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“Now that I’m nearing 60, I understand the truth about possessions, that they mean or prove or solve nothing. Stuff is not salvation.”
-Anna Quindlen (Parade Magazine)

Stuff may not be salvation but that doesn’t make getting rid of it any easier. How can you throw away that macaroni necklace your son made when he was 6, or the good-luck charm you bought for your very first apartment?

So here’s a question for you: If you could keep only what would fit in the trunk of your car, what would you leave behind?

Your first response to this scenario may be fear, anxiety and depression. But then, after the dust clears, would you feel a sense of freedom and clarity? What would you learn by getting rid of all that stuff, and getting back to basics?

Inette Miller and ‘Iokepa Imaikalani were living a normal, materialistic, life when they traded it all in for something more powerful—something money can’t buy. Now, they live out of a car and own only what they can fit in the trunk.

Inette Miller was a national and international journalist for sixteen years—a war correspondent for Time magazine in Vietnam and Cambodia. She is the author of the very successful book Burning Bridges, which was also produced as an ABC Movie of the Week and translated into a half dozen foreign languages. She has appeared widely on major network news and talk shows here and abroad. She has taught her powerful, Writing to Find Your Voice workshop across the country. She is the recipient of Associated Press awards, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowships, and is a long-standing member of the Author’s Guild. Inette and ‘Iokepa began their journey together in 1997 and, since then, have travelled across the U.S. sharing their vision.

Website: Return Voyage

Grandmothers Whisper can be purchased from Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com and bookstores everywhere.

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