Getting all done with a smile on my face and laughter in my belly

Getting all done with a smile on my face and laughter in my belly

There are weeks where I just feel like I’ll never get it all completed.  And when I look over everything, it’s actually probably true, unless I stay up all night long and drink lots of Red Bull, which I don’t like any way and then I’ll crash and burn because the high of caffeine does […]

Gentle Reminder- Start fresh record keeping

Gentle Reminder- Start fresh record keeping

As the dust from the holidays and the start of the year settle, it’s a great time to start fresh with your personal or business record keeping for 2018. Pull all 2017 papers and files for tax preparation and create new ones for 2018. Or if you’ve never been much for organizing your receipts and […]

My email inbox was screaming at me

My email inbox was screaming at me

When I first started Serene Space there wasn’t much email coming my way.  I could respond to every email personally and in what felt like a reasonable time. The over achiever in me thought, “I can always respond within a couple hours.” Then my business grew and I had clients filling my calendar, joint venture […]

I swear, I’m not serving frozen pizza for dinner AGAIN!

I swear, I’m not serving frozen pizza for dinner AGAIN!

I’m sure you can picture it, it’s been a long day.  I’ve been working with clients, making decisions about what to do with this, which tender subjects to have them delve into. I’ve chosen which emails need my immediate response. I’ve planned events for next week, ordered lunch, and continued my work day till I […]

A Mellow Thanksgiving

A Mellow Thanksgiving

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family and no one got too side its tracked from the thankful part into politics or other topics that make family gatherings awkward. My Thanksgiving was mellow. I hosted my in-laws for a vegan friendly, vegetarian feast. I feel so thankful that I […]

What’s getting in your way?

What’s getting in your way?

If you’ve got a business then you’ve got dreams, ideas and a mission to share with the world. But there’s reality. There’s too much email, every inch of your calendar is full. You’ve got endless projects and all the tasks associated with those tasks. You feel too busy to even think of pursuing bigger dreams […]

Enjoy the Holidays AND Run your Business too

The holiday season is a funny time of the year for business owners, especially if you’re a service based company. People are buying more, spending with less inhibitions, and we’re all encouraged to sell more, to make offers, to create a holiday reason for buying. Yet when I think about what I want to focus […]

Clutter Free Gifts

Clutter Free Gifts

As I have written about in Minimalist Christmas with Kids there’s ways to do gifts with out the clutter of more stuff. The shopping frenzy of the holidays can be fun. It can be great to get a bunch of presents, anticipating how each person will love that sweater or new book. But it can […]

Preparing yourself for the holidays

Preparing yourself for the holidays

The holiday season has officially started, although stores have been pushing us to believe that for weeks. So if you’ve already gotten your calendar full and you’re feeling overwhelmed by the holidays, go grab a cup of tea, then come back and check out these tips for keeping your holidays happy and light. Schedule your […]

Doing nothing

Doing nothing

In this season of hustle and bustle is hard to think of doing nothing, but once again my kids are great teachers. I’ll occasionally find my son, lying on his bed looking at the ceiling, or out the window and if I ask him a question, he’ll promptly tell me to leave him, be quiet, […]