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What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You

Author: Kerri L. Richardson

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401952887

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 745

With practical and warm advice, lifestyle designer and coach Kerri Richardson guides you to accept your clutter as a natural manifestation of your mind, body, and spirit looking out for yourself. It is your soul calling out for you to invest in self-care and to face the fears holding you back from being your best self. Richardson dives into the most common categories of physical clutter and provides efficient and effective steps for clearing the space for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to flourish. But more than house and home, Richardson encourages you to clear out the clutter of relationships and habits that have been occupying your time and energy for too long.

What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You

Uncover the Secrets in Your Clutter and Reclaim Your Life

Author: Kerri L. Richardson

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401953010

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 4600

What stops you from clearing your clutter? What would it mean if it was all gone? If clutter were no longer an obstacle, what would you then have time for? The world tells us that success is 'more and bigger' but if your material possessions weigh you down, overwhelm you and no longer bring you joy, this is a loud-and-clear sign that something in your life needs your attention. In this book, lifestyle designer and coach Kerri Richardson guides you to accept that clutter is a messenger - it is your subconscious showing that you are not living the life you truly dream of. Richardson dives into the most common categories of physical clutter and provides efficient and effective steps for clearing your space. But more than house and home, Richardson encourages you to clear out the clutter of relationships and habits that have been occupying your time and energy for too long. When you clear away what you no longer need, you make space for new opportunities and experiences to come your way. This book will show you how to reclaim your freedom, energy and power, and begin living more fully and authentically.

The Joy of Minimalism

A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness with Less

Author: Zoey Arielle Poulsen

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633536874

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 140

View: 6791

Minimalism and the simple life It’s natural to love stuff! More than that, it’s natural to love YOUR stuff. That notebook from 8th grade, your Disney VHS’, mismatched socks. They all have sentimental value…and they all take up space. Author and YouTuber, Zoey Arielle, opens up about her struggle with loving all the things in life we bring home. A hoarder in disguise, Arielle has mastered the tools needed to embrace simplicity and the minimalist philosophy. Minimalism guide: Zoey Arielle Poulsen’s The Joy of Minimalism is the friendly guide you’ve been searching for as you embark on a life of simplicity. Life can stress anyone out. So, by embracing minimalism, you’ll be saying goodbye to stress and everything that you never needed anyway. Discover a greater focus and true freedom as you live your new life with a real sense of gratitude for everything and everyone around you. Enjoy the simple life: In The Joy of Minimalism Poulsen shows you how to simplify the act of letting go while sharing her personal journey into this calmer sense of life. Beyond offering specific tips on transitioning, she also invites you to journal your new awakening. Minimalism is more than a movement or fad, it’s a sense of happiness and practice that will bring you closer to your true self. The Joy of Minimalism teaches you to live better with less. You'll learn how to: Cherish the gift of giving Rediscover the freedom of owning less Embrace life and all the non-material things the world has to offer Master your own personal style for organizing and decluttering Celebrate your new life with a free mind

Waking Up in Winter

In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife

Author: Cheryl Richardson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062681680

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 6809

Internationally recognized coach and New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Richardson has toured the world empowering others to make lasting change. But when Richardson’s own life no longer worked as it once had, a persistent, inner voice offered unmistakable guidance: it was time to reevaluate her life to uncover what really mattered. Waking Up in Winter is the candid and revelatory account of how at midlife, Richardson found renewed contentment and purpose through a heroic, inward journey. The unfolding story, told through intimate journal entries, follows Richardson from the first, gentle nudges of change to a thoughtfully reimagined life – a soulful, spring awakening. With an experienced coach’s intuition and an artist’s eye, Richardson reexamines everything – her marriage, her work, her friendships, and her priorities – gracefully shedding parts of the self that no longer serve along the way. In the end, she not only discovers what really matters at midlife, she invites readers to join her in the inquiry process by providing thought-provoking questions designed to usher them through their own season of transformation. Offering up Richardson’s most powerful teaching tool yet – her own life – Waking Up in Winter takes readers on a brave, spiritual adventure that shows us all how to live a more authentic and meaningful life.

Digging Out

Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding & Compulsive Acquiring

Author: Michael A. Tompkins,Tamara L. Hartl

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245948

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

View: 1940

Discusses preventive measures and treatments for compulsive hoarding, in a book designed to help loved ones of hoarders use harm reduction to aid hoarders in living a safe and comfortable life.

