Happy Go Local

Author: Linsly Donnelly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440506825
Size: 24.27 MB
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CSAs or farmers' markets? Upcycling or freecycling? Carpools or staycations? All of the above? They're all great choices - but how do you decide where your family's time and energy is best spent? In Happy-Go-Local, Linsly Donnelly shares countless ideas from her own experience in living locally to help you raise a happy and sustainable family. From community swaps to cooking co-ops, her approachable, step-by-step style will inspire you to make changes that bring your family, neighborhood, and town together - one compost pile at a time. Featuring interviews and tips from professionals in the sustainable movement, this all-in-one guide takes the guesswork out of living locally - and is one item you won't want to recycle!

Living Simply With Children

Author: Marie Sherlock
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307537854
Size: 75.93 MB
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Raising children ranks as one of life’s most rewarding adventures. Yet between Mom and Dad working full-time jobs, endless carpooling of overscheduled youngsters, and the never-ending pressures to buy and consume, family life can be incredibly—needlessly—complex. What if you could find a way to spend more time with your children, replace unnecessary activities with meaningful ones, and teach your children an invaluable life lesson in the process? Living Simply with Children offers a realistic blueprint for zeroing in on the pleasures of family life: • How (and why) to live simply and find more time to be with your children • Activities and rituals that bring out the best in every family member • Realistic ways to reclaim your children from corporate America • Helping children of any age deal with peer pressure • Raising kids who care about people and the planet • How to focus on the “good stuff” . . . with less stuff Including sections on limiting television, environmentally friendly practices, celebrating the holidays, and tapping into the growing community of families who embrace simplicity, this inspiring guide will show you how to raise children according to your own values—and not those of the consumer culture—as you enjoy both quality and quantity time with your family. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Moms Mean Business

Author: Lara Galloway
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601634102
Size: 18.51 MB
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Building a thriving business while building a happy family is all about how you spend your most precious resource: your hours. The good news is that we do have time for what matters to us, and in Moms Mean Business, Erin and Lara show how to prioritize what’s important and chuck what isn’t, so you can succeed at work and life. —Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast Moms Mean Business not only gives moms permission to dust off business dreams and make them a reality, but it shares with the rest of the world that they are a new kind of business owner that will change the business landscape...for the better. —Michelle McCullough, Startup Princess There are 9 million women-owned businesses in the United States; they account for $1.3 trillion in revenue. American women are starting businesses at a rate twice that of men. Most of these women are also moms. What does it take to be successful as both a mom and as an entrepreneur? Moms Mean Business gives existing and potential mom business owners the encouragement, advice, and healthy dose of “how-to” they need. In this helpful guide, you will create a customized strategy that includes: A personal definition of success in both life and business—and the way to achieve it The tools needed to manage time and productivity when your priorities as a mom and business owner conflict A mom-friendly business plan to get you focused An approach to self-care that allows you to handle all that’s thrown your way Tips, checklists, and guidance to quickly solve the problems mom entrepreneurs encounter Behind-the-scenes stories and advice from well-known mom entrepreneurs make Moms Mean Business fun to read and full of that all-important “me, too!” factor. It is inspiring, motivating, and, above all, practical.

Almost Amish

Author: Nancy Sleeth
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414369372
Size: 29.70 MB
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The author looks to Amish lifestyle and values as a model on which to base calmer, more focused, more faithful lives.

Making The Good Life Last

Author: Michael Schuler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1576755886
Size: 78.23 MB
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In this new thought-provoking and deeply honest book, Unitarian-Universalist pastor Schuler traces the roots of people's unhappiness back to their refusal to confront the long-term consequences of immoderate choices.

Making Home

Author: Sharon Astyk
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925091
Size: 74.31 MB
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A better life means having less, not having more

The Honest Life

Author: Jessica Alba
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609619129
Size: 39.82 MB
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As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner—delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way. The Honest Life recounts Alba's personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically—true to you—could be honestly life-changing.

Living And Sustaining A Creative Life

Author: Sharon Louden
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 178320012X
Size: 11.75 MB
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In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. The 40 essays collected here in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form of narratives, statements and interviews. Each story is different and unique, but the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, inside and outside the studio. Both day-to-day and Big Picture details are revealed, showing how it is possible to sustain a creative practice that contributes to the ongoing dialogue in contemporary art. These stories will inform and inspire any student, young artist and art enthusiast, and will help redefine what ‘success’ means to a professional artist.

Living The Good Long Life

Author: Martha Stewart
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307953211
Size: 45.32 MB
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Martha Stewart’s engaging handbook for living your healthiest life after 40—with expertise from doctors and specialists on eating, exercise, wellness, home, and organizing, as well as caring for others. Martha Stewart’s Living the Good Long Life is a practical guide unlike any other: honest and upbeat, with clear and motivating charts, resources, and tips from doctors and wellness specialists. From the best ways to organize your home to protecting your mental well-being and appearance as you age, this book gives accessible ideas that you can incorporate every day. And when it’s time to explore caregiving for others, you’ll know how to enrich their quality of life while preventing your own fatigue. Martha’s 10 Golden Rules for Successful Aging provide a framework for chapters that cover your changing needs with every decade, including: -Healthy Eating: Stock a healthy pantry for your dietary needs. -Healthy Fitness: Stand strong on your feet by increasing your balance, endurance, and flexibility. -A Healthy Brain: Stimulate new brain activity to prevent memory loss. -A Healthy Outlook: Maintain a sense of daily purpose by strengthening social connections. -Healthy Living Every Day: Medicate wisely while paying attention to aches and pains. -Healthy Looks: Take care of your skin and match your makeup to your age. -Healthy Home: Create a home that is a reflection of how you want to live. -Healthy Living into the Future: Be your own wellness CEO to prevent future illness. -Healthy Caring: Prepare for helping others while caring for yourself, and much more! Healthy living begins with establishing small habits, and with Living the Good Long Life you’ll have a dependable source for thriving in your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. "In my Foundation’s health initiatives—and in my own life—I’ve seen again and again how even small measures to improve your health can make a big difference. Living the Good Long Life is full of simple ideas that can be incorporated into daily routines to help you feel better and keep on doing what you love." —President Bill Clinton "For thirty years, Martha Stewart has carefully coached us on how to take care of our homes, our menus, our crafts. And now in Living the Good Long Life, she has brought her brilliant skills to the mission of helping us take care of ourselves. With sparkling prose, no-nonsense instruction, and, as always, oceans of wisdom, Martha implores readers not to recoil from their advancing years, but to embrace and celebrate them—with invaluable tips on keeping our diets healthy, our bodies pumping, and our outlook forever sunny. I just loved this book." —Marlo Thomas

Generation Green

Author: Linda Sivertsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141698285X
Size: 25.30 MB
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We all know about the Earth's environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make a difference: you. If you text your friends or chat with them online, download music to your iPod, or toss bottles and papers into recycling bins, you're already more eco-savvy than you think. It's just as easy to do even more to help save the earth, and Generation Green shows you how. This book: Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills Offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way Includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes Shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around. It doesn't matter if you can't vote or drive. Your efforts -- big or small -- will contribute to saving the planet. It's time for all of us to take action. It's time to go green!