The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life

The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life

The Circle of Simplicity Return to the Good Life For a growing number of people simplicity has been a path to experience the joy in life to cherish its richness and vitality It strips away the burdens of our daily lives so that we are left with ex

  • Title: The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life
  • Author: Cecile Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780060928728
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • For a growing number of people, simplicity has been a path to experience the joy in life, to cherish its richness and vitality.It strips away the burdens of our daily lives so that we are left with exhilaration, spirit and fullness These people are finding that less less work, less rushing, less debt is time with family and friends, time with commuFor a growing number of people, simplicity has been a path to experience the joy in life, to cherish its richness and vitality.It strips away the burdens of our daily lives so that we are left with exhilaration, spirit and fullness These people are finding that less less work, less rushing, less debt is time with family and friends, time with community, time with nature, and time to develop a meaningful and compelling spirituality.In The Circle of Simplicity Return to the Good Life, author Cecile Andrews helps you discover and create the good life for yourself She is renowned for her workshops on voluntary simplicity and her seminars on creating simplicity circles, where people explore their own life stories and share information and knowledge, helping one another develop lives of simplicity and satisfaction The circles do not only give people the tools to change, but they also fill unmet needs for community and intimacy and the desire to search for truth in the company of kindred spirits.

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    The author has the absolute best intentions, but her execution was severely lacking. She relies too heavily anecdotes instead of facts/data, and (as we all do) mistakes her personal experience for universal truth. The book is also wrought with logical fallacies, which doesn't do much to bolster her worthwhile arguments.My primary problem is that she romanticizes and therefore dehumanizes low-income communities of color. She stereotypes poor people and Native Americans in a way only white, middle [...]

    I liked this angle on the voluntary simplicity movement. Most books about voluntary simplicity focus on scaling back financially, but this has greater emphasis on slowing down, reclaiming your time, and re-connecting with people.

    This was recommended. I enjoyed it but it was not life changing as it was to my acquaintance. However, it made some valid points and I made some changes because of it. It focuses on "voluntary simplicity" which is living consciously and being true to yourself and living with more awareness. I would recommend it.

    this is the best "how to" and philosophy behind the real simplicity movement--not the Oprah-fied movement. The real one. I highly recommend it.

    I agree with much of what was in this book, and it wasn't new material for me. However, if someone is feeling like something is missing from life and isn't quite sure what's missing, I would urge that person to read this book and similar ones. This book is from 20 years ago and talks about "simplicity." Now people talk about "slow living" and "minimalism." Same thing. Different words.Even 30 years ago, I was reading Duane Elgin and someone whose name eludes me right now. In the U.S it seems ther [...]

    Sin duda es un libro que invita a rebelarse. Es la segunda vez que lo leo, está vez como referencia para un libro sobre Abundancia que estoy escribiendo.Me gusta su espíritu rebelde, libertario y su invitación a vivir de un modo mucho más natural. Hace un lindo ataque a la riqueza sobre el cual vale la pena reflexionar

    Wake up SHEEPLEThe author has a hard time communicating any coherent idea in the first 1/3 of the book. Is it that everything is bad? What's her movement about overall? Staph with the stories from , move to the point.Didn't even completed this.

    It has some good points. I got lost at some other points. It was not exactly what I had expected but I am glad I read it.

    This book has no index. How can I apply my reading method?Pg vii: Her family has Bible names. What are her beliefs: What is the Northwest School of Sustainability: Does It still stand?Pg xix: She was a camp fire girl. Where the ranks were trail seekers, wood gatherers, fire maker and torch bearer. This may be a good book for Betty.Pg 22: Voluntary simplicity; defined as the expression of the ecocentric ethic. Whatever that means. How about live now so others can live better after us.Pg 40: She w [...]

    I started reading this book 3 months ago and it's taken me this long to finish it. At first, I was really, really into it, loving the message of reclaiming our lives, giving back to the planet, ignoring the corporations, and returning to a simpler way of living.I don't know why or how I got off track with it, but I did and found it hard to get back. I would read two or three pages here and there and then finally, today, I just said, "That's it, I've been trying to finish it long enough!" The ide [...]

    Most of this book is anecdotes of her quest for community, her and her friends discoveries thereof and her ideas of how less stuff makes more time to spend on ones passion, with friends or being active in ones local community. All through her concept of a study circle.I liked that she included the anecdotes on which she based her opinions and conclusions. Since it gives a clear picture of where she got her ideas and values from and because the book is about finding joy of life and a sense of com [...]

    Interested in designing a simpler life where you have more time to pursue your passion? This book will strengthen your belief in the voluntary simplicity movement. As evidenced by all the references in her book, Cecile is well-read on the subject of simplification. One of the greatest strengths of the book is that she provides lots of suggestions for further reading. One of the weaknesses of the book is that there is quite a bit of repetition of ideas and many of the titled subsections are under [...]

    Flipped through, and it really wasn't even worth that. I found it in the Testimony of Simplicity section of our Quaker Meetinghouse's library, but it wasn't helpful for me at all because the author was writing from an unhelpfully different starting point. She spoke a lot about the typical workweek rat race, and the accumulation of more & more material goods. I think at the end she offered suggestions about what to actually *do* instead of repeating her case about what was wrong, but by that [...]

    I enjoyed this book. Is there new information in it? I am assuming, of course, that you are interested in Voluntary Simplicity and possibly are on the path of it at some level. So there may not be any new insight gained by reading this unless you are interested in forming Simplicity Circles, which Ms. Andrews give you a lot of information on at the end of the book. But this is a wonderful, thought provoking book if you are looking to have your thoughts on a simple life put into more concrete ter [...]

    This book is a good read, with valuable information, but I think I may have read one too many simplicity themed books. I liked Affluenza better than this one, but I think this is a perfect book for someone who's just starting to think about making some lifestyle changes in the direction of consuming less/living more consciously.

    I enjoyed it, although I did not like the attitude of the book. The attitude is generally looking down at you and saying, "This stuff is common sense! Come on, what's wrong with you?!" I did not like that. I am reading her next book, "Slow is Beautiful" and hopefully this next book will be better.

    I think she is a little rough on the middle class assuming that everyone is one way, and people become more boring the farther up they move in the work ladder, at the same time, I really wanted to change our lives after reading this! She is spot on in a million ways!

    I have initiated a community group based on Voluntary Simplicity that starts in November because of this book, this is how the cultures of Denmark and Swedish cultures were formed, with study circles.

    This book was a good read. I wouldn't say rush out and get it, though. There were several things I will take with me, however other parts - in particular about starting/joining cimplicity circles - wasn't something I got anything out of.

    I read this book after I heard Andrews speak at the Conference on World Affairs in Boulder. I'm more a victim of involuntary simplicity, so glad to know I was doing the right thing being simple.

    Great read! Except for the estranged husband not much family involve din this plot. Andrew Ryan turns up but not much happens

    Woodbridge LibraryGot about halfway through and had to return! Too many other books in queue. Would like to return to in the future.

    This book is a bit dated, otherwise worth a 4-star rating. A good book for perspective-shifting about the "good life" with practical advice for creating a simpler - and more engaged - lifestyle.

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