Decluttering at the Speed of Life

Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff

Author: Dana K. White

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 071808358X

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 6949

You don’t have to live overwhelmed by stuff—you can get rid of clutter for good! While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, real women with real families who are constantly growing and changing simply can’t purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress. In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out—for good! But more than simply offering strategies, Dana dives deep into how to implement them, no matter the reader’s clutter level or emotional resistance to decluttering. She helps identify procrasticlutter—the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn’t seem urgent—as well as how to make progress when there’s no time to declutter. Sections of the book include Why You Need This Book (You Know Why) Your Unique Home Decluttering in the Midst of Real Life Change Your Mind, Change Your Home Breaking Through Your Decluttering Delusions Working It Out Room by Room Helping Others Declutter Real Life Goes On (and On) As long as we’re living and breathing, new clutter will appear. The good news is that decluttering can get easier, become more natural, and require significantly fewer hours, less emotional bandwidth, and little to no sweat to keep going.

A Year to Clear

365 Lessons to Create Spaciousness In Your Home and Heart

Author: Stephanie Bennett Vogt

Publisher: Hierophant Publishing

ISBN: 193828948X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 3763

A complete yearlong course in clearing yourself of excess stress and stuff, this book features short contemplations, personal stories, tools, tips, one-minute practices, guided meditations, and wonderful questions to help readers create spaciousness in their lives. Stephanie Bennett Vogt will teach you how to unplug, detach, and clear to create more space and serenity in your life, what she describes as “the sacred process of removing clutter from both your house and your mind.” Included are 365 daily lessons organized into 52 weekly segments, with each lesson building on the others to develop one’s clearing muscle and grow new habits that will last a lifetime. The week usually begins with a personal story to introduce the theme and ends on the 7th day with a “Check In” to review and integrate the experience. Sprinkled throughout are meditations, Q&As, and testimonials. At the end of each lesson the author gives the reader an opportunity to “explore” a topic with several open-ended statements designed to bypass the thinking mind and open the channels to one’s highest wisdom. Weekly themes covered include: Moving Stuck EnergyConnecting with HomeBeing EnoughShining Light on Invisible ClutterLiving ImperfectlyWaiting It OutCultivating StillnessForgivingFlourishing

Clutter Intervention

How Your Stuff Is Keeping You Stuck

Author: Tisha Morris

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738754463

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 6240

"This is the book we need now . . . [It] illuminates the deeper "whys" behind each kind of clutter in your home so that you can peacefully release everything you need to and live buoyantly again!"—Sarah Bamford Seidelmann, author of Swimming with Elephants: My Unexpected Pilgrimage from Physician to Healer Get to the Heart of Why It's So Hard to Let Go of Your Stuff What's your clutter actually covering up? Once you're aware of the real issue, letting go is simple and decluttering can happen immediately. Using step-by-step instructions and easy-to-understand explanations, Tisha Morris shows you how to move into a new phase of life by ridding yourself of all that's holding you back. Everything in your home is an extension of your identity, and when you keep old stuff for too long, you get stuck in the past. Clutter Intervention teaches you about the psychological, emotional, and energetic components underlying your possessions, making it easier for you to let go and live authentically. Discover ways to clear out items associated with your past relationships, jobs, and unhealed grief. Learn how to handle blind spots, common excuses, and overcompensation. This book isn't about living with less. It's about living in alignment with the life you want.

Clear Home, Clear Heart

Author: Jean Haner

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401951554

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

View: 7873

Have you ever entered a room and it just didn’t feel right, yet you couldn’t explain why? Do you sense a natural comfort with some people but are immediately stressed by others? The truth is that we’re all influenced far more than we realize by the invisible energy of the people and places around us. This, along with difficult experiences in your past that still weigh you down, can keep you from being a creative force in your life. Clearing is a gentle but powerful way to release the old stress you’re still carrying from your life history, as well as transform how you’re affected by the energy around you each day. Many people experience immediate shifts in their energy during a clearing, and significant change often unfolds in the days and weeks afterward. In fact, clearing has even been described as “accelerated meditation” because it can lead to a sense of calm and happiness that typically results only after years of a mindfulness practice. In this simple, elegant guide, Jean Haner teaches you, in easy-to-follow steps, how to clear your own energy or that of any person, as well as bring harmony to the energy of the spaces you inhabit, so you can reclaim your vitality and joy, and open up infinite new possibilities in life. Healers, intuitives, energy workers, highly sensitive people, and anyone who just wants to optimize their energy and live their best life will find this to be the perfect training. Jean refines energy clearing to its pure essence —the power of the compassionate heart!

