You know I'm reading Simple Abundance every day, and that I've read it before. Another favorite book is Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things that Really Matter, by Elaine St. James. This book contains one hundred brief chapters, under the following sections:
1. Your Household;
2. Your Life-Style;
3. Your Finances;
4. Your Job;
5. Your Health;
6. Your Personal Life;
7. Special Issues for Women; and
8. Hard-Core Simplicity.
This is another book I've read more than once. I follow many of the suggestions, and have for years. It helps me to re-read, though, to see if more can be implemented now than in the past. It's always good to know that, although the path to simplicity/authenticity looks difficult, others have gone there before us. There is a trail, if we look hard enough.
Yesterday I filled four more big plastic bags for Goodwill. It helps me to concentrate on what is important when I pare down the extranea.