The slowing down of autumn

The slowing down of autumn

This week on my morning walk, I could feel autumn’s arrival. There were lots of leaves on the ground and the quality of the light was different, it was a little softer. The air had a chill and the sounds of the forest were muffled. It’s been warm (as it usually is in August and […]

Lessons learned from packing up my house, Part 3-All these choices…..are draining me.

Lessons learned from packing up my house, Part 3-All these choices…..are draining me.

I packed up and moved house again last week. We’d been staying at a friend’s house all summer while they traveled and it was great! Sadly for us (and maybe sadly for them) they had to return home and we needed a new place to lay our heads, eat and get clean. We lucked out […]

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 […]

Surrender or Stay the Course?

Surrender or Stay the Course?

You know those mornings where everything seems to go wrong?  Of course, because it seems that everyone has one from time to time. Well, I had one this week and it went something like this. Wake up ready for a happy day, only to discover cat pee on the kitchen mat after I stepped in […]

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 […]