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Zen of Hoarding
     

Zen of Hoarding

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by Saira Priest
 
Zen of Hoarding reveals the emotions behind the things we hold onto long after we are done with them, and gently nudges us along as we find the courage to let go. After spending an intensive year sorting and evaluating an overwhelming amount of life's accumulations, Saira found lasting ways to clear the clutter and change her habits to live a clearer, easier life,

Overview

Zen of Hoarding reveals the emotions behind the things we hold onto long after we are done with them, and gently nudges us along as we find the courage to let go. After spending an intensive year sorting and evaluating an overwhelming amount of life's accumulations, Saira found lasting ways to clear the clutter and change her habits to live a clearer, easier life, freeing up time to do all the exciting things which define to her what it truly means to be alive. You can reclaim your life, too. Reading Zen of Hoarding will help. Feel a stronger connection with yourself as by finding your better self under all the clutter. Whether you have habits of hoarding or you are a loved one struggling to understand and help someone else who does - either way - Zen of Hoarding is a gift.
Zen of Hoarding is infused with light-hearted spiritual wisdom, offered in manageable pieces for meditation. Each offering provides a thought for reflection as we unravel the mysteries behind our habits of hoarding. It strips the label and unearths what lies at the heart of our decisions regarding things.
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Editorial Reviews

www.thejoyfulorganizer.com - Bonnie Joy Dewkett
"Zen of Hoarding" is unlike any other organizing or hoarding book you have ever read. Did you know that 6 to 16 million households suffer from hoarding? It isn't always the horrible event you see on TV, it touches many Americans in their homes and daily lives. The book takes you through 108 offerings. Not only is hoarding addressed, your whole way of thinking is evaluated. The book isn't an instructional manual or a series of to-do lists. It is a complete life guide!
Bonnie Joy Dewkett
"Zen of Hoarding" is unlike any other organizing or hoarding book you have ever read. Did you know that 6 to 16 million households suffer from hoarding? It isn't always the horrible event you see on TV, it touches many Americans in their homes and daily lives. The book takes you through 108 offerings. Not only is hoarding addressed, your whole way of thinking is evaluated. The book isn't an instructional manual or a series of to-do lists. It is a complete life guide!
Cindee LT Book Reviewer
Full of excellent insight on the how and whys of hoarding and gentle suggestions for ridding oneself of excess baggage and learning to live freely and unencumbered. This little book is big on encouragement and simplification. So, if the subject interests you and this particular title speaks to you, get reading! Your epiphany awaits.
www.LibraryThing.com - Cindee LT Book Reviewer
Full of excellent insight on the how and whys of hoarding and gentle suggestions for ridding oneself of excess baggage and learning to live freely and unencumbered. This little book is big on encouragement and simplification. So, if the subject interests you and this particular title speaks to you, get reading! Your epiphany awaits.
www.amazon.com - Margaret Amazon Top Reviewer
Though this book is written from a Zen or Mahayana Buddhist vantage, it is definitely not necessary to have any familiarity whatsoever with that philosophy to benefit from reading it. The rich personal experience and research, expressed in plain language, makes it helpful to everyone who wants to clear away what isn't needed and wanted.
Margaret Amazon Top Reviewer
Though this book is written from a Zen or Mahayana Buddhist vantage, it is definitely not necessary to have any familiarity whatsoever with that philosophy to benefit from reading it. The rich personal experience and research, expressed in plain language, makes it helpful to everyone who wants to clear away what isn't needed and wanted.
Sandra GD Book Reviewer
When you begin to read, you may find yourself nodding at points. I was recalling what I once knew now blurred through distance, time and indecision. I marked several pages to work on. 108 Suggestions and points to consider as you begin to clear your space and rediscover richer pleasures and a lighter life.
www.Goodreads.com - Sandra GD Book Reviewer
When you begin to read, you may find yourself nodding at points. I was recalling what I once knew now blurred through distance, time and indecision. I marked several pages to work on. 108 Suggestions and points to consider as you begin to clear your space and rediscover richer pleasures and a lighter life.
Janet Yeats
"Zen of Hoarding" is written in manageable and easy to read sections. If you have only 5 minutes each day, you will find the short passages to be informative and accessible. The author not only offers practical advice but also provides support and encouragement, hope that change is possible. I recommend this book to people who hoard and their family members. I believe you will find insights that will help you make positive change in your life.
www.thehoardingproject.com - Janet Yeats
"Zen of Hoarding" is written in manageable and easy to read sections. If you have only 5 minutes each day, you will find the short passages to be informative and accessible. The author not only offers practical advice but also provides support and encouragement, hope that change is possible. I recommend this book to people who hoard and their family members. I believe you will find insights that will help you make positive change in your life.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015740899
Publisher:
Niche Publishing and Marketing
Publication date:
11/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
867,749
File size:
601 KB

Meet the Author

Saira is the co-creator of "If We Were . . ." a children's picture book, and "Seek Joy, Find Beauty, Share Love" a contemplative coffee table book filled with beautiful images of our natural world and a meditative reflection on finding our place in it. In "Zen of Hoarding - 108 offerings for deciding what we own," she hopes to help others clear the space between the clutter and their calling.

She has come a long way from her birthplace in Uganda, Africa to a mid-western life in Ohio. She embarked on a lifelong journey of self-study after getting her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Business at Capital University. For many years, she earned her living as an accounting professional though she longed to explore her artistic soul "someday."

Her books are some of the many fruits that are being produced as a result of "someday" having arrived. Saira envisions the positive potential in both people and situations and strives to maximize the brilliance of those with whom she makes contact. As she awakens to this calling, Saira is deepening her exploration as a creative spirit in being an avid photographer, enthusiastic writer, and spiritual seeker. With great enjoyment, she expresses creativity in the kitchen and garden; in parenting, meditating, reading, traveling and being in nature. If you want to see her vibrancy come alive, ask her about The Silk Road, Monarchs, Children, Sandhill Cranes, Spirituality or Labyrinths. ?

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Zen of Hoarding 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saira Priest, having struggled with clutter personally, is able to understand more deeply where her readers are. She helps them change the way they think about their stuff and offers practical advice on how to clear the clutter and make room for living life.