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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Topic / Marriage & Family
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098370688

The Upside of Downsizing

by Vanessa Goodwyn

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Overview
The Upside of Downsizing is a humorous look at the challenges and opportunities to be found in letting go of some of our material things. With personal insights, illustrations and photos, Vanessa Goodwyn shares her journey from a large home to a smaller abode, and how she and her husband disposed of a small mountain of "stuff" in the process. TUOD offers useful tips, practical ideas and pointers that can be helpful to anyone interested in adopting the "Less is More" philosophy: retirees, widows and widowers, blended families and others hungry to declutter and downsize. At the end of each chapter, a workbook-style "Your Turn" section challenges the reader to take part in the journey -- or at least jot down some notes while ideas are fresh. Vanessa's light-hearted style makes the journey enjoyable and you just might come away from this easy read with a some fresh ideas for lightening your own load.
Description
The Upside of Downsizing is a humorous look at the challenges and opportunities to be found in letting go of some of our material things. With personal insights, illustrations and photos, Vanessa Goodwyn shares her journey from a large home to a smaller abode, and how she and her husband disposed of a small mountain of "stuff" in the process. TUOD offers useful tips, practical ideas and pointers that can be helpful to anyone interested in adopting the "Less is More" philosophy: retirees, widows and widowers, blended families and others hungry to declutter and downsize. At the end of each chapter, a workbook-style "Your Turn" section challenges the reader to apply the lessons to their own situation -- or at least jot down some notes while ideas are fresh. Vanessa's light-hearted style makes the journey enjoyable and you just might come away from this easy read with a some fresh ideas for lightening your own load.
About the author
Vanessa Goodwyn is a fifth-generation Texan who has worn many hats throughout her lifetime, from ostrich rancher to sports writer/photographer to artist. She most cherishes her roles in relationships and has been a "mom" of sorts to dozens of children and teens, including her biological children, grandchildren, foster kids, international exchange students, neighbors and her art students. With her first book, The Upside of Downsizing, Vanessa shares with humor and practical insights some handy lessons learned over the years.
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