A Year of Living Simply: The joys of a life less complicated

by Kate Humble

£20.00


Lifestyle; Art; Biography

Hardback

9781783253425

Published by Octopus Publishing Group

Published September 2020

Books > Art > Biography > Lifestyle

** THINKING ON MY FEET SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE**
** THINKING ON MY FEET SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARD – TRAVEL MEMOIR OF THE YEAR **

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.

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