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Housekeeping for the Soul: A Practical Guide to Restoring Your Inner Sanctuary Paperback – April 16, 2010
Sandra Carrington-Smith 'brings home' the need to simplify and let go of psychological 'clutter' in order to be more fully present in our everyday lives. Housekeeping for the Soul overflows with important concepts presented in a style that is fresh and relatable. A unique, 'must read' debut from this eloquent author. -- S.T. Underdahl, Clinical Psychologist and author of The Other Sister and Remember This
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Top Customer Reviews
I took away so much from this book, and I will be reading it again.
Just in time for Spring-cleaning, this book will help you open the windows of your soul and let fresh air in - possibly for the first time in a long time. Speaking candidly and from the heart, Ms. Carrington-Smith shares her story as well as the stories of people dear to her and weaves them into a rich and colorful tapestry.
No mere window dressing here, Housekeeping for the Soul: A Practical Guide to Restoring Your Inner Sanctuary, is just that--a place where you can discover or re-discover the sacred places within.
Isn't it time you listened to your hearts' calling? This is what Ms. Carrington-Smith urges us to do. As we follow along with her, going from room to room, cleaning out what no longer serves us, tearing down the frayed and tattered curtains that belie our grandeur and our divinity, redoing our family room--and our relationships--we make room within for a greater state of being.
When you read Housekeeping for the Soul you will be reminded that everything has a season, and everything changes - and you can too.
Housekeeping for the Soul won't find its way to my bookshelf anytime soon, for it has earned a place next to my bedside, where I keep those books that speak deeply to my heart. I want to savor its wisdom and its sweetness as I drift off to sleep at night. Don't be fooled by its size, it will work its way into your heart and work its magic.Read more ›
Sandra Carrington-Smith has put into words what most people need to hear. She gives the reader not only a blueprint, but the tools to rebuild a life in need of cleansing and reshaping.
This book will last for a long time.
Dr Robert E McGinnis
For those of you who are living your Soul's calling, "Housekeeping for the Soul" is an absolute treasure.
For those of you who are on the verge/discovery of your Soul's calling, "Housekeeping for the Soul" offers practical information and gentle encouragement.
For those of you who thought it was "impossible to change your perspective," I encourage you to read "Housekeeping for the Soul" as it takes you on the very familiar analogy of "housekeeping."
And for those of you who have been awaiting authors whose stories speak directly to your spirit, I am pleased to introduce Sandra Carrington-Smith. Bravo!
Tonya Scott Wyandon
Author of "Breaking Into Soul"
To my surprise, it wasn't about bringing the soul into housekeeping, but instead to do housekeeping on our own soul. Still I took away a more thoughtful perspective on real housekeeping from her metaphors, and it brought back into the gentle art of caring for self.
The review on the back of her book says, "This is the first book to combine how-to, self-help and spiritual genres [...] [to] embrace a life of balance." That's amazing! Yet if there was one aspect of the book that didn't appeal to this one reader, it was the two little pieces at the end of each chapter, affirmations and a taste of the spiritual unknown. Why? I loved the writing in the chapters so much, I didn't want to shift gears. A lot of people like affirmations and explorations into different spiritual traditions, so you may in fact like the book even more for those parts.
This is a very intelligent book. It was a pleasure to read, and I will read it again.
QUOTES. Here are just a couple of examples of quotes that resonated with me.
--"One of the reasons our conscious mind becomes so cluttered is that we don't take time to process our daily thoughts and emotional responses."
--"Somehow we must remove the incessant needless distractions from our lives. We need time to go within and listen."
--"If we don't put forth effort to try to hear our own voice, why should we expect anyone else to listen to us.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If psychobabble words and phrases like "repressed", "triggered", "unconsciously reliving past patterns" and "past injuries are replaying themselves in my life" describe you AND you... Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by Scott
This book certainly put everything in perspective for me and was of great value in pushing me to a new level of organization and throwing a ton of weight off my shoulders. Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by kevin russell
Fantastic book that really gets to the heat & soul of living. Provided me great insight into changes I need to make.Published on April 5, 2013 by Dolores Harper
I was not expecting voodoo and witchcraft to be part of this book. When I discovered this I stopped reading the book.Published on April 3, 2013 by Sherry Appel
I love this book!!! This book is great for someone who is looking for direction. I recommend this book. Thanks.Published on April 1, 2013 by RSTBaker
This book was an extremely simple read but didn't offer any new wisdom from books I have already read. Read morePublished on March 30, 2013 by Sharon Donahue
This book is highly recommended for anyone who needs a little lift, and I think we all need one once in awhile.Published on March 29, 2013 by natbrat
This book is very good! Well organized. The author addresses so many of the negative attitudes and habits that we harbor, which hold us back. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by C. C. Barrett