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Living the Simple Life Audiobook

Living the Simple Life

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Simplifying is not necessarily about getting rid of everything we've worked so hard for. It's about making wise choices. It's about recognizing that trying to have it all has gotten in the way of enjoying the things that truly do add to our happiness and well-being. It's about deciding what's important to us, and gracefully letting go of the things that aren't.

If you've thought about simplifying your life, but don't know where to begin, Living the Simple Life is the blueprint you need. Simplicity expert Elaine St. James explains how to make simplifying a painless process whether you're just beginning to scale down or whether you think your life couldn't get any simpler. She explains the philosophy behind simplifying and the mindset you need to achieve it in both your outer and inner lives. You'll discover how simplifying your life will give you more time to play and to relax, make you more productive at work, unleash your creativity and open up new possibilities, and free up time for you to face the challenges you've been avoiding.

©1996 Elaine St. James; (P)1996 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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    John C. Vallor Walnut Creek, CA USA 04-23-07
    John C. Vallor Walnut Creek, CA USA 04-23-07 Member Since 2016

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    "Bad Recording"

    I've been an Audible customer for some time but I can't recall listening to a worse recording of an otherwise good book. As I was listening, I thought I must have selected the wrong file size. I went back to My Library and realized that I choose the best quality available.

    I recommend the book but find the recording a bit hard to take. Sounds like it was done with tin cans.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Lansing, MI, USA 07-10-06
    Greg Lansing, MI, USA 07-10-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Good but 1999"

    The audio options are only 1 & 2 - so the author sounds like Daffy Duck. The content was worth the member price. Given that it was released in 1999 the author discusses automated checking as if it were new (which it was in 99), but doesn't mention things like TiVo (watch just the things you want, when you want to and without commercials). I still learned from it, and don't regret the purchase.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel Ruth Home 07-05-14
    Laurel Ruth Home 07-05-14

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    "Not "Evergreen""
    Would you try another book from Elaine St. James and/or Elaine St. James?

    Step back in time to newspaper subscriptions and walkmen. This is so dated. If you are captivated by sock washing techniques, and can enjoy someone stating the obvious over and over again this peek into a life although "simple" holds no depth.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Elaine St. James again?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Elaine St. James’s performances?

    No.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It would have made a fine podcast, perhaps promoting something current.


    Any additional comments?

    Has made me concerned that Audible would allow something so outdated to be purchased for full price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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