MARTHA OF THE SPIRIT

SARAH BAN BREATHNACH IS TO THE SOUL WHAT THAT OTHER DOMESTIC GODDESS IS TO THE HOME--AND RICHLY SO

It's July 29 and I'm going to see Sarah Ban Breathnach, whose name is pronounced Bon Brannock. She is the author of Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, a 500-page meditation to help women find fulfillment by appreciating what they already have. It has been on the best-seller list for 70 weeks, with 2.2 million copies in print. (A companion journal zoomed onto best-seller lists last month--an astonishing feat for a virtually blank book.) Simple Abundance's entry for this day is "The Home as a Hobby," in which she suggests that cleaning out the basement for an art studio,...

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