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Clear the clutter once and for all

Do you long to simplify the demands on your time, energy, and resources? Have complicated responsibilities, overwhelming to-do lists, and endless clutter left you feeling overwhelmed?

Busy wife, mom, entrepreneur, and best-selling author Emily Ley knows how you feel. With a growing family, increased work demands, and more, she understands the struggle it is to keep the plates spinning.

In A Simplified Life, you'll find Emily's strategies, systems, and methods for permanently clearing the clutter, organizing your priorities, and living intentionally in 10 key areas - from your home and meal planning to style and finances, parenting, faith life, and more. Emily will show you how to truly make the most of your days with realistic, achievable, and tactical tools.

Walk alongside Emily through each minute of the book, working through her simple strategies toward your own goals as you simplify and make space for what matters most.

©2017 Emily Ley (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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Let go of your mom guilt of not doing enough!

I️ can’t say enough about this book! Emily leans in and gives us a hug in our mess and offers all sorts of wisdom in this four hours of listening. This isn’t a quick fix for a perfect life, but a slow and steady guide to letting go of the mom guilt of not doing better or enough, and holding on to those moments that matter most. Learning little helpful things that make room for the big things. I’m thankful for this book and all the things Emily has so eloquently shared.

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Nothing really original or inspiring. Sorry

I was really hoping for a better review as a friend of mine said 'you must read this book' and she really enjoyed it. I, on the other hand , did not find it inspiring at all. As a matter of fact, I do a lot of these things and understand these concepts. The woman who wrote it seems very nice, however I wish I could get a refund.

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same as the others

I was hoping for more, the last chapter is on faith and it's brief. disappointed.

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Narrow view of life

A narrow perspective on the “right” way to live. I’m a busy professional with a family and was looking for ways to simplify my life, but what I read just doesn’t work for us or for me. Her lens is that of a very privileged Southern, Christian white woman and she doesn’t give perspectives on how to simplify that would fit a life outside of one like her own. Also her teaching her son that the way the world works is something to the effect of you give good and you get good in return... That’s simply not the rule for a lot of people. A lot of people “do good” and “give good” and don’t get good because of their positionality to domination and oppression.

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  • 12-17-17

Pretty simple stuff

Appropriately this is filled with some simple advice. It’s a good reminder of where you can cut out some of what may bog you down and get in the way of enjoying a simpler life. I do have to chuckle a little at some of the parenting advice. It’s hard to hear from someone whose oldest is in kindergarten. I’m sure many new moms may benefit - but there’s a lot of grit that goes with parenting once you have school-age, or teenage or adult children. So I’d have been happier if that part was left out. Because it may have made me cringe more than a little. Overall I enjoyed the book. It’s a good companion to Emily’s planner and Lara Casey’s intentional living books and PowerSheets system.

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Wonderful Book!!

This is a great book and has changed my life. Thank you Emily Ley for your beautiful words!!

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  • 02-14-18

Great ideas

This author gives great ideas to clear some clutter out of your every day environment.

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Awesome Book!

I wanted a more simplified life and I just started using Emily’s planner & love it!

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Best for moms

I liked it but I probably would have loved it if I had small kids- great tips for moms!

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Great content, but narrator wasn’t my favorite

The narrators voice was easy to listen to, but I didn’t enjoy the vibe she brought to the content. I almost stopped listening, but continued on and I’m glad I did. I didn’t find the content to be anything new for me, but it was very affirming of the things my family already practices. If you’re new to the concept of simplifying, this is a great introduction!