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Imagine what it would feel like to breathe a little easier, and feel lighter moving through your home and life. How would things change if you started taking steps to be less overwhelmed, busy, sick, or tired?

Living simply provides so many benefits, but sometimes it can be challenging to maintain a commitment to long-term change. If you look forward to living with less stuff, less stress and less obligation so you can have more time, money and energy to pursue what means most to you, choose to live a simple year.

A Simple Year was designed to help you simplify your life gently and with purpose. You’ll learn something new each month and focus on what matters most with a simplicity advocate that specializes in topics like clutter, food, money, relationships, and busyness.

Each month you’ll receive written articles, plus an audio or video recording. There will also be a live monthly webinar where you can connect with the contributor, ask questions, and meet other people on a similar path. The live webinar will be recorded and provided so you can watch it anytime. You can even submit questions in advance.

Because we encourage you to go at your own pace, we’ll give you a PDF at the end of the program with all of the content, and links to all webinars, so you can revisit the material anytime.

The lessons and contributors from A Simple Year will help you create the time and space you need to thrive and grow in your life and reconnect with the people and experiences you love.

Dominique

I have really enjoyed working through A Simple Year. I’ve loved all the teachers and each month I discover a new favorite! I could not possibly have the pleasure of meeting such a diverse and amazing group in my day to day life. I want you and the all the contributors to know how much you are changing lives one simple month at a time, in a positive direction. This program has transformed my life.

This is what you can expect from your 12 months of guided simplicity:

  • New content every month all year long (4 articles + video or audio lesson)
  • Live monthly webinars with recordings provided
  • Private Facebook Group (optional) to ask questions and connect with a like-minded community
  • Optional homework assignments with surprise bonuses for completing your homework
  • A PDF of all content with links to video and audio recordings so you can access the material forever
  • Love, support, connection, and encouragement
  • 30-day refund policy. If within 30 days, you decide A Simple Year isn’t right for you, we’ll send a full refund, no questions asked.

Early registration begins October 3, 2017.

Sign up here and we’ll remind you when registration opens.

Contributors and Monthly Content

Brooke McAlary

Brooke McAlary is on a mission to help you slow down. She is the author of two books, ‘Destination Simple’ and ’SLOW’ (http://www.slowyourhome.com/books) and is the creator and host of The Slow Home Podcast, where she dives deep in to the multitude of ways we can learn to simplify, live mindfully and find pockets of slow in a fast-paced world. She’s also a firm advocate for the best things in life – naps, travel, cuddles, a good book and a great shiraz.

  • Learn to reconnect with what’s truly important in life so we can identify clutter and let go
  • Discover how to let go of our desire to keep up with the Joneses, and understand that so many of those desires come from advertising, social media and traditional media
  • Comprehensive guidelines on how to tackle the clutter – day by day, room by room – in a way that won’t overwhelm or confuse you

Courtney Carver

Courtney Carver changed her life by simplifying it after a devastating diagnosis in 2006. She’s the founder of bemorewithless.com and minimalist fashion challenge Project 333. Her new book Soulful Simplicity will be published December 26 by Tarcher/Perigee a division of Penguin Random House. Carver shows us the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our professional and personal lives.

  • The true cost of being busy
  • Curb the busyness of business
  • Morning routines and slow spaces
  • Embrace the long lost art of lingering
  • A slow down guide for the chronically busy

Tammy Strobel

Tammy Strobel is a writer, photographer, and teacher. She created her blog, RowdyKittens.com, in late 2007 to improve her writing and to share her story. Tammy spends her free time taking photos, walking, and hanging out with friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Logan, and two cats. You can read about Tammy’s adventures at rowdykittens.com.

  • How to Develop a Healthy Relationship with Technology and Yourself
  • How to Declutter Your Digital World
  • The Power of Social Media
  • Screencast: How I Organize My Digital Files

Jules Clancy

Jules Clancy loves food especially veggies. She has a degree in Food Science and is the author of “5 ingredients 10 minutes”. She blogs about delicious, healthy 5-Ingredient meals over at www.thestonesoup.com.

  • The secret to a clutter-free kitchen
  • How to simplify any recipe
  • 7 tips for seasoning like a pro
  • Step-by-step guide to getting the most out of your pantry
  • 15 super simple pantry recipes

Colin Wright

Colin Wright is the author of over 30 books, the writer behind Exile Lifestyle, and the host of the Let’s Know Things podcast. He speaks to audiences worldwide and has been traveling full-time since 2009.

  • Expanding your horizons & perspectives
  • Recalibrating your life to focus on passions
  • Packing for travel and for life
  • Taking it all in with fewer distractions

Anthony Ongaro

Anthony Ongaro is an intentional living advocate and filmmaker. After years of impulse spending, he gave up his one-click purchase habit to prioritize experiences over things and practice mindfulness in everyday life. He writes and creates videos about minimalism, habits, and creativity at Break the Twitch.

  • Taking ownership of your attention
  • Identifying the “Twitch” in your life
  • Minimizing distractions in your environment
  • Embracing a mindful approach to discomfort
  • Building daily habits that align with your values

Cait Flanders

Cait Flanders is a former binge consumer turned mindful consumer of everything. Through personal stories, she writes about what happens when money, minimalism and mindfulness cross paths. Her self-help memoir, The Year of Less, comes out in January 2018.

