Voluntary Simplicity & Self Reliance

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Self reliance and voluntary simplicity equals power. The advertising moguls would have you believe that you need them to do things for you – that many of those convenience items are just too complicated or time consuming for you to be able to do them for yourself.

Don’t buy into it! I’ve found that when I practice Voluntary Simplicity and Self Reliance that I feel empowered. 

Empowered to do more, and to do for myself better and cheaper than they can and certainly with a greener footprint.  

What in particular brought me to this realization? Read on, dear friends.

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7 thoughts on “Voluntary Simplicity & Self Reliance

  1. Katy SkipTheBag

    Absolutely, I don’t think people quite understand how hard people are trying to manipulate you! But you can say no and opt out of it all. đŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop!

  2. Sherry Legan

    Great post. I enjoyed reading this. I didn’t realize your in Texas. Me too. Only I am in the suburbs. I miss country life. I live it through you and the other bloggers. I’ve used cloth napkins for years and years.
    This year I am attempting a balcony veggie garden. I’ve never had much success with seeds. But I have cucumbers sprouting. Yea me!
    Thanks for sharing this post. I always enjoy visiting you.
    Have a wonderful Friday.

  3. Angela @ Setting My Intention

    I’m trying to add things to my arsenal all the time. This summer I’m determined to do some gardening and put that raised bed to use again!

  4. Tiffany

    Great points! Simplicity is going to be a theme for my 2016. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday!

  5. Taryn

    Tammy, great article. I have enjoyed reading Mother Earth News for quite a while now, and your articles added to the mix makes it even better. Congrats.

  6. Lois

    What a wonderful article. I hope it inspires many more to start making changes starting with one simple thing. I am happier than ever now that I practice self-reliance and do for myself.

  7. Nancy

    Great article and so true. It’s so amazing to me how many things we can make at home.


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