The Unmistakable Touch of Grace

Author: Cheryl Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743271851

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 5581

"Every event we experience and every person we meet has intentionally been put in our path to help us lead more conscious and fulfilled lives," says Cheryl Richardson, the New York Times bestselling author of Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, and Stand Up for Your Life. In her new book -- her most personal work to date -- she'll show you that, once you learn to view your life from this perspective, the person who smiles at you while you're walking down the street is no longer a stranger, the phone call from an old friend who crossed your mind the day before is no longer a surprise, and the failed relationship that left you brokenhearted is no longer a source of bitterness and pain. Instead, these experiences -- examples of what Richardson calls "the unmistakable touch of grace" -- are seen as blessings in disguise, gifts that make you stronger, more conscious, and, ultimately, more alive. To read this beautiful, intimate, and profoundly inspiring book is like having a conversation with Richardson herself. Filled with illuminating stories, provocative experiments, and striking examples of how grace has influenced her own life, Richardson will help you recognize that your life is being influenced, too, in ways you may never have imagined. The Unmistakable Touch of Grace helps you to see the hidden miracles that occur every day -- and gives you the courage to use them to make your life more meaningful, magical, hopeful, and complete.

Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight

The Six-Week Total-Life Slim Down

Author: Peter Walsh

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623364841

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 8787

A houseful of clutter may not be the only reason people pack on extra pounds, but research proves that it plays a big role. A recent study showed that people with supercluttered homes were 77 percent more likely to be overweight or obese! Why? Author Peter Walsh thinks it’s because people can’t make their best choices--their healthiest choices--in a cluttered, messy, disorganized home. In Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight, organizing guru Walsh comes to the rescue with a simple 6-week plan to help readers: • Clear their homes of excess "stuff" as they discover their vision for their personal space • Clear their bodies of excess pounds as they follow a healthy, supersimple eating and exercise plan • Clear their minds and spirits of the excess weight of too many possessions All the pieces are connected--and Walsh weaves them together for a 6-week program that leads readers step-by-step through decluttering their homes, their bodies, and their lives. Rodale took the program for a testdrive with two dozen volunteers who followed his plan. All reported great results--from significant weight loss to calmer minds and more organized, happier, and more efficient lives. With a room-by room organizing guide, plus supersimple recipes and an easy exercise plan, Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight is the only book to help readers clear the clutter while they zap the pounds all at the same time.

Stuff

Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

Author: Gail Steketee,Randy Frost

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547487258

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 758

A thoughtfully researched and fascinating appraisal of what happens when our stuff starts to own us What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper that’s ever come into his home? What compulsions drive a person to sacrifice her marriage or career for an accumulation of seemingly useless things? Randy Frost and Gail Steketee were the first to study hoarding when they began their work a decade ago. They didn't expect that they would end up treating hundreds of patients and fielding thousands of calls from the families of hoarders. Their vivid case studies (reminiscent of Oliver Sacks) in Stuff show how you can identify a hoarder—piles on sofas and beds that make the furniture useless, houses that can be navigated only by following small paths called goat trails, vast piles of paper that the hoarders “churn” but never discard, even collections of animals and garbage—and illuminate the pull that possessions exert over all of us. Whether we’re savers, collectors, or compulsive cleaners, very few of us are in fact free of the impulses that drive hoarders to extremes.

