Archive for March, 2007

March 27th 2007

Four More Books!

I’ve been ignoring this little part of my cyberspace world of late. I have been reading. Good great glory, have I been reading! Having become obsessed with painting means I don’t read quite as much as I used to, but I still read. I just haven’t been chronicling my journey through words. What’s in my bag right now?

It's All Too MuchIt’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, by Peter Walsh
I’ve only finished the first chapter and a half, but this is turning out to be the best de-cluttering book I’ve come across. Instead of focusing on organizing yourself to the point of madness, spend some time thinking about what you want your life to be… then chuck anything that doesn’t contribute to your vision. I can already see that this simple change in point of view will make it easier for me to part with large amounts of the stuff I’ve accumulated. (Am I ever really going to use all these scrappy bits of paper to create collages? No. I’m not all that drawn to creating collage… why keep the stuff to make it?)

Money for LifeMoney for Life: Budgeting Success and Financial Fitness in Just 12 Weeks, by Steven B. Smith
Again, I’ve only finish the first couple of chapters, but if I put my nose to the grindstone and finish reading the book, and then implement the ideas therein, I may actually feel like I have control over my finances. I have to get over this mental block I have about money, though. Numbers are fun and fabulous constructs… but put a dollar sign in front of them, and they become weird demon symbols used to possess souls. Or something.

Ask and It Is GivenThink and Grow RichAsk and It Is Given, by Jerry Hicks and Esther Hicks
Esther is a channel/medium for the Spirit Entities known as Abraham. This book is Abraham’s thoughts and advice on making the Law of Attraction work for you. I picked up this book on a recommendation of a person in my “committed listeners” group (a concept described in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich as a mastermind group). The “committed listeners” group developed out of work I’ve been doing with Landmark Education, and after having watched The Secret. New-Agey? Yes. But I get that way sometimes.

There are other books on my stack, but since they aren’t actually in physical proximity right now, I won’t bother talking about them. At least one of them is fiction, though. I’m pretty sure.

Amazon Associate links:
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires
It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
Money for Life: Budgeting Success and Financial Fitness in Just 12 Weeks
Think and Grow Rich!

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