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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Upside of Downsizing: 50 Ways to Create a Cozy Life

Are you struggling with the accumulation of “stuff” in your life? If you’re a GenSandwicher, chances are, your garage runneth over. And your storage unit. And your attic. And your calendar. And your file cabinet. And your responsibilities.

My friend, Karen O’Connor has written a cute little book just for us. The Upside of Downsizing: 50 Ways to Create a Cozy Life stands only 5 inches high by 4 ¾ inches wide and features 50 short chapters of helpful hints to help those of us over 50 to embrace this new and often perplexing stage of life. Some of the hints are familiar, but others caused me to stop and ponder. Each chapter includes a gentle challenge: “Why not…. (try something new)?”

Karen covers both the practical and the inspirational. I love her vibrancy and joy of life as she shares stories, biblical principles, and innovative ideas for trimming belongings, rediscovering the joys of an empty nest, actively helping others, and establishing a vibrant, energetic lifestyle. This would be a great gift for anyone celebrating one of those milestone birthdays.

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3 comment(s):

Thanks, Pat. What a great review of my new book. I am very appreciative.


By Blogger WordyKaren, at 1:11 PM  

All of us could probably consider going through our stuff and downsizing. It is amazing what we accumulate over the years. What do you really need? I am starting to look at stuff as just that. If I haven't used it in 6 months to a year
I give it away and let someone else have my treasure.

By Anonymous Annie, at 1:48 PM  

Great ideas, Anne. We do all need to do this. By this age, we've accumulated a LOT of excess stuff -- just in case. Every day let's get rid of one thing we no longer need. And avoid buying anything new we don't need. That's a start.

By Blogger Pat, at 9:33 PM  

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