Summary of Dave Bruno's The 100 Thing Challenge

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 13

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 In San Diego, near the ocean, it’s never bitterly cold or oppressively hot. I can appreciate the realities of the nonsublime weather in certain areas of the country, but in San Diego, it’s always heavenly weather. #2 I had spent the weekend cleaning and tidying up, but my closet didn’t seem to belong to a person who claimed to live a thrifty life. My panic began to mature into worry. #3 I had a two-car garage that was full of stuff. I was a hypocrite because I was complaining on my blog about how consumerism was ruining people’s lives, while all of my possessions were overrunning my home. #4 I had to admit that I had a problem. I was telling people to avoid consumerism, but I was still participating in it myself. I realized that my desire to live a meaningful life was being forestalled by the petty demands of my stuff.

The One Year Devos for Teen Girls

Author: Dannah Gresh,Susan Weibel

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414386176

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 384

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The One Year Devos for Teen Girls is a fresh new devotional just for teen girls by popular author Dannah Gresh. The subject matter is current and includes modern topics. The devotions often utilize social media such as viewing YouTube videos and dealing with Facebook. While the subject matter is modern, Gresh, in her solid big-sister fashion, points girls to the unchanging Word of God. She meets girls where they are and simply explains what God’s Word says about the issue. The devotional reads like a handbook on living as a teen girl in today’s society. Gresh doesn’t shy away from controversial issues, but gives a biblical perspective on topics teens are sure to wonder about, such as sexuality, bullying, self-worth, church issues, hypocrisy, and Facebook. Gresh writes the devotional with Suzy Weibel, the wife of her pastor.

Minimalism: Minimalist Lifestyle Mindset to Stop Feeling Attached and Declutter and Organize Your Home and Life With Essentialism and Own the Day of Your Life With Simplicity

Author: Greg Levine

Publisher: Greg Levine

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 162

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Use These Simple and Powerful Decluttering Secrets to Immediately Eliminate Stress and Save Time Today! Take back control of your life. Minimalism is about learning how to be happy and live fulfilled with less. Less doesn't necessarily mean you live in a van without internet and live from selling handmade bracelets to tourists. Less means the perfect scenario in which you have enough to live happy with objects you need and love. There is a pattern in modern society in which you are expected to spend and finance acquiring luxury items with debt. However true happiness is rarely found in these material belongings. There's nothing wrong with owning nice and expensive things but it becomes a problem when things start to own you. Minimalism is about breaking this pattern and going back to basics. It helps you appreciate non material things such as experiences and skill development. There's no right or wrong answer to how many things you need in order to be a minimalist, as we all have different perceptions of necessities and opinions on how much is enough. In this Book You'll Learn: What’s Minimalism? The Minimalist Principles Adopt Minimalism? Minimalistic Life Applying Minimalism Remove Stress Minimalism is not about selling your house or car and living in a cave. It is about getting rid of the little, little things in life and focusing on the bigger important things. The object of this book is to set you on a course to de-cluttering both your physical and mental space so that you can focus more on what is really important and free yourself to lead a happier and more productive lifestyle. The art of simplifying is not necessarily simple in itself but it will become that way as you break down the tasks ahead of you into smaller more manageable chunks. The reward for doing this will be a much deeper sense of inner peace and a greater ability to tackle those areas of your life that really matter. So if you are ready for a breakthrough, take the challenge to change and see what minimalism can do for you!

New Minimalism

Author: Kyle Louise Quilici

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1632171333

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill—you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!

The More of Less

Author: Joshua Becker

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 1601427980

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Don’t Settle for More Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our greatest passions to things that can never fulfill. And it distracts us from the very life we wish we were living. Live a better life with less. In The More of Less, Joshua Becker helps you... • Recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less • Realize how all the stuff you own is keeping you from pursuing your dreams • Craft a personal, practical approach to decluttering your home and life • Experience the joys of generosity • Learn why the best part of minimalism isn’t a clean house, it’s a full life The beauty of minimalism isn’t in what it takes away. It’s in what it gives. Make Room in Your Life for What You Really Want “Maybe you don’t need to own all this stuff.” After a casual conversation with his neighbor on Memorial Day 2008, Joshua Becker realized he needed a change. He was spending far too much time organizing possessions, cleaning up messes, and looking for more to buy. So Joshua and his wife decided to remove the nonessential possessions from their home and life. Eventually, they sold, donated, or discarded over 60 percent of what they owned. In exchange, they found a life of more freedom, more contentment, more generosity, and more opportunity to pursue the things that mattered most. The More of Less delivers an empowering plan for living more by owning less. With practical suggestions and encouragement to personalize your own minimalist style, Joshua Becker shows you why minimizing possessions is the best way to maximize life. Are you ready for less cleaning, less anxiety, and less stress in your life? Simplicity isn’t as complicated as you think.

