The Simple Life: How Intentionally Living With Less Is More

Living a simple life isn’t easy. In fact, it’s extremely difficult because we live in a consumer culture that encourages endless buying, splurging, and collecting. Separating our needs from our wants becomes increasingly difficult in a society constantly encouraging us to increase, super-size, and upgrade everything.

So we end up spending all of our time, energy, and money collecting and storing all these things in our life, which are supposed to bring us happiness. But is this continuous consumption really worth it all?


I believe our endless consumption isn’t worth any of it. We don’t need more. We need less, and we need simple.

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

~Steve Jobs

In this ebook, The Simple Life: How Intentionally Living With Less Is More, I show you how to simplify your life, so that you can live a happier, more meaningful, and more fulfilling life. Here’s a glimpse of some of the topics I cover in this ebook:

  • Examples of Excessive Consumption
  • How I Simplified My Life
  • The Benefits of Living Simply
  • How to Get Rid of 80% of Your Stuff
  • How to Set a Consumption Budget
  • How to Help Others Live Simply

This free ebook is my gift to the readers of Live Family Travel. Thank you for all your encouragement and support along the way.

Download the The Simple Life: How Intentionally Living With Less Is More

Cliff Hsia is a writer, husband, and father, who is determined to live a better than normal life by traveling the world, slowly and purposefully, with his wife and two young daughters. His writing has been featured on MSN, TODAY, The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, and other publications. He writes about travel, parenting, and lifestyle design.

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  • Angela Moy Young

    At the turn of the year I read several articles by “The Minimalists”, Joshua Becker, Leo Babauta, etc. and was incredibly inspired to rid my home of at least 60%-70% of our belongings. To start. Then as our garage sale grew nearer I began to pick things out of my getting-rid-of piles to keep and was experiencing what I can only describe as “what if” anxiety. What if I regret selling this? What if I need this? What if I have an outfit that requires this particular scarf and oh perhaps I need this dress just in case someone throws a party with an 80’s Filipino lounge singer theme.

    I began to lose sight of what I was trying to accomplish.

    Then BAM, here comes your ebook and it was at the perfect time! Read it, became re-inspired, sold/gave away a lot, and will be doing another comb over during the next couple of days to get rid of even more! How did you know I needed another push? Haha! Thank you for your book, Cliff. May it spread the message of living with less far and wide.

    • Cool stuff, Angela. I’m glad you went through the process of getting rid of all your excess stuff through your garage sale. Enjoy all the new space in your life!