Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date: 4/1/2014
My Rating: 5 Stars
A special thank you to Atria Books/Beyond Words and NetGalley, for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was my first book by Melva Green or Lauren Rosenfeld – what a dynamic duo! I loved BREATHING ROOM: Open Your Heart by De-cluttering Your Home, from the first page, and prior to finishing the first chapter found myself bookmarking each page, as so inspiring! (loved reading their background).
Two wise and passionate women, guide readers with clarity-- how to learn from spaces where we live, and create rooms that reflect peace and nourishment. They offer sensitivity and humor as each demonstrate the connection between living and heart space. There are fabulous spiritual exercises throughout the book, with valuable information and stories, as you create a more healthy and balanced life of self-reflection and learning.
For me, it was not about the stuff in my house; however, more importantly my heart, mind, and spirit offering a clear guide for your inner self, not just your physical world. Sometimes it is hard for me to be still long enough to meditate, and this engaging book was so Zen, to help me on my journey.
Step One: Stop and Listen; Step Two: Intend, Step Three: Clear the Energy. Final section covers Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life (how to stay in in this attitude). The spiritual method is called SLICE an anagram for Stop and Listen. Intend. Clear the Energy. A holistic approach to de-cluttering. You have to de-clutter both your home and heart as they work hand in hand together.