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Housekeeping for the Soul: A Practical Guide to Restoring Your Inner Sanctuary Paperback – April 16, 2010
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Housekeeping for the Soul carries its lovely, practical message with a lilting voice and eclectic viewpoint. The author helps us clear out some spiritual cobwebs and make our next 'spring cleaning' apply not to our homes but to the deepest part of ourselves. -- Victoria Moran, author of international bestseller Creating a Charmed Life
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
About the Author
Sandra Carrington-Smith is a mother, writer, life coach, and self-titled life observer, currently living in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, three children, an oversized cat and a goldfish.
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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.
Be brave and call forth your soul's desires - and read Housekeeping for the Soul - and when all is said and done - you'll find yourself ready to celebrate your newly discovered inner beauty in a brand new space that is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
In Housekeeping, Sandra shares with us her accumulated wisdom gleaned from a childhood infused with spiritual elements from a variety of faith traditions, her own hard-won lessons from her unique life experiences, and her years as a life coach, during which she has been able to integrate and pass on all that she has learned.
Housekeeping is chock full of sound psychological concepts, fascinating tidbits about the spiritual practices of some lesser-known religions, and exercises and positive affirmations designed to facilitate growth, all presented in a clear and encouraging style which makes one feel that lasting change is not only possible, but is the logical result of finishing this book.
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"
I also appreciate the spiritual understandings she sources from. Non-traditional, which I enjoy very much, while conveying wisdom that is broad and deep. Non-preachy, too.
Reading this book feels like being hugged by a very wise and caring friend.
Glad I bought it!
I took away so much from this book, and I will be reading it again.