Spark Joy

Spark Joy
Author: Marie Kondo
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN: 147352914X
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark Joy Book Excerpt:

Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Organise the World with Marie Kondo Spark Joy is an in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets. The illustrations also show Ms Kondo’s unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras. The secret to Marie Kondo’s unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something ‘sparks joy’ and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change. Marie Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo’s in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.

Spark Joy by Marie Kond Summary Analysis

Spark Joy  by Marie Kond     Summary   Analysis
Author: Elite Summaries
Publsiher: Elite Summaries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark Joy by Marie Kond Summary Analysis Book Excerpt:

Your favorite book now comes to life; Marie Kondo’s Spark Joy is now illustrated to give you visuals of step-by-step de-cluttering and arranging your everyday necessities. This book teaches you the hierarchy of organizing things from their importance and uses. This includes the proper way your home, office materials, and your personal things to be stored and the best way to keep it organized as well as keeping it within reach. This book comes with graphics on how to fold your socks to keeping your electrical cords, kitchen utensils, and other stuff at bay to decrease accidents. It also covers the things that go together in one place giving you less time for looking. A tidy home sparks of joy, which is proven, and has inspired this book’s author. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Personal de-cluttering will give you a sense of contentment that will lead to more available free time on your hands to be used on more important endeavors. The book Spark Joy will lessen the burden of having a messy house, all of this by reading this step-by-step tutorial accompanied by illustrations. If you do not know how to fold, what to wash first, where to store your gadgets, and what to keep and dispose, this is the book on the market that will help you. You will never run out of time looking for things and tidying up your place when you know how. This book will make you save time and energy, just follow the steps. Having too much of your things on one place and too little on the other will not work, things should be kept to where they are needed, by their importance, and be stored properly. If you are new to having your own place, or simply want to minimize some clutters in your home and would like to keep it that way, this book will teach you how. And you will never be called untidy again.

Joy at Work

Joy at Work
Author: Marie Kondo,Scott Sonenshein
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 0316423343
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy at Work Book Excerpt:

Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit our chances of career progress, and undermine our well-being. There is another way. In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

Goodbye Things

Goodbye  Things
Author: Fumio Sasaki
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 0141986395
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Things Book Excerpt:

'Meet the new king of decluttering' - The Times 'Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki' - Parade 'There's happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be - miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others, or just believing your life sucks - I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your things' Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down - so he started to get rid of it. In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules - discard it if you haven't used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love - that can help all of us lead simpler, happier, more fulfilled lives.

Goodbye Things The New Japanese Minimalism

Goodbye  Things  The New Japanese Minimalism
Author: Fumio Sasaki
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 0393609049
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Things The New Japanese Minimalism Book Excerpt:

The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

Clutter Free Forever

Clutter Free Forever
Author: Julie Schooler
Publsiher: BoomerMax Ltd
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clutter Free Forever Book Excerpt:

Simplify your life today! - Is your home filled with stuff? - Want to declutter but not sure how? - Are you longing for some space in your busy life? This practical and easy-to-read book provides an adaptable game plan to declutter your home and your life once and for all. There is guidance on how to organize your remaining things, tips on changing your consumer behavior so you can keep your house in order and an entire chapter devoted to alternatives to throwing unwanted items in the trash. It answers all your burning questions such as what minimalism is, how to deal with the emotions evoked by sentimental items and what to do if your screwdriver, bra or tax returns don’t spark joy but you feel like you have to keep them anyway! As a busy, modern mama, you know there must be more to life than stuffing clothes back into too-full closets, finding ways to cook dinner around mountains of mess on kitchen counters and stumbling on toys left all over the floor. You have heard about decluttering and know it could be an answer to your woes. Maybe you have read about it and given it a go. After all, the end result sounds so inviting. But some of the instructions sound far-fetched, abstract or just too hard. Know that you CAN embrace minimalism in the best way that suits you and your family. This book provides easy, practical tips to help you declutter in a realistic way and shows that it can take less time and be more fun than you think. Imagine how great it will be when you declutter your home and your life. There are benefits in so many areas: - A tidier house that is a breeze to keep clean - Finding everything you love and use easily in your organized home - More time to spend with your family on fun experiences and activities - Fewer arguments over toys, plus kids who create, imagine and dream - Knowing your unwanted stuff is being used by people who need and love it - Never being stuck in a consumer culture in which you buy stuff to feel good - Living your best life with the time and space to do exactly what you want to do - And, of course, jettisoning all those crumpled shirts and never ironing again! I have distilled an avalanche of advice and my learnings from a month of decluttering into simple and practical tips to help busy, modern mamas, just like you and me, to embrace minimalism in a realistic way to remain clutter-free forever. This refreshingly non-judgmental book includes tips on: - Deciding what to do with unwanted items: donate, sell, give away or trash - Reducing your consumption going forward by hiring or not purchasing at all - Embracing minimalism in other areas of your life including a digital declutter - Making decisions about kids’ artwork, old photo albums and that unsightly vase left to you by your dearly departed grandmother If you follow the suggestions in this book, your house will feel spacious, you will feel better and you will give the world the best gift of all—a mama who is calm and happy. Follow the advice in this book and find the real you—the one that you know is in there but has been drowned by all your stuff. You may not believe it now, but you will move from just coping to thriving. What’s stopping you from being the modern minimalist mama you want to be—not when the ‘time is right’, but today? Don’t wait another restless night in your overcrowded bedroom to read this book. To gain your life back, buy this book today.

