy Strobel and her husband were living a normal middle-class lifestyle: driving two cars, commuting long distances, and living well beyond their means. Now they are living the voluntary downsizing -- or smart-sizing -- dream. In this book Strobel 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 spells out micro-actions that anyone can take to step into a life that's more conscious and connected, sustainable and sustaining, heartfelt and "happy."
"What do you need to be happy? It's a lot less than you might expect. Read this book and prepare for change!"
-- Chris Guillebeau, author of "The $100 Startup"
"One of the most important books you'll read. If put into action, it will change lives."
-- Leo Babauta, author of "The Power of Less"
"This inspirational guide to creating a life of simple contentment is packed with real-life stories and practical tips for finding happiness. It's thoughtful and engaging, a road map to a postconsumer world. I loved it."
-- J. D. Roth, editor of the blog "Get Rich Slowly"
"You will immediately connect with Tammy Strobel's transparent and vulnerable storytelling. As a result, you will be challenged deeply by her discoveries about money, possessions, and happiness."
-- Joshua Becker, writer of the blog "Becoming Minimalist"
"Tammy Strobel's new book should resonate with millions of Americans. She has articulated what has become a movement in these changing times: simplification of our lives, less stuff, smaller living spaces."
-- Lloyd Kahn, author of "Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter"
"This powerful book reminds all of us that happiness is a choice and that when you choose time over money and people over stuff, happiness awaits."
-- Courtney Carver, blogger and author of "Simple Ways to Be More with Less"