Share your passion for books and hear our guest speaker Bob Hillary
Sunday, 29th March 2020 at 3:00pm
A MANUAL FOR THESE TIMES
The newly-formed Frome Campfire Beacon book club is going online for its third session - on March 29th at 15:00 GMT
The first hour will be spent talking about (and reading from) books that are currently inspiring you - so have a book to hand.
We will be meeting online using the Zoom platform
The first hour will be spent talking about (and reading from) books that are currently inspiring you - bring one along.
Check out the recommended reading list from our January session here
The second section of the afternoon will feature guest Bob Hillary who has just published his book 'Simplify - How to Stay Sane in a world going madShort, simple and refreshingly practical, Simplify offers 21 Earth Warrior practices to help us live more consciously and to cope with the ever increasing pace of modern life. Bob Hillary shares the lessons he learned living off the grid, exploring his 'wild edges' and practicing a slower, more attuned way of life.
How can we live more simply, learn to appreciate what we have and root our way of being in the Earth we have inherited? By living simply and becoming an Earth Warrior. As life keeps urging us to go faster, many of us are moving in the opposite direction... we are looking for SLOWNESS, for stillness, to live more natural, less complex lives.
Bob Hillary spent a year living off grid, an experience that taught him how to live simply. This meant downscaling, re-wilding, un-teching and finding and doing things that are free. These philosophies provided a framework for the 21 practices he shares in this book. They range from letting stillness be your friend to learning to say 'no' and practising gratitude, and they offer fun and practical ways for you to start making simple living part of your everyday life.
Bob also looks at the crucial process of self-healing, which needs to take place so that you can fully embrace the book's closing section on action - how best to take the simple living message out into the world. This is a manual for modern times, teaching us how to be Earth Warriors and live in a more joyful, positive, meaningfully and above all simple way. It is guide to creating positive action, to walking the right path and making the right choices.
Sunday, March 29th 2020
Bookings close: March 30th 2020