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Live a More Beautiful Life: 6 Steps

Live a More Beautiful Life:  6 Steps

Finding timeless beauty in our lives is so simple using this inspiring list of six easy steps found in “The Wabi-Sabi House: The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty” by Robyn Griggs Lawrence.

Take a moment to savor this inspiring list, and one-by-one integrate
these suggestions into your life. Following these ideas, alone, will
inspire your days to be more authentic and full of beauty.

1. Give Yourself Five Minutes of Quiet
Do this each day, and work up to more time bit-by-bit.

2. Visit a Flea Market
No need to buy anything unless you want it; note what speaks to you.

3. Take a Daily or Weekly Walk Outdoors
Notice all that relates to the seasons such as the colors and light.

4. Make Something–Anything
Make something with found objects, objects from nature, a piece of pottery, or a painting. Place it in a prominent place and look at it often. Admire it.

5. Place One Flower, Branch, or Stem Nearby
Find this outside your front door, place it in view inside your home, and every time you see it “admire its singular beauty,” as author Lawrence so aptly writes.

6. Create a Treasure Alcove
Place anything you want in this special place, from a stone to an inspiring book. Begin by replacing this treasure trove every season, then more frequently until you can change it every day.

Read more: Spirit, Green Home Decor, Inspiration

Inspired by The Wabi-Sabi House, by Robyn Griggs Lawrence (Clarkson Potter, 2004).

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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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The Wabi-Sabi House, by Robyn Griggs Lawrence, is a gem of a book, and these six steps are an example of the treasures found in now


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9:10PM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

3:51AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013


9:15AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Good to see that a few things I have donne are in the list. It makes me feel I'm on the right direction. Thank you!

6:45PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

thanks for the tips

1:01AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

What good ideas. Thank you. I know that my life changed once I began to create and this led to finding objects and refurbishing them and recreating then. We should all find the creator inside each of us. It opens our world.

Your articles are so inspiring. Thank you.

12:57AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Very good tips. Thanks.

1:19AM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Great article! Thanks for sharing!

3:58AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

Thank you!

10:39PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

What wonderful ideas. I agree when I place flowers around I notice I smile more and feel more light hearted.

12:40AM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Thank you. Focus and merging of ourselves into the activity without expectation, has a joyful experience

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