You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap)

Author: Tammy Strobel

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608680843

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Once, Tammy Strobel and her husband were living a normal middle-class lifestyle: driving two cars, commuting long distances, and living well beyond their means. Now they are living the voluntary downsizing; or smart-sizing; dream. In this book Strobel combines research on well-being with numerous real-world examples to offer practical inspiration. Her fresh take on our things, our work, and our relationships spells out micro-actions that anyone can take to step into a life that’s more conscious and connected, sustainable and sustaining, heartfelt and happy.

Divine Revelation

Author: John Meacham

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1613460864

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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On his thirty-first birthday, after false accusations of a hit and run and years of struggling with alcohol abuse and smoking, John Meacham decided to give his life over to God. Once he did, his life was never the same. After visions of 'dazzling light' and through God's leading, John plans a trip to Galilee to await Christ's return, where he finds the call to share Jesus with the world. In Divine Revelation: A Call from Christ to Join the Armies of Heaven, author John Meacham takes the reader on a journey through his experiences and close encounters with the spiritual. He honestly shares his struggles with readers and shows them how he became a prophet for God. John's faithfulness and willingness to follow God's plan allows him to join the armies of heaven. His story will inspire the reader to do the same. '...Everyone who reads this book should prepare to be challenged and maybe even to discover their own dazzling light.' —Ray LaCroix, worship leader

Essential: Essays by The Minimalists

Author: Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus

Publisher: Asymmetrical Press

ISBN: 1938793013

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 334

View: 7412


The best of The Minimalists. This book by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays—some short, some long—from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.

Stuffocation

Author: James Wallman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241971551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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In this groundbreaking book, trend forecaster James Wallman reveals the world's growing sense of Stuffocation - and how we can move away from it 'Like The Tipping Point meets Freakonomics - but with a huge idea at its heart' Sunday Times We have more stuff than we could ever need - clothes we don't wear, kit we don't use, and toys we don't play with. But having everything wethought we wanted isn'tmaking us happier. It's badfor the planet. It's clutteringup our homes. It's makingus feel 'stuffocated' andstressed - and it might evenbe killing us. In this groundbreaking book, trend forecaster James Wallman finds that a rising number of people are turning their backs on all-you-can-get consumption, from the telecoms exec who's sold almost everything he owns, to the well-off family who have moved into a remote mountain cabin. Wallman's solution to our clutter crisis is less extreme, but equally fundamental. We have to transform what we value. We have to focus less on possessions and more on experiences. Rather than a new watch or another pair of shoes, we should invest in shared experiences like holidays and time with friends. With intriguing insights on psychology, economics and culture, Stuffocation is a vital manifesto for change. It has inspired those who have read it to be happier and healthier, and to live more, with less. James Wallman is a journalist, trend forecaster, speaker, and author. He has written for GQ, the New York Times, the FT, and advised clients such as Absolut, BMW, Burberry, and Nike. James wrote the futurology column in T3 magazine and was editor of The Future Laboratory's forecasting publication. He has an MA in Classics from Oxford University and an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London. He has lived in France, Greece, and Palo Alto in California and currently lives in London with his wife and children.

Express with Less

Author: Nancy Hoffman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728328829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 1970


What began as two books, a memoir and a book about minimalism, Express With Less has morphed into one. Growing up as a teenager in the sixties, Nancy Hoffman had numerous experiences that were minimalistic. You will read about her High School trip to Bogota, Columbia, her summer job at a campground in North Carolina and other unique experiences. As time passed, Nancy strayed from her minimalistic nature and became a gatherer of things. Express With Less lets you follow Nancy’s journey with minimalism. She shares with you strategies and tips she has learned along the way.