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Rachel does it again! As I read Hands Free Life, I felt my pulse slow, my lungs fill, and my anxiety lessen. Rachel’s writing is a Reset button. Her advice is practical, and her message is clear, gentle, and true: Less stress! Less distraction! MORE LOVE! Thanks, Rachel, for reminding us what matters: our people. -- Glennon Doyle Melton, author of New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior and founder of Momastery.com and Together Rising, Glennon Doyle Melton, author of New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior and founder of Momastery.com and Together Rising
In this intensely insightful book, Rachel teaches parents how to engage with their children as they truly deserve: with heart, presence, and grace. Hands Free Life will inspire you to grow with your children and reach depths of your being like never before. Its words will allow you to discover your highest potential as a parent and thereby bestow your children with an inestimable gift: your engaged being. -- Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent
If you need a clear-minded and clear-hearted guide to a more fulfilling life, this is it. Again, author Rachel Macy Stafford provides us with actionable and meaningful ways to love well, live fully, and leave a legacy we can be proud of. -- Patti Digh, author of Life is a Verb and seven other books, Patti Digh, author of Life is a Verb and seven other books
Rachel’s wise words inspired me to be a more connected, more present parent, and for that I’m so thankful. I’ll be handing this out left and right to the people in my life. -- Shauna Neiquist, bestselling author of Savor and Bread and Wine, Shauna Neiquist, bestselling author of Savor and Bread and Wine
It took one day. I only could allow one day to read Hands Free Life. I was busy being a dad, a husband, and a cancer patient. I knew I was distracted, but there was a purpose. I was on a mission, and I acknowledged my limited time. As I settled in to read Rachel’s words, my heart stayed in my throat the entire journey. She gets it. She knows we’re distracted, and it’s not just the number of screens we have in our lives. It’s our incredibly complex, crazy, and somewhat out-of-control lives. Rachel Macy Stafford will help you reconnect and build strong relationships. Even if you make a moderate amount of effort, your family will thank you for strengthening your relationships! Once again, I owe Rachel a big thank-you for bringing relationships and family to the forefront of everyone’s mind. -- Garth Callaghan, The Napkin Notes Dad, Garth Callaghan, The Napkin Notes Dad
Reading Hands Free Life spoke to me at a deep, heart level. It challenged me to stop hurrying through life, quit worrying about what other people think, and start savoring the ordinary, everyday moments. I smiled through some parts, cried through others, and came away with fresh resolve to make each day count---not in more efficient productivity, but in more meaningful relationships. Highly, highly recommended! -- Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode
Rachel’s words beautifully remind us of the little things---and the big things that make a LIFE. A happier, healthier, more fulfilled life. In Hands Free Life, we are gently but firmly guided to unplug from our 24/7 world and to passionately pursue the connectivity that is so vital to our children, partners, families, friends---and ourselves. Pick it up today---and I promise: you won’t want to put it down. -- Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic―A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World, Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic―A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World
Can I simply say: Read this beautiful book. It will feed your soul, free your spirit, and fill your heart. Hands Free Life is an irresistible wake-up call for all of us who wish to parent more thoughtfully, love more generously, and live more joyously. -- Katrina Kenison, author of Mitten Strings for God and The Gift of an Ordinary Day, Katrina Kenison, author of Mitten Strings for God and The Gift of an Ordinary Day
With her unique blend of transparent storytelling and thoughtful insight, Rachel Macy Stafford reminds us again why hers is one of the most important voices of our generation. -- Joshua Becker, bestselling author of Simplify and founder of Becoming Minimalist, Joshua Becker, bestselling author of Simplify and founder of Becoming Minimalist --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- File Size : 3408 KB
- Publication Date : September 8, 2015
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Zondervan (September 8, 2015)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00P5W5G0W
- Print Length : 215 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Best Sellers Rank: #168,636 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book motivated me to become more present with those around me and less focused on all the things that don’t matter. My relationships with others, especially loved ones, should always come first. I’ve read this book TWICE (because the reminder is one that I can never get enough of) and have also recommended it to friends. It deserves all five stars (and more!). I’ve included a couple sample pages that really spoke to me.
I felt like Ebeneezer Scrooge, so incredibly grateful that I hadn't missed it, that it wasn't too late. I keep this book in my purse, just in case I need a kind, nonjudgemental reminder. Get the book. It's a game changer.
My days were frenetic activity, the hours growing shorter and the years left with my children at home flying past me so fast I couldn't keep up with tearing the months' pages off the calendar.
I wanted to get off this highway. I wanted the side road—the one with the surprise of a fruit stand or a long forgotten picnic table spotted off in the shade of a Weeping Willow. But things felt too deep for me to even think I had a chance at a new life for us.
In 2012, I discovered Rachel Macy Stafford online from a friend's suggestion. Her blog, Hands Free Revolution, has held my hand ever since. Rachel reminds me that no matter how overwhelmed I feel today, I can bring myself peace with rest, direction, and a new chance tomorrow. I can make mistakes and start over. I can learn to love more and I will start with myself.
This is why today, I am celebrating the release of Rachel Macy Stafford's book, Hand Free Life.
It's for anyone who has gone to bed at night, feeling the weight of failure.
It's for all of us who begin out day already feeling defeated.
If you are the way I am, then you know what I mean when I say that disappointment in ourselves hurts far more than from anyone else.
If you set expectations for yourself that you'd never set for anyone else.
If you're harder on yourself than you would be to a friend.
This is the book for you, no matter who you are. It is impossible to walk away unaffected from Rachel's searing truth and invitation, to start over. It's never too late to do life with more love.
Top reviews from other countries
The habits discussed in the book more or less boil down to 1) get off your phone and the Internet and engage in real life instead, 2) take time to really listen to your children, 3) establish some solid boundaries.
A lot of bloggers have been releasing these sorts of books over the past couple of years and I have read several. This one in solidly in the middle of the pack.
I wasn't really expecting anything when I picked this one up, but the way the author delivers the content is just so messy, making one detour after another, failing to make a point with most of them...
The content of the book could've been summarized in a bullet point list, and the remaining 99.5% of the book is just personal anecdotes and feel-good stories about noticing the clouds or listening to the heartbeat of your child.
One thing is for sure, I was NOT this book's target audience.
This book was filled with good ideas to live an, in the moment life. To stop and smell the roses so to say. Switch off distractions and listen.
Some of the things she does I have tried to add into my life. Being in the moment isn't easy and this book needs to be read more than once to implement it into you day to day life