I am usually a pretty organized person, but over the past few weeks, The Life Organizer: A Woman's Guide to a Mindful Year by Jennifer Lauden has helped me put some of my expectations in perspective. Unlike some of the more rigid, linear GET ORGANIZED! books I've read, this book is slower, more intuitive and ultimately more effective at putting your real needs in a priority position. There are some portions of the book that didn't necessarily apply to my situation, however, Louden's overall premise and her upbeat take on decision making and mindfulness is refreshing. Her book has lots to offer any woman seeking a clear path towards intentional living.
From the publisher:
We all yearn to have time for personal needs and creative dreams -- after all, this is our life to make the most of. And we all know how hard it is to remember what really matters. With distractions from jobs, aging parents, and children -- not to mention women's perennial fear of being labeled “selfish” -- following our own desires and dreams can become ever more elusive. The Life Organizer aims to help you shift your focus, augmenting traditional goal setting with the ease that comes from steady inner listening and mindfulness. It will become your trusted companion -- and maybe the most important book you'll ever own.
The book's author Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement. She is widely known as The Comfort Queen thanks to her first bestselling book The Woman's Comfort Book, has been interviewed by Oprah, and has written a total of 6 books on well-being and whole living that have inspired women all over the world. She believes self-love + world-love = wholeness for all. You can visit her online at www.jenniferlouden.com.