Postconsumers is an educational company helping to move society beyond addictive consumerism. We are consuming mindfully with an eye toward the satisfaction of enough. In other words, we advocate mindful consumption based on every person’s core values, rather than an endless quest for stuff driven by society. It’s up to each person to decide what’s right for him or her at any particular time. Whether postconsumers choose to be satisfied with a little or a lot, they are all wealthy in their contentment.
There’s nothing like celebrating the centrality of family, community, nature and meaning in all our lives, while reducing the pressures of materialism. It casts a whole new light on current economic upheavals and stress levels, to say the least. To say the most, it contributes not only to healthier people, but also to a healthier planet. It just doesn’t get any more mainstream than that.
Postconsumers offers several ways to Get Satisfied with life at last. Our broad-spectrum book, published by Easton Studio Press, is Get Satisfied: How Twenty People Like You Found the Satisfaction of Enough. Recommendations in O, The Oprah Magazine state that it “presents inspiring case studies. . . If they can do it, so can you.” Now we also offer an exciting “how to” interactive web course, produced in cooperation with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Get Satisfied: How to Find the Satisfaction of Enough is guaranteed to change your life or your money back. Then want to chuckle all the way to satisfaction? Visit our Get Satisfied Cartoon Gallery and Get Satisfied Game Show.
Excerpt from review of the Get Satisfied Interactive Handbook in the April 2010 newsletter of Dr. April Lane Benson, a leading NYC psychologist who treats shopaholics:
"To be a postconsumer is to evolve beyond the inevitable disappointments of consumerism, with its hyped-up treadmill of buy after buy, to the satisfaction of enough. Postconsumers.com seeks to foster this evolution in individual consumers through its Get Satisfied Interactive Handbook, a light-hearted albeit serious-minded online primer for the journey.
Leavened with humor and very short—it can be diligently gone though in as little as a hour (or as slowly as you want)—the Handbook consists of a self-assessment section, a set of recommendations based on that assessment, and a very short selection of resources for further development.
The website gives us a quick and accessible introduction to the powerful dissatisfactions of American overconsumption, and, via its Interactive Handbook, offers an individualized prescription for growing out of them.
Though serious overshoppers would do well to supplement this brief tour of key ideas with a more detailed text, the Handbook is an inexpensive and charming Cliff’s Notes on your consumption habits."