Sustainable Minimalism

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The Aspiring Minimalist’s Guide to Living Consciously and Contributing to a “Greener” Tomorrow

Eco-minimalism is a hot-button issue right now, and for good reason: living a life with less can be the key to saving our precious planet.

We are exhausted. There’s so much to do, and way too much to buy. Whether it’s through late night TV ads, social media, or other sources of influence, we seem to be addicted to buying and then storing things. Sometimes we consume with no regret and other times we realize that we’re doing more harm than good to our wallets and our homes. It’s a constant cycle—one that many are longing to break. Who wants their hard-earned money to go toward something that soon ends up in a landfill?

We have an abundance of things. Manufacturing "stuff" exploits Earth's precious (and finite) resources. And then there's the harsh reality of where it all goes. Our discarded possessions ultimately head to landfills and contribute to environmental pollution, releasing greenhouse gases during breakdown and decomposition.

Read Sustainable Minimalism and its blueprint for sustainability and stress management and learn:

  • How to gain greater mental clarity and increase your free time with fewer possessions
  • Environmentally friendly ways of decluttering and organizing
  • Ways to improve your financial stability, while going green at the same time
  • How to get organized and operate a zero-waste home

A guide to eco-minimalism with a plan that is realistic. Sustainable minimalism is the solution overworked people are seeking but can’t seem to find in any store. This book empowers readers to incrementally incorporate the tenets of sustainable minimalism into their homes and lives. You will master the easiest tasks first and build upon your successes—a practical and stress-free process. Now that’s sustainable!

If you enjoyed books like Zero Waste HomeThe Minimalist Home, or The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, then you’ll love Sustainable Minimalism.

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Green Fig and Lionfish

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#1 New Release in Caribbean & West Indian Cooking ─ Savory and Sustainable Seafood Recipes

A practical guide for cooking seafood: Bringing together the allure of the Caribbean Sea and Caribbean island life, this cookbook offers recipes for cooking with seasonal and unusual ingredients. While most of the recipes call for lionfish, the dishes are simple and flexible so any kind of seafood can easily be swapped in.

Eat fresh, local cuisine: Cooking seasonally and locally takes advantage of the best-tasting ingredients at peak ripeness. Chef Allen Susser, dubbed the “Ponce de León of New Florida Cooking” by the New York Times, expertly and effectively teaches us how to blend the spices of the Caribbean into our cooking while using easy-to-understand techniques.

Enjoy a meal that benefits the environment: The overbearing lionfish population has been threatening the balance of marine life and damaging coral reefs. By incorporating these delicious and nutritious fish into recipes, we can help ease the pressure on surrounding native fish and their fragile ecosystems.

Explore new and exciting recipes in this cookbook full of Caribbean flavor. Discover in Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking:

  • 70 environmentally-conscious recipes created by a James Beard Award-winning chef with years of culinary leadership and knowledge to share
  • A guide to simple and creative eating for those looking for new, healthy recipes
  • Dishes such as lionfish coconut ceviche, pan roasted lionfish with passionfruit, banana leaf grilled lionfish, and spicy lionfish tacos with mango chow chow
  • Lionfish recipes created by prominent James Beard Award-winning chefs such as Jose Andres, Eric Ripert, and Andrew Zimmern

If you’ve enjoyed recipes found in cookbooks such as The First Mess CookbookGood Fish, and Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook, then you’ll love the flavorful creations found in Chef Allen Susser’s Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking.

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A Bright Clean Mind

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#1 New Release in Art Instruction ― Explore the Connection Between Diet and Creativity

If you liked Brain FoodBreaking the Habit of Being Yourself or Grain Brain, you’ll love A Bright Clean Mind.

Vegan Food is Everywhere: When people ask how author and certified vegan lifestyle coach Camille DeAngelis feels satisfied on a vegan diet, she thinks of the moment in James and the Giant Peach when the Grasshopper and the Centipede fret that they have nothing to eat until James points out that they're traveling inside an enormous piece of fruit. There is plenty, Camille reminds us in A Bright Clean Mind, a self-help motivational book for artists and creatives. Everything we could ever want to eat, and more, is all around us.

Imagine a Better Life: Because we live in a culture in which the eating and wearing of animals is taken for granted, we rarely recognize our limiting meat-centric mindset. But if we can employ our imagination to create worlds from scratch, we can surely use our imaginative power to envision a new way of seeing ourselves in relation to the animals we eat. On the other side of this brain transformation is a lifestyle that is ideal for our own health and emotional well-being and is much more environmentally sustainable.

