I can’t think of a better gift to give to someone I love in this down economy than the gift of time, freedom and relief. That’s what Mary’s workbook gives her readers. The exercises are short and simple yet powerful. They help us focus on what matters.
I met Mary when we volunteered at a Ladies Who Launch event several years ago. I knew instantly that she would be a treasured colleague. She gave her time with joy and free from expectation. She had a sense of freedom that I wanted but didn’t realize I had access to. I still sometimes forget I have it, but that’s when I go back to this book and re-do an exercise. Like conflict resolution generally, decluttering is an ongoing process. But it creates the space we need for our continued growth.
If you’re feeling trapped, overwhelmed, lost, stressed, or anything other than gratitude for your life, you need this book! 🙂
Mary Carlomagno is an author, professional organizer and inspiring speaker. Her journey back to control over her life is chronicled in her first book, Give it Up! My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less by HarperCollins. has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Fox and Friends, CBS News and Good Housekeeping TV. Mary’s simple and action-oriented system for an organization has been featured in Real Simple, Woman’s Day, Quick and Simple, For Me magazine, Newsday and the Daily News. She is also an expert columnist on care.com and a regular contributor to Design NJ.