Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More

Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More

Courtney Carver shows us the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our professional and personal lives. We are often on a quest for more--we give in to pressure every day to work more, own more, and do more. For Carver, this constant striving had to come to a stop when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis Courtney Carver shows us the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relie...

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Title:Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More
Author:Courtney Carver
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0143130684
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More Reviews

  • Jessica
    Feb 27, 2018
    I really enjoyed the way Carver shared her experiences in this book. I?ve read many books on the subjects of decluttering and minimalism, so there was nothing particularly new here for me except the way Carver has personally created a life of less stuff. I thought her writing and her...
  • Jess
    Mar 21, 2018
    Good, though others who have read a lot of simplicity and mindfulness books might find this basic. ...
  • Amy
    Mar 05, 2018
    I lingered over this book-ha, I bet the author would like that! It was a good read and I took to heart a lot of what she said. Great way to jump start your journey of simplicity. Will be a book I refer to again and again. ...
  • D.
    Mar 09, 2018
    Best book I've read regarding a simple lifestyle. No preaching, just great sharing on the author's part. I will take her outline and fit it to my own life. Her writing style flows. Very useful information. ...
  • Amy
    Dec 26, 2017
    I received a copy of this book from the publishing house. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Soulful Simplicity embraces the power in simplicity and it is done effectively through Carver?s own journey towards a simpler life. If you aren?t familiar with Courtney, she is...
  • jay walker
    Apr 11, 2018
    You know when you pick up the perfect book at the perfect time? That was this. Clearly articulated many of my goals and the issues with why they?re so hard to achieve. But now I?m inspired and have some practical guidelines to help better prioritize my time. Right off the bat: ?n...
  • Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
    Jan 16, 2018
    This book eases you into the idea that doing less and having less can ease the stresses of life - just taking 5 minutes away from the HUGE to do lists can help you relax enough to see what needs doing, what should be done and what quite frankly can be left! ...
  • Stefanie
    Feb 11, 2018
    This is a book that is about more than just getting rid of clutter. It's actually about simplifying your life in order to live the life you really want to live and be the person you want to be. It's about simplifying to in order to make space to live meaningfully (whatever that looks l...
  • Jen
    May 25, 2018
    ~SIMPLIFY~ I have shared with you before that like many people in this day and age, I'm on a journey to simplify. Simplify my house, simplify my life, simplify my schedule, simplify my mind. There's too much STUFF taking up too much SPACE that sucks away from LIFE. Anyone else feel th...
  • Laura Leaney
    Apr 22, 2018
    I read this as part inspiration, part preparation, for my intended summer clean-a-thon. I didn't want to read Kondo's book about debating the joyfulness of every object, so I chose Carver's instead. I have to say, as these kinds of books go, it worked. Although I'm not quite prepared, ...
  • Pam
    Mar 18, 2018
    I read Courtney Carver?s blog, Be More with Less, so when I learned she was releasing a book called Soulful Simplicity, it sounded like something I wanted to listen to. (This review is for the audio book.) Soulful Simplicity goes into detail about Courtney being diagnosed with MS...
  • Kaethe
    Jan 16, 2018
    This may be one of the few "how to simplify your life" books that is not all about cluttering and tidying up. In sharing her own journey to a simple lifestyle, Courtney Carver encourages the reader to consider the "why's" behind a desire for simplicity more than the "how's," and sugges...
  • Barbara M
    Jan 25, 2018
    Courtney Carver does an excellent job explaining her journey to simplicity and teaches the reader how to create his/her own plan. Courtney was racing around trying to have it all.....when she was diagnosed with MS. She slowed down and decided to think about what was most important ...
  • Ariadne
    Dec 27, 2017
    This was the perfect read to start 2018! Courtney Carver brings her own simplicity views in a calm and loving way. Actually, the book is all about love. There were chapters that brought tears to my eyes because she writes in such an intimate and sensible way. It is a wake-up call fo...
