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Housekeeping for the Soul: A Practical Guide to Restoring Your Inner Sanctuary

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This title combines how-to, self-help and spiritual genres, to address the needs of millions of readers, as they strive to detach from the culture of chaos and embrace a life of balance. The reader is guided through the process of emotional healing and renewal of spirit through the familiar analogy of housekeeping.
Paperback, 150 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by John Hunt Publishing (first published 2010)
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Stephanie Bird
Mar 13, 2010 Stephanie Bird rated it it was amazing
This is Sandra Carrington-Smith's first book to my knowledge. It is a little jewel. Told in the voice of a wise woman in beautiful allegory, with autobiography and narrative woven in, "Housekeeping for the Soul: A Practical Guide to Restoring Your Inner Sanctuary" will change you. The way you view your home and your soul has the opportunity to be totally renovated if you follow Carrington-Smith's sage advice. I grew to eagerly anticipate the little gems of wisdom at the end of each chapter where ...more
Genefredette
Jun 03, 2010 Genefredette rated it it was amazing
For those of you who have not met Sandra, you have truly missed an enjoyable experience with a genuine person of good will and integrity. Her book, Housekeeping for the Soul, focuses on the need to take a serious look at our inner self. For those who do not take kindly to harsh religious perspectives, this book offers a unique opportunity to discover our spiritual nature without all the baggage and judgment that may come from a fundamentalist view of spirituality. Spirituality, in its simplest e ...more
Elaine Luddy
May 14, 2010 Elaine Luddy rated it it was amazing
The author, Sandra-Carrington Smith is a colleague of mine. That said, I think she has written a very helpful book! The metaphor of housecleaning one’s soul as one does one’s house is an apt one, with the familiar dread at the start of the project, and the growing excitement at having made significant progress, while knowing that the process is never really complete. The comparison of closets, which are accessible, to our conscious mind, and attics, which are less so, to our subconscious mind, c ...more
Robin Leigh Vella
Jun 02, 2010 Robin Leigh Vella rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone and everyone
Recommended to Robin Leigh Vella by: A friend
The first time I held "Housekeeping for the Soul" in my hands, I knew that it was special. The title immediately captured my attention. The exquisite cover completely drew me in. Then, as I began to read the introduction, chills traveled through my entire body; I was aware that I was about to embark on a journey unlike any other, one that would deeply touch my heart.

Sandra Carrington-Smith is a very insightful, gifted writer. The stories in this book are not only relatable, but they are also bea
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Nancy
May 27, 2010 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Housekeeping For the Soul is an amazing book. I took a long time reading it as I wanted it to really "soak in" and get the most from it. It makes you really take a long look at yourself and all of your past and present experiences. I am one of the fortunate ones that has had a blessed life without many negative experiences. However, I do have alot of clutter in my mind and soul. This book helped me to sort it all out and realize how truly blessed my life has been. I believe this book by Sandra i ...more
Sandra Carrington-Smith
Oct 20, 2009 Sandra Carrington-Smith added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is the first book to combine how-to, self-help and spiritual genres, to address the needs of millions of readers, as they strive to detach from the Culture of Chaos and embrace a life of balance. It is through this inner harmony and balance that one may then create a meaningful, authentic reality. With a down-to-earth approach, the reader is guided through the process of emotional healing and renewal of spirit through the familiar analogy of housekeeping: cleaning, organizing, and 'airing o ...more
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Loved this book! Carrington-Smith pouts a new spin on how to declutter your true self.
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Sandra Carrington-Smith is an Italian-born author who relocated to the United States in the late 80’s after marrying a US soldier who was serving overseas. Although writing was Sandra’s deepest passion since childhood, her dream of becoming a published author had to be placed on hold for several years. Moving to a new country provided several challenges, the biggest one being the language barrier ...more
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