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I've not learnt much new but wish I had heard these ideas 20 years ago! It sums up everything I've encountered, from minimalism to stoicism, over the years by learning it the hard way. Perhaps books like these should be taught at secondary school, would make a perfect pshe topic.
A gorgeous book- lots of quick takeaway tips and longer term food for thought. The author is not all preachy like some other similar books I have read, but embraces her own ‘lightly’ philosophy in the way she shares information. Thank you for writing this book. 🙏🏻
Having spent my entire adult life collecting and keeping anything and everything "just in case," I read through this book with awe. It was like being given permission to let go of those things that have been a huge weight in my life, and helping me identify just what those items, thoughts, ways of being were.
I liked her first book and this one is as good or better. What I particularly like is that the author has been practicing living lightly for some time and so her insights are realistic; her advice practical. New converts to living simply often go overboard advising a drastic reduction in everything you own. She doesn't. If you aren't sure you want to give up something, then don't. Instead put it into a "hold" box and revisit it in 6 months time. And this book explores going deeper into yourself and sorting through your own thoughts/stresses and simplifying in that way as well. A very nice book.
Love this book! I hesitated to purchase it, because I am already pretty thoroughly minimalist and wasn’t needing decluttering advice. But this book is not the usual of that genre of books. It has all of the practical guidance, like most decluttering books, but goes so much deeper, taking it to a completely different level. It just has such a lovely, uplifting spirit to it. I usually read and pass on my books, but I do believe this one will find a permanent home with me.