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How to Live Less Stressfully

How to Live Less Stressfully

The great pioneer of simple living, Helen Nearing, offers eleven wonderfully wise tips for living not only a less stressful life, but for living in a more connected and organic way.

Her tips really work: she lived to be 91, and her husband Scott to be 100. Find out the simple principles for Living the Good Life, right here:

1. Do the best you can, whatever arises.

2. Be at peace with yourself.

3. Find a job you enjoy.

4. Live in simple conditions; housing, food, clothing; get rid of clutter.

5. Contact nature every day; feel the earth under your feet.

6. Take physical exercise through hard work; through gardening or walking.

7. Donít worry; live one day at a time.

8. Share something every day with someone else; if you live alone, write someone; give something away; help someone else somehow.

9. Take time to wonder at life and the world; see some humor in life where you can.

10. Observe the one life in all things.

11. Be kind to the creatures.

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Adapted from Loving and Leaving the Good Life, by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1993). Copyright (c) 1993 by Helen Nearing. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Loving and Leaving the Good Life, by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1993).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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10:56PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Wonderful ideas!

10:55PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Wonderful ideas!

10:54PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Wonderful ideas!

10:53PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Wonderful ideas!

10:52PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Wonderful ideas!

1:57PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

These are all great tips.

11:58AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Thank you

1:04AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Thanks for the article

9:46PM PDT on Jul 5, 2012


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