Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life

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Grand Central Publishing, Mar 20, 2009 - Self-Help - 304 pages
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"Our lives are so filled with junk from the past-from dried up tubes of glue to old grudges-that it's a wonder we can get up in the morning," exclaims motivator, best-selling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke.

"If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is Blanke's mantra; and that means eliminating all the clutter-physical and emotional-that holds you back, weighs you down, or just makes you feel bad about yourself.

In THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS she takes us through each room of the house-from the attic to the garage-and even to the far reaches of our minds. Through poignant and humorous stories, she inspires us to get rid of the "life plaque" we've allowed to build-up there.

  • That junk drawer (you know that drawer) in the kitchen? Empty it!
  • Those old regrets? Throw 'em out!
  • That make-up from your "old" look? Toss it!
  • That relationship that depresses you? Dump it!

Once you've hit fifty-you'll be surprised how easy it is to get there-and once you've thrown out that too-tight belt and too-small view of yourself, you'll be ready to step out into the clearing and into the next, and greatest, segment of your life.

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Throw out fifty things: clear the clutter, find your life

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What better way to start the New Year than to get rid of the old and start anew? Popular blogger Babauta ( advises readers to identify the essential and eliminate the rest, while life ... Read full review


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I had fun reading this her anecdotes do wear thin though and it is really helpful if you need to ruthlessly scale down your stuff. Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20

Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Your ThrowOuts
Resource Guide
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Gail Blanke is President and CEO of Lifedesigns, a company whose mission is to empower women worldwide. She is the coauthor of "Taking Control of Your Life: The Secrets of Successful Enterprising Women." She lives in New York City.

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