The Only 127 Things You Need: A Guide To Life's Essentials
For The Only 127 Things You Need, author Donna Wilkinson spoke to more than fifty expertsauthorities on the mind, the body, and the spiritto discover the absolute essential items for living a good life. Ever wish you could strip you life down to just the bare essentialsthat you could de-clutter not just the physical items littering your home but the endless to-do lists flooding your mind? But what to throw away? And what to keep?. This miracle of a book includes expert opinions on whats essential in life from:. Dr. Gail Saltz and Martha Beck (the mind). Dr. Christiane Northrup and Dr. Andrew Weil (the body). Rabbi Harold Kushner and Thomas Moore (the spirit). For so many of us, its hard to move forward with the important things in life without first paring down and straightening up. With this complete guide to lifes essentials, it will finally be possible to see the forest for all those trees.
This book is a "Life's Essential!"
By Jane Bidlack - July 9, 2008
If you are searching for ways to make your life more meaningful, less cluttered and deeper in spirituality and self discovery then this book will fulfill the expectations of exactly what the subtitle claims - "a guide to life's essentials". It is the most fabulous companion and guide in almost all the areas that we experience in this often perplexing journey through life. It's a book that is well written and you can read just for sheer enjoyment but also the book that you will keep close by to look things up when you are faced with mundane as well as life changing decisions. I particularly enjoyed gleaning practical advice from so many experts in such a variety of fields. The book focuses the reader in three main areas - basics for a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy spirit. Every chapter under those headings is filled with information and rationale of what the experts think and recommend, and often includes other websites that allow you to explore issues further. I... read more
Covers a wide range of practical topics with tons of great info and tips
By Melissa Kaye - July 12, 2008
I enjoyed reading this book and discovered plenty of great ideas and tips. I took lots of notes throughout the book on changes I want to make and resources for further reading. There were some sections where I learned quite a bit (building a wardrobe on a few good quality pieces) and a few areas where I already knew most of the information (nutrition), but that may vary from person to person. Overall, I thought it was a good read.
A sampling of the topics include: Nutrition Physical Exercise Importance of Sleep Wardrobe essentials Kitchen, bath, bedroom essentials Mental Exercise Mindfulness A Sense of Purpose Time for Reflection
The author consults countless experts for her information and mentions resources readers can investigate for more information. The chapters are easy-to-read with short articles on specific topics at the end like "Home Safety Tips" and "Can You Learn to Be Happy?". One of my favorite... read more
Magazine pabulum parading as useful info
By Paul Sas "Paul Whitmore Sas" - August 11, 2009
This is magazine pabulum parading as an instruction book. It's not even concise, so that it fails to live up to its claimed inspiration, a brief notice in the New Yorker about how to simplify and streamline the preparation of a summer wardrobe. There's nothing insightful or original here, just the collation of platitudes from "experts". On diet, e.g., who would think the USDA food pyramid should be consulted for guidance? The importance of stress reduction and good sleep habits are repeated in several different places, which introduces redundancy and diffuses the book's message.