Wanda Urbanska was a journalist and Frank Levering a screenwriter in their West Coast lives. They had all the trappings of life in the fast lane, yet they found themselves wanting more, even though the psychic cost was killing them. Those “wants” were the first to go when Wanda and Frank decided to give it all up to run a family orchard in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Orchard Gap, Virginia. They are both authors and producers of the PBS television series, Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska. They have appeared on Oprah, CBS This Morning, the Today show, and NPR’s All Things Considered. They’ve been featured in USA Today, Redbook, Family Circle, and Glamour.
Wanda is the author of seven books, including the forthcoming anthology, Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet. The Oprah Magazine recently identified her as "the de facto Martha Stewart of the voluntary simplicity movement." She has published in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Rotarian, and American Libraries, among others. A graduate of Harvard University, Wanda makes her home in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
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