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Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home Paperback – April 1, 2014
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"With clarity, compassion, and humor, Lauren Rosenfeld and Dr. Melva Green help us see the deep connection between living space and heart space—guiding us toward freedom and ease within both. With both spiritual lessons and easy to do exercises, this book is a perfect blend of theory and practice. Readers of Breathing Room will soon find themselves rejoicing in the wide open spaces of both home and heart." (Joan Borysenko, PhD author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, and Inner Peace for Busy People)
"[Breathing Room] has helped me deeply understand that clearing space is not just about the 'stuff' in my house, but, more importantly, the 'stuff' in my heart." (Patti Digh author of Life is a Verb)
"This book is genius. If you shut down when faced with your clutter, if clutter is stopping you from living the beautiful life that is your birthright, read this book! It has what you need to change your relationship to clutter forever! (Jennifer Louden author of The Woman's Comfort Book and The Life Organizer)
"Breathing Room puts the Om into your home and the grease into your elbows! This is where the spirituality of clutter meets practicality with a big dose of compassion. Well done!" (Tisha Morris author of Mind Body Home)
"Who knew that clearing your physical space of unnecessary clutter could be a path of self-reflection and deep learning? Well Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green—that's who! In Breathing Room these two wise women guide us in how to learn from the spaces where we live and create rooms that reflect a nourished and nourishing heart. With compassion and humor they help us find a way to let the beauty we are shine through the inevitable messiness of being human." (Oriah Mountain Dreamer author of The Invitation)
"A compassionate guide to clearing out your clutter, and inviting space, light, and peace into your home and heart." (Francine Jay author of The Joy of Less and A Minimalist Living Guide)
"Melva Green in soft, super creative and direct. If anyone can provide the necessary 'breathing room' in our space or in our life it's her! This book is just fantastic!" (Dorothy The Organizer, creator of Curb the Chaos System and expert on Hoarders)
About the Author
Lauren Rosenfeld, M.A., M.Ed., believes that the mundane details of our life are the stepping stones on our intimate path of the spirit. She is a professional Soul Declutterer who helps her clients let go of physical and emotional clutter that are preventing them their Breathing Room. She coauthored Your To Be List and blogs at LGRosenfeld.com, where she shares lessons on how our daily lives shine with spiritual lessons. She is an unapologetic hippie-peacenick-pluralist-dreamer who resides in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and four children.
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- Middle-aged women (mostly due to the style of language, and due to all of the anecdotal stories in the book focusing on middle-aged women)
- Those who have mild to moderate clutter difficulties
- Those who want to enact change in their lives and already have sufficient motivation to do so
The book may not be so helpful for:
- True hoarders - i.e., those who have more than just a mild to moderate amount of clutter
- Those who do not think they have a problem or those who do not have the motivation to change their ways
Given that I have several people in my life who fall into the latter category (i.e., are true hoarders), I was a bit disappointed that "Breathing Room" did not turn out to be the sort of book that I thought could be given to them as a form of help. Instead, this book would certainly be useful for those who have "untidy" areas of the house and want to improve the situation, but could simply use a bit of inspiration in order to tackle those areas.
I was a bit distracted by repetitive reference to "the Divine One," the "Divine," and other terms that referenced a "higher power" and "nurturing Mother Nature." I felt that this language was unnecessary, but I suppose it is meant to foster a source of comfort and meaning for the reader.
I found useful the general spiritual guidance repeated throughout the book, which mainly relates to clutter inside the heart being directly related to clutter in the home.
Overall, I recommend this book for those with a mild to moderate clutter problem who want to tackle the problem and who would like a bit of "spiritual inspiration," but not for those facing a major hoarding situation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for anyone who has a home - new, old, first, large or small.
A fresh look at our homes and ourselves.
This is almost a part 2 to the KonMari method (Marie Kondo). It helps to focus your attention on what you'd like your home to BE, and how you want to feel when you unwind.Published 1 month ago by Ucky
I'm decluttering, so naturally I bought this for Kindle, despite the fact that I'm a book lover. Kindle just seems right for having less clutter, especially since I can't even... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sk8kees
Breathing Room is yet another variation on the theme of using the decluttering process to change your life: in this case, decluttering as “a spiritual process that involves coming... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ideaphoriana
Dr. Melva Green is simply wonderful as one of the Counselors on Hoarders, and her book certainly shows that she is the same person on and off camera. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elaine J.
I read this book after the magic Art of tidying Up by Marie Kondo and it really went along to enhance what I learned. Highly recommended.Published 6 months ago by Cheryll Salzberg