Crying over electrical boxes and starting again

Crying over electrical boxes and starting again

I hope your New Year is off to a great start, but if it’s not, remember you can start again. Each day, each minute, each breath is a chance to begin again. I’m learning and re-learning that with each part of the house construction project I tackle. I think something is going to go one […]

Reality starts with a dream

Reality starts with a dream

The year is almost over…. and the decade is almost over too.  Let’s make your dreams come to life in 2020.  Take what you’ve learned so far and create what you want in your life and business next year. You can bring dreams into reality at any time, yet the energy that we collectively experience […]

Can the holidaze be a sane and happy time?

Can the holidaze be a sane and happy time?

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States. Thanksgiving is the kick off to the winter holiday season. So before you’ve eaten lovely food and spent warm and fun times with family and friends, I wanted to take a moment to help you prepare for the holidays. In our culture, the winter holiday […]

When the dust settles

When the dust settles

My family is now settled into our cute, cozy, rental house and the dust is settling from packing up everything, putting it into storage and being nomads over the summer. And as the dust settles from that, I’m finally feeling the huge emotional impact of knocking down my house. I was thinking about my house […]

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 […]