The Boundless Life Challenge

90 Days to Transform Your Mindset--and Your Life

Author: David Dillard-Wright

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 1507208693

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 8273

Unlock your infinite potential through mindfulness, self-care, and a positive outlook with this easy-to-follow 90-day plan of simple activities and quick exercises. Most of us already know what we need to be happy and healthy: eat right, exercise, meditate, and be kind to ourselves. But sometimes, changing your mindset and your outlook on life doesn’t come easy—we can find ourselves stuck in ruts and old habits that are hard to break. In The Boundless Life Challenge, Dr. David Dillard Wright offers an easy-to-follow mindfulness plan to get you feeling and thinking more optimistically. His 90-day challenge includes 90 activities, meditations, and simple exercises to help you re-center and focus on the good things in your life—through techniques like gratitude exercises, simple mantra repetitions, self-affirmations, and easy guided meditations—accessible even if you’re new to mindfulness. With additional information on how to break through mental barriers, maintain your new mindset, and the health benefits of optimism and positivity, this interactive guide will help you start—and keep—your happy new outlook for years to come.

Behind the Clutter

Truth, Love, Meaning, Purpose

Author: June Saruwatari

Publisher: Morgan James Pub

ISBN: 9781614486169

Category: House & Home

Page: 436

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You are already a masterpieceHave you ever wanted to know the secret to creating a life you love? How do you discern what's really standing in your way of becoming all you were born to be? In Behind the Clutter, June Saruwatari opens her home and her heart to reveal the transformative decluttering approach that has kept her in demand as a lifestyle, business & relationship coach, and professional organizer to investment bankers, attorneys, judges, artists, politicians, writers, rabbis, university professors, doctors, mothers, children, Hollywood producers, and celebrities. The key to your best life is to master the spaces of your body, mind, soul, and heart, and let go of the clutter within and without.In this part spiritual memoir, part self-help book, June vulnerably and relentlessly examines her own internal and external “stuff” through her unique fourfold lens of TruthLoveMeaningPurpose:• TRUTH: What is the truth of my current situation?• LOVE: Do I absolutely love this?• MEANING: What is the meaning of this for me?• PURPOSE: What purpose does this serve in my life?With fearlessness, vulnerability, and childlike enthusiasm, June digs deep to uncover the thoughts, feelings, memories, and beliefs that lay behind the clutter – and shares effective strategies to identify both internal and external clutter, let it go, and create space for miracles. As you go behind the clutter with June as your guide, you'll discover that you are your own best expert at designing your life, learn to apply your own TruthLoveMeaningPurpose to all the “stuff” of life, and uncover the masterpiece of yourself that's been there all along.

Organizing Your Home with Sort and Succeed

Five Simple Steps to Stop Clutter Before It Starts, Save Money, and Simplify Your Life

Author: Darla Demorrow

Publisher: Sort and Succeed Organizing So

ISBN: 9780983372325

Category: House & Home

Page: 92

View: 5263

Organizing Your Home with SORT and SUCCEED - Five Simple Steps to Stop Clutter Before It Starts, Save Money and Simplify Your Life is the organizing book for people feeling overwhelmed by their stuff. This master plan from a professional organizer is the only organizing solution you need to declutter at home. This proven organizing system with five simple steps will get readers working quickly on their own real life organizing projects. Anyone can implement this clutter-free system, with clear and easy instruction.Darla DeMorrow is a Certified Professional Organizer(R) with more than a decade of practical experience helping individuals, families and small business owners who need a better way to organize their life without feeling guilted into impractical minimalism, unattainable Pinterest-fantasy or pricey organizing gadgets. In this book she has created an efficient way of organizing that works for people who are mostly organized already, and is do-able even for people who are disorganized. Whether you are downsizing your home, looking for organizing solutions for people with ADHD or want to save money organizing, this home organizing book will take just about an hour to read so you can get started and stop clutter from stealing your life. Getting organized is one thing. Staying organized is another. Learn how to do both using this proven system and guiding principles used by HeartWork Organizing's clients since 2005. Purging your stuff doesn't have to be painful, because the focus isn't on tossing stuff, but on finding your treasures. Decluttering becomes second nature when you learn how to stop clutter before it even starts. This system goes well beyond organizing at home and is applicable to time management, paper filing, information management, money management and staying organized with lasting changes. These five simple steps will transform how you organize everything in your house or apartment. Change your life with these simple steps to organize your space, learn neat ways to save money and simplify your life.

