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This series of my notes has three main benefits:

– I can share with you articles and books that I liked. Maybe they will inspire some of you, help you, begin good changes.

– I can easily find and reread texts that I find valuable.

– I can come back to text from this series and see the path, step by step, how I was changing, what was I thinking about a few months and more ago.

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reading good books in summer

July’s Powerful Reads


Drew Long, 10 Scientific Keys to Changing Anything In Your Life

Less, Internet, FB is senseless and the truth about emotions vs. rational arguments.

Jessica Rose Williams, Is less more when it comes to skin care?

Multi step skin care regimes didn’t exist in the west until the 1960s.


Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

My first contact with Marie Kondo’s first book some time ago was a disaster. It was like I and the book weren’t speaking the same language. This book wasn’t for me at those time.

And this summer I came across her second book. I heard that it contains more practical instruction than the previous one, encouraging people to talk with their socks… So I gave it a chance.

This led me to come back to the first book which at this time really speaks to me! I needed it and I’m changing my minimalism, my attitude toward things based on Marie Kondo’s reflections.

Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek

I’ve listened to the book about a year ago and now I’m reading it. And I think I can and maybe should read it many times more to understand and implement other pieces of advice because this book is really packed with content, ideas, and practical instructions.

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Ula Archer

Woman. Wife to one Husband. Working at home mother to two Boys, the Older and the Younger. Minimalist. Reader and self-developer. Simplifying my life to regain my space, time, energy and attention. Optimizing. To be happier, more productive, more smiling, more giving to my family. To have more time for walks in nature.