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Lightly

How to Live a Simple, Serene & Stress-Free Life
Written by: Francine Jay
Narrated by: Casey Turner
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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Do you ever feel like life is weighing you down? Like the stuff in your home, the to-dos in your schedule, the worries in your heart are too much? Make "lightly" your mantra, one lovely little word to live by, and transform your life.  

There's no shortage of decluttering books on the market, but Lightly is different. It goes beyond decluttering - far beyond - to uplift your thoughts, your actions, every moment and aspect of your life. 

Learn how to lighten:   

  • Your stuff: create a serene space with your favorite things 
  • Your step: consume less and live in harmony with the Earth 
  • Your stress: be less busy and breeze through your days 
  • Your spirit: clear emotional baggage from your mind and heart 

Lightly is like a recipe book for minimalism, designed so you can dip into it anytime for advice and inspiration. Whether you want to clear out a closet, free up some time, or get rid of a nagging guilt, you can listen to the relevant section for the help you need. 

What's more, Lightly is a complete philosophy of life. When you're tempted by an impulse purchase, trying to resist a chocolate donut, or struggling to say no to another obligation, all you have to remember is one word - "lightly" - to boost your resolve and make beautiful choices. It doesn't get any easier than that.  

With this book, Francine Jay makes minimalism more doable and delightful than ever. In just minutes a day you can cast off the weight, and glide through life more lightly and gracefully.

©2019 Francine Jay (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Rush Adams
  • 2019-05-27

Narrator’s voice is absolutely beautiful

Usually I like books that are read by the author. However, this narrator has such a peaceful soothing hypnotic voice that at one point I decided to play this audible on 0.75 speed and use it as a sleep guide. IT WORKED!! I was asleep before we even got to “Work Clothes”
By the time I awoke, we were almost at the end of the book, SO I still needed to listen to the book *properly*.
That being said, I really appreciate the way this author plays with words and rhyme! She’s truly a poet! 💕

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-30

Good message, too repetitive

First three quarters of the book was tedious because the subject discussed was repeatedly rehashed.

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  • Glendel
  • 2019-03-02

Relaxed Approach to Simplifying Your Life

Love the light attitude of this book toward minimizing. Great book for a beginner or anyone needing a very uplifting approach to decluttering. I’ve been simplifying my life for decades and this is my favorite book on the topic, so far.

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  • Empress Karen
  • 2019-08-26

Shake Off Burdens

Take advantage of this terrific $1.95 daily deal and stop or in most peoples situation slow up the over booked calendar or overwhelmed life. As a recovering shop-a-holic and not trusting there is a better or different source, I am burdened with getting rid of the old treasures. Most importantly I am constantly having to stop my self from buying, just because I can. The opening of this book explains how the author set out to unburdened herself. I too am now able to travel using the same methods as the author. If you are like me, and need a periodical boost to keep focused on not going back to old habits, then this book is for you. These simple steps to never going back to the full blown burden of getting rid of stuff, is a great. However, if you are just starting out on the steps to unburdening yourself, these simple steps may have to be addressed literally one step at a time. The author gives you the steps and repetition is a key word to focus and consistency. YOU have the desire, and this book gives you the simple, and now after listening to the beginning no less than 10 times, the easy steps for you to keep focused and be consistent. I encourage you to give this book to a fellow person who you care about. IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. What a deal!!! Thank you Audible
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  • Ms. Shakur
  • 2019-05-02

Lovely and light

A beautiful perspective for living life to the fullest by being a minimalist. I found it really relaxing for bedtime.

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  • Lilac Lily
  • 2019-03-17

Did not like the narrator!

This is a good book but I found the way the narrator was reading very distracting. It was way too breathy with strange inflection changes that sounded as if the sentence was ending in the middle instead of at the end. The important points the author was trying to make got totally lost in this weird narration. Could not finish listening to the end!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-25

Recording is not crisp and clear

I found this book to be excellent. Unfortunately the recording is not. It’s rather muffled and difficult to understand at times. I don’t know if it’s the voice of the performer or the technique used in recording her words. I wish it had been “crisper” so I could’ve enjoyed hearing Francine Jay’s words more easily.

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  • sunshyne
  • 2019-08-19

I'm So In Love With This Book

Thank You Francine for writing this wonderful book..It has change the way I think and act towards many tangible and non tangible things in my life..huggs

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  • Sarah F
  • 2019-03-13

Live Lightly

Just loved this book. The message is so powerful. Live lightly in all areas of your life and you will shine bright. Love the principals and philosophies. Highly recommend!

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  • Marlex
  • 2019-04-07

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The content on the book was great, but unfortunately it was hard to listen to. Seem like the narrator had the microphone too close to her mouth and the sound was very nasal.

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