First read book of the year!

Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More by Courtney Carver

This was the perfect read to start 2018!

Courtney Carver brings her own simplicity views in a calm and loving way. Actually, the book is all about love. There were chapters that brought tears to my eyes because she writes in such an intimate and sensible way. It is a wake-up call for all of us to be here, in the present moment. She teaches us how to listen to our hearts and define what matters to us.

It was an enjoyable read and by reading it I fell in love with calm mornings, cozy afternoons and quiet evenings. I read it during the holidays so I was in sync with the spirit of the book. The reading calmed my mind and helped me eliminate the anxiousness that usually comes with a new year.

One of my favorites quotes was this one:

“ With all of the focus on minimalism, simplicity, decluttering, and capsule wardrobes, it’s easy to believe that a simple life is the dream, but a simple life is not the end goal. We don’t remove the clutter, reduce the stress, and boycott busyness to have a simple life. We do it to have a life.” — Courtney Carver

Forget about rushed new years’ resolutions or to-do lists. The book invites us to reflect on our priorities and listen to our hearts. And search what feels good. I liked that Courtney focus is on intuition and finding answers within ourselves. We usually want to use our rationale and external pressure to define our lives. She invites us to be calm and listen. I highly recommend it if you want a different approach to simplifying and slowing down.

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