Friday, February 14, 2014

Organize & improve your life, find your soul’s purpose

A copy of “The Life Organizer” was provided for my use and the purposes of this review. As always, any opinions expressed here are my own. You may read my disclosure policy at your leisure.

Have you realized the process of organization is normally done in a masculine, linear way? With that realization in mind, you’ll see why Jennifer Louden, author of “The Life Organizer: A Woman’s Guide to a Mindful Year,” explores a feminine and heart-based approach to life planning.

life organizer coverThis approach makes room for chaos and interruption, which are definitely normal in a woman’s life. “The Life Organizer” provides detail in ways to fit yourself onto your to-do list. This book provides 13 planning sections that include four weeks each of thought-provoking questions and real-life stories of women who have used the process to improve their lives and  find their true purpose.

This book can be used to organize your life in the moment or a wider viewpoint of a day, week or month. To accomplish life organizing, Louden presents five steps: Connect, Feel, Inquire, Allow, and Apply. The best thing about the book is that you do not have to commit to reading and experiencing it in a certain order. Just delve right in and keep hold of you intention to approach all of your life by honoring yourself in the moment.


“We all yearn to have time for personal needs and creative dreams — 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 — not to mention women's perennial fear of being labeled “selfish” — 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 maybe the most important book you'll ever own.”


My five cents: As this isn’t a book to just read through and move on I’ve not completed it. Up until last night, I didn’t even know where I wanted to begin but have finally decided on reading through “Using the Five Steps” to get myself acquainted with the process. The feel of the book and look of the book is encouraging; it’s colorful and invites your creative thoughts to flow. Once I have the five steps down I’ll begin The Life Planner: 52 weeks of mindful living.

I see this as a further quest to be the best person I can be, to put myself first and act on all the self-love I can muster. What about you? Are you ready to organize your life? If so, grab a copy of “The Life Organizer” and being taking in “tips, stories & prompts to focus your needs and navigate your dreams.”

Jennifer LoudenAbout the author: Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped to launch the self-care movementShe is widely known as The Comfort Queen thanks to her first bestselling book “The Woman's Comfort Book,” she has been interviewed by Oprah and has written a total of six books on well-being and whole living that have inspired women all over the world. She believes self-love + world-love = wholeness for all. Visit her online at http://www.jenniferlouden.com.

If you’re interested… Here is a link to purchase “The Life Organizer” from Amazon. I am an Amazon affiliate, which means if you click my link I will receive a small amount of monetary compensation.