Believe

Believe
Author: Sam Frost
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-03-30
ISBN: 0733647529
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Believe Book Excerpt:

I don't claim to know all the answers; most of the time I'm still figuring it out myself. But what I can do is share an insight into the challenges I've faced from depression, anxiety, social media, toxic relationships, body image issues, and grief. I can offer you tips that have helped me find the light when darkness is all that I could see. When Sam Frost first came to the nation's attention after winning the second season of The Bachelor, it was as though her life was a fairytale. Then a down-to-earth 25-year-old who wore her heart on her sleeve, she captivated Australians far and wide. When that chapter of her life ended, it left Sam heartbroken and facing a public battle with depression and anxiety - but the support she received from people who reached out to detail their own struggles encouraged her to take back control of her story. Since then Sam has kept her connection with the public by being her authentic self - often raw and vulnerable, never hiding behind an illusion of perfection - and always trying to be the best person she can be. She pushed herself to take on a high-profile radio gig and then became an actor. In 2020, with her sister, Kristine, Sam launched BELIEVE by Sam Frost, an online community focusing on mental health, where everyone is included and imperfection is celebrated. In Believe, Sam shares her own experiences navigating dark mental health periods and, alongside Kristine's own insights, offers warm, gentle inspiration and tips to help you come through to the other side of your own. Believe is a personal story, a battle cry and a reassurance for the many of Sam's fans who have struggled as she has. Life isn't perfect, but we can try each day to make it beautiful, and Sam, Kristine and Believe will be your companions through it all. I've had my fair share of battles, and I still believe in the good in the world. I still have faith. I believe that I'm on a journey of self-discovery, of growth and evolution, and I want you to come on the journey with me. Hopefully my story will help you believe in all the beauty life has to offer.

Emotionally Intelligent Design

Emotionally Intelligent Design
Author: Pamela Pavliscak
Publsiher: O'Reilly Media
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-11-21
ISBN: 149195311X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotionally Intelligent Design Book Excerpt:

As technology becomes deeply integrated into every aspect of our lives, we’ve begun to expect more emotionally intelligent interactions. But smartphones don’t know if we’re having a bad day, and cars couldn’t care less about compassion. Technology is developing more IQ, but it still lacks EQ. In this book, Pamela Pavliscak—design researcher and advisor to Fortune 500 companies—explores new research about emotion, new technology that engages emotion, and new emotional design practices. Drawing on her own research and the latest thinking in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, Pamela shows you how design can help promote emotional well-being. You’ll learn: How design has transformed emotion and how tech is transforming it again New principles for merging emotional intelligence and design thinking How to use a relationship model for framing product interactions and personality Methods for blending well-being interventions with design patterns How emotional resonance can guide designers toward ethical futures Implications of emotionally intelligent technology as it scales from micro- to mega-emotional spheres

She Made It

She Made It
Author: Angelica Malin
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-03
ISBN: 1789666856
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She Made It Book Excerpt:

