The Abundance of Less

The Abundance of Less

Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan

Author: Andy Couturier Read by: Adam Riley

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An evocative study of life in rural Japan, this inspiring book for fans of Marie Kondo proves true wealth can be found by living sustainably among life’s simple but profound luxuries
The Abundance of Less captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in these ten profiles of ordinary—yet exceptional—men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time. Drawing on traditional Eastern spiritual wisdom and culture, these pioneers describe the profound personal transformations they underwent as they escaped the stress, consumerism, busyness, and dependence on technology of modern life.
This intimate and evocative book tells of their fulfilling lives as artists, philosophers, and farmers who rely on themselves for happiness and sustenance. By inviting readers to enter into the essence of these individuals’ days, Couturier shows us how we too can bring more meaning and richness to our own lives.

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Weight 1.7375 lbs
Dimensions 9.000 × 6.030 × 1.200 in

ebook, audiobook, paperback

Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 432
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Paperback 9781623171322
Audiobook 9781623172664
Ebook 9781623171339

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