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Simple Abundance: Living by Your Own Lights
     

Simple Abundance: Living by Your Own Lights

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by Sarah Ban Breathnach, Sarah Ban Breathnach (Read by), Author (Read by)
 

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What stands between you and a happier, more fulfilling and contented way of life? Sarah Ban Breathnach's gentle lessons show you the way to excavate your talents from layers of denial, disbelief, and the delay of your dreams. Six creative and practical principles illuminate this safari of self and spirit - gratitude, simplicity, order, harmony, beauty, and joy.

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What stands between you and a happier, more fulfilling and contented way of life? Sarah Ban Breathnach's gentle lessons show you the way to excavate your talents from layers of denial, disbelief, and the delay of your dreams. Six creative and practical principles illuminate this safari of self and spirit - gratitude, simplicity, order, harmony, beauty, and joy. This adaptation of the New York Times #1 best seller will help you to discover how daily life can become an expression of your authentic self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586214074
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
Abridged, 3 CDs, 3 hours
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

In addition to SIMPLE ABUNDANCE, Sarah Ban Breathnach is the author of THE SIMPLE ABUNDANCE JOURNAL OF GRATITUDE, SOMETHING MORE, and MRS. SHARP'S TRADITIONS. She has an upcoming book, PEACE AND PLENTY, due out in Fall 2010. She currently resides in Lincolnshire, England, with her husband. Please visit her website at www.simpleabundance.com.

