Organizing Your Life and Getting Rid of Clutter by Carla Wolfe and Delynn Copley

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Here are a few of the tips I learned from this eBook.

  1.  Being clutter free means everything has a place and everything is in its place.
  2. Everything should have a purpose (functional or emotional).
  3. If it doesn’t have a purpose, it is clutter.
  4. If you buy a new item, you should get rid on one like item to prevent clutter from growing.
  5. Make de-cluttering fun by listening to music, watching TV, or getting someone to help you.
  6. Make your organizational system user friendly.
  7. Consolidate like items into one area.

Affirm Your Truth

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Aaron Kennard’s book, Affirm Your Truth, explains the power of positive thinking and personal affirmations.  The basic premise is summed up in the following two quotes.

  • There is so much to live for, to explore, to be and to do…life can be thrilling…or completely overwhelming.
  • All of our thought habits can be changed by making a conscious decision and then by practicing the new thoughts consistently over time.

The Age of Anxiety

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The book, The Age of Anxiety, is a collection of stories from people that deal with anxiety disorders and panic attacks.

They do a wonderful job explaining the symptoms in a relatable way and talk about coping mechanisms that work for them.

If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety or panic attacks, this book would be a beneficial read.

 

Andrew Jackson

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This biography of Andrew Jackson is well written and fun to read.  The following quotes sum up what the book had to say about Andrew Jackson.

  • Jackson believed in the common man, not the elite.  His presidency supported democracy as he believed it was meant to be practiced, not as the province of the rich and powerful, but as the birthright of ordinary people.
  • He used his veto power without qualm, vetoing more bills than had all the previous presidents combined.  He opposed legislation which threatened slavery, supported the availability of cheap public lands, and refused to recognize the judgement of the Supreme Court regarding the rights of Native American tribes.

Bariatric Mindset Success

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Kristin Lloyd is a social worker that struggled with her weight, so she had bariatric surgery.  She now offers counseling to others who are going through the surgery process.

She is relatable and her vast experience makes her a great candidate to teach others about bariatric surgery.  In her book, she shares her personal experiences, advice on how to succeed, and warnings about common pitfalls.

My favorite quote from the book is, “Having weight loss surgery is the first step in breaking out of the victim cycle, because this means you are acting and doing something to take back control over yourself and your life.”