Improve Your Work Flow: Camille believes that creative hobbies and habits reinvigorate one's primary work. But she knits, sews, embroiders, and bakes for the pleasure of it, too. Her productivity and brain power have been remarkable since going vegan seven years ago, and even more importantly, she no longer feels any of the frustration or uncertainty artists tend to accept as part of the creative process.

A Bright Clean Mind is perfect for every creative suffering from brain fog. In this book, you will discover:

  • The effect your diet may be having on your creativity and mood
  • Examples of how going vegan is basically giving yourself brain food
  • Ways to incorporate a vegan diet into your busy life
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Eat Real to Heal

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#1 Best Seller in Juices & Smoothies and Special Diets Cancer ─ Disease-Fighting Healthy Foods

Beat cancer and other diseases by changing your diet: If you want to feel active, clear-minded. and strong enough to fight off disease, it all starts with the food you put into your body. Eat Real to Heal shows you the organic, plant-based foods you should be eating. Focusing on diet, nutrition, and meditation, this book teaches you how to power up your immune system and give yourself the best possible chance at beating chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, acne, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, and even cancer.

Fortify and detoxify with vegan recipes: Eat Real to Heal shows you how to create and follow a meal plan that utilizes nutritious, vegan recipes, made with pure and organic ingredients, that are quick, easy, and delicious! Also, learn about juicing, managing stress, detoxifying your home, breathing exercises and yoga that connect you with your body, and the Gerson Therapy.

Reach optimal health in just 5 weeks: If you've been diagnosed with a serious or a non-life-threatening illness, you're in remission, you want to stop taking medications or you're just looking to feel better this book is for you! The easy-to-follow advice and instructions in Eat Real to Heal will get you feeling vibrant, strong, and energized, and give you the best possible chance at preventing and beating all kinds of chronic diseases—from acne to diabetes to cancer in just five weeks!

Eat Real to Heal will teach you how to:

  • Upgrade your eating habits and your lifestyle.
  • Flood your body with nutrients and detoxify your system.
  • Boost your immune system and turn your body into a disease-fighting machine.

Fight off disease and feel rejuvenated with this ultimate guide to healthy eating.

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The Going Green Handbook

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Easy, healthy, money-saving DIY ideas for a sustainable lifestyle

Inspired living for the environment: Make your footprint planet-positive. With the gentle guidance of eco-expert, Alice Mary Alvrez, you can start with baby steps and progress to living the green good life! Level up your eco-knowledge with these 52 creative ideas and easy ways to reduce your waste, eat organic, and keep toxins out of your home.

Grow organic, reduce waste, live toxin-free, and save money: Inside this helpful and hopeful guide, you'll find tips for greening up all the areas of your life. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small, simple changes and work your way up to raising chickens, planting a bee-friendly garden, and growing organic veggies instead of a high maintenance grass lawn. Also find easy composting tips and recipes for toxin-free homemade eco cleansers and paint.

A DIY handbook for all levels: Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can help the planet every week of the year. The Going Green Handbook is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Use little, live big!

Readers will learn:

  • why we live the way we do and how we can become less wasteful and greener
  • tips, tricks and secrets for a self-sufficient sustainable home and lifestyle
  • starter garden tips for growing your own healthy food, fruit, veggies, and fresh herbs
  • how to save money by going green

Save money, be inspired, and go green with this helpful and easy handbook!

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Love Earth Now

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Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner! 
Merge Environmentalism and Spirituality─Attain a State of Eco-Mindfulness and Sustainable Living

What can you do for the environment? Do you find yourself wondering what on Earth you can do about the serious environmental challenges we face today? Do you worry there’s nothing any one person can do that will make a difference? Most people say they would like to do something to make the world a better place, but they just don’t believe they have the time, energy, money or power to do anything that will make a real difference. Are you willing to devote 20 minutes a week to find out? Environmental activist Cheryl Leutjen has the planet’s back and is betting you do too. Her powerful book of inspired ideas and eco-mindfulness calls upon us all to Love Earth Now.

Conservation and sustainable living. Love Earth Now invites us to explore our thoughts and feelings about the waste and negative environment impacts we see daily. Drawing from her experiences as an engineering geologist, environmental law attorney, small shop owner, and mindfulness practitioner, Cheryl also reminds us about the importance of simplicity. All our possessions and constant shopping are no better for us than they are for the planet itself. They contribute to landfills and create a tech-tethered society that is increasingly isolated. Both helpful and hopeful, Love Earth Now is brimming with creative ideas we can all try. Get closer to a sustainable lifestyle, one day at a time.

Practice Eco-mindfulness. Cheryl’s book of planetary self-help and eco-mindfulness is a deeply thoughtful and lucid look at the state of our “big blue marble,” our beautiful earth. It's also a sourcebook of direct actions─large and small─we can all take to ensure our children and their children’s children have a healthy future on this planet.

