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Hands Free Life Audiobook

Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More

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Publisher's Summary

We all yearn to look back to find we lived a life of significance. But is it even possible anymore? Considering the amount of distraction and pressure that exists in society today, living a fulfilling life may seem like an unachievable dream. But it is not - not with the nine habits outlined in this book. New York Times best-selling author and widely known blogger Rachel Macy Stafford reveals nine habits that help you focus on investing in the most significant parts of your life. As your hands, heart, and eyes become open, you will experience a new sense of urgency - an urgency to live, love, dream, connect, create, forgive, and flourish despite the distractions of our culture. By following each daily Hands Free Declaration, you will be inspired to adopt mindful daily practices and new thought processes that will help you:

  • Make meaningful, lasting human connections despite the busyness of everyday life.
  • Live in the now despite that inner nudge pushing you out of the moment toward perfection and productivity.
  • Protect your most sacred relationships as well as your values, beliefs, health, and happiness despite the latent dangers of technology and social media.
  • Pursue the passions of your heart without sacrificing your job or your daily responsibilities.
  • Evaluate your daily choices to insure you are investing in a life that matters to you.

With a Hands Free Life perspective, you will have the power to look back and see you didn't just manage life; you actually lived it - and lived it well.

©2015 Rachel Macy Stafford (P)2015 Zondervan

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    Joe Acevedo Chicago, IL 04-29-16
    Joe Acevedo Chicago, IL 04-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A tired message in a boring package"

    First, the narrator of this book is one of the worst I've ever heard. She reads like she's performing in a middle school production of "Annie."

    As for the book itself, I was very disappointed. I'm getting really tired of the message of "forget the dishes and just play with your kids!" While there may be some women out there still seeking perfection, I think those choosing this book already have a practical attitude, and we DO play with our kids. But the dishes can't just be ignored, and neither can the other million things required to maintain minimum living standards. What we are looking for are answers for how to make that happen.

    Instead, this author offers pretty useless advice about things that can't properly even be called "habits." And all of her advice is supported by nothing more than anecdotes from her own family. They're not even interesting anecdotes.

    Honestly, the only good parts of this book were the title and subtitle, which are enticing but deceptive.

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    C. Hester 09-17-16
    C. Hester 09-17-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I have been feeling the pull to put the phone down and live my life all year. I am tired of scrolling through other people's lives on Facebook while mine passed me by. This book reinforced that feeling and gave me strength to let go and let God with open hands and an open heart ❤

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    lh76 08-31-16
    lh76 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good nuggets"

    The book was full of good nuggets. Yet overall I found it had a sing song nature to it. Where was the balance? How do you live and teach hands free while also respecting your own needs? I felt the book was lopsided.

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    Dijana 08-14-16
    Dijana 08-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Think twice before purchasing"

    Very misleading title. This book is all about author's kids, nephew and their everyday life and routine. I'm Not finished yet but by chapter four you'll know her kids, their habits and daily/weekly rituals better than your own. I honestly feel like I know more about her daughter's then my own niece (I don't have any kids yet) and not that I'm not involved in my niece's life but the author made sure we have every single detail of her kids vanity and personality described. Unfortunately narration is awful as well.

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    JJ 08-14-16
    JJ 08-14-16 Member Since 2016

    A southern girl who loves a good story -

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    "Intentional living"

    The author shares truths about living intentional. It is so easy to get caught up in routines and schedules without acknowledging our true blessings - what really makes us happy. She shares personal stories that inspired her to live a happy, intentional life.

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    Michelle Polk Mississippi, USA 08-10-16
    Michelle Polk Mississippi, USA 08-10-16
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    "Great Encouragement "

    Excellent book for the young married and those with young children. I am neither but still enjoyed the push to live a hands free life.

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    Josie 04-04-16
    Josie 04-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Unexpected joy."

    I don't write a lot of reviews. I am an avid audio book listener who hangs out almost exclusively in the sci-fi fantasy category. But, each Spring I find myself enjoying self help books from organization, to procrastination, to affirmation, optimization. I find Spring the perfect time to clean up my act, focus my muzzy Winter brain, and seek once again clarity. So in light of that, imagine my unexpected joy in listening not to a 9 step plan carefully outlined to cultivate a habit of less screen time but instead a deeply moving examination of what truly matters.

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    maroizi 01-16-16
    maroizi 01-16-16
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    "Not very helpful"
    What would have made Hands Free Life better?

    I found the narration was too animated for a non-fiction book. Also, there was little real content as far as help.


    Has Hands Free Life turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hands Free Life?

    There were too many stories about the author and her children.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kerrie 11-24-15
    Kerrie 11-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very disappointing"

    Awful. It's the author's story of her kids and experiences. Lots of fluff. No concise or helpful information.

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    MooKay14 01-19-16
    MooKay14 01-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    Loved it! Will definitely listen to it again and again so I can keep applying the hands-free way of life to my life!

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    "loved this book so much."

    I loved this book. Narrated beautifully and made me feel so happy. Wonderful insights into a life well lived

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