I just finished reading Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less can Lead to So Much More by Courtney Carver & knew I had to share it with you. I will now add this book to my small stack of resources that I share at classes & talks. And I’m sure I will find myself going back to reread sections again when I need inspiration or motivation.
I have been following Courtney Carver’s Be More withLess blog for a few years now & even tried my own version of her Project 333, so when this book came out I already had an idea of her story & journey. But, I have really enjoyed reading her loving perspective, her gentle guidance & her permission to enter into living with less in the way that works for you.
Here are a few of her suggestions that I was sure to highlight –
I loved her nudge to schedule a Simplicity Summit with the people who are on this journey with you (in Courtney’s case it was her husband). This was a dedicated time to sit down & share hopes, dreams, and the actions that they would take to move ahead with the desire to live with less.
I also appreciated her stories about sentimental items. She offered permission to process this letting go in your own time & your own way. I loved the idea of taking these items out for a “Victory Lap.” You could do this by wearing or using the item one last time to thank or honor it & then let it go.
And here are some thoughts I will continue to ponder –
“Instead of working so hard to make ends meet, work on having fewer ends.”
“Am I shiny & admired, or real & loved? Am I more show or soul?”