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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1ST edition (April 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446673331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446673334
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Before Simple Abundance was a bestselling book, it was a highly successful workshop taught by author Sarah Ban Breathnach. Returning to the workshop format, Ban Breathnach has written this workbook-style companion guide. Devised as a month-by-month course, this 12-chapter book offers reflective lessons on topics such as "Choice As a Spiritual Gift," "The Love of Play," and "Sacred Connections." At the end of each chapter Ban Breathnach lists "Soul Assignments," which include penetrating questions alongside lighthearted assignments: going on "creativity excursions" or learning to "color outside the lines" of life.

Ban Breathnach possesses a contagious playfulness that permeates the book's workshop structure. Critics call her frivolous, but fans call her inspirational. Even her resources promise a good time, including her amusing appendix on "Cinematherapy," which lists suitable movies for every chapter. (For example, chapter 3, "Romancing the Soul," could be enhanced by watching Love in the Afternoon or A Man and a Woman.)

"Consider this workbook a personal tutorial," she writes. "Just you and me.... But please let's think girls' night out instead of study group as we sift and sort. Gratefully, I've finally learned to choose fun over earnestness any day of the week, and I'm not going back. How about you?" Not a chance, Sarah. Not a chance. --Gail Hudson


More About the Author

A writer of remarkable wisdom, warmth and compassion, Sarah Ban Breathnach's (pronounced "Bon Brannock") has become a trusted voice to women around the world. Sarah is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy and the creator of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude. Sarah's work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and well-spent moments. By reminding us to search for the small and the sweet in our daily round with appreciation and awe, we find the beauty in the everyday. Millions of women, including Oprah Winfrey agreed and discovered unexpected contentment and solace in their own lives. Now Sarah introduces the magic of gratitude to little children and their families in her debut children's book, The Best Part of The Day, a delightful and reassuring journey through the seasons. Sarah lives in Southern California near her daughter, Kate, and their beloved animals.

About Sarah Ban Breathnach

* Featured on Oprah.com for 10 Ways to Rediscover Everything You've Got. "Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, inspired Oprah to start a gratitude journal. Here, she reminds us of all that we have to be grateful for."
* With over 14 visits to the Oprah Winfrey network, most recently in 2012 on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday series.
* Deepak Chopra proclaimed Sarah Ban Breathnach "a one-woman women's movement...just the subversively cosmic voice society needs" to help America "re-evaluate our values..."
* MORE Magazine named Sarah Ban Breathnach as one of the 50"extraordinary" women redefining what it means to be fifty today
* Because the editors of People Magazine believed Sarah Ban Breathnach had her finger on the pulse of the American people she was asked to be a special correspondent at the funeral of Princess Diana in September 1997
* Sarah Ban Breathnach has been a contributing editor of Good Housekeeping and wrote a regular column on "everyday spirituality", the first for a mainstream woman's magazine.
* USA Today described Sarah's body of work "Simply Irresistible."
* TV Guide has turned to Sarah Ban Breathnach twice to write on the role of spirituality and television, for solace after 9/11
* The critically acclaimed George Magazine named Sarah Ban Breathnach as one of America's "most fascinating women of power and influence" (October 1998).
* The American Benefactor magazine noted when discussing the Simple Abundance Charitable Fund, founded by Sarah Ban Breathnach, that while "it's not necessary to reconcile your public personal with your personal life these days, it's refreshing when someone does like Sarah Ban Breathnach..." Since 1995 the SACF has supported the vision of more than 100 non-profit organizations by awarding over $1 million in financial support from Sarah's royalties, product sales and speaking fees.

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I am really enjoying reading this Simple Abundance.
K. A. Mccoy
I already own this workbook and I love it but as soon as I got my brand new Kindle this was the first book I purchased so that I could ALWAYS have it with me!
Barbie
Thank you, Sarah, for yet another book to help in the excavation process of our Authentic Selves.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

193 of 201 people found the following review helpful By "deelited2" on April 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
Guess I'll make it a unanimous (so far) 5 star rating for Sarah's latest. Like her other stand-alone books, it's filled with pithy humor, undeniable wisdom and gentle guidance--like having a "big sister" to guide you through the journey of self-discovery, sharing equal parts of joy and sorrow, pain and growth. Designed with the idea that each of the 12 chapters takes one month, to be completed in one year, I'd say that's about right. It isn't a workbook to rifle through, but one to relish, savor, ponder and ultimately digest. Thank you, Sarah, for yet another book to help in the excavation process of our Authentic Selves. The sharing of your talents has made us ALL the more richer.
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126 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Kreiner on April 3, 2000
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As in her other books, Sarah lovingly encourages the reader to spend some well-deserved time finding out about herself, her world and available resources to enrich and enlighten. Plenty of room in the margins to take notes and record ideas which are very likely to surface in this well thought out and exquisitely written book.
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189 of 204 people found the following review helpful By Donna on April 3, 2000
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Ever since starting on the SIMPLE ABUNDANCE journey with Sarah Ban Breathnach's first book, I have longed for an opportunity to learn one-on-one from the Queen of simplicity and authenticity. We may not be able to meet Sarah face-to-face, but now anyone can enjoy a workshop atmosphere in the comfort of her own home. Women caught up in the day-to-day deluge of deadlines, appointments, and commitments can now curl up with a pillow and excavate their authentic self. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to savor their life instead of living in a blur.
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117 of 147 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 2000
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Simple can be a negative word in some contexts. However, simple is beautiful as Sarah writes about it. When I began my own simplicity movement 15 years ago I felt all alone and sometimes felt like caving in and jumping back on the materialistic bandwagon.
I discovered Sarah's books several years ago and I've been simplifying every part of my life eagerly and with glee. It is like I have lost 100 pounds. All those extra things I added onto my life since birth rarely gave me lasting happiness.
I think a couple of other outstanding books in this vein are The Romantic's Guide by Michael Webb. It shows how you can be simple and yet "The World's Most Romantic Husband." Also, Simple Living is a good read.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Alice Henderson on February 11, 2001
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simply abundant with pearls of wisdom......simply learning how to breathe again...to reconnect with myself again...to retune to my inner child again....simply beautiful. Still haven't found a book though as good as 'The Journey:Where Seagulls Dare To Fly' (www.amazon.co.uk)...therefore 4 stars only!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By schoonome on April 28, 2013
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This year my daily mediation with the Book "Simple Abundance" and reevaluating how i'm living, express who I am and what I'm doing with my time and life. This book and along with the book "Simple Abundance" and inspired a major healing for me and my life as I'm and escape due to Domestic abuse and violence, that was covered up by my local police dept, due to their "friends and family plan. At least I got out with my life, I left after the 1st trip to ER after 6 years or craziness.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on July 22, 2007
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So far, I have found this book to be a good tool for focusing on some positive ways to reconnect with my truly creative self. For those who aren't willing to take a few creative risks, this book might not be helpful, as it is full of suggestions for manifesting abundance on many levels. If you liked the book Simple Abundance, this might be a good follow-up to try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on December 21, 2012
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Thought provoking and an uplifting read to start your day.Breathnach provides food for thought as well as questions to ask yourself to lead a more authentic life. The book is conveniently divided into 12 chapters, one for each month of the year.
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