A Little Help is offering three one-hour discussions on "dostadning," from 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14, 21 and 28, at the Paonia Library Community Room.
Based on the book, "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family of a Lifetime of Clutter," dostadning literally translates to "death cleansing," an invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a life. It can be undertaken at any age or life state, but is particularly helpful in guiding older adults in shedding unnecessary objects so as not to burden relatives with the task.
Reading the book is necessary for the class. Sessions will be hosted by ALH members/volunteers Jill and Dave Knutson. To register, call 527-3482. For more information, call 527-3969.
The first session, Aug. 14, will cover the first half of the book up to the section on "The Kitchen." The second session on Aug. 21, will cover the remainder of the book. It is a short and delightful 128 pages. And finally, on Aug. 28, each participant will bring a box with the possessions they have decided to "declutter" from their lives! Anyone with interest is invited to join Jill and Dave for this exciting exploration.