"A perfect guide to getting the non-essentials out of the way, so that simple joys can make their way into our lives." - Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love
"If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is the mantra that bestselling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke lives by. 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.
These books show readers how to shed all sorts of baggage. Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your LifeGail Blanke. Springboard, (304p) Blanke (Between Trapezes), a motivational speaker and former columnist for Real Simple, shovels aside detritus to make space for cleaner rooms and clearer minds. She challenges readers to follow her example in discarding 50 things; tossed items range from old clothes to "the need to be right." The author's suggestions range from the humble ("Have a swap party for your outgrown clothes") to the ambitious ("Clarify who you are"), and her scope and environmentally conscious mind-set make the book a rousing call to total transformation one mismatched sock at a time.
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Throw out Fifty Things
This book has given me hope in my life to become untangled from my prison of possessions. I am starting with my massive old file cabinet (5 four drawers of useless information) of meaningless 40 year old letters cards and projects I will never get to in my lifetime and my children are not interested in. next is the obstacle course of my garage.
Supermom and super woman
Your book is a great inspiration. I have gained the confidence to show everyone just what I am made of . The significant part of this journey is I am now motivating others to look at themselves in the same light. Dude Looks Like a Lady is my song. One moment I am a rock star singing it and other times I am Robin Williams dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire. Either way I am ready to run with any situation that presents itself. Thanks for the kick in the butt I needed.