Before You Jump into 2016- Reflect

Before You Jump into 2016- Reflect

This week I was feeling bit overwhelmed and down on myself for not keeping up with it all- and then I caught myself-  I was sinking into the thinking “I have to do it all and be it all.” As a  mother, who volunteers both at school and out, has an active spiritual life and […]

How Evernote Keeps Me Sane

I have been using Evernote for almost 4 years now and each year I find more and more ways to use it.  In 2015, I began keeping all my receipts in it.  I have a notebook titled “Accounting 2015” and I forward electronic receipts from my email, I scan physical ones, and I clip any […]

Setting Goals that Succeed

Setting Goals that Succeed

Setting Goals with the S.M.A.R.T Goal Method There are times when setting goals is needed and necessary.  The best method I have found is by using the S.M.A.R.T goal method, first introduced in 1981 by George T. Doran in a magazine called Management Review.  This method of setting goals has been taught and adapted many […]

ANNOUNCING: Exciting New Directions!

Developing and growing my business, Serene Space, has been an amazing journey, both professionally and personally. After I had taken time off to stay home with my kids, I knew it was time to go back to work. But what was I going to do?? I wanted ultimate flexibility and to feel inspired each and […]


Accountability Are you getting your goals for 2013 accomplished? I know, life is busy, and it is easy to get distracted and forget what we set out to do.  How can we be accountable to ourselves for those things we dream of doing, those goals that are important, but somehow get forgotten? Here are a […]

Stuff Takes Over Our Lives!

A great storage company in San Francisco created this and I wanted to share it with everyone.  It is a great example of how much of our time and money is eaten up by our stuff. Check out City Stash.  They have a very unique take on storage for city dwellers. Did you know that […]

Learn to Say No Gracefully- It Takes Practice

I was standing outside my kid’s school recently when I heard a parent comment about being too busy.  She listed all the kid’s activities and all the volunteer projects she had going on at school and at church.  She sounded exhausted, but resigned, like she had no choice in the matter. But I want to […]

Organizing Kids Rooms Today

All parents know the difficulty of getting children to clean up.  You ask, nag, give up, make it a game, and still it’s a problem.  So what is a parent to do?  Organize!  Organizing your children’s rooms can make tidying up much easier. One of the key elements to having an organized and easy to […]

What does Paperless Mean? And Who is a Mobile Worker?

There is a lot of talk these days about paperless offices and mobile workers. With that talk there is also quite a bit of confusion.  So I thought I would take a moment to define these terms and what they mean to a small business owner.  Paperless: The first thing to keep in mind is […]

Digital Clutter- i.e Desktop Computer Clutter

Can you find that document you created last month?  Are you asking yourself where that email you need to respond to is now?  Is your desktop cluttered with files and folders? Computer clutter can be a bigger problem than physical clutter because there is an endless amount of virtual storage.  We use up lots of […]