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The Minimalist Babe: Tidying-up Your Whole Life

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Echoing the thoughts behind Leonardo da Vinci's quote that "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," The Minimalist Babe teaches you how to value the simple things. From learning to declutter and live with less to living life with passion, good health, and great relationships.


Lola is every bit the minimalist babe - she lives simply, is intelligent and sassy, emotional a
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Paperback, 168 pages
Published September 7th 2019 by VisualBee Publishing
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Paula
Nov 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019, arcs
I requested this book as I myself am a fan of minimalism and wanted to read a bit more about it and how to implement it into my life better. I liked some ideas in it, but to be completely honest, that already was quite it with aspects I liked whilst reading this book.

Throughout reading this book I constantly had the feeling like the author is some "perfect exemplary human" that knows everything better and that I should look up to. At some points it made me even feel bad about myself, which was a
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Kaffeeklatsch and Books
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First I wasn't to eager to request the title as I am put off by the word "Babe", but I am glad I did in the end.

I felt chaotic and unbalanced for quite some time and have read up on the whole process of downsizing, minimizing and self-development.

I was already familiar with Marie Kondo and her method from back when it wasn’t on main stream TV and I have to say that it’s great that more people are jumping on this train, but also that I feel that they leave out the “inner part”.

Great, now you have
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Alicia Bayer
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I wasn't really impressed with this book, to be honest. The author sets herself up as some sort of expert to look up to, but there's very little information about who she is. I couldn't even find a photo of her, bio or real information about her online, which is kind of weird for an author who sets herself up as a "babe" and role model. The book is full of very short chapters on her thoughts of how to minimize areas like your budget, your social life, your workout routine, your traveling, etc. N ...more
Jordan
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The minimalist trend has been a hot topic for quite some time now. I love the theory: but only practice some of it.
What I loved about this book was it was broken up into 7 sections to cover several aspects of our lives, and each chapter had Points to Remember and Challenge items - activities to implement into your life.
There is also a master list at the back.

Marie speaks from her own experience, at the very start I had a small issue with this because I did not relate to how naturally she descr
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nuhafaiz
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'Echoing the thoughts behind Leonardo Da Vinci's quote that "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," The Minimalist Babe teaches you how to value the simple things. From learning to declutter and live with less to living life with passion, good health, and great relationships.'

As a book juggler, I juggle between many books at a time to make sure I make touch every book that stands in my shelf but, The Minimalist Babe got me hooked to read her in one-sit and I did not regret at all!

This book
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Michelle
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book should be on a list of things that everyone must do/read early on in order to get through life. I was expecting this to be mostly about cutting back on your material things, but it is so much more. The author also discusses how we interact with society and how we feel we have to be a certain way to fit in with the way we talk, act, dress, eat, etc. She also addresses social media and healthy eating. Someone who has no idea where to start or feels as though they have to live to fit in w ...more
GONZA
Aug 19, 2019 rated it liked it
It is not the first book I read about minimalism, and they all say mostly the same stuff, but these things are worth repeating because right now we are so deep in consumerism that we do not even realize that we do not need all the stuff we already have! Off course my tentative at minimalism stops in front of my book hoarding problem, but that is just my problem.

Questo non é certo il primo libro che leggo sul minimalismo, e dicono quasi tutti la stessa cosa, ma e anche giusto ripeterla perché att
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Ann Venkat
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is great because it puts a spotlight on the many reasons we keep hoarding and buying things - peer pressure, fitting in, succumbing to "retail therapy" and many more.

But the best part about the book is the practical list of strategies to minimize in various spheres - food, clothes, technology, etc. Things that an average Jane/Joe can do immediately.

I loved the line "we hold on to things because we fear not valuing it otherwise" Also the term "conspicuous consumption" is so valid in to
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Tracy Morrow
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Lola's tips and tricks about accomplishing a simpler, cleaner and more effective life! Putting everything into action will take some time, but I'm fully invested in applying everything I've learned.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lois Lane
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book has some useful tips, but nothing that you can’t find elsewhere. The author spends entirely too much time on how cool her own life is and how much she’s influenced her friends. If you like GOOP, you’ll probably love this. It’s at about that level of intellectual stimulation.
🌈⭐️RoseOfRainbows⭐️🌈💕
The essential, chic guide to the minimalist lifestyle and a fantastic recollection of a personal journey from one babe to another. The of the best in its genre. 5/5 stars
Annabelle Heath
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I have a deep interest in minimalism and the minimalist lifestyle. It's something I stumbled onto by myself without input from any outside sources - finding I preferred to have less stuff, and that clearing things out gave me a sense of fulfilment and pleasure, as did living with less. Since those days when I was gleefully cleaning out my cupboards, we've had The Minimalists, Marie Kondo and numerous others adding their voices to the trend, making it something of a movement.

Minimalism can be a t
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Solaire_writing
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Working as a blogger and influencer myself the chapter about social media hit home very hard for me. I understand where the author wanted to go, but it was super one sided and a quite negative chapter. Yes the problems she is talking about are real, but instead of telling everyone to delete social media she could have written to only focus on the good of social media and on the advantages it gives us today. She was talking like life was much better before the internet, and that’s not something I ...more
Jamie Jack
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Minimalism is certainly a trendy topic right now, and in this book, the author shares her own personal journey and insights into returning to her minimalist roots. She states at the beginning that she believes that we are all born minimalist but become more maximalist as we become part of our culture.

The first section addresses why this topic could be important in your life, and then further chapters look at specific aspects of life, like mind, body, soul, environment, and money. Several topics
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2019
I have read many books on the minimalist subject, and whilst this books doesn't offer anything new or insightful  what is different is that this book is that I think it will cater more to  the 20 something millennials rather than an broader all ages spectrum.

The author shares her experience in going minimalist and offers her tips and trick for what worked for her, broken down into 7 parts that covers - mind,  body, soul, money, environment as well as freedom and the why?. Each chapter within eac
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Sue
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-challenge
In a world where everyone is buying this and buying that, being flooded with emails, texts, tweets, and the likes, it is no wonder people want to minimalize things in their lives. This is where Lola comes in. In her book, she lays out the foundations for minimalizing all the “stuff” in your life and finding ways to cut back. However, there is so much more than her book tries to teach you. She includes a section on finding ways to fit into society (walk, talk, dress) and even addresses healthy ea ...more
Ian G Ford
‘The Minimalist Babe’ is due for launch in September 2019 and I have had the privilege of seeing an advanced copy. There are some books that just ‘enrich’ your life, this is one of them. Minimalism, as a way of life, is often considered to be a bit, well let’s say ‘dull’. Read this book and you will not only see the incredible practical value of minimalism but how much you can learn about yourself along the way. Lola R Marie writes for both men and women, despite the title and, if you’re anythin ...more
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