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Learning to Enjoy the Everyday

Jane Austen lived here, in Chawton, during her...

Jane Austen lived here, in Chawton, during her final years. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jane Austen had much to say in an indirect way about living the local and everyday life – the simple life. To us in a time of environmental damage it may also be worthwhile for us to consider how others in the past lived a sustainable life.  That is not to romanticize the past or sentimentalize it but to learn from it and apply it to a modern setting.

Astoundingly in the affluent West we have rates of depression and mental illness that startle us. Why? Continue reading

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