Monday, January 31, 2011

Live More, Want Less Review and Giveaway...

I was excited to be able to review the book Live More Want Less by Mary Carlomagno!

 

Live More, Want Less 52 ways to Find Order in Your Life has lots of great insight.

 

Need to get your life in order? Simplicity expert Mary Carlomagno shows you how to create order by stripping away the nonessentials, making room for serenity, change, creativity, and even enlightenment. Working on the principle that small steps are the most effective path to change, she offers a practical, realistic, week-at-a-time road map to living a life free of chaos and clutter—physical, mental, and emotional. 

 

In each of 52 short chapters, she offers a personal narrative, a reflection on a Taoist-inspired “way” toward more meaning, and a list of six daily practices that bring tangible change. This inspiring program shows you how to shed not only the unnecessary things that are cluttering up your day, but also the habits and mindsets that keep you from living a full, meaningful life.


I really like the way this book is put together in short chapters. It has great tips to help simplify. One of my favorite chapters is called Get Comfortable in Your Own Clothes. After reading this chapter I went through my closet and made some simple changes. When I go to get something to wear now it's so much easier and refreshing. 

I was inspired by reading this book and have set small goals to help me find order and simplicity in my life. 

Now here's the exciting part... 

I get to give one lucky winner a copy of this book!

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