What are you reading this summer? Not sure? Here are my picks to help you to enjoy the rays and quarantine.
A guided decluttering journal. Life happens to the best of us, whether we were born with messy tendencies or not. Messes find their way into our homes and lives and we can’t seem to find the strength or time to tackle them. That’s where this motivational guided journal by Cassandra Aarssen, best-selling author of Real Life Organizing and Cluttered Mess to Organized Success, comes in.
Tested methods that work. Cas Aarssen wasn’t always an organization expert. She climbed out of years of cluttered living and transformed her home and her life through organization. In this self-help journal, Cas guides you through favorite tips and tricks that she used to declutter her home and find her way to a more organized and peaceful life.
Pages and pages of decluttering and organizational tools. This interactive journal is designed to help you declutter your home and life through mindfulness and self-motivation. You will learn how to navigate the chaos of clutter by taking the time to understand yourself and the underlying meaning behind your clutter. Filled with inspiration and open-ended questions, The Declutter Challenge journal will guide you onto the path to a clean and clutter-free home.
Make downsizing a reality. The Declutter Challenge enables you to work through both the emotion and the physical clutter in your life; to explore your thoughts and feelings about your belongings and discover the knowledge and strength to let go of excess.
Take a look inside this life-changing guided journal and find…
- Insights into goal setting
- Supportive prompts and writing exercises that encourage self-refection and understanding
- How to achieve those short-term tasks that need to get done or the long-term dreams that you yearn to fulfill
Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon? Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinners, and Cocktail Parties
Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler
A good bottle of bourbon should be enjoyed in good company. During their travels in bourbon country and beyond to conduct tastings and seminars, entertainment experts Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler often heard the question, “How do I do this in my home?” This book is their definitive answer. Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon? offers a step-by-step guide to hosting a successful bourbon-tasting party—complete with recipes, photos, and tips for beginners and experienced aficionados alike.
From decorations to glassware, this one-stop resource will guide readers from the day they mail invitations to the moment they welcome guests through the door. Alongside their favorite snack, entrée, dessert, and cocktail recipes, Stevens and Reigler offer expert tricks of the trade on how to set up a bar, arrange tables, and pair recipes with specific bourbons. Once readers are ready, Stevens and Reigler move on to advanced pairings for the bourbon foodie and present two innovative examples of tasting parties—a bourbon cocktail soiree and, of course, the traditional Kentucky Derby party. Inspired by the hosting traditions of five Kentucky distilleries, this book will introduce casual fans to bourbon-tasting methods and expand the expertise of longtime bourbon enthusiasts.
Meditations in a Crisis: A Practical Guide with 8 Meditation Exercises for Adults & Children Kindle Edition
If there’s one thing author and playwright Paul Kolberg knows how to do, it’s bring people joy. His first release, ‘Jesus and Kabbalah – The Lost Kingdom’ reached #1 in three categories on Amazon, solidifying his hallmark for crafting contemplative, empowering words.
His new book brings adults and children into action, during what has likely been the most uncertain and stressful time of their life. In ‘Meditations in a Crisis: A Practical Guide with 8 Meditation Exercises for Adults & Children’, Kolberg brings the age-old practice of meditation into the modern age, in a way anyone can implement with ease.
The ability to stop overthinking and worrying is essential for our mental and physical health, but it takes at least some effort. Recognising the demands and pressures of life in a worldwide crisis, Paul has produced 8 different meditation exercises and guides you through them. Each exercise is flexible to the time you choose, taking as little as 6 seconds, 60 seconds, 6 minutes or longer. The exercises can be done in isolation, anytime and anywhere. Paul has also provided adaptations so that children can participate, bringing the family together in times of crisis.
“Meditation isn’t a panacea, but it does harness the power to ground anyone back in the simple act of living, which is so vital among the noise and worry of COVID-19,” explains the author. “It’s a very simple book that will appeal to those who have never before tried meditation – and my intention is for readers to rally their entire family together, and make meditation an important part of their wellbeing routine. It’s truly life-changing.” Continuing, “I’ve shifted my writing somewhat, to focus on non-fiction. My upcoming release, ‘What’s the Point?’ is a great companion to this book; helping people understand the single and perhaps often-ignored point to our existence, that is hidden in plain sight. But more information on that, shortly.”
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