Simplify: A Guide to Caring for the Soul

by Carolyn J. Rasmus

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We've all been there — too many pressures, too little time. Life starts to

spin out of control. Learning to simplify our lives is much more than

avoiding phone calls and trimming hectic schedules, more than cleaning closets

or paring down possessions. Convinced that the most destructive

aspect of stress is what it does to us spiritually, Carolyn Rasmus outlines

eight principles — using each letter of the word SIMPLIFY — that will help us keep from becoming so distracted by trivial things that our spiritual perspective is obscured. With these eight principles as a guide, we can enhance our ability to choose our priorities, remain calm amidst the daily chaos of life, and focus on things that really matter.

About the Author

Carolyn J. Rasmus

Carolyn J. Rasmus is a teacher by training. Born and raised in Ohio, she has taught on Long Island, New York; at Iowa State University; and at Brigham Young University, where she became acquainted with and joined the Church. After receiving her doctorate degree at Brigham Young University, she became a full professor and also served as administrative assistant to Presidents Dallin H. Oaks and Jeffrey R. Holland. She served in a similar position to the Young Women general presidency. She concluded her professional career teaching at the Orem Institute of Religion. Carolyn is currently serving on the Sunday School general board and also as a member of the board of directors of Deseret Book Company. She enjoys being with people, having opportunities to serve, and modeling her ever-increasing hat collection. She has a cabin in the woods, a four-wheeler, and is just waiting for a time when she can “let loose.”

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Simplify indeed!!!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I love this book!!!! I love the hands on "Getting Started" section at the end of each chapter and also the "scriptures and thoughts to ponder". I love "Spiritual Homework"! I feel it challenges us to dig deeper. A must have!

I felt as though I wrote this book
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The author is filled with the spirit. I could feel the spirit filled pages. So wonderfully written.

Loved it!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I started this book in April and finished it in August, I followed the author's advice to read one chapter at a time, often going weeks in between so that I could really bring the chapter home in my life and make it work. When I closed the book I felt as if the things I had learned were ones I really could count on to make my life a little better, a little richer, a little easier to navigate. I loved the authors not-perfect voice, I loved her realness, and I loved the topics she chose to focus on. I am not a big self-help reader, I find most self-help books to be idealistic and guilt-driven, but this was neither of those things, at least to me. I highly recommend this to anyone that would like to simplify, and needs to be challenged, but doesn't want to feel preached to or hit over the head with it. The advice in the book is something you can fit to any life and feel good about.

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