"We grew tired of the pace of this lifestyle living in the city. A lifestyle that was very unbalanced and truly draining.
We needed a change in our lifestyle."
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer
"A lifestyle is what you pay for; a life is what pays you."
"We are often asked how did we do it, leave our jobs, the security of a steady paycheck and move across the country to find a simpler way of life. While there are many answers to these questions, the one thing that we did do is 'set our goals'. "
"Oh, I get a little tired now and then, but knowing my lifestyle, that's only natural."
"Our home based business started 40 months ago, five months after our journey to a simpler lifestyle."
Catherine and Byron Pulsifer
"After discussing his downsizing theory with him, I came to realize this meant letting go of space and material things that no longer fit our lifestyle."
"On my fridge I have a saying that I have had for years; it goes like this:
'What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.'
This saying applies to everyone no matter what your lifestyle is."
"In some areas they are called garage sales, or rummage sales. Sometimes they are called yard sales. In Britain, they have what they call "car-boot" sales.
Whatever the name, it is a fun part of a frugal lifestyle."
"The schedule is crazy - it's all suitcases and hotel rooms and you just go nonstop. It's a crazy lifestyle, it really is."
"A very different lifestyle for us, but one which we love! Living a life of simplicity is better than we imagined."
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer
"To make decisions on a lifestyle of simplicity - sounds easy? It is a decision, however, that requires a lot of thinking, commitment and determination."
"When we decided to change our lifestyle to one of simplicity, we had to make a commitment to see it through. We had to give up our high paying jobs, a secure paycheck, those fancy evenings out, the cottage, and all those "wants" that seemed to always be there."
"Proper diet, and counting carbohydrates seemed to be a healthier lifestyle."
"Do you think it is illogical to "upgrade" to simplicity? It is not illogical to thousands who say goodbye, once and for all, to their corporate lifestyles."
"The Simpler Life talks about material things and how even with all the material things money can buy it doesn't buy happiness. Too busy, stressed out people who wanted a change in their lifestyle."
"For us, simplicity was changing our lifestyle. It meant giving up some things, but it has also meant that we gained a lot."
Byron & Catherine Pulsifer
"Your lifestyle - how you live, eat, emote, and think - determines your health. To prevent disease, you may have to change how you live."
"My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain."
"Wealth acquired through an insecure lifestyle that is marred by uncertainty, instability and excessive efforts is no wealth at all."
"Jumping off of the corporate wheel in favour of a self-sufficient lifestyle, is a fantasy shared by many seemingly die-hard businessmen and women."
"Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle -
Treat yourself properly with adequate sleep and nutritious food."
"They say the culture is different in Atlantic Canada. They say the lifestyle is different."
"Most of the simplicity books I read told me why or how to simplify my life, but I found little written about real people who had actually tried it."
Linda Breen Pierce, from Choosing Simplicity
"It is a simple book to read, but one that has many good suggestions, actually 100 suggestions, for simplifying your life."
"We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a life-style that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world."
"Each of us has immeasurable power and capacity to reinvent our lives."
Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit
"The quote from Confucius comes to my mind when I think of the work we now do: "If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life." Our simple life meant we have left jobs that paid for our previous lifestyle. What we "work" at now, no longer feels like "work" as we love what we do."