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Escape the Black Cloud of Housework

Zigler, Laurel

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ISBN 10: 140330355X / ISBN 13: 9781403303554
Published by AuthorHouse, 2002
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Title: Escape the Black Cloud of Housework

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Publication Date: 2002

Book Condition:Good

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I wrote this book because I feel that housekeeping is more than a daily chore. I believe that our attitudes and beliefs about housekeeping come from deep within and from our past. These attitudes have a surprising influence on our very existence.Like any chore, housekeeping can be streamlined and simplified, but a clean house will not bring total satisfaction into our lives. If we understand why we are the kind of housekeeper we have become, discover where we got our beliefs and why we have them, we can find freedom. A freedom that can release us from the 'Black Clouds' that shadow us and sometimes even affect our happiness.I would like to share some ideas with you about housekeeping and help you learn things about yourself that you may never knew existed. This book is for all housekeepers - male and female. It is for the perfectionist to the most relaxed of housekeepers. I will take you through some exercises that will reveal why you clean or do not clean the way you do. I will also take you through cleaning a house, step by step, and show you how to rid yourself of 'Spring and Fall Cleaning' and the guilt that you no longer do it.You will learn what type of housekeeper you are and how to live happily with that discovery. I suggest that you read the book in its entirety, before you began cleaning. Then read and re-read as needed.

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During her twenties and thirties, Laurel Zigler owned her own 'Black Cloud' of housekeeping. She lived and raised three children in eastern Oregon. During those years, she claims her role was 'Super Mom.' Maintaining the perfectly clean house was the driving force of her life.After years of trying, she finally escaped her 'cloud.' It took years of trial and error to be free of her perfectionism housecleaning that shadowed every corner of her life. She claims that the struggle to remain free is never ending. Like bad weather, you never know when a cloud might try to block the sunlight. Curiosity encouraged Laurel to talk to others about how and why they keep house the way they do. She began interviewing and talking to anyone and everyone who would talk to her. During these interviews and conversations, she designed a simple exercise that often opened the person's understanding about themselves. Laurel put all the information she learned from her own experiences and of those she interviewed into a book that she feels will help others escape their own 'Black Cloud.'In 1979 she left the Oregon winters for the cactus and sun of Arizona. With her children grown, she now lives in Tucson where she loves hiking in the desert and the mountains. Laurel loves travel, and when she is not visiting her children and grandchildren, she is off to visit places around the world. Laurel Zigler's first book, WHEN I WAS A KID, was published in 1996. This collection of autobiographical stories details the childhoods of those interviewed. All proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition book went to the Pio Decimo Center, a non-profit Community Center located in Tucson, Arizona. The Author has plenty to say about Escaping the Black Cloud of Housekeeping and why she wrote it. She sums it up with one statement - 'If one person reading my book, finds the freedom and the peace that I did, it was worth the time it took to write it.'

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