I recognise the energy and commitment you have brought to developing this programme and to working with offenders. Your care and dedication is clear to see—and the positive and powerful testimonies do demonstrate that you have helped people to change their lives.


Learning to self-care is the start of the rehabilitation, which can only lead to self-responsibility, which can only lead to a stop in re-offending.


I regularly come to the Simple Living Global website for a sense check on the world today. The articles on this site are straight to the point, make absolute sense, are exceptionally well researched, and cut through with precision, to get to the point of any given topic.

We would all do well to read these articles. More so this site is the real deal, as Bina Pattel walks the talk, and lives and breathes what she writes about.

I have known Bina Pattel for 15+ years and her dedication to humanity and her care for others is relentless. She is steady, consistent and very real and practical.

Bina has worked in many different environments with people from all walks of life and understands the many pressures and strains of modern society. She is a woman of her word – reliable and someone you can trust.

This is no heady intellectual website professing to offer solutions. This is a website bursting full of integrity and honesty, offering a much-needed breath of fresh air.


Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Drug & Alcohol Rehab never got to the root of my underlying issue which caused the addictions. Simple Living Global does and this is the first time in my life that I feel I have got to the core of my addictive behaviour and have the tools to clear this. Bina Pattel walks the walk, talks the talk and Lives the life I know I have the potential to Be.


Having had the experience of working with Bina Pattel in work settings, I have seen first-hand that the Simple Living Global ‘Back to Basics’ program is instrumental in dramatically increasing employee engagement and productivity, improving internal and external communication, and reducing stress levels at all levels.

Ms. Pattel is phenomenal at building relationships with employees who she has never met in person, and her relationships are based on the highest integrity, true respect, caring, and commitment to helping others. What makes Ms. Pattel unique in her approach to well-being support is the fact that what she presents to others is how she lives everyday with consistency and commitment. I have had the pleasure of witnessing huge changes in my co-workers – from the president and executive team, to department managers to non-management staff – just after one session with her. More than one participant has said that, ‘for the first time someone truly understands me’ and ‘I trust her completely.’

What she brings to workplaces and to people from all walks of life is unlike anything I have ever experienced. I recommend her to anyone who wants to make lasting changes in their lives.


Bina, I respect your no-nonsense practical advice. You are generous, kind, loyal and I greatly Appreciate you and the inmates that have come into contact with you would all feel the same. You have inspired a generation of prisoners to love and care for themselves and their communities.


When I attended the Simple Living Foundation Workshops in July 2010, I was at a very low point in my life and I did not want to admit that to myself.

I had an uncontrolled thyroid condition that was so serious the consultant was talking about removing it.

I was suffering from chronic exhaustion and was angry with life itself.

What was presented in the workshop and thereafter has transformed my life.

Bina Pattel presented that taking time to care for yourself was key to living a life with truth and vitality.

I no longer smoke or drink alcohol.
I have lost over 3 stone in weight.
My thyroid condition has totally reversed.
I do not take medication anymore.
No more hospital appointments.
I do not have chronic exhaustion.
I am not angry with life anymore.  

Bina presents practical tips that are simple and easy to apply in everyday life. Bina showed me basic tips such as opening and closing the door gently.  This was a challenge for me as I always slammed doors.  It took 6 months and now I never slam doors.  She also supported me with my sleep pattern, which was erratic to say the least.  I started with going to bed an hour early and then built on this.  Her program helped me understand that without sleep I could not function, let alone look after myself.  Fast forward to today, I go to bed early every day.  Bina’s basic tips are simple and do not require a lot of time.  In fact, the tips I have picked up are a daily part of my life and have become the norm.  I have been supported with so much more, which has allowed me to Live in a nurturing and loving way.     

I can truthfully say that without that first workshop I would not be where I am today.

Bina is an inspiration to me and others and what she presents is the REAL DEAL.


There are some people who just stand out in this world and Bina Pattel is one of them.  

She says it how it is, no matter who she’s talking to and she walks the walk, not just talks the talk.  

Her real-life, practical approach and her lived integrity are what set her apart and what caused me to trust her on sight.

Have a single conversation with her and you will understand exactly what I mean – it’s like there are a bunch of extra dimensions to her you can’t even see, but you can definitely feel.  

There are no taboo subjects, no judgement and no dusty corners.  There is just a deeply caring woman, living Truth and calling others to their equal potential in that.  

I have lost track of the number of ah-ha moments I’ve had with Bina.  Those moments have moved a load of unnecessary baggage out of the way, helping me stay light and focused on what’s important.  The appreciation I have for Bina’s consistent support, the Truth she presents and for the game-changing content on the Simple Living Global website, content I come back to time and time again, is immeasurable.