Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life
"Our lives are so filled with junk from the past-from dried up tubes of glue to old grudges-that it's a wonder we can get up in the morning," exclaims motivator, best-selling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke."If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is Blanke's mantra; and that means... show more
"Our lives are so filled with junk from the past-from dried up tubes of glue to old grudges-that it's a wonder we can get up in the morning," exclaims motivator, best-selling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke."If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is Blanke's mantra; and that means eliminating all the clutter-physical and emotional-that holds you back, weighs you down, or just makes you feel bad about yourself.In THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS she takes us through each room of the house-from the attic to the garage-and even to the far reaches of our minds. Through poignant and humorous stories, she inspires us to get rid of the "life plaque" we've allowed to build-up there. That junk drawer (you know that drawer) in the kitchen? Empty it! Those old regrets? Throw 'em out! That make-up from your "old" look? Toss it! That relationship that depresses you? Dump it! Once you've hit fifty-you'll be surprised how easy it is to get there-and once you've thrown out that too-tight belt and too-small view of yourself, you'll be ready to step out into the clearing and into the next, and greatest, segment of your life.
Publish date: March 20th 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Pages no: 270
Edition language: English
I wasn't really enjoying Blanke's exhortive life-coach style, but the clincher was her talking about illness as something we can control. It's just one step away from blaming people for being sick.I don't think her decluterring philosophy really gibes with mine, either. Having categories count as on...
I picked this up at the library. Based on a quick glance at the cover, I thought it was a book about clearing clutter from your house. I should have looked at the pile of words under the title, which include "broken heart, promises, missed opportunities" and various other self-helpy buzzwords. The w...
I once read a book that advocated only keeping things you really love. I found that advice somewhat impractical. I do not think I could find silverware that I really love because frankly, I don't care about silverware all that much but I need it to eat.This book has a related but much better appro...