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Transf Works elipse Blk bkgrd 114pxThis blog is a part of the Christian Simple Living  website where you can find a great deal of information on how and why to live simply as Christians. The blog is mostly monthly, going back to Jan., 2006.

It isn’t easy trying to live simply in 21st Century consumer culture. There are many roadblocks and naysayers who don’t want their consumer parades rained on, so many of us are still on the road to simplicity, but haven’t quite arrived yet. This blog is intended to help all of us make the transition to living simply, faithfully, peacefully, and sustainably, and to find joy and success as we do. Maybe we can influence others to join us on the journey as well! Here we can share our journeys, successes, doubts, questions, insights, and opinions, as we create a community on the journey together.

Christian Simple Living is a way of life that is based on Jesus’ teachings of compassion, love, and service. It is a radical way of living that does not conform to our profit-obsessed consumer culture, but rather frees us to live joyfully in the service of others. By following Christ into a simpler, more compassionate way of living we hope to contribute toward a more peaceful, socially just, healthier, and environmentally sustainable world.

img-08I’ve worked with Carol Holst in the Simplicity Forum when she specialized in simplicity education for children. Visit her latest and subscribe to her free biweekly eNews Get Satisfied! at PostConsumers.com or GetSatisfied@PostConsumers.com.

The site contains a free interactive handbook and a terrific cartoon gallery.

Postconsumers is an educational company helping to move society beyond addictive consumerism. We are consuming mindfully with an eye toward the satisfaction of enough. In other words, we advocate mindful consumption based on every person’s core values, rather than an endless quest for stuff driven by society. It’s up to each person to decide what’s right for him or her at any particular time. Whether postconsumers choose to be satisfied with a little or a lot, they are all wealthy in their contentment.

There’s nothing like celebrating the centrality of family, community, nature and meaning in all our lives, while reducing the pressures of materialism. It casts a whole new light on current economic upheavals and stress levels, to say the least. To say the most, it contributes not only to healthier people, but also to a healthier planet. It just doesn’t get any more mainstream than that.

Postconsumers offers several ways to Get Satisfied with life at last. Our broad-spectrum book, published by Easton Studio Press, is Get Satisfied: How Twenty People Like You Found the Satisfaction of Enough. Recommendations in O, The Oprah Magazine state that it “presents inspiring case studies. . . If they can do it, so can you.” Now we also offer an exciting “how to” interactive web course, produced in cooperation with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Get Satisfied: How to Find the Satisfaction of Enough is guaranteed to change your life or your money back. Then want to chuckle all the way to satisfaction? Visit our Get Satisfied Cartoon Gallery and Get Satisfied Game Show.

Here’s an excerpt from review of the Get Satisfied Interactive Handbook in the April 2010 newsletter of Dr. April Lane Benson, a leading NYC psychologist who treats shopaholics:

To be a postconsumer is to evolve beyond the inevitable disappointments of consumerism, with its hyped-up treadmill of buy after buy, to the satisfaction of enough. Postconsumers.com seeks to foster this evolution in individual consumers through its Get Satisfied Interactive Handbook, a light-hearted albeit serious-minded online primer for the journey.

Another Tip

Did you feel compromised this April 15th? Read How to Not Pay Taxes by David M. Gross.

Peace, Gerald


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