Want to be the next Ella Mills or Grace Beverley? Award-winning rising star entrepreneur, Angelica Malin shows you how. For a new generation of fiercely independent and ambitious career women, going at it alone and even thinking you could launch your own successful business remains a pipe dream. The business world, and the start-up scene in particular, remain ruthless, unwelcoming and scary. She Made It is the secret weapon you need. With honesty, practicality and a helping of epic and successful women in business, this book offers you a voice of reason and encouragement that will allow you to square up to the big players in Silicon Valley or any of the tech entrepreneur scenes of the world. She Made It is your go-to guide to launching your own business, as well as to finding your feet and voice as a woman in business. It details the practicalities of being an entrepreneur and your own boss, guiding you through the day to day running of a start-up with lessons in hiring a team, raising investment and backing yourself and your ideas. It also addresses the challenges of being a female founder and businesswoman, with sections on stress management, finding your voice and style and building a personal brand. Angelica Malin has been there. An award-winning rising star entrepreneur, she tells the story of how she has overcome some of the barriers to success and tapped into a wealth of knowledge from fellow women founders. You can absolutely break out of the 9 to 5 - get your inspiration from She Made It and change your life.

A Fresh Start Quick Reads

A Fresh Start  Quick Reads
Author: Various
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 1409191966
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fresh Start Quick Reads Book Excerpt:

From wronged wives to nosy neighbours, from distant dads to new-found family, from secrets to lies, fresh starts to false endings - and everything in between... A collection of brilliant short stories from the best writers around. This collections contains original stories from Fanny Blake, Louise Candlish, Mike Gayle, Mari Hannah, Sophie Kinsella, Jojo Moyes, Adele Parks, Ian Rankin, Mahsuda Snaith and Keith Stuart.

An Invitation to Self Care

An Invitation to Self Care
Author: Tracey Cleantis
Publsiher: Hazelden Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 1616496797
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Invitation to Self Care Book Excerpt:

Too often, we settle for the notion that self-care means giving ourselves treats and rewards for good behavior. But it’s so much more than that. Welcome to the self-care revolution! "This is a magnificent book. When I first brought self-care into the mainstream back in 1992, I encountered comments like 'Well, I do my nails!' or 'I work out.' The idea that self-care is how you want to approach your whole life was hard for some to grasp-and that often included me. . . . Tracey's book will help! She's done a fantastic job pointing the way. Buy this book!" --Jennifer Louden, bestselling author of The Woman's Comfort Book A day of indulgence at a spa—or at home on the couch—might help us unwind and feel temporarily renewed, but is that all there is to self-care? In this book Tracey Cleantis changes the dialogue and shows why real self-care is more than just routine self-indulgence—it’s a lifelong practice that’s essential to finding fulfillment and joy. An Invitation to Self-Care uncovers seven principles for care that are rooted in self-empowerment and self-knowledge. Through personal stories and observations, exercises and quizzes, and interviews with experts and everyday people, Tracey invites you to consider self-care across your relationships, finances, spiritual and professional life—and more. By accepting who we are, what we need, and how those needs evolve over time, we create space for self-care’s transformational magic in our lives. In fact, an authentic self-care practice is the secret to the life you’ve always wanted.

The Book of Patience

The Book of Patience
Author: Courtney E. Ackerman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 1507216599
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Patience Book Excerpt:

"Patience is both a virtue and a skill that you can learn and apply in your daily life to be calmer and more stress-free. Wouldn't it be nice to calmly zen out when stuck in traffic delays instead of losing your cool? In The Book of Patience, you will discover practical exercises, habits, thoughts, and moments of pause to allow you to cultivate and improve your patience. These 250 quotes and activities will help you deescalate feelings of irritability and become less reactive in moments of stress and duress"--

Stop Missing Your Life

Stop Missing Your Life
Author: Cory Muscara
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-02
ISBN: 0349425353
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stop Missing Your Life Book Excerpt:

Many of us live on autopilot, often so guarded that we don't experience the potential richness that life has to offer. How can we find real happiness amidst the chaos, where we don't reach our life's end and feel we missed out? In Stop Missing Your Life, mindfulness teacher Cory Muscara takes us on a journey into the heart of what is required for real change, growth, and happiness. He exposes how the phrase "be present" has become little more than a platitude, imbued with the misguided message to be present just for the sake of being present, and reveals how to achieve true Presence: a quality of being that is unmistakably attractive about a person, and one that only comes when we've peeled back the layers of guarding that prevent us from being our full, honest, and integrated selves in the world. Muscara shows how we build internal walls, what he describes as a "Pain Box" inhibiting us from living a deeply connected and meaningful life. He offers a four-part FACE model (Focus, Allow, Curiosity, and Embodiment) that helps chip away at those walls and builds our capacity to experience the richness of our lives. Stop Missing Your Life ultimately teaches how we can find peace in the chaos and become better people for our family, our communities, and our world.

