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Happier at Home
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Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

Created: 01/06/14

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davinamw

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Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?


Posted Jan. 06, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
swchis39

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

Fortunately I have never had the need for self help books.


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melissap

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

I liked the idea of making a shrine to items that are important to you.


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johnp

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

I agree that making a shrine is good and it may take many forms such as a wall of family pictures as well as photo albums


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kathleenr

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

I liked this one: first , to identify, arrange and spotlight meaningful possessions;second, to get rid of meaningless stuff. "Cultivate a shrine."
I would love to examine the house shelf by shelf and get to know what lives here with me and ensure it is only what I think should be here.


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Beth350

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

Not really. I found much of it to be too "goody-two-shoe" in tone for me. She isn't trying to cope with any real problems.


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Beth350

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

However, like Melissaap, above, I did like the ideas of shrines. I'm just amazed that her husband goes along with these areas devoted to her favorite things/thoughts.


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melissap

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

I agree about her husband....he was very flexible about going along with her ideas...her kids too.


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asha

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

Yes it absolutely encouraged me to look at certain cluttered areas in my house. I also found the idea of creating a shrine to hold your significant and symbolic items very appealing.

this genre of book is actually not my idea of a read but I am very happy to have read it and I have actually incorporated some its message into my life :::-)::


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laurap

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

Like several of the above commentators, I like the ideas of making a shrine and going shelf by shelf - my house could use it.


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debrav

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

Lots of good ideas in this book -- many of which I already practice! Shrines, removing clutter/organization, threshold routines, good smells, etc are things that keep me sane after a challenging day. Her "warm greetings/fairwells" is something I will try --


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joanr

Join Date: 04/25/12

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

Not only did this book make me want to try many of the resolutions, I have done so successfully with several:

1. Make the positive argument. This resolution has been extremely helpful when I find myself overly-critical with my friends and family. It works!
2. Underreact to a problem. I told my husband about this one and now we use it all the time. All we need to do is look at each other and say "underreact" ------and we do.
3. Find my own Calcutta. I've been transitioning over the past several years to a volunteer status from a paid one and there is much truth in this resolution. Find what moves you, not someone else, and put your passion to work.


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carmen s

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RE: Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?

I will try to be a little nicer to my spouse. I let my husband read some of the points but I don't think they took. I liked the resolution a kiss at night and a kiss in the morning.


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