Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things That Really Matter by Elaine St. James


An all-time favorite book. Elaine St. James was a 51-year-old former businesswoman in 1994 when she published Simplify Your Life. She says, "Like many others of our generation, my husband, Gibbs, and I had bought into the ‘bigger is better’ and the ‘more is better yet’ philosophies of the 1980s. We had the big house, the big car, most of the conveniences, and many of the toys of the typical yuppie lifestyle. Then we gradually began to realize that, rather than contributing to our lives, many of these things complicated them far more than we had been willing to admit."

St. James went on a retreat and emerged to help initiate the simplicity movement of the 1990s. Her book lays out "100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things That Really Matter." She says in her introduction, "For us, living simply meant reducing the scale, maintaining the comfort, eliminating the complexity, and minimizing the time demands of life as we had known it in the 1980s."

Published 1994, 238 pages

Cover Size: 6” L x 5.5” W

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