Sunday, April 20, 2008

~Bookshelf Sunday~

Organizing Magic by Sandra Felton~ $6.00 Plus Traveling Fee
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800730992
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800730994
Every busy, harried woman wants to be more organized. But actually satisfying that desire is another story. Why does organization have to be so difficult? It doesn't! Not according to The Organizer Lady. She's back with an all new, forty day plan that will help women achieve a well-ordered home and life. Practical and easy to apply, Organizing Magic shows women how to get control of the clutter, chaos, and disorganization of their homes. Each day they'll learn tried and tested organizing tips such as how to - recognize the time realities of modern life - simplify your solutions - wrestle that e-mail to the ground - handle paperwork - zap hidden hindrances - and more Readers no longer have to settle for mess! With a fun, two-color interior, reader-friendly design, and Sandra's own signature warmth and compassion, Organizing Magic will show women how to create an organizational system to manage their space and time. Organizing doesn't have to be difficult, says Felton. Because an orderly home is never more than forty days away!
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A Woman's Guide to a Simpler Life by Andrea Van Steenhouse~ $10.50 Plus Traveling Fee (You can see a little Rolling on the top of the Dust Jacket, It is a First Edition)

  • Hardcover: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1st edition (September 17, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517706989
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517706985
Inside Flap Copy
Considering job, housework, and child care, women work roughly fifteen hours more each week than men. A Woman's Guide to a Simpler Life is a thoughtful and eloquently written primer that shows women how to set limits and clear their minds and closets to create space for what is truly valuable: work, home, family, friendships, and traditions.

Dr. Van Steenhouse identifies three key obstacles to simplification: the fear of appearing selfish, the tug of internal resistance, and the trap of perfectionism. Pointing out the perils of modern living, she shows us that we don't have to be slaves to technology; we can pull the plug sometimes to give ourselves space.

With sensible, soulful advice and real-life anecdotes, A Woman's Guide to a Simpler Life helps women minimize intrusions upon their spirits that take up time and energy without providing a sense of renewal and enrichment. It encourages women to listen to their hearts, absolve themselves of guilt and unrealistic expectations, have the courage to say no, and pare away nonessentials to live a saner, more fulfilling life. Dr. Van Steenhouse's invaluable lesson: A simpler life is one in which the knowledge of what matters dictates all that surrounds us, giving us the courage to let go of what our hearts know does not belong.
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