About the Book

At last, real simplicity for real people!

Have you ever wondered if it's possible to simplify your life without giving away all your possessions, moving to a mountaintop, or taking up meditation?

The sad reality is the simplicity movement has been hijacked by those who tout New Age psychobabble and whose advice is little more than impractical nonsense.

But simplicity doesn't have to be that way. Now a practical alternative is available.

The Simplicity Primer: 365 Ideas for Making Life More Livable addresses simplicity from a concrete, no-nonsense, realistic standpoint. It offers guidelines for family life, finances, the workplace, health, relationships, spiritual life, home, recreational activities, and much much more.

The Simplicity Primer shows how the path toward a simple life can be summed up in three words:

Make. Good. Choices.

This means that simplifying can be done by anyone, anywhere, under almost any circumstances.


Imagine how simple your life would be if you were out of debt, had well-behaved kids, and a happy marriage. Imagine what it would be like to have an uncluttered home or a job you love.

Clearly the person who overspends or has extra-marital affairs or refuses to discipline children or nags or drives too fast is complicating his life.  Remember, these are choices.

A simple life is not necessarily an easy life, but that's okay. It means you've made choices you can be proud of twenty years down the line.  The path you take because of your good choices is the path toward true simplicity.

No one has to move to a farm or raise their consciousness (unless they want to) in order to embrace simplicity -- all you have to do is make smart, rational choices in life.

Your life is a beautiful journey.  Enjoy it.