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A Year of Living Simply: My Journey from Complexity to Contentment

Kate Humble

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple. Having stuff – The Latest, The Newest, The Best Yet – is all too often peddled as the sure fire route to happiness. So why then, in our consumer-driven society, is depression, stress and anxiety ever more common, affecting every strata of society and every age, even, worryingly, the very young? Why is it, when we have so much, that many of us still feel we are missing something and the rush of pleasure when we buy something new turns so quickly into a feeling of emptiness, or purposelessness, or guilt?

So what is the route to real, deep, long lasting happiness? Could it be that our lives have just become overly crowded, that we’ve lost sight of the things – the simple things – that give a sense of achievement, a feeling of joy or excitement? That make us happy. Do we need to take a step back, reprioritise? Do we need to make our lives more simple? Kate Humble’s fresh and frank exploration of a stripped-back approach to life is uplifting, engaging and inspiring – and will help us all find balance and happiness every day.

  • ISBN 9781783253425
  • Title A Year of Living Simply: My Journey from Complexity to Contentment
  • Author Kate Humble
  • Publisher Hachette
  • Imprint Aster
  • Binding Hardback
  • Width 15.6cm
  • Height 24cm
  • Number of pages 304

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