This book was recommended to me shortly after William and Noah died, and I’m so thankful I finally found the time to begin reading it. It explores one woman’s personal journey through bereavement and rediscovery of self, but it is also offered as a handbook for those making their way along the same path, traveling through the territory of loss.
Although it explores grief, it is not exclusive to it, so whether or not you have lost a loved one, it has so much to offer – a guidebook of sorts, showing us how to unravel the layers of our lives and explore what we find in order to better understand ourselves, our relationships, and our path. Each chapter culminates in a small creative exercise for you to reflect upon and apply to your own life. It’s all about finding yourself, reconnecting with your creative side, and learning to appreciate yourself.
This book takes the colossal task of tidying an entire house and makes it a simple and concise exercise. Using the KonMari Method, the author guides you through organising your rooms, step by step. It was something I’d been dreading, but after reading this book I was inspired and excited about starting afresh. The key premise to this method is to tackle your home in the correct order, keeping only what you truly love and doing it all at once, which ensures successful tidying and a lifelong change in perspective.
This method not only transformed our space, it altered our mindset too. After reading this book, we got rid of 60% of the stuff we’d accumulated. It felt liberating to discard clothes which had been hanging in the wardrobe, untouched, for years. We donated dozens of bags filled with clothes, shoes, books, household items and knick knacks to charity. Unsurprisingly, we don’t miss any of it. Now our home is streamlined, our wardrobes filled with clothes we love, our home accessories carefully curated to bring us joy. I feel so much lighter, more free, since the change.