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Simple Abundance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have used this "day book" through four years (three years running about 6 years ago and now again this year.) Every time I say "wow." How did she know I felt that way? Did I miss that the last time through. Simple Abundance causes you to take a look at who you really are and what makes you happy. You learn to appreciate the simple and meaningful things in life. It is a great start for a woman who is exhausted and wrung out by trying to be everything to everyone. I have given my copy away at least five times and had to buy another. This year I bought two copies as gifts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book absolutely helped me with my life-long depression. It took a couple of tries but now I read and refer to it often. I helped me find places within myself where I could also find ways to heal and feel better about living. A real literary treasure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me as a Christmas gift in 1997. I have since given several copies as gifts to women I know. I keep it in a spot where I know I can access it for my daily read. I have read each essay many times over as the years have passed, and each reading brings new understanding and self-awareness. The daily essays provide a spiritual introspective glimpse into one's being. Ms. Breathnach provides serenity and groundedness for us in the turmoil that sometimes consumes us.
This is a collection of writings that you will enjoy year after year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is comforting to a womans soul, causes one to do soul searching and to take time from your busy life to enjoy the company of a good book with a cup of tea. This is a self healing and growth experience as you follow the path of Mrs. Sarah suggestions, it is like reconnecting with the Woman and Kid in you. Sarah is a Wonderful, honest & witty Author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have gotten so much! Serenity and self-growth guaranteed. Have given this book to many friends.
JocelynHarmony More than 1 year ago
I LOVE Sarah Ban Breathnach's Simple Abundance - having discovered it for myself about 1998. This last copy was a gift - and I have given many over the years. My girlfriend liked it as well. I find myself reading and re-reading the daily messages - so appropriate still - about finding joy in your life - just as it is - no matter your financial situation, current weight, job outlook or age - it has wide appeal for anyone looking to get "More" out of life! The reason I keep "re-reading" it, is that each time - I am in a different place and can pick up or implement more. A Must Have for Anyone who wants to frugally embark on an inner journey to Happiness!
MsAnders More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It is set up as a daily reader for an entire year. The content is inspirational and also practical. I particularly like the idea of a daily journal to clear your negative thoughts and to show your thankfulness. This is great tool to get your creativity pumping. An uplifting message every day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy the daily reflections to help one to realize the true meaning of things in this crazy world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simple Abundance is truly one of the best books that has ever come into my possession. It is worth much more than whatever is charged for it. It is a very motivating and helpful book in all areas of life. It has one reading for each day of the year, which includes a relevent quote and wise text that spans the generations. Each month contains action suggestions and each daily reading also inspires action to take charge of your life. I purchased the book last October and read it daily for a year and have started reading it again. Although this book is written to women, it contains wisdom that trancends gender. I truly admire any man who would read it and admit to having read and benefited from it. Buy it, read it, do it, and see your life changed. Joy from Asheville, NC
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has opened my heart to joy, something I thought I couldn't experience. It helped me get off 'auto-pilot' and back into my 'authentic self'. What a brilliant, warming, book that offers Awakening to anyone that pursues it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simple Abundance gives us a chance to revel in gratitude for all there is. Lovely book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love to ready my Daybook at the end of the day just before I go to sleep. Thought provoking and soul searching, this book was an incredible Christmas gift from a very dear friend. I recommend this book highly to anyone. It is truly a one of a kind gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me as a birthday present in Dec 2006. This book is spiritually lifting, motivating and encouraging. It really makes me appreciate life from a very simplitic view. I have found myself reading ahead and often go back and re-read certain pages that have moved me tremendously. I have now order the book for my girlfriend, who I truly believe will bring comfort,directions and calm in her personal and spiritual life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is encouraging and enlightening. I enjoy it every morning. The author is down to earth and relates to other women on a very basic level. She seems to understand what alot of women feel they are missing. She also helps us to see what we already have. I love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What really impressed me about this book was that it came about because of the author's own soul search. She did a lot of research about life and its meaning and how to live. I came about this book during a particularly stressful, frustrating, and unhappy time during my life. I had forgotten how to be grateful, but it works. Also forgot about simplicity. It's not about living an austere life but is about living a fulfilling life. This book works. I would recommend it to anyone wanting more peace, happiness, and relief from the stress we are all under. It has changed the way I view life. It feels good to smile again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simple feel-good essays which is read each day will make you day better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been on a strong spiritual path for over twenty one years. During that time period, I have studied all of the religions of the world. I have found some truth in each religion I have studied. I have also, during this time period, read many spiritual books Simple Abundance : A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach is on my new top ten list. This list presently consists of the following books: An Encounter With A Prophet by C. A. Lewis A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson Conversations With God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 2) by Neale Donald Walsch The Greatest Miracle in the World by Og Mandino Way of the Peaceful Warrior : A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman Simple Abundance : A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach Tuesdays with Morrie: by Mitch Albom The Four Agreements: by Don Miguel Ruiz Messages from the Masters by Brian L., Md. Weiss Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was given this book as a gift from a wonderful friend. We share each days entry . It is amazing how it fits into whatever is going on in your life. When you are having a bad day,something in that days reading will lift you up.It really is a great book for any woman to read in our busy,crazy lives. It is not a religious book, but it very spiritual. You will learn to go to your Higher Power for strength,peace,and wisdom. It has been a great help to me in finding the authentic me. Read it, you will find out what that means.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Recently simplifying my life by scaling down worktime, moving to a beautiful serene setting in the mountains overlooking a rushing river, this book has been an inspiration to me. It has encouraged me to follow my dreams, live simply, take pride in the small things that I do, appreciate my surroundings, friends, family and the simple fact that I'm sitting at this computer writing this 'review'. It has encouraged me to stay focused without feeling the dread of a regimented routine. As I'm reading, I think of others in my life who would benefit from this book. It's truly something that must be seen and felt through one's own eyes. My mother will recieve one for Mother's Day.....if I can wait that long to give it to her. I know it will change her life as it has changed mine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written. Simply presented. Makes you feel good reading it. Makes you have a better day. Helps me to manage the stress of everyday life and stay more centered... Makes you breathe EASIER. And I like what happens for me. I felt better about myself as a result. Highly recommend
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sometimes when you're going through a tough time it's hard to focus on the important things in life. This book allows you to find ways to go deep into your psyche to extract what means the most to us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an absolute miracle worker! I have never connected so deeply with any other book. I have been using this book daily since 1996. Sarah Ban Breathnach has captured the essence of what it takes to leave authentically and happily. If you feel that something is missing from your life, this is the book to help you find it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely a 'Change-Your-Life' book. I have read many books that make this promise, but this is THE ONE. Look at people, nature, objects, etc, differently - with gratitude and appreciation for their existence and for your existence. You will become aware of what could have once been small, insignificant moments in your day and value them.
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