Organizing and tidying up has become a national obsession. We are on an endless quest for the perfect containers, boxes, totes, bags, bins, shelves, files, folders, and labels to tame our closets, corral our clutter, and eliminate chaos. Books and television shows promise the magical secrets to getting and staying organized. “So,” you think, “if I just buy these things and follow these instructions, I will finally be organized and joyful!”
Author Lisa Lawmaster Hess is going to let you in on a secret: that doesn’t work.
Why? Because you have been chasing one-size-fits-all solutions. But you are not a one-size-fits-all person. You’re unique. (Just ask God, who created you!)
Know Thyself is an effective and fun way to discover your personal and organizational styles, and will help you own your style. You’ll take what you might have thought was a flaw and learn how to make it a strength. And that, plus Lisa’s help and a sense of humor, will guide you toward an organization method you can really stick with.
How can we stop worrying and start living an anxiety-free life? As you’ll learn in Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety, the answer isn’t “just pray more” or “just read more Scripture” or, worst of all, “just stop worrying.” If we learn to respect how God made us, we can build new habits of thinking, communicating, and acting that will help set us free from worry.
If you’re overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and running in circles chasing happiness, this book is for you. You’ll learn that the overwhelming pursuit of success stems from our underlying belief that we need to earn love, and that striving for it will somehow cure our lack of self-love. Mark Joseph will show you, through his experiences and those of others, that fulfillment has nothing to do with success. It comes from knowing that – despite success or failure – you were created by God for greatness, for love and to be loved.
One night, in desperation, Rachel Balducci cried out to God, and he answered in a startling, freeing, and life-changing way. If you are feeling more chaos than peace, more panic than joy, take heart. Make My Life Simple: Bringing Peace to Heart and Home gives you down-to-earth practical pointers to achieve peace and order:
- In your home: Establish a peaceful environment for you and your family
- In yourself: Design an ordered way of living to benefit your body, mind, and spirit with Rachel’s friend-to-friend advice
- In your spiritual life: Create order in your spiritual relationships with Jesus, yourself, and the others in your life
Who hasn’t, at some point in their life, felt tired, stressed, anxious or undervalued? The answer to overcoming all of these is to live an authentic and meaningful life. It’s OK to Start with You shows readers the life-changing power of practicing kindness toward yourself, using Catholic teaching, writings of the saints and the latest social science research.