  • Travis
    Jan 08, 2018
    Ironically, for a book about slowing down and being more present in the moment, I binge read Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More over a weekend. I stumbled upon Courtney Carver via The Minimalists (Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus). I was intri...
  • Shannon
    Jan 16, 2018
    Life changing. Around the year in 52 books - #36 ...
  • Wendy Phraner
    Feb 12, 2018
    Good stuff! Reading this cheers me on with my efforts to get rid of needless stuff (tangible or not) and focus on more important things. ...
  • Donna
    Mar 30, 2018
    This is one of those books that I'm not quite sure what to focus on. It felt like it belonged in two separate categories. If this was just an autobiography, I could rate this 3.5 and I'd be okay rounding up to 4 stars. I liked her personal story and I could appreciate her navigation of...
  • Danielle Katz
    Apr 23, 2018
    This is a wonderful book for getting started on the path you want to walk down. I love her very moderate, you choose what works for you, style. So often Minimalists have an extremist view of how to handle stuff. But C. Carver is much more realistic. I took lots of notes: Pg 38 "How...
  • McYang
    Mar 26, 2018
    This book caught my eye when I was ordering books at the library. I dismissed it as just another in the self-help get-rid-of-my-stuff movement, but when I flipped through the pages before putting it out on the shelf I saw it was more than a money-making edition to an extreme movement. ...
  • Britta
    Feb 08, 2018
    Soulful Simplicity is a bit too "woo woo" (Carver's words) at points for my taste. However, I think Carver does a nice of explaining why "woo woo" is necessary to truly dive into a life of soulful simplicity. She states she's not very "woo woo" herself, and she encourages people to app...
  • Colona Public Library
    May 24, 2018
    This was a great read for someone who is looking to simplify their lives. Courtney Carver explains why she had to simply her life and how she did it. This book was published before the whole "Spark Joy" phenomenon, and pretty much follows the same premise. When you need to buy things t...
  • Jeremy Reppy
    Jan 16, 2018
    This was a very interesting, thought-provoking, and challenging book. The author uses her own experience (a diagnosis of MS and the changes that required of her life) to explain the benefits of adopting a simpler life, less beholden to belongings and societal expectations of "success" ...
  • Megan Ericson
    Oct 31, 2017
    The author sent me an advanced copy of this book before I interviewed her on my podcast. I can honestly say I loved it! The book is full of love, peace, and forgiveness. I've read many decluttering books and books about simplifying your life, but this one stands out not for the ?how?...
  • Stefany Zelepuza
    Apr 05, 2018
    This book was just exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it. I?ve been reading Courtney?s blog for a few years now, and started simplifying my life when I read about Project 333 and was first skeptical, then intrigued, then transformed. What started as a fashion experiment h...
  • Kathy Peterman
    Jan 16, 2018
    I love that Courtney Carver takes a deep dive into her life before and after she discovered simplicity. She brings us along with her, allowing us to honor our own unique journey as we see ourselves in her story and the lessons along the way. It's a book about the why and how simplicity...
  • Kathye A.
    Jan 08, 2018
    As a mother of three children who is emotionally attached to way too many things, this book helped me realize that my home has become a storage space. Not a living space. Soulful Simplicity has helped me better understand the emotional burden of my physical clutter, and how it has cont...
  • John Crippen
    Jan 21, 2018
    My friend Jimmi and I heard Courtney Carver speak earlier this week. Her talk and her book were pleasing, and reminded me of the happiness found in living with less. ...
  • Ginger Hudock
    Dec 26, 2017
    ?Simplicity and most big changes are a matter of the heart.? Soulful Simplicity is about listening to your own heart to learn what you need. I loved learning more about Courtney and her story in this book. I also resonated with her theme of ?listening to your heart?. As many...
  • Kristin
    Jan 26, 2018
    Courtney Carver opens the door to her heart, soul and journey to soulful simplicity in this easy to read, captivating book. She shares what worked for her and offers pragmatic, step by step ideas, action plans and possible solutions to simplifying life so you can make room for MORE lov...