Clutter Busting Your Life: Clearing Physical and Emotional Clutter to Reconnect with Yourself and Others

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Cut the Crap — and Discover What Really Matters

Over the course of his career helping people let go of things they no longer need, Brooks Palmer has been struck by the many ways that clutter affects relationships. In these pages, he shows how we use clutter to protect ourselves, control others, and cling to the past, and how it keeps us from experiencing the joy of connection. With insight-prompting questions, exercises, client examples, and even whimsical line drawings, Palmer ...

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Overview

Cut the Crap — and Discover What Really Matters

Over the course of his career helping people let go of things they no longer need, Brooks Palmer has been struck by the many ways that clutter affects relationships. In these pages, he shows how we use clutter to protect ourselves, control others, and cling to the past, and how it keeps us from experiencing the joy of connection. With insight-prompting questions, exercises, client examples, and even whimsical line drawings, Palmer will take you from overwhelmed to empowered. His gentle guidance will help you to not only clear clutter from your home but also enjoy deeper, more authentic, and clutter-free relationships of all kinds.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Brooks Palmer is an expert at helping people discover the freedom that comes from de-cluttering their lives. In the process, he helps them discover who they are and the life they should really be living. Read this book...it may just change your life!”
Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Off Balance and The Rhythm of Life

“Brooks Palmer wisely reveals that clutter is a state of consciousness, one that we can transform into a profound awareness of what lies beneath the fortress built of stuff, be it physical, psychological, or even spiritual. Fortunate are those who apply his compassionate methods for growing in self-love, self-respect, and self-trust.”
Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation

“Filled with interesting stories and useful guidance about replacing physical and emotional baggage with freedom and joyful relationships.”
Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Getting the Love You Want

“Brooks Palmer provides inspiring examples, humor, and encouragement to help readers let go of clutter, along with small steps that can help people create a new and joyful life. If you’re looking for ways to let go of clutter, then this book is for you.”
Tammy Strobel, author of You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap) and RowdyKittens.com

“Clutter is so much more than the physical objects we cling to. Fortunately, Brooks Palmer is so much more than a clutter buster. The defenses, anger, and general dopiness we use to protect our tender selves are no match for his gentleness, humor, and insight....I’m beginning to think that Brooks might be able to clutter bust us all the way to world peace.”
Colleen Wainwright, writer, speaker, and creator of Communicatrix.com

Library Journal
According to professional organizer Palmer (Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What's Holding You Back) the root problem of clutter-prone individuals is the tendency to hold on to things that are no longer useful. These things can be objects, resentments, habits, anger, and so on, and Palmer focuses on clearing out garbage and moving toward healthy relationships with people and things. Some of his suggestions for mental decluttering involve overcoming the urge to change others and letting go of guilt and blame when discarding items. VERDICT Palmer will meet the needs of desperate readers dealing with the aftermath of relationships, whether with deceased parents or ex-lovers, and help pave a path toward a clearer future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608680795
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 225,245
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brook Palmer uses compassion, awareness, and humor to help clients get rid of clutter. He has been featured in national and local media and offers clutter-busting workshops. Also a stand-up comedian and member of the Screen Actors’ Guild, he lives in Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Clutter of False Armor 9

Chapter 2 Clutter Busting 101 41

Chapter 3 Clutter as a Defense 63

Chapter 4 The Urge to Change Others 91

Chapter 5 How to Quiet the Clutter Storms 105

Chapter 6 Clutter Busting Old Relationships 123

Chapter 7 When a Relationship Becomes Clutter 153

Chapter 8 Clutter Busting Together 171

Summary of Principles 189

Acknowledgments 191

About the Author 193

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    Life vs. Clutter

    This book is a excellent companion to Brook's first book, "Clutter Busting - Letting Go of What's Holding You Back".


    Clutter happens...and it won't go away on its own. Brooks helps us to clearly understand the emotional resistance within us and why it is so difficult to let go of items we no longer use or never have used at all.

    Brook also helps us to recognize how possessing clutter negatively affects our relationships. By following Brooks' straightforward clutter busting tips and exercises, the clutter interference in your life will be eliminated. Even if you're not ready to clutter bust -- just buy it for the fun artwork that Brook provides at the beginning of the chapters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Awesome! More than worth the Price!

    This book covers "Emotional" clutter as well as physical clutter. It explains what causes us to accumulate stuff. I was amazed! The author knows exactly what he's talking about; I'm not through reading this book yet but I know I have the information I need to change my life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

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    Until I discovered Brooks Palmer, Peter Walsh was my favorite in

    Until I discovered Brooks Palmer, Peter Walsh was my favorite inspirational, you-can-declutter-your-life guru. In fact, the methods used by Brooks and Peter are a lot alike. Both men have a respectful but no-nonsense approach to make the reader "feel okay about letting go" of STUFF. All that STUFF that has accumulated for (sometimes) decades.

    I'll admit it. I'm a clutter bug who owns a massive collective of decluttering and organizing books. (Yeah, yeah, I know...) I have over 200 of them. I have read almost all of them more than once, and have never given any of them away. I also own CDs and DVDs on organizing and play them over and over. By now, one would expect my home would be spotless. Ah, but one would be wrong.

    Admit it---you're like me. You watch Peter Walsh on Oprah, buy books, Google tips, etc. So the concept of decluttering should be simple, right? So why don't we get up off the couch or bed and actually DECLUTTER to make a difference in our own lives? Because we need motivation. Brooks Palmer is that motivation.

    Though it's a question I've heard before, phrased in various ways, Brooks's question "Do you love this, or can you let it go?" was enough to make me release my grip on some treasures. Since reading his books (this one and his previous one), I have given away more and more items on Freecycle to other people who will actually USE THEM. My decluttering has also been motivational to my mother, much to the delight of the Boy Scout troop she gifted all her camping and fishing gear to.

    Brooks says that many people declutter as a defense against being hurt by others---I came to that realization myself about 10 years ago, and I do believe that self-protection is part of the reason I have kept a cluttered home. I know that I can read and read and read and read and read about clutter, decluttering, and organizing...but until I am ready to actually DO IT...well, it's all a waste of time until I'm ready to take that first step and change my life. I decided I am ready...it's going to take a long time and I may need help along the way, but I am ready.

    If you're also ready to change your life, BUY THIS BOOK---once you read it, there's no turning back. It will motivate you to give away items that are cluttering your life, your mind, and your heart, very easily and without pain or sense of loss. This is the best $11 you'll ever spend---spend it. Your future is waiting for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Fabulous!

    Great book! Concise, to the point, and something for everyone. Get it, read it and pass it on!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    A nice follow-up

    I loved Clutter Busting, Brooks Palmer's first book. Before I was through reading it I was scouring my belongings looking for things to toss, and I've kept up that habit for quite some time.

    I thought Clutter Busting Your Life would have more information about unearthing undesirable people (perhaps with pithy phrases to use), but its most important message is about how clutter can displace the people you want to have with you by choking the life out of your relationship. It also stresses the way to address the issue (kindly!)if you are not the person who needs to hold onto things. And there is a connection between keeping stuff from people who have harmed you, and how you can break the emotional connection and guilt once you pitch the physical reminder of them.

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