A Lovely Gift of Time and Space

Holiday gift giving is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming if you are trying to live with less stuff or if spending the day at the mall isn’t your idea of a good time. If that’s you or you are buying for the person who has everything or the person who wants nothing, Your Lovely Life can help with this lovely gift idea.

Instead of giving a gift that sits on a shelf, give the gift of experience. Elizabeth W. Dunn, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, is at the forefront of research on consumption and happiness. In recent papers, Dunn and her colleagues explained that income is not a strong predictor of happiness once our basic needs are met. The studies they reviewed suggested that money can buy happiness, but it depends on how you spend your disposable income.

The question is: When you purchase something, how long does the happiness last compared to the money you spend? For example, if you buy the perfect Gucci bag and are longing for another one within a week, then you’ve received only a temporary happiness boost. Humans adapt very rapidly to new things in their lives, so the happiness from “newness” wears off quickly. However, spending money on experiences — concert tickets, taking a yoga class, or going on vacation — typically produces more, and longer lasting, satisfaction than buying stuff because we’re impacting our well being, and joyful memories continue to feed us. Instead of buying stuff, Dunn and her colleagues show that you can be happier by helping others, donating to charities, and buying a few small pleasures.

Give the gift of time and space to yourself or someone you love.

We’ve packaged up our Make Time and Create Space course with merry extras for the holidays including:

  • Smalltopia: Tammy Strobel’s ebook about creating a small and sustainable business.
  • Simple Ways to Be more with Less: Courtney Carver’s ebook with recommendations to simplify your life and ideas to live each day more purposefully.
  • Blissful Reflections by Tammy Strobel: a compilation of essays about living simply and happiness
  • Holiday Gifts: Audio from Tammy Strobel
  • Dump Perfection: Video from Courtney Carver

The merriest extra of all

As an extra special merry extra, we will donate $5.00 for every purchase made on Tuesday, December 4th and Wednesday, December 5th to The Kopila Valley project. Our donation will be doubled by an anonymous donor to make it $10.00 from each purchase raising money to buy a bus for the children who need it most: the orphaned and handicapped children of Nepal who wouldn’t otherwise have access to school.

Each package is delivered via email with simple instructions to access your gifts and a gift certificate to send to the recipient that looks like this:

As a special bonus, a copy of Tammy Strobel’s book, You Can Buy Happiness (and it’s cheap) will be mailed to the first 10 people who buy the combo gift offer listed below.

Make Time

 

If you’ve ever wished for more hours in the day or felt frustrated that you couldn’t do it all, this course is for you. You’ll receive course contents that will include 3 Weekly modules with audio interviews with experts, instructive lessons, guest contributions, video presentations, and homework assignments. (complete course description)

special holiday additions:

  • Smalltopia: Tammy Strobel’s ebook about creating a small and sustainable business
  • Simple Ways to Be more with Less: Courtney Carver’s ebook with recommendations to simplify your life and ideas to live each day more purposefully.
  • Blissful Reflections by Tammy Strobel: a compilation of essays about living simply and happiness
  • Holiday Gifts: Audio from Tammy Strobel
  • Dump Perfection: Video from Courtney Carver

$35.00

Add to Cart

Create Space

 

Learn how to make space in your home and on your calendar. You’ll receive 3 weekly modules including audio interviews with experts, instructive lessons, guest contributions, video presentations, and homework assignments. (complete course description)

special holiday additions:

  • Smalltopia: Tammy Strobel’s ebook about creating a small and sustainable business.
  • Simple Ways to Be more with Less: Courtney Carver’s ebook with recommendations to simplify your life and ideas to live each day more purposefully.
  • Blissful Reflections by Tammy Strobel: a compilation of essays about living simply and happiness.
  • Holiday Gifts: Audio from Tammy Strobel
  • Dump Perfection: Video from Courtney Carver

$35.00

Add to Cart

Combo offer – Give both courses

 

The Make Time Course and Create Space Course complement each other to add more lovely to your life. Please enjoy a $10.00 discount if you purchase both at the same time.

special holiday additions:

  • Smalltopia: Tammy Strobel’s ebook about creating a small and sustainable business.
  • Simple Ways to Be more with Less: Courtney Carver’s ebook with recommendations to simplify your life and ideas to live each day more purposefully.
  • Blissful Reflections by Tammy Strobel: a compilation of essays about living simply and happiness
  • Holiday Gifts: Audio from Tammy Strobel
  • Dump Perfection: Video from Courtney Carver

As a special bonus, a copy of Tammy Strobel’s book, You Can Buy Happiness (and it’s cheap) will be mailed to the first 10 people who buy the combo gift offer.

$60.00

Add to Cart

Even the person who wants nothing, wants more time and space in their lives to engage in activities they care about and to be with people they love.

If you were wondering …

Can I purchase this for myself? Of course! The holiday additions and bonus offerings end at the end of December, but if you purchase now, you can take the course anytime in 2013.

Can the recipient take the course anytime? The gift certificate can be redeemed through the end of 2013. There are instructions on how to register in the digital package you’ll receive when you purchase the gift.

How will I know if I am one of the first 10 to purchase and qualify for a copy of You can buy Happiness? We will email you right away to let you know and ask where you’d like the book sent.

Do I have to be available during a certain time to take a course? No. The courses are self study, so you can consume the material at a time and pace that works best for you.

What if I still have more questions? Email Tammy and Courtney at dearlovelylife at gmail dot com. We are happy to help.

Can I order this anytime? The courses will be available anytime, but the special holiday additions end December 31, 2012.

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