Lighten Up: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier with Less

Version: Unabridged
Author: Peter Walsh
Narrator: John Lee
Genres: Self Development, Finance
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: December 2010
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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In his previous bestselling books, Peter Walsh helped audiences successfully get rid of the clutter in their homes, on their bodies, and in the six key emotional and spiritual areas of their lives. Now, in Lighten Up, Walsh explores what happens when the clutter is finally gone and shows listeners how to let go of wanting more and learn to live a richer, fuller life with what they already own.

For many of us, the new austerity has left us feeling afraid and deprived, but Walsh explains that this shift in priorities is a great opportunity to reassess our lives and circumstances and make changes that focus us on the things that really matter. He asks two questions: How much does the life you want cost-in money, time, and energy? And what would your ideal life be? He then offers clear practical steps to help listeners find the balance between these two answers and offers ways to scale down their wants by repurposing, reusing, and reimagining what they already own so that they can create a life of clarity, balance, and peace.

Author Details

Author Details

Walsh, Peter

Peter Walsh is a clutter expert and organizational consultant who characterizes himself as part-contractor and part-therapist. He can be heard weekly on "The Peter Walsh Show" on the Oprah and Friends XM radio network, is a regular guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", and was also the host of the hit TLC show "Clean Sweep". Peter holds a master's degree with a specialty in educational psychology. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.