The Best Stuff In Life Isn’t Stuff At All

Here at MindBodyGreen, we love mindfulness, which is why we were thrilled to see an op-ed in the New York Times this weekend about the joys of living with less. The author, TreeHugger.com founder Graham Hill, wrote a compelling story about how he used to live in a giant house but now chooses to live in a 420-square foot studio.

He writes:

"Intuitively, we know that the best stuff in life isn’t stuff at all, and that relationships, experiences and meaningful work are the staples of a happy life.
"I like material things as much as anyone. I studied product design in school. I’m into gadgets, clothing and all kinds of things. But my experiences show that after a certain point, material objects have a tendency to crowd out the emotional needs they are meant to support."

You can read the whole piece here.


Check out his TEDTalk on living with less.

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Photo Credit of living room: Graham Hill / CC BY 2.0

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