A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World is the newest course book from Northwest Earth Institute – to be released next month! This new course book will help you rediscover a way of life that’s simpler and driven by what matters most, providing opportunitites to reconnect with your values, and discover how simple living intersects with sustainability — at the personal and global levels.
The concept of “living simply so that others may simply live” has been around for hundreds of years. Today, we choose simple living as a way to make our own paths in life, paths that allow for investing our time in the things that matter most to us, making choices that create less waste and more good, using technology intentionally, and critically examining the messages that tell us what to believe, what to value, and who to be. A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World connects our individual values and actions to the larger picture and helps us to find power to make real change in our lives, communities, and in the world at large.
Session topics explore living a life of happiness and meaning, addressing ‘busyness’ and distraction, practices to consume less and create more, and our relationship with technology. Throughout the course book, there are opportunities to cultivate mindfulness and intentionality, and to connect, reflect and act on your relationship with time, technology, material possessions and media.
A Different Way is currently available for pre-order and will be available in paperback and ebook in mid February. This course is a great way to engage your community, friends, or neighbors in dialogue and action in 2017, and we hope you’ll consider organizing a course this Spring!