Secrets of Simplicity - Mary Carlomagno From the back of the book:"By picking up this journal, you've taken the first step toward transforming your life into one of ease and serenity. Guided by organization expert Mary Carlomagno's thoughtful advice, you'll learn to release unwanted clutter and take control of your time and money. The simple, practical steps she offers will help you achieve a newfound clarity and peace of mind, freeing you up to focus on your priorities and fulfill your true passions. Ample space is provided for you to record your many discoveries and successes as you embark on this journey to a more satisfying life."This book was a quick read and very thought provoking. I could have spent a lot more time on it by filling out the questions that are included in each chapter. There are 7 chapters titled: 1. Release, 2. Simplify, 3. Treasure, 4. Focus, 5. Invest, 6. Discover, 7. Thrive, and at the end of each chapter there is a conclusion which recaps the points of the chapter and was very helpful. This book contained so many great quotes. There were quotes at the beginning of each chapter and interspersed throughout along with different stories which provided examples. Some quotes that I particularly liked:"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -Lao-Tzu"He who must travel happily must travel light." -Antoine De Saint-Exupery"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer." -Henry David Thoreau"As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, you should keep it." -Mahatma Ghandhi"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it..." -George Moore