Understanding Hoarding

Author: Jo Cooke

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1847094546

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 2065

Hoarding can make life a misery for individuals and their families, affecting health and lifestyle, and posing a significant risk of fire and other dangers. Research suggests that 25% of accidental domestic fire deaths involve hoarding. Hoarding affects the whole family, making it difficult to receive social visits and in extreme cases, affecting living space and basic freedoms such as space in which to do homework or even sleep. Other challenges in hoarded homes can include restricted entry and exit, difficulties gaining access to gas and electricity areas, water leaks, mould, and rat and other infestations. Financial implications may include not having access to paperwork, leading to unpaid bills and other complications. Previously viewed as part of obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder was recognised as a mental health disorder in its own right within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in May 2013. This book aims to help those who are affected by hoarding difficulties, including friends and family. Topics include: What is Hoarding Disorder - the five diagnostic criteria What triggers hoarding - abuse, bereavement, childhood issues, and so on Who can help a hoarder and how to help How to assess clutter Why an intense clear-out doesn't work Taking steps to deal with it - an 8-step plan Where does my stuff go? Safeguarding - working with local councils and social services Therapies and resources Case histories

Digital Inferno

Using technology consciously in your life and work, 101 ways to survive and thrive in a hyperconnected world

Author: Levy, Paul

Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS

ISBN: 1905570740

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 8908

How many times do you check something on the internet but find you are drifting aimlessly from one link to another? If you can’t not answer the phone when it rings, and you spend hours a week on social media, and you read your texts instead of kissing your loved one goodnight, and you don’t give your kids proper attention because you just have to prioritize new responses to your tweet... then this book is for you. The digital world is spreading like an inferno – a swirling, hot storm of change, possibility, addiction, passion, manipulation, creativity and abuse. It demands our attention and encourages us to be always on, with its constant updates and feedback. It is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. And it’s developing faster than our ability to deal with it. To adherents of digital living and working, any criticism is uncool, a sign of being out of touch. Refreshingly, Digital Inferno is neither simple indictment nor unqualified endorsement. Rather, it’s about holding your own in the digital realm – adapting in a healthy way to the new reality. It offers a conscious path that allows you to derive the benefits you need but also to manage the dangers. Packed with a wealth of practical advice, Digital Inferno describes numerous methods to enable you to step back from constant digital activity and virtual living, and to pay more attention to the real world. You’ll find exercises to overcome tiredness from digital contact and to develop skills to enable you to remain awake and aware. Crucially, you will be master of the digital realm: to abstain from contact when you need to, but also freely to immerse yourself when you choose to. We don’t need to shun new technology, but we do need to be armed with an understanding of its challenges, problems and limitations. This book provides the tools you will need to meet the future consciously.

Eat Like a Champion

Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete

Author: Jill Castle

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814436234

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 3285

Kids have their own nutritional needs-especially athletic kids. Yet most young athletes aren't eating properly to compete. Even if they're on a "healthy" diet, it's often supplemented by convenient but empty calories that are actually slowing them down. Fortunately, with the right nutrition, young athletes can increase their energy, bolster their motivation, gain muscle mass, overcome fatigue, and improve their performance. Eat Like a Champion will help their parents: Tailor diets for training, competition, and even off-season * Find the best food options, whether at home or on the go * Address counterproductive or unhealthy eating patterns * Understand where supplements, sports drinks, and performance-enhancing substances do-and don't-fit in * And more It took a registered dietitian who specializes in child and adolescent nutrition to write a book as focused and informative as this-complete with charts, recipes, and practical meal and snack ideas that can help athletic youngsters eat to win. It's a must-read for every parent of active kids ages eight through eighteen.

Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing

Author: Ailsa Frank

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781809488

Category: Self-Help

Page: 268

View: 2591

Have you ever felt stuck or unmotivated about life? Are there things you want to do or dreams you want to achieve, but you don’t know how to get started or how to reach your goals?In Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing, experienced hypnotherapist Ailsa Frank provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to take control of your life and ensure that it follows a more positive direction – the direction in which you want it to go.The techniques described in this book will help you to cut out the negative habits in your life and make improvements where they are needed – work, relationships, health, finance, finding love and more. Making regular small changes to your mindset will enable you to make bigger changes in your life. You don’t need to know your whole life plan, you just need to focus on one small thing to get yourself started. Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing offers a helping hand to get you on track and keep your life moving forwards in a positive direction.

Lighten Up

Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier with Less

Author: Peter Walsh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439155151

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 5908

Offers advice on how to enjoy life with less, explaining the methods for achieving a balance between an affordable and a desirable life.

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