Secrets of Simplicity

Secrets of Simplicity

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by Mary Carlomagno, Andrea Cobb
     
 

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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,…  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811871648
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
173,941
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

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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Secrets of Simplicity: Learn to Live Better with Less 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
geokatgrl More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Might be ok in print but useless on nook. Save your money.
dpnyc3 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
fallafooka More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plz reply
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can you write in the journal in the nook.. please reply
Anonymous 19 days ago
You cannot write in the journal in the Nook, but you can respond in a purchased paper journal following the Nook's formated journal. I purchased this book and noticed that I archived it. I don't even know if I've read it. I'm going to unarchive it because most of the books that I'm reading are on decluttering, minimalism, and frugalism.
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