Yes, I said “home” not “house” because as I have come to find out myself, your outer spaces are very much a reflection of your inner spaces. What does that mean for us busy moms who are going a mile a minute? Whose inner lives and outer lives are often both noisy and chaotic? (Have you seen the inside of my car lately???)
We invite you to watch the INTERVIEW with bestselling author, Sarah Susanka below. Susanka tells us that bigger and more is not necessarily better… bigger houses, more stuff and more activities don’t equate to more happiness and fulfillment.
Have you experienced this? I know I have. Where are you in your life? Do you feel like your life is bulging at the seams? Are you feeling compelled to do some renovating?
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I’ve read from the book myself in How to Open Up Your Life and first wrote about it in How to Change Your Life. You can also read excerpts from the book, courtesy of ABC News/Good Morning America. Thank you to everyone who WATCHED/CHATTED/TWEETED with us on September 29!
And, if you are as enamored by the transformation in The Not So Big Life, please join Sarah (and me!) in the Community Forum on her website where she discusses many of the concepts we discussed today, like The Hall of Mirrors!
Bestselling author, architect and cultural visionary, Sarah Susanka is leading a movement that is redefining the American home. Her “build better, not bigger” approach to residential design has been embraced across the country and her “Not So Big” philosophy has sparked international dialogue. Today, with Susanka as emissary, the “Not So Big” movement is evolving beyond habitation and into how we inhabit our lives.
Sarah has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Oprah, Charlie Rose, and Diane Rehm, and has received many accolades for her work. Fast Company named her to their debut list of “Fast 50” innovators whose achievements have helped to change society. Newsweek selected her as a “top newsmaker” for 2000, and US News and World Report dubbed her an “innovator in American culture” in 1998.