Secrets of Simplicity [NOOK Book]

Overview

Bulging in-boxes, out-of-control stress, and even climate change serve as reminders that when it comes to being happy and healthy, less is more. In this interactive journal, organization expert Mary Carlomagno leads readers on a journey toward release and discovery. Guided by the principle that the way you spend your time and money should reflect your true priorities, Secrets of Simplicity shows how to make practical changes to unburden your closets and calendars and make room for what's really important. Readers...
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Secrets of Simplicity

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Overview

Bulging in-boxes, out-of-control stress, and even climate change serve as reminders that when it comes to being happy and healthy, less is more. In this interactive journal, organization expert Mary Carlomagno leads readers on a journey toward release and discovery. Guided by the principle that the way you spend your time and money should reflect your true priorities, Secrets of Simplicity shows how to make practical changes to unburden your closets and calendars and make room for what's really important. Readers can record their successes, as they de-clutter their homes and in the process, their minds.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811871648
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 328,253
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Carlomagno
Mary Carlomagno is the founder and owner of Order, a company that specializes in clutter control. Her philosophy has been featured in Woman's Day, Redbook, and the Washington Post. She lives in New Jersey.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    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 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.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    A work in progress

    I am still working through this workbook, but so far I like the way it presents questions to make you really consider things for yourself, not why or how someone else thinks it should be done. Everyone has their own level of simplicity that they are comfortable with, and this workbook seems to help you find that level while directing you on how to get to it at the same time. I look forward to working through more of the sections and seeing some results.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2009

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    I'm inspired!

    I just caught Mary Carlomagno on Oprah. We really don't need all the THINGS we accumulate. I bought the journal and I'm looking forward to making a change in my life.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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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 26, 2012

    Read if you missed all the organizational info on Oprah.

    Nothing new in this book. Sadly this book had a cute cover then nothing. I would not have bought if I had paged through first. I did love the B&N deal!

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    CHAT

    Plz reply

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    ???

    Can you write in the journal in the nook.. please reply

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