  • Discover the personal in your personal finances
  • Align your budget with your goals and values
  • Stop making impulse purchases and start making mindful decisions
  • Change your relationship with shopping (including worksheets)
  • Ask yourself three questions each week
  • BONUS: The Mindful Budgeting Program

Erin Juenemann

Erin Juenemann created The School of Enough when her own life of excess made her realize that we are at our best when we create rather than consume. She believes simplicity frees us to live with courage, compassion, generosity, and care for the planet. A voracious researcher, exerciser, vegetable eater, and world traveler, she now writes about how to discover what really matters.

  • Discover how well you know yourself
  • Toss out the myth of finding time for self-care
  • Take care of your body: Keeping it simple and consistent
  • Travel and Transitions: Self-care for challenging times
  • Create a self-care habit that actually sticks

Rachel Macy Stafford

Rachel Macy Stafford has one goal: help people choose love as much as humanly possible. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today. She is also a certified special education teacher and inspiring speaker. Millions find solace and direction in her weekly blog posts at handfreemama.com and supportive Facebook community, The Hands Free Revolution. Rachel loves taking long walks, baking, and volunteering with homeless cats and nursing home residents. Rachel lives in the South with her husband and two daughters who inspire her daily.

  • Living authentically and intentionally to improve relationships
  • Implementing rest and rejuvenation to strengthen personal connections
  • Establishing boundaries for work, technology, and life to protect what’s most precious
  • Healing and strengthening bonds with presence, compassion, and grace
  • Using self-love and self-acceptance to enrich all relationships

Jules Clancy

Jules Clancy loves food especially veggies. She has a degree in Food Science and is the author of “5 ingredients 10 minutes”. She blogs about delicious, healthy 5-Ingredient meals over at www.thestonesoup.com.

  • Why habits (not will power) are the secret to eating well
  • How to develop healthy food habits
  • 7 easy way to eat more veg (and actually enjoy it!)
  • How to make the best food choices for your body
  • 10 healthy 5-ingredient recipes

The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus share their message about living a meaningful life with less stuff at TheMinimalists.com.

  • Gift-giving 101
  • Experiential gifts
  • Presence as a present
  • Letting go of gifts
  • Gift-giving expectations
  • Gift change, not junk
  • 5 Steps toward a meaningful Christmas
  • Save $646 on holiday shopping this year

Marc & Angel

Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace..

  • How to develop a powerful evening gratitude ritual
  • The Laws of Gratitude (that will change your life)
  • How to reframe disappointment, anger and frustration into thoughts and actions that actually benefit your life
  • The art of finding gratitude anytime, anywhere through sincere presence
  • The gift of hope

What People Say

Lindsey

I had started the journey of Minimalism a few years back. Although I decluttered, started buying less, and embraced being in the moment, I was forgetting a few aspects. The Simple Year taught me how to have compassion for myself and others, approach my finances in a more simple and real way, to be more discerning about how I want to spend my time, as well as connecting me with great thought leaders on Simplicity and Minimalism. I really appreciate that Courtney has taken into consideration everyone’s different time zones and schedules, and she has made it easy to access the information and be part of the community wherever you live!

Diane

I have really enjoyed the Simple Year experience. There were a lot of things I had been wanting to work on in my life and this has brought them all together in one place. It has been really helpful to just concentrate on one area at a time, rather than being overwhelmed by all the things I wanted to do.

Ron

I have developed valuable habits and/or walked away with a powerful idea every month so far. To mention a few; I created a decluttering habit in January, carved out morning time for myself in February, scanned and shredded a bunch of paper clutter during the digital module, started meditating in June, and made changes to my diet and daily exercise routine during the self-care module. Putting ideas into action made this program very meaningful for me.

Deborah

I never expected so much change to happen in less than a year. This course has had a monumental impact on so many areas of my life. If you do one thing for yourself in 2018, sign up and take the journey to A Simple Year. Thank you to all of the contributors for this experience and for opening up my world.

Early registration begins October 3, 2017.

Sign up here and we’ll remind you when registration opens.

Give yourself permission to live more simply all year long.

After participating in A Simple Year, I am more relaxed, don’t give a darn so much anymore, spend more time in my garden, am beginning to say “NO” to what I perceive as “must do”. Life is simpler.

– Rachel

Participating in “A Simple Year” has offered me the opportunity to focus on several areas of my life and reconsider, unclutter, and ponder changes that I would not have pursued without the program. The structure of the course allows you to dig in as little or as much in each area as you care to or can manage. For me it’s been life changing.

Carole

This course gave me hope. One theme a month was simple enough. I could find time for that! What a difference A Simple Year has made. I’m more focused on what matters. I commit to doing less each day and find myself savoring life more. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Lynn

I think the lessons of the simple year are extremely important in today’s world of fast paced stressful living but I sure wish I had experienced this philosophy earlier.This is an important message that can easily be lost in the clamor of our daily lives. I wish they had a class like this when I was in college.

Nadine

A SimpleYear should come with a warning: this course will change your life, if you let it. I’ve learned so much. I found new places in my house to declutter, cooked some great new straight forward and healthy meals, and finally sorted my digital files and got them under control.

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Early registration begins October 3, 2017.

Sign up here and we’ll remind you when registration opens.