Thrive in Spite of Mess, Stress, and Less!



A testimonial for the 2002 edition of How to Thrive.  Gus Whalen, who passed away a few years ago, lived life intentionally.

Isn’t time flying by!?  Our new grandchild, Drew, is already two and a half weeks old, which is unbelievable!  Our oldest grandchild, Mary Grace, just celebrated her thirteenth birthday, and the fact that she is now a teenager is also unbelievable to me!  Where does the time go?  These grandchildren are a great reminder that our days and even years fly by so quickly.  We should spend our time living intentionally.  In 2002 and again in 2018, I published a book about this.



The first book I published was How to Thrive in Spite of Mess, Stress and Less!  It is hardcover and was published in 2002.  I was very proud of it and it is still available for sale on Amazon.


2002 edition of How to Thrive book

2002 was a long time ago, however, and it was time to do a second edition.  So, I did just that.  I updated some of the material and published a second edition that is paperback.  It is now available on Amazon, and I also have copies that I am glad to mail of either book or both books to anyone who chooses that route.  And beginning today for three days, there is a special offering of the eBook version of the latest book.

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2018 second edition of How to Thrive book

Complimentary eBook – my gift to you! 3 Days Only!

Today through Saturday, March 15-17, there is a free download of the eBook version of the second edition of How to Thrive in Spite of Mess, Stress, and Less!  If you download the free eBook and leave me a review of it on Amazon, I will mail you a free autographed copy of the print book.  I will need your address to do so, which you may send me by email to  I so appreciate your willingness to do this.  Even though the eBook is free for these three days, any review on Amazon for these is considered a verified review, which is the best review to have.   Here’s the link to the book.

How to Thrive in Spite of Mess, Stress, and Less! Second Edition

You might want to know what you will find in How to Thrive in Spite of Mess, Stress, and Less! This book is about my core philosophy, focusing on Passion, Productivity, and Prosperity.  People of Passion live meaningful lives, and their purpose and mission are obvious to others.  They are people of positive energy who are making a difference in the lives of others.  The book’s section on Passion gives specifics on how to find one’s passion and live it.  

The Productivity section of the book addresses how to manage those things that can too often get in our way, making it difficult for us to live our passion. We all have them, and most of us will never completely eradicate them.  But with better planning, focus, and discipline, we can be more effective.  The Productivity section shows us how to take action to live our passion.  img_4039.jpg

The Prosperity section of the book is about living abundantly.  This is not about wealth in the most common sense, although the point is made that we all need to have enough financial resources to live our passion.   This section includes a comprehensive discussion of health and its importance in living abundantly.  In addition to physical health, other health areas that are discussed include psychological, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual.  Happiness is also discussed, and the difference between happiness and pleasure.

How to Thrive in Spite of Mess, Stress, and Less is more practical than theoretical.  It is comprehensive yet not complicated.  And, it is long enough to cover the subjects without creating more stress by having to commit an inordinate amount of time to read it!

I will be interested in your thoughts about my latest book.  And stay tuned for the next book which is scheduled to be published by the beginning of 2019, about our Hurricane Irma experience

Your support in the many ways that you provide it is so appreciated.

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About Patti Fralix

Patti Fralix inspires positive change in work, life, and family through Speaking, Consulting, and Coaching in three specialty areas: Leadership, Managing Differences, and Customer Service. Her leadership firm, The Fralix Group, Inc., has been helping clients achieve practical and tangible results for twenty-two years.
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