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What can you uniquely give the world? 

We often sell ourselves short with self-limiting beliefs, but most of us would be amazed and delighted to know that we do have something special - our distinctive passions and talents - to offer. And what if I told you that what you have to give will also enable you to live a life of true contentment? How is that possible? It happens when you embrace and curate your own simply luxurious life. 

We tend to not realize the capacity of our full potential and settle for what society has deemed acceptable. However, each of us has a unique journey to travel if only we would find the courage, paired with key skills we can develop, to step forward. This book will help you along the deeper journey to discovering your best self as you begin to trust your intuition and listen to your curiosity. 

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize your innate strengths
  • Acquire the skills needed to nurture your best self
  • Identify and navigate past societal limitations often placed upon women
  • Strengthen your brand, both personally and professionally
  • Build a supportive and healthy community
  • Cultivate effortless style
  • Enhance your everyday meals with seasonal fare
  • Live with less so that you can live more fully
  • Understand how to make a successful fresh start
  • Establish and mastermind your financial security
  • Experience great pleasure and joy in relationships
  • Strive for quality over quantity in every arena of your life 

Living simply luxuriously is a choice: to think critically, to live courageously, and to savor each day as much as the grand occasions. As you learn to live well in your regular days, you will elevate your experience and recognize what is working for you and what is not. With this knowledge, you let go of the unnecessary, thus simplifying your life and removing the complexity. Choices become easier, life has more flavor, and you begin to feel deeply satisfying true contentment. 

The cultivation of a unique, simple, and luxurious life is an extraordinary daily journey that each of us can master, leading us to our fullest potential.

©2018 Shannon Ables (P)2019 Shannon Ables

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This book is a true luxury!

I have read and thoroughly enjoyed both of Shannon's books and still I jumped at the opportunity to hear her narrate her own words. What a pleasure it turned out to be! Shannon's "take" on what it means to live a luxurious life is gracious and inclusive. It has everything to do with what luxury means to the reader as an individual and nothing to do with trends or materialism. I have learned from her how to live more fully and to actively pursue with courage the things that are especially important to me. As a high school English teacher, Shannon is the "real deal" - a person living an everyday life that is beautiful, luxurious, and perfectly suited to her taste, temperament, joys and goals. And- the gift of the audible book is the listener gets to hear all of her ideas in her own voice. I listen when I'm in the car or winding down at the end of the day as a way to relax and reboot. You will enjoy listening to Shannon's book!

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Reads too fast

While this may be a great book (although I don’t know because I can’t continue listening to it) she reads it way too fast. So fast that I became anxious and frustrated. The content really lends itself to read as more of a conversation but instead comes across as speed reading. I really wish I had purchased the physical book.

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I will definitely listen to more than once

I appreciate that the book was read by the author and don't mind her putting her own inflections on what she is reading as she is allowed to take the liberty to do so as the author. This book offers some similarities to her last book but still new material within the same theme of living luxuriously. It was so packed with good information and although some themes repeat themselves in different sections of the book, I feel it puts the emphasis on certain behaviors that deserve it. This book is a summary of a lifetime of reading books on bettering oneself and presented to the reader in a pleasurable succinct way considering how much material was reviewed for the writing of this book. Loved it!

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life changing

Ive followed Shannons blog and podcast since the beginning and never tire of her ideas and charm. Please dont stop inspiring us to keep living luxuriously.

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Well worth your time!

This book delivers exactly what it promises... ways to make your everydays extraordinary and discover your best self. I found Shannon's blog and podcast when I was turning 50 and on a journey to do just that, and I was not disappointed! Shannon teaches (and/or reminds!) us of the elegance in simplicity, and of choosing quality not only in our purchases but also in our decisions. She encourages us to find our true selves and design our life around that, and how simple and attainable such a goal truly is. At this stage in my life, I thought I already knew these things but was very surprised by how a little life coaching led me to find the simple, elegant life I want, and with it, contentment. I love when authors narrate their own books, and Shannon is no exception! It feels like a warm conversation with a classy and elegant friend, and I one I will return to again and again when I need reminding.

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The book seems okay so far, but the narration is so bad I couldn't finish it. The book is about slowing down but she reads it like she's in a race.

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  • 12-18-19

A long awaited redefinition of ‘luxurious’. Would recommend.

This book is a delight throughout and for followers of the blog, podcast and vodcast is a much anticipated follow up to it’s predecessor ‘Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life’. The author redefines the word ‘luxurious‘ and applies this to our daily experience (refreshingly whatever our budget or age). Via the blog and podcast, links to further reading are given, making this a thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable read (or listen!). The author’s enthusiasm for her topic is evident throughout and, together with its content, this book truly is a cut above.

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  • NZcocoa
  • 04-25-20

Narration was too fast for me

I enjoy the premise of the book, but the narration was almost frantic. I was trying to keep up with what was being said rather than consider what was being said. Im sure there are lots of wonderful ideas in this book, but I can't continue unfortunately. I only managed to get through first quarter

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  • 11-27-19

My life guidebook! Love it! Love it! Love it!

I've only just discovered Shannon's books, The Simply Luxurious Life website and podcasts and I'm so grateful I did!! Her writing is insightful, inspiring and well researched, and will change your life. Thank you so much Shannon ❤️