Simple Ways to be More with Less

I am really excited (and that is an understatement) to share my first e-book – The Simple Ways to Be More with Less with you.

There are a few other big announcements coming soon, but in the spirit of simplicity, today is all about this little book.

Simple Ways to Be More with Less will…

  • improve your health
  • make you smile
  • slow you down
  • remind you about what is important

Included are recommendations to simplify your life and ideas to live each day more purposefully .

Don’t miss important chapters from contributing authors:


  • Leo Babauta | Simplicity blogger and author, Leo created Zen Habits, one of the top 25 blogs according to TIME magazine.
  • Joshua Becker | The creator of Becoming Minimalist, Joshua blogs to inspire you to live with less.
  • Everett Bogue | Cybernetic yogi blogging at
  • Dan Goodwin | Creativity coach, author and blogger from A Big Creative Yes.
  • Jonathan Mead | Through his blog, Illuminated Mind, Mead helps people kill their day jobs and get paid to be who they are.
  • Tammy Strobel | Founder and blogger behind Rowdy Kittens, Tammy challenges her readers to change the world through simple living.


This book will challenge you, brighten your day, and if you let it, change your world. I hope you will share it with your friends, your tribe, because you love it and because it makes your life better. You don’t have to pay much, join a special mailing list, or do anything special.

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Here is what people are saying about Simple Ways to be More with Less.

Inspiring, helpful, practical book. My favorite chapter is “less balance.” Our society is going crazy trying to find balance, and Courtney switches it around. Instead, do things you actually enjoy doing – and save balance for a yoga pose.
Melissa Gorzelanczyk of Peace & Projects

“Simple Ways to be More with Less rocked my world. The book is loaded with practical tips, tools, and advice. Courtney is open, honest and shares a wealth of information. Pick it up today. You won’t be sorry.” Tammy Strobel of Rowdy Kittens

“If you are looking for a way to jump-start change in your life and begin simplifying right now, Simple Ways to be More with Less is the perfect stepping stone. From simple food recipes and ways to reduce debt, to step-by-step action plans for reducing clutter, every page is full of helpful and inspiring material that will make you think, learn, and move into action.” Raam Dev

LOVE IT! Congratulations. Beautiful, warm, inspiring and a bit cheeky – just like the pieces on your blog but more of it to enjoy. Rachel Jonat of The Minimalist Mom

Courtney Carver’s personal and practical Simple Ways to Be More With Less offers a path toward a life of minimalism, simplicity, and joy. Practical, creative, and down to earth, written by a minimalist teacher who walks her talk, it has the power to awaken you to an ever-deepening relationship with all of life. Tess Marshall of The Bold Life.

I can’t wait to hear what you think.

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  1. Anonymous says

    I do think the title for your book is a little odd; a 7-word phrase for a book claiming to simplify lives?

    • Courtney Carver says

      Thanks for your input. I think the title is a very simple, direct way to let readers know what to expect. Not to mention, all the good single word titles were taken. 😉

  2. says

    I will download your book but don’t have an e-reader yet. Clutter is very individual. What I percieve as clutter may not be to someone who feels comfortable surrounded by it and considers is “living” (like my husband). Personally, clutter drives me crazy. I know hiding things helps because I put away things before decorating for Christmas and then can’t remember what I put away. I heard once, that when you die, your children should be able to fill two boxes with everything you own (other than your clothes and furniture). I thought that was a wonderful example that getting older (and wiser) should involve peeling away layers of attachment to things.

    • Courtney Carver says

      Karen, I think that is great advice.

      The e-book is in PDF format so you don’t need an e-reader.

  3. says

    It’s calm, it’s beautiful. It brings me in my mind to being in a shady spot on a beach with soft waves on a perfect late spring day. That’s how nice it is. Best of luck. I wish you only simply lovely things on this journey you have started.

    The title is perfect.

    • Courtney Carver says

      Thanks Diana – for your support and for making me smile. (and for making me think about a shady spot on a beach)

  4. says

    Way to go, Courtney! I love the book and hope people embrace it for the lovely advice and guidance that it offers. Keep on creating practical, worthwhile books.

  5. says

    Hi Courtney. I simply love the premise of your blog. I am a minimilist at heart, only need to be practising one. What is stopping me? Its a who actually, my dear husband. I won’t go so far as to say that he is a hoarder, still throwing stuff away is a BIG issue around our house. Nice to know atleast now I have likeminded souls to talk about that. I wholeheartedly believe in simple living and so look forward to reading more of your blog. Cheers :)

  6. says

    Courtney, I really love your book – I’m so glad I got a copy.

    I’ll admit, I was pondering whether I really needed another book on simplifying. After all, I’ve not done anything with Katie Tallo’s book, or Leo’s Babauta’s Focus, or another book I got from Leo too (I can’t even remember the name). But your approach is fresh, and really simple. I particularly like Leo’s tip on doing something amazing each day. It’s great; I’m already using it! I’m the procrastinator to beat all procrastinators and you’ve managed to get me started.

    Thanks Courtney :)

  7. texasaggiemom says

    Can’t wait to read it! I’m 41 and to be able to live simply on the beach is my absolute dream. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and wisdom.


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