Synopses & Reviews
Twenty years ago, The Womans Comfort Book became a bestseller because it addressed womens yearning to have time for personal needs and dreams in their have-it-all, do-it-all lives. This yearning persists as technology, job insecurity, and financial belt-tightening not to mention the perennial fear of being labeled "selfish" makes "me time" ever more elusive. In The Life Organizer, Louden innovates anew with ways to augment traditional goal-setting and step-taking with the ease that comes from gentle attention shifting and mindfulness. The heart of the book 52 two-page spreads, one for each week of the year is surrounded by playful, thought-provoking questions; practical life-organizing tips; life check-in prompts; and dozens of inspiring stories from women who have used these tools. On every page, day-by-day and week-by-week, readers discover the kind of inner knowing that fosters true achievement and real fulfillment. With guidance from a women's self-care pioneer, readers are able to replace frantic busyness with bold, intuitive being.
We all yearn to have time for personal needs and creative dreams and#151; 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 and#151; not to mention womenand#8217;s perennial fear of being labeled and#147;selfishand#8221; and#151; 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#151; and maybe the most important book youand#8217;ll ever own.
About the Author
is a bestselling author, personal coach, and social commentator who has taken the concept of "comfort" and self-care and made these essential concepts irresistible and essential to women around the world. Jennifer is a cultural visionary, harnessing her extraordinary ability to recognize women's comfort as both a fundamental need and an innate desire. As women's roles and voices have evolved, so has Jennifer's mission, transforming from a well-read self-help author to a cultural leader and life guide, inspiring women to develop their own recipe for emotional, physical, spiritual and work-life balance.
Jennifer's books have been translated into nine languages and have been bestsellers in both Germany and the U.S, reaching hundreds of thousands of women. Jennifer has taught her lively workshops and delivered her humorous and motivational keynotes across the U.S., Canada, and Europe at hospitals, women's health centers, corporations, and universities. She has created and led innovative women's retreats since 1992, from the Omega retreat center to the wilds of Canada to corporate retreats. She is also a certified coach, and graduated from Newfield Network's program.
Jennifer has been featured in major publications and regularly shares her voice with an enthusiastic national audience. Her media appearances have included the Oprah Show, Later Today, as well as MS-NBC, CNN, and Fit TV. Articles about her work have appeared in Glamour, Shape, People, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Self, New Woman, Ladies Home Journal, Yoga Journal, Health, InStyle, and Parents, as well as many local papers.
Table of Contents
What Is Life Organizing?
Stories for Along the Way
Creating Your Life Planner
The Life Planner: Fifty-two Weeks of Mindful Living
Shape of Life Check-in
Fruits of the Heart
Hands on Hearts
About the Author