Year of No Clutter

Year of No Clutter
Author: Eve Schaub
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1492633569
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Year of No Clutter Book Excerpt:

Eve has a problem with clutter. Too much stuff and too easily acquired, it confronts her in every corner and on every surface in her house. When she pledges to tackle the worst offender, her horror of a "Hell Room," she anticipates finally being able to throw away all of the unnecessary things she can't bring herself to part with: her fifth-grade report card, dried-up art supplies, an old vinyl raincoat. But what Eve discovers isn't just old CDs and outdated clothing, but a fierce desire within herself to hold on to her identity. Our things represent our memories, our history, a million tiny reference points in our lives. If we throw our stuff in the trash, where does that leave us? And if we don't...how do we know what's really important? Everyone has their own Hell Room, and Eve's battle with her clutter, along with her eventual self-clarity, encourages everyone to dig into their past to declutter their future. Year of No Clutter is a deeply inspiring—and frequently hilarious — examination of why we keep stuff in the first place, and how to let it all go.

GodSpace

GodSpace
Author: Keri Wyatt Kent
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 1478970723
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GodSpace Book Excerpt:

Think you don't have time or space for spiritual stuff? That intimacy with God is impossible? Here's how-in the life you already live-you can make time and space for God. Godspace offers seven practices that help busy Christians pay attention to God. They help us align our sometimes messy daily lives with our spirituality. And they strengthen our most important relationships, giving our lives meaning, significance, and purpose. It's not holding a set of beliefs, reading the Bible, going to church, or even praying that determines how we connect with God. It's our pace of life. When we live hurried and distracted lives, we miss the chance to experience the intimacy we desire with God. Experience God more deeply and live more joyfully by exploring these seven spiritual practices: Sabbath Hospitality Worship Simplicity Gratitude Generosity Critical thinking With abundant wit, humorous anecdotes, and authentic sharing of her own joys and struggles, Keri Wyatt Kent guides us toward a deeper and more meaningful faith in the midst of our overcrowded, cluttered lives. A lay pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, where she has been a member for thirty years, Kent is the author of eleven books. She speaks at events and retreats around the country. Learn more at www.keriwyattkent.com.

Ancestral Call To Balance

Ancestral Call To Balance
Author: Sandra Of The Gardens
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-09-20
ISBN: 1525543296
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancestral Call To Balance Book Excerpt:

ANCESTRAL CALL TO BALANCE: AN ALTERNATIVE RECOVERY RESOURCE EXPERIENTIAL EARTH CENTERED GRANDMOTHER/GRANDFATHER STORIES WITH ACCOMPANYING SONGS AND EXPRESSIVE EXERCISES Re-emerging your ancient grandmother and grandfather wisdom Ancestral Call to Balance is an alternative recovery process that is a unique holistic journey designed to assist those who are seeking to balance unhealthy patterns. The process guides individuals by moving through the medicine wheel teachings, healing each stage of life from childhood to Elder hood. The program integrates earth centered teachings and ceremony, experiential and expressive arts and principles of recovery. The aim of this process is to inspire participants to discover their own inner wisdom guided by the Grandmother and Grandfather stories, songs and expressions received throughout my recovery process into balance.

Things That Matter

Things That Matter
Author: Joshua Becker
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN: 0593193989
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things That Matter Book Excerpt:

Discover practical steps you can take today to live a life focused on things that matter, from the bestselling author of The More of Less and The Minimalist Home. “Things That Matter points the way to free ourselves from the distractions of everyday life so that we can build the lives we seek to create.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project Do you want to live a meaningful life—with very few regrets—and make a positive difference in the world? But is culture distracting you from doing so? Perhaps moments, days, and years go by without you stopping to ask yourself, Am I living out my true purpose? Even if that question whispers to you, are you brushing it aside because you don’t know what to change in life’s busyness? In Things That Matter, Joshua Becker helps you identify the obstacles—such as fear, technology, money, possessions, and the opinions of others—that keep you from living with intention, and then he provides practical ideas for letting go of those distractions today so you can focus on what matters most. He uses practical exercises and questions, insights from a nationwide survey, and success stories to give you the motivation you need to • identify the pursuits that matter most to you • align your dreams with your daily priorities • recognize how money and possessions keep you from happiness • become aware of how others’ opinions of you influence your choices • embrace what you’re truly passionate about instead of planning that next escape • figure out what to do with all those emails, notifications, and pings • let go of past mistakes and debilitating habits Things That Matter is a book about living well. It’s about overcoming the chatter of a world focused on all the wrong things. It’s about rethinking the common assumptions of today to find satisfaction and fulfillment tomorrow. How do we get to the end of our lives with minimal regrets? We set aside lesser pursuits to seek lasting meaning. And we discover the joy of doing it every day.

