Simple Living

Posted on April 13 2015

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You may have noticed we talk a lot about simplicity here. It’s the first principle of our manifesto. And the basis of our line. We created One Love Organics to offer a simpler approach to beauty. We focus on a few supreme products, not up-selling a medicine cabinet full of mysterious jars.

So it may come as no surprise that our bible around the office, is The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs. Janet gave up a law career (just like Suzanne!) to simplify her life. And after more than a decade of writing the Simple Living Journal, she put together The Simple Living Guide to share the principles and joys of living mindfully. The common misconception is that simple living is about deprivation. Less sometimes just sounds like… well, less. This may surprise you but living simply is not about being frugal, living on a tight budget, a minimalist aesthetic or denying pleasure. Rather, living simply is about being fully aware of the choices you make and the life you live. And seeing the relationship between the two. So there is less. Less clutter. Less debt. Less stress. But also more. More joy. More freedom. More of the things that really matter.

You can probably see why we were hooked. And built our lives and our company around these principles. Janet says “To have just enough of what you love around you in your material life, and to have simplified your mind so you can more easily find contentment – what a life!” We couldn’t agree more. So we thought we’d share one of our favorite quotes from Janet above. Because we can always use more inspiration!

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