We live in a culture where grand achievements and small waistlines are complimented … where busyness is a badge of honor … where text messages replace face-to-face contact … where day-to-day responsibilities overwhelm and downtime is extinct. People are hungry for simple ways to live better and love more because knowing how does not come instinctively nor easily in this culture of overwhelm.
Whether readers are just starting their journey toward a life that really matters or have been at it awhile, Hands Free Life will teach parents, singles, women, and men how to create habits that will allow them to invest in the most significant parts of their life.
With a Hands Free Life perspective, readers have the power to look back and see they didn’t just manage life, they actually lived it—and lived it well.
~ Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive
Inspiration for this book
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Sprinkled throughout each chapter are affirmations called Hands Free Daily Declarations. These uplifting statements will inspire mindful daily practices and new thought processes to help you:
- Make meaningful, lasting human connections despite the busyness of everyday life.
- Live in the now despite that inner nudge pushing you out of the moment toward perfection and productivity.
- Protect your most sacred relationships, as well as your values, beliefs, health, and happiness, despite the latent dangers of technology and social media.
- Pursue the passions of your heart without sacrificing your job or your daily responsibilities.
- Evaluate your daily choices to insure you are investing in a life that matters to you.
Advance Praise for Hands Free Life
~ Glennon Doyle Melton, author of New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior and founder of Momastery.com and Together Rising
~ Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent
~ Patti Digh, author of Life is a Verb and seven other books
~ Shauna Neiquist, bestselling author of Savor and Bread and Wine
~ Garth Callaghan, The Napkin Notes Dad
~ Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode
~ Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic—A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World
~ Katrina Kenison, author of Mitten Strings for God and The Gift of an Ordinary Day
~ Joshua Becker, bestselling author of Simplify and founder of Becoming Minimalist
~ Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure
~ Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, developmental psychologist
~ Ali Edwards, storyteller and author of Life Artist
~ Justin Coulson, PhD, parenting author, researcher, speaker, and father of six
~ Jessica N. Turner, author of The Fringe Hours
~ Emily P. Freeman, author of Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World
~ Jamie C. Martin, author of Steady Days and writer at SteadyMom.com
~ Sheila McCraith, author of Yell Less, Love More
~ Meagan Francis, author of The Happiest Mom
~ Anna Whiston-Donaldson, New York Times bestselling author of Rare Bird
~ Mike Robbins, author of Nothing Changes Until You Do
~ Lisa Hein, international bestselling author and motivational speaker
~ Sandra R. Blackard, author of Say What You See® for Parents and Teachers
About the Author
Rachel Macy Stafford is a New York Times bestselling author who provides readers with simple, non-intimidating, and motivating methods to let go of distraction and connect with their loved ones. Since starting the blog Hands Free Mama in 2010, Rachel’s work has been featured in USA Today, TIME.com, MSN.com, The Huffington Post, and Reader’s Digest, and she has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, and Global News Her blog currently averages two million visitors a month. Rachel loves being outdoors, baking, and doing acts of kindness with her husband and two daughters who inspire her daily.