Minimalist Living

Declutter Your Home, Schedule & Digital Life for Simple Living (and Discover Why Less Is More)

By: Aston Sandersonminlive.jpgNarrated by: Corinne Phillips

Length: 1 hr and 23 mins, Unabridged

Release date: 09-21-17, Language: English, Publisher: Walnut Publishing

Two quotes from the beginning of this guide to minimalist living set the tone and give focus:

  • “You have too much stuff and it’s not making you happy.”
  • “Things aren’t going to make you happy, but guess what? The absence of things isn’t going to make you happy either.”

You don’t have to get rid of absolutely everything you own but simplifying by paring down your possessions and commitments can help explore what DOES make you happy.  Examine the reasons we fill our lives with stuff and determine that THINGS are not what is truly important in life, and you can determine what to cut out in order to make room for what is.  Your time, energy, and resources are limited, and this guide will help you decide how you want to invest them.


I highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with clutter–physical, digital, emotional, or otherwise–as a great starting point.

I received this book from an Audiobook Blast giveaway in exchange for an honest review.


The Horror at Red Hook

Classic Lovecraft horror superbly narrated.  If you are a fan, you will love this.  If not, it may at least increase your vocabulary.

I received this audiobook blast giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Seven Secrets of Influence: Portable Power for the 21st Century

“Influence = attentiveness + flexibility”

This is a recording of a seminar attended by representatives from many major corporations.  The days of what you know and/or who you know are over, and we all need “portable power” or a set of skills that will carry us through inside and outside the organization.  These are also known as “soft” or communication skills.

She explains 6 styles of influence or behavior:

  1. Telling/Analyst
  2. Compelling Pragmatist
  3. Selling/Preservationist
  4. The Welling or Catalyst
  5. Selling or Strategist
  6. Gelling

Recognizing and understanding these styles and acting on them with the formula above are the seven secrets of influence.  This seminar can give you a jump-start on how to do so.

Personally, while this information was useful, it didn’t really hold my interest.

I received this as part of an audiobook blast giveaway in exchange for an honest review.


Buddhism for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide

Although brief, this is a comprehensive look at  Buddhism and is a fantastic place to start if you are curious or wish to engage in the practice.

Narration is clear and pleasant, which is always a plus!

I received this as part of an Audiobook Blast giveaway in exchange for an honest review.