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Soulful Simplicity audiobook cover art

This book changed my life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-19

I've the/listened to a lot of books, and this one makes top five for me. It gets to the heart and soul of minimalism, a lifestyle that for me feels essential. Courtney also suggests some very helpful life guidelines to put in place. I first listened a few years ago, and my life has been better for it... I feel more clear headed and in control, more able to focus on what actually fulfills me.

A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind audiobook cover art

Preachy

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-19

I know it's religious based, so maybe I should have been prepared for this, but the preachy tone in this book didn't resonate with me. I stopped listening when he said that if you don't feel ashamed of having a stain on your clothes and self conscious about it all day, it's because of a stain on your soul. Not what I was looking for. He also advocates for buying things like special clothes to help you you clean and having new clothes for each season, which again is fine for some, but not what works for me

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sister Mine audiobook cover art

Exactly what I was looking for

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-19

I wanted a grounded sci-fi with themes of codependency, sisterhood, and friendship and this book was exactly that. Well delivered by the narrator and a wonderful story to escape into. Not my favorite book by this author (so far Midnight Robber) but I still love her writing in it. I could see the fanciful pictures she paints and relate to the characters and their trials while still emersed in a world that's much different than my own

From Anxiety to Love audiobook cover art

Not for me

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I couldn't make it far into this book at all. Right away she's preaching about how love and fear, and body and soul are entirely separate. Maybe this philosophy works for some, but it's not for me. I find much more peace in unity and accepting nature and listening to Alan Watts etc. Separating everything like this was distracting and unnecessary for me. Heads up for those who think similarly to me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Emotional Intelligence: How to Master Your Social Skills for Success audiobook cover art

<br />It was ok

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

I wouldn't reread it or reccomend to a friend, but worth a listen for the price at least. A lot of it was just common sense, so not groundbreaking or really interesting, but common sense never hurts to hear.

Their Eyes Were Watching God audiobook cover art

Beautifully read and written!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-17

Both a unique historical fiction and timelessly relatable in plot. Impossible not to feel deeply as you follow the woman through her life. A story of strength, growth, pain and love. The reader did a fabulous job and it was a joy to listen too. I would recommend this book to anyone, esp young women

Never Chase Men Again audiobook cover art
  • Never Chase Men Again
  • 38 Dating Secrets to Get the Guy, Keep Him Interested, and Prevent Dead-End Relationships
  • By: Bruce Bryans
  • Narrated by: Dan Culhane

Dating advice from your preppy grandma

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-17

There was a lot of decent advice, but listen with a grain of salt if at all. There are more empowering books on this subject.

Examples of what I didn't like:

This book was all stuff you might expect a conservative older relative to tell you like to avoid &quot;masculine activities.&quot; I believe that confident, secure men are excited rather than intimidated by strong women who aren't afraid to be themselves and do whatever harmlessly brings us joy, even if it's a typically &quot;masculine&quot; activity.

I also disagree with the advice on not moving in before marriage as a few divorced women have told me they WISH they'd tried living together first. His grounds for this felt sexist too, like the woman must always be more desperate for marriage.

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Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Listened twice! I've anyways liked taoist thinking so this jived with me, not just as a dating guide but general philosophy. Also gave me some skills and courage to go on new dates and pursue my own interests more. Spiritual but not preachy or judgemenal in tone. The activities gave me fresh perspective. This book is great for regaining confidence in dating and life, esp as a career oriented woman