If you liked reading books such as Vitamin NThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, or Braiding Sweetgrass, you'll enjoy the award-winning Love Earth Now.

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The Joy of Minimalism

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Minimalism and the Simple Life

Author and YouTuber, Zoey Arielle, opens up about her struggle with loving all the things in life we bring home. A hoarder in disguise, Arielle has mastered the tools needed to embrace simplicity and the minimalist philosophy.

Minimalism guide. It’s natural to love stuff! More than that, it’s natural to love your stuff. That notebook from 8th grade, your Disney VHS, mismatched socks. They all have sentimental value…and they all take up space. Zoey Arielle Poulsen’s The Joy of Minimalism is the friendly guide you’ve been searching for as you embark on a life of simplicity. Life can stress anyone out. So, by embracing minimalism, you’ll be saying goodbye to stress and everything that you never needed anyway. Discover a greater focus and true freedom as you live your new life with a real sense of gratitude for everything and everyone around you.

Enjoy the simple life. In The Joy of Minimalism Poulsen shows you how to simplify the act of letting go while sharing her personal journey into this calmer sense of life. Beyond offering specific tips on transitioning, she also invites you to journal your new awakening. Minimalism is more than a movement or fad, it’s a sense of happiness and practice that will bring you closer to your true self.

The Joy of Minimalism teaches you to live better with less. You'll learn how to:

  • Rediscover the freedom of owning less
  • Embrace life and all the non-material things the world has to offer
  • Master your own personal style for organizing and decluttering
  • Celebrate your new life with a free mind

If you have read hoarding and decluttering books such as Decluttering at the Speed of LifeWhat Your Clutter is Trying to Tell You, or The Clutter Connection, you will love The Joy of Minimalism.

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The Rainbow Diet

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Eating Healthy Is Colorful, Not Complicated

Don’t just eat your greens—eat your reds, yellows, and blues too. In The Rainbow Diet, nutritionist and health expert Dr. Deanna Minich introduces a cutting-edge way to achieve an inner rainbow of optimal health.

A painted platter. Forget about bland, colorless diet foods—it’s time to taste the rainbow. Vibrant health begins when we add color to our diet with the right foods and supplements. Inside, find specific colorful foods, supplements, and recipes you can eat, as well as activities to help you heal and flourish. You’ll learn how to make a colorful plate, featuring a rainbow spread of natural foods that provide your body with the essential nutrients necessary for mental clarity, emotional wellbeing, and spiritual fulfillment.

Meals that heal. The Rainbow Diet combines ancient healing and eating practices with modern nutritional science. Unlike most fragmented nutrition paradigms that solely assess food intake, The Rainbow Diet puts body, psychology, eating, and living together into one view.

An artist’s palette, a foodie’s palate. Taking all aspects of your life into consideration, Dr. Minch gives readers an easy to follow transformational guide to attaining physical, mental, and spiritual health through colorful whole foods and natural supplements. Throughout, she uses the properties of color to help guide you, like:

  • Yellow for the bright radiance of your intellect
  • Red for the grounding, physical issues of your body
  • Indigo for the deeper knowledge and intuition we all carry

Go beyond primary colors and take in the entire color spectrum. If you’re interested in natural eating, and enjoyed books like Whole DetoxRainbow Green Live-Food CuisineWhat Color Is Your Diet? and Eat Your Colors, you’ll delight in The Rainbow Diet.

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Green Homekeeping

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Is your home a sustainable and eco-friendly environment?

Every decision you make during the day, both large and small, has an impact on the environment. Make your daily impact planet-positive.

Eco-friendly home: With the gentle guidance of eco-expert, Alice Mary Alvrez, you can start with baby steps and progress to an advanced eco-warrior! Start with these inspired ideas and the 52 simple ways to reduce your waste, eat organic, and keep toxins out of your home. Inside this helpful and hopeful guide, you'll find tips for greening up all the areas of your life. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas.

Help our planet: Start with small changes, like turning off the tap, and work your way up to raising chickens and composting your leftover food. Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can help the planet every week of the year.

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Plant-Powered Cooking

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• Forks Over Knives has become a worldwide movement encouraging people to eat more plants and forego meat; the book selling over a million copies with a popular film viewed by over 20 million • Much more than a cookbook, Alvrez’s book offers readers insight into why we eat the way we do • Filled with tips, tricks and secrets for a sustainable lifestyle so readers can go green • Starter garden tips for readers at any level so ditch the high-maintenance lawn and grow veggies, fresh herbs and eat food with the highest nutrient levels

 

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Vegans Save the World

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Clean Eating Lifestyle

Plant based diet and nutrition: Millions of people have turned to a plant-based diet for the sake of both themselves and the planet. Now, tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss or to control blood pressure and cholesterol.