Southern Lady Code

Southern Lady Code
Author: Helen Ellis
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN: 0385543905
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Lady Code Book Excerpt:

A collection of essays that are "like being seated beside the most entertaining guest at a dinner party" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), from the New York Times bestselling author of American Housewives “Thank you Helen Ellis for writing down the Southern Lady Code so that others may learn.” —Ann Patchett, bestselling author of The Dutch House Helen Ellis has a mantra: “If you don't have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way.” Say “weathered” instead of “she looks like a cake left out in the rain” and “I’m not in charge” instead of “they’re doing it wrong.” In these twenty-three raucous essays, Ellis transforms herself into a dominatrix Donna Reed to save her marriage, inadvertently steals a Burberry trench coat, avoids a neck lift, and finds a black-tie gown that gives her the confidence of a drag queen. While she may have left Alabama for New York City, Helen Ellis is clinging to her Southern accent like mayonnaise to white bread, and offering readers a hilarious, completely singular view on womanhood for both sides of the Mason-Dixon.

Craftfulness

Craftfulness
Author: Rosemary Davidson,Arzu Tahsin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN: 1787472671
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Craftfulness Book Excerpt:

'Making things can mend your mind' - Telegraph 'Chicken soup for the crafter's soul' - Publisher's Weekly _______ What is that unique feeling that goes hand-in-hand with making something from scratch? Do you ever wonder where the time goes when you're lost in drawing or working with clay? Are you happiest when you're sewing or knitting? Craft enthusiasts are no doubt already aware of the joys of making and the frustration when you must put aside your project and go back to your day job or to less enticing tasks around the house. But there is more to crafting than the simple enjoyment of a creative hobby. Drawing on the first-hand accounts from everyday crafters, Craftfulness considers the vital well-being effects to be gained from the simple expression of your creativity, and investigates the soul-cleansing and stress-relieving benefits of making things by hand. An all-you-need-to-know friendly guide to inspire you to give making a go, Craftfulness: - explores the science of creativity and the authors' down-to-earth craft ethos, as well as why everyone should develop a craft habit; - suggests ways to make time in a hectic life for everyday creative work - considers how we can try to overcome self-criticism and lack of confidence - features simple but immensely satisfying craft projects to still the mind and soothe the soul, complete with beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions To read Craftfulness is the first step on the path to leading a happier, healthier, more satisfying and fulfilling life.

Minimalist Moms

Minimalist Moms
Author: Diane Boden
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 1642505102
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minimalist Moms Book Excerpt:

Simple Minimalism for Your Family and Your Life “Minimalist Moms is an elegant guide for those who are finding motherhood overwhelming.” —Meg Nordmann, author of Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas A collection of daily wisdom, affirmations, and meditations that you as a busy mother can use to stay focused and inspired to live a minimalist lifestyle. Make minimalist living possible for your family. Parenting is hard enough already without trying to change the way you live in one fell swoop. Diane Boden, the host of the Minimalist Moms podcast, knows that what busy moms desire is quick, daily inspiration and a reminder of the positive impact of minimalism. Minimalist Moms is a book of on-the-go minimalist wisdom, that gradually teaches busy parents how to embrace the core principles of minimalism—simple living, focusing on what matters, and inner calm. Thrive by living with less. Minimalism is more of a way of life than a goal to be reached. We need little reminders to help keep perspective and focus on what’s important to us. Minimalist Moms helps you aspire toward minimalism and simplify your life and home. With daily meditations that take only a few minutes to read, this is the perfect, gentle guide to getting started. In this book find: • Practical advice on how to live a minimalist lifestyle emotionally, physically, and mentally • Mantras that cover a range of topics, from slowing down and getting outside to habit stacking and decluttering • Accessible minimalism that is applicable to any lifestyle—and any mother You’ve read motivational books and minimalist books like When Less Becomes More, Make Space, or Cozy Minimalist Home? Then you’ll love Minimalist Moms.