Dan Erickson is a minimalist, teacher, songwriter and poet who enjoys ‘Keepin’ it Simple’. His home is Washington state with his daughter Annie. Dan has a wonderful network of blogs where he focuses on helping people simplify, whether it is at home, in their writing and blogging, or life in general. Dan has written several books and is also available as a one-on-one teacher to help people improve their writing and blogging skills.
“Complexity leads you to believe that life is harder and more problematic than it really is. It causes you to react rather than simply be. It leads you to believe that you need more in order to be satisfied. It keeps you from being productive. It causes many of the problems that human beings struggle with.” –Dan Erickson
Dan Erickson’s free e-Book, The Happiness of Simple is a masterpiece of written word. His wisdom is timeless and provides solid guidance for simplifying life, and the underlying reasons to do so. Happiness is within reach of every individual, no matter our circumstances, and Dan does a superb job in expressing this in his book. The book is divided up into three sections, which focus on Happiness, Simplicity and Productivity, key essentials to a meaningful life.
In the book’s Happiness section, Dan provides perspective on why and how our lives have become so busy, unfulfilling and less happy. He then proceeds to give hope and guidance for change, small steps we can take to move towards a happier and more abundant life.
Simplicity, the second section of the book addresses the nuts and bolts of decluttering, healthier eating, why we should eliminate excess and how to make it a reality in our lives. He also spells out why simplicity is crucial in finding happiness.
Dan’s book ends with a section titled Productivity, which provides guidance and techniques for becoming productive in life after simplifying, ultimately leading to increased happiness and intentionality.
This 58 page e-book is a MUST read for anyone who is considering the reasons and benefits behind simplifying life, or perhaps has found less meaning than they had first anticipated in a life full of things and busyness. The e-book is in an excellent, easy-to-read format and takes only about an hour to read from cover to cover. It is well worth the time and could be life-changing.