Not-so-healthy carnivore to healthy clean eating vegan: Author Alice Mary Alvrez shares her journey from not-so-healthy carnivore to urban homesteader who turned her health around and contributes to a healthier planet as well. This utterly unique vegan cookbook offers over 100 easy-to-make vegan recipes and many basic woman eco-warrior and plant-powered cook recipes. Alvrez shares her green-living methods and cooking techniques as well as sage advice about food and nutrition. Eating your veggies is essential to good health, especially for families and children. Growing the organic veggies you eat is even better!

Living vegan and going green tips and tricks: As instructive as it is inspiring, this book is brimming with excellent information about avoiding unhealthy food additives and the importance of eating clean and getting educated about your diet. It is also packed with tips and tricks for living vegan and making sure your home and clothing are cruelty-free. Going green and vegan is easier than you think and this book offers a year's worth of ideas, yummy recipes and ways you can create a sustainable life. More than just a cookbook, Vegans Save the World is necessary

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Tiny House Basics

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#1 Best Seller in Small Homes & Cottages ─ Tiny House Basics. The joy of tiny house living

Tiny house living is sustainable living: Tiny House Basics is an adventure in off grid living! In their debut book, tiny house living experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show you how you can join the revolution to downsize to small space living without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically, or giving up a lot of your necessities. They show you how your life still can be comfortable and entertaining in a tiny house living environment. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness. You can still keep your closet full and pantry stocked.

Tiny house living tips and tricks: As avid campers and off roaders, Shelley and Joshua present the best tips and tricks to help you enter the world of small space living. You will learn about:


  • How to maintain a good relationship in a small space
  • Practical downsizing for everyone
  • Small space living with pets
  • The pros and cons of off grid living and on grid living
  • How to make your small space feel big
  • Keeping your small space feeling fresh with practical storage solutions and design tips
  • Equipping your space for entertaining
  • Accordion/bi-fold style windows
  • How downsizing and simplifying your life will allow you more freedom and time
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Nourished

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How Can a Plant-Based Diet Impact My Life?

Plant-Based living is a lifestyle: It awakens your awareness to understanding that every choice you make has a greater impact. It's a choice that can transcend the collective mind with the idea of respecting every form of life. Are you ready for the benefits of an eating clean diet? Are you seeking a happy, health-filled life?

Welcome to nourishment through plant based eating: Nourished, the debut book by plant-based chef and holistic nutrition expert Pamela Wasabi, invites you to discover a new love for and understanding of your body, and the importance of nourishment through plant based eating. Pamela shows readers how learning to cook helped her overcome medical challenges and put her on the path to health through clean eating diet recipes and plant based nutrition.

Nourishment for the body and nourishment for the spirit: This eat-clean diet book is a delicious trip through the plant based eating experience from start to finish. The book is organized to mirror the life-cycle of a plant, from when the seed is sewn to when the flower blooms. Using this delightful convention for her eat-clean diet book, Wasabi prescribes what it takes for true body nourishment, and nourishment of the mind and spirit.

Life-enhancing insights that you will gain from reading Nourished include:

  • How to invite nourishment into your life to relax
  • How to find peace within and let go of strict forms of dieting, perfection, and restrictions
  • Understand that every symptom or food issue we deal with is an invitation to get to know ourselves better
  • Inspiration to be softer, more loving, and have unconditional acceptance for who we are
  • An appreciation for the joys of a plant based nutrition lifestyle
  • How to be mindful and present about our choices when it comes to food and health
  • How to embark on a path of health and happiness
  • Some favorite clean eating diet recipes

ENJOY!

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Guilt Free & Green

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Learn new eco-friendly, sustainable living ideas from Terri Paajanen who has been successfully practicing green living on her 5 acres for the past 7 years Green living: More than just a guide, Guilt Free & Green offers planet positive alternatives and not just the obvious ones. This inspiring how-to book teaches you with easy-to-remember ideas that actually are practical and with money-saving ideas that make you want to live green and stay there. Readers are encouraged to use resources differently and to view the world in a new way. Guilt Free & Green is a truly great addition to the gotta-go-green genre. Sustainable living: Whether you have been an avid environmentalist for years or are just getting started, this book gives new and interesting ideas. Half the battle is changing your habits and getting your head around the idea of the change so that it actually happens. This book points to the wisdom of reducing consumption instead of "just" reusing and recycling. The emphasis is on improving quality of life while also making green changes.

 

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