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Secrets of Simplicity

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Cleverly Designed Workbook

Secrets of Simplicity by Mary Carlomagno combines Eastern spirituality, including yoga and meditation, with clutter removal and organizational tips.

I like the clever design--it is a book with a spine, but it is also a spiral. This makes it handy to use, because it f...
Secrets of Simplicity by Mary Carlomagno combines Eastern spirituality, including yoga and meditation, with clutter removal and organizational tips.

I like the clever design--it is a book with a spine, but it is also a spiral. This makes it handy to use, because it folds back and still has a spine when on a bookshelf.

This is a quick read, a book for those who love to take quizzes and record their thoughts and actions. Very hands on.

I am an eco-friendly Feng Shui practitioner who personally has no problem with clutter or living a simple life--but am always on the lookout to share books with my clients that might help them. I would recommend this book to some, but not all, of those that need help simplifying their lives. Again--not everyone is the "workbook" type.

Carlomagno explains that stress is s result of clutter, that simplifying ones life will reduce stress.

Each chapter has its own tab. Release is the first. She describes releasing things like one does from Lent.

There is a simplify, organize, and treasure section.

In the chapter on focus, she recommends breathing exercises. In invest, she suggests paying down credit cards, eating at home instead of at restaurants, and saving money.

In discover, the reader is encouraged to finding one's life dream.

In thrive, she describes how simplicity leads to a clear mind.

The book is simple and spare, matching the theme.

In addition to this workbook, I would like to recommend HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT: BEAUTIFY, DETOXIFY & ENERGIZE YOUR LIFE, YOUR HOME & YOUR PLANET as I do for many of my clients, as it provides many ways to simplify and beautify ones life. For related money and simplifying, read Suze Ormon's 2009 ACTION PLAN.

posted by NormaHartie on March 3, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

No good on nook

Might be ok in print but useless on nook. Save your money.

posted by Rv_Thomas on May 29, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    No good on nook

    Might be ok in print but useless on nook. Save your money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Started reading the ebook where words are missing from pages and

    Started reading the ebook where words are missing from pages and the text does not flow from page to page. I have 2 page 14's that are totally different and are not sequential. Not worth the $ spent.

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    This was the deal of the day and I should not have wasted 1.99 o

    This was the deal of the day and I should not have wasted 1.99 on it. It is a workbook that needs to be filled in - impossible on a nook. It was a very poor choice and an even worse one on mine. I am going to immediately archive it.

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    Posted June 19, 2012

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