Outer Order, Inner Calm: Fall Book Discussion with Kelly Kandra Hughes

Date: 10/17/2022
Time: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

This will be the year I finally get organized!

I need to declutter!

Life would be so much easier if I was organized. 

There’s too much stuff in my house! 

If you’ve ever said anything like these statements, know you’re in good company. Over half of Americans say they feel overwhelmed by their clutter. With different methods and advice out there, it can be difficult to get started or to know which methods will work best for you.

Join us virtually at the Norfolk Library this fall as we tackle our clutter using Gretchen Rubin’s Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize to Make Room for Happiness.  Each week we’ll read a chapter, implement the strategies and tips that most resonate, and then come together via Zoom to discuss our progress and insights. Discussions will take place from 1:00-2:00pm on Mondays, from October 17 through November 28.

Please register for the Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqf-CrpjwsEtei36VllfRyJu1cpiXg-yCO

Discussion Schedule:

October 17: Introduction and Book Overview
October 24: Chapter 1 Make Choices
October 31: Chapter 2 Create Order
November 7: Chapter 3 Know Yourself – And Others
November 14: Chapter 4 Cultivate Helpful Habits
November 21: Chapter 5 Add Beauty
November 28: Conclusion

Outer Order Inner Calm is available at 41 libraries throughout Connecticut. If you would like to request a copy through inter-library loan, please contact Norfolk Library’s Front Desk Circulation at thenorfolklibrary@gmail.com or 860-542-5075, ext. 2.

Kelly Kandra Hughes earned her PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She became fed up with all her stuff after moving three times in four years. With each move, many boxes remained unopened until it was time to move again. Realizing she didn’t need most of what she owned, Kelly gave away, donated, sold, or trashed 95% of her belongings. She has never been healthier or happier. Her writings on minimalism has been featured on websites such as No SidebarTracking Happiness, UpJourney, and The University of Surrey Centre for Environment and Sustainability. Kelly also works at the Norfolk Library as their Community Engagement & Online Programs Coordinator.