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Organizing for the Spirit: Making the Details of Your Life Meaningful and Manageable 1st Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
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Organizing for the Spirit takes you on a journey of self-discovery that can help you find more time for what’s really important to you.” – Michelle Stanten, senior editor, Prevention Magazine

 “Will help anyone who has struggled with organization to create harmony between their possessions and their lifestyle.”– Lisa Kanarek, author, Home Office Solutions and Organizing Your Home Business

 “Sunny has provided us with a road map for self-knowledge and growth, that is as practical as it is inspirational and personal.”– Stephen C. Garbarini, clinical psychologist

 “Organizing for the Spirit is fabulous! I believe strongly in the importance of this work…everything is connected, including the smallest details of our lives.”– Valerie Rickel, founder, SoulfulLiving.com

From the Back Cover

There’s No Such Thing as Clutter

Does that sound impossible? In Organizing for the Spirit, organizing expert Sunny Schlenger demonstrates how the "stuff" of our lives–the objects that fill our homes and offices, as well as how we manage our time (whether we are productive or procrastinating)–offers clues to what we really value in life. With simple and practical exercises, Sunny guides you through a step-by-step process to take stock of your life, clearly identify what really matters, and then use that clarity about values and priorities as a guide to organize both your physical environment and your time. The result is a life of meaning and harmony–in the office, the studio, the home, and beyond. Organizing for the Spirit is nothing less than a revolutionary guidebook for creating the life you were meant to live.

"Organizing for the Spirit takes you on a journey of self-discovery that can help you find more time for what’s really important to you."
–Michelle Stanten, senior editor, Prevention Magazine

"Will help anyone who has struggled with organization to create harmony between their possessions and their lifestyle."
–Lisa Kanarek, author, Home Office Solutions and Organizing Your Home Business

"Sunny has provided us with a road map for self-knowledge and growth, that is as practical as it is inspirational and personal."
–Stephen C. Garbarini, clinical psychologist

"Organizing for the Spirit is fabulous! I believe strongly in the importance of this work ... everything is connected, including the smallest details of our lives."
–Valerie Rickel, founder, SoulfulLiving.com

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (April 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787967599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787967598
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,795,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on May 20, 2004
Format: Paperback
I just finished this book last night and it's really, really wonderful. I cried on the last page!! Nobody does that with a self-help book!!! Sunny Schlenger has created something inspirational, and the writing has Zenlike moments of lucidity that are timeless and gorgeous. If you want to think about your life in a truly new way, this is the book for you.
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By A Customer on May 16, 2004
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This is what I call a birthday present I will give to all of my friends. Finally, someone who realizes the personal reward and power of organizing the spiritual and emotional self. This book gently guides us through our emotional investments and addictive choices, so we can manage our time better. It makes us see how the synergy of our feelings and beliefs can help us actualize our authentic self, or as Sunny Schlenger says Organizing for the Spirit. Get this book and your life will be more simple.
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We've seen so many de-cluttering and organizing books over the last five years that you wouldn't think there was room for anything new. Yet, Sunny Schlenger's Organizing for the Spirit is a breath of fresh air.
Schlenger has always taken a different approach, promoting that each individual has his own organizing style and needs. Her new book helps you take stock of all aspects of your life, identify what really matters, and then set priorities. For example, you end up knowing what your stuff means to you, how it helps or hinders you, and what you can do to make that stuff be part of your personal development.
An easy read, "Organizing for the Spirit is about achieving harmony between our inner and outer selves," says the author.
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"Organizing for the Spirit" fits perfectly with my hectic, working-Mom, juggling a zillion-things-at-once lifestyle. It's helping me learn to make "me" time and understand and except my personal style. The approach is straight forward with wonderful story-telling that made me feel as if I was having coffee with a friend. I tend to keep a lot of stuff, but now know that thoses things are important extensions of who I am. It's true that the organizing approach highlighted in this book helps the spirit in all of us shine bright.
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By A Customer on May 16, 2004
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Imagine if we could really look at our lives without procrastination. Imagine if we could disarm our defenses and misperceptions. And imagine if we were consumed by this new transformation, all because we explored the possibility of reorganizing the contents of our lives. Much like the way emotional intelligence is the ability to manage our emotions, this book helps you manage your life with a heightened self. Henceforth the evolutionary step of Organizing for the Spirit. I highly endorse this book.
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Perhaps the author is a better speaker than she is a writer and perhaps her workshops are more inspiring and insightful than her books? Unfortunately this book was neither informative nor inspiring. It consists of rambling remeniscenses about the author's life, which seem unrelated to what the author supposedly set out to do (to make the details of your life meaningful and manageable). She rehashes cliches and clobbers us over the head with heavy-handed metaphors. Ugh. The only thing that could have saved this book was better editing , which would have left you with 1 page of material that was worth reading (the exercise of walking through your home and assessing what you love and what you don't). There are far better books than this, using far better exercises to help you discover what you love, what your values are etc. Don't waste your money or your time on this one!
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