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Organizing for the Spirit: Making the Details of Your Life Meaningful and Manageable

ISBN: 978-0-7879-6759-8
160 pages
April 2004, Jossey-Bass
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Does that sound impossible?  In Organizing for the Spirit, organizing expert Sunny Schlenger demonstrates how the “stuff” of our lives—the objects that fill our homes and offices, as well as how we manage our time (whether we are productive or procrastinating)—offers clues to what we really value in life.  With simple and practical exercises, Sunny guides you through a step-by-step process to take stock of your life, clearly identify what really matters, and then use that clarity about values and priorities as a guide to organize both your physical environment and your time.  The result is a life of meaning and harmony—in the office, the studio, the home, and beyond.  Organizing for the Spirit is nothing less than a revolutionary guidebook for creating the life you were meant to live.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Harriet Schechter.



PART ONE: Discovering Your True Self.

Chapter One: Begin at the Beginning.

Chapter Two: Play Detective.

Part Two: Developing Your True Self.

Chapter Three: Be Who You Are.

Chapter Four: Be Where You Are.

Chapter Five: Enjoy Your Life.

Chapter Six: Give Back.

Conclusion: The End of One Story.

The Author.

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Author Information

Sunny Schlenger is an internationally recognized professional organizer and coach who has helped thousands master the dual challenge of staying productive and feeling good. She is the author of the best-selling How to Be Organized in Spite of Yourself, and has been featured on Live with Regis and CNN, as well as in the New York Times, USA Today, Working Woman, Self, Success, New Woman, and Prevention.
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Organizing for the Spirit takes you on a journey of self-discovery that can help you find more time for what’s really important to you.” – Michelle Stanten, senior editor, Prevention Magazine

 “Will help anyone who has struggled with organization to create harmony between their possessions and their lifestyle.”– Lisa Kanarek, author, Home Office Solutions and Organizing Your Home Business

 “Sunny has provided us with a road map for self-knowledge and growth, that is as practical as it is inspirational and personal.”– Stephen C. Garbarini, clinical psychologist

 “Organizing for the Spirit is fabulous! I believe strongly in the importance of this work…everything is connected, including the smallest details of our lives.”– Valerie Rickel, founder, SoulfulLiving.com

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