Love your just-right life.

Despite the myth, there’s no one right way to live simply.
There’s only the way that works best for you.

Say no & yes to the right things.

(What does that even mean?)

The Simple Show

Saying yes to the things that matter most and NO to the rest… Great philosophy, but what does this look like? Tsh chats with one of four friends once a week about how this works in their day-to-day.

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The Simple Show

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Finding your map and paddling upstream

Finding your map and paddling upstream

Early mornings in the quiet that can only happen when I rise early before the chattering masses—these give me my best thinking hours. No screens until after lunchtime for the kiddos make for a much healthier, happier clan. Living with only one (old) car helps us...

The Blog

Once a week, we also share essays about real-life experiences of rolling up our sleeves and doing the work it takes to live simply, creatively, and wholeheartedly. Never perfect, always in progress.

The Blog

Once a week, we also share essays about real-life experiences of rolling up our sleeves and doing the work it takes to live simply, creatively, and wholeheartedly. Never perfect, always in progress.

The Latest Post:

Finding your map and paddling upstream

Finding your map and paddling upstream

Early mornings in the quiet that can only happen when I rise early before the chattering masses—these give me my best thinking hours. No screens until after lunchtime for the kiddos make for a much healthier, happier clan. Living with only one (old) car helps us...

If you feel like the chaos outweighs the calm in your life,

…first, take care of the basics.

The Essentials is a short, self-paced course written by Tsh, and it’s for you if you feel overwhelmed by the basic tasks you already know you should do.

Since 2008,

The Art of Simple has been a go-to spot on the web for the hows and whys on simplifying life. It started when Tsh Oxenreider was living abroad and re-learning how to do everything in her host culture, from running a home to finding her place in the world. There was appeal to the idea of “simple living,” but it didn’t come naturally, having come from a typical American suburb-in-a-big-city. But what she learned about herself – and the world around her – changed her life for the better.

Since 2008,

The Art of Simple has been a go-to spot on the web for the hows and whys on simplifying life. It started when Tsh Oxenreider was living abroad and re-learning how to do everything in her host culture, from running a home to finding her place in the world. There was appeal to the idea of “simple living,” but it didn’t come naturally, having come from a typical American suburb-in-a-big-city. But what she learned about herself – and the world around her – changed her life for the better.

“Tsh shows it’s possible to combine a love for adventure and travel with a love for family and home.”

– Gretchen Rubin

“Tsh has been pivotal in how I’m intentional about my life.”

– Myquillyn Smith

“Tsh is a remarkable example of how to balance the rooted stability of family with the winged adventure of wanderlust.”

– Chris Guillebeau

“Whenever I need to re-evaluate what I value most, I turn to Tsh Oxenreider. …She is always a kind and trustworthy companion for any journey.”

– Emily P. Freeman

“I’ve always found Tsh’s voice to be warm, practical, and inspiring.”

– Shauna Niequist

“I’m so happy Tsh is in my life …and I’m grateful to have just such a person to answer my questions and walk me through quandaries, about simple living, or anything else.”

– Anne Bogel

Want a Cheatsheet?

We’ve got thousands of blog posts and tons of podcast episodes—but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. Let Tsh send you a quick email with her 10 favorite and most recommended essays and episodes from the decade of archives here.

Consider it your shortcut for getting started.

Want a Cheatsheet?

We’ve got thousands of blog posts and tons of podcast episodes—but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. Let Tsh send you a quick email with her 10 favorite and most recommended essays and episodes from the decade of archives here.

Consider it your shortcut for getting started.