Lessons learned from packing up my house, Part 2- Why does everything take so long?

Lessons learned from packing up my house, Part 2- Why does everything take so long?

In my last letter to you, I shared one of the lessons I’d learned from packing up my house.  I told you my secret, that even the organizer owns too much stuff. Today, I’m sharing lesson #2: It always takes longer than you think! I enjoy creating schedules because it gives my clients (and myself) a […]

Wow, I own so much stuff! And what am I going to do with it?

Wow, I own so much stuff! And what am I going to do with it?

Lessons learned from packing up my house, Part 1 I’ve helped so many people and businesses rid their spaces of clutter. I find a thrill in clearing out and creating space, space that allows for more fun, more growth in a business and more mental space for dreaming. And because this is my profession, people […]

Can I live with nothing?

Can I live with nothing?

I’ve completed packing the books, linens and decorative items in my home. These are the things I know I won’t need while living in construction land. And now I’m asking myself, “What can I live without?” “What can live in storage for many months?” I even wonder, “Can I live with next to nothing, for […]

The question that helps you clear clutter

The question that helps you clear clutter

​The final push to begin our home remodel project we’ve been planning, and I’ve been talking about for way too long, is here. My sweet husband spent 10+ hours over the weekend drawing up the structural plans for the remodel and I started packing up the house. Packing up my house of 10 years is […]

Work-life balance is a myth

Work-life balance is a myth

Work-life balance is a myth. It’s a myth because balance means that things are equal and the same. Each day or week, even month isn’t a balance of life and work- because work for many purpose driven entrepreneurs is part of their life, part of their purpose and drive. Instead, I look at it through a sense of […]

What’s so great about spring cleaning?

What’s so great about spring cleaning?

It’s Spring….. happy sunshine and flowers…. This week’s the equinox. We’re headed closer and closer to the warmer times of the year. I know with all the rain here in California and crazy amounts of snow still in many places in the US and Canada, it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet. But… I would […]

My brain is an idea factory

My brain is an idea factory

My brain’s an idea factory, but my body’s limited. I don’t know about you, but I go through lots of energetic ups and downs through my weeks and months. There are a handful of factors that effect my energy- the moon cycle, the seasons, my own cycle, whether I’ve been exercising, the weather etc. But […]

Thrift Stores are Marie Kondo-ed out

Thrift Stores are Marie Kondo-ed out

Last month, I told you my opinions and experience with the Marie Kondo craze currently happening in our culture. (And yes, I finally got to watch a few episodes of the show- well done and thoughtful.) With the success of Tidying Up, thrift stores across the country are over-flowing. Some are even turning away donations. […]

Are you on the Marie Kondo craze?

Are you on the Marie Kondo craze?

Happy New Year! I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your winter holidays, no matter what you celebrated, or how.  The best part of my holiday was getting time to step back from my action packed life of business, kids activities, computers and just BE for a few days. To just BE in our current world is […]

Closing out the year with reflections

Closing out the year with reflections

Even though the official start to winter is still a couple weeks away, I’m feeling the cold in my bones. I believe it’s because the days are so short as we approach the solstice. And isn’t it funny that the longest night of the year, the lowest point in the light cycle of the sun, […]