365 Simple Reminders: Ways to Keep Life Simple

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Jun 1, 2000 - Self-Help - 384 pages
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International best-selling author Elaine St. James offers up a new collection of simple tips to help you minimize life's chaos. Her commonsense solutions will have you breathing a deep sigh of relief as you ask yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?"A compilation of the best ideas from St. James's previous five books, plus important new material, 365 Simple Reminders is a wonderful, witty guide that will lead you back to a less-complicated way of life. St. James's advice includes: - Sell the damn boat.- Be selective about giving out your E-mail address.- Make water your drink of choice.- Never remodel.- If you must remodel, don't live in your home while it's being remodeled.- Get rid of all but one or two of your credit cards.- Always sit down to eat.- Beware of exercise equipment, fire your personal trainer, and go take a walk.- If you can't pay for it in full by the end of the month, don't buy it.- Slow down to the posted speed limit.- Replace your lawn with low-maintenance, drought-tolerant ground cover.- If it's not working, stop doing it.- Resign from any organization whose meetings you dread.- Show your kids how to manage their own space and stuff.- Never allow a ringing phone to interrupt a meal with your family. Her thoughts are a straightforward and powerful recipe for getting rid of the unnecessary, life-cluttering tasks we find ourselves doing without pausing to ask why.

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Keep a list of your kids' friends' phone numbers by the phone Teach your kids to be doers and creators rather than viewers and consumers Don't buy clothing in red – it always runs in the wash …handle ... Read full review

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A former real estate investor, Elaine St. James is the author of the best-selling series on simplifying: Simplify Your Life, Inner Simplicity, Living the Simple Life, and Simplify Your Christmas. She has appeared on a variety of television shows, including Oprah, CNN's What's New, the Help at Home show, a Working Woman's special, and MSNBC and ABC News specials. She has participated in more then 250 TV and radio interviews, seminars, and presentations around the country discussing the simplicity trend. She lives a quiet, simple life in California.

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