I’ve been reading great books and they are helping me re-focus on SIMPLIFYING. Simplifying life has been a journey of mine that I am still and will always be on. Sometimes, I will stray off my path yet I will always find my way back. In the spirit of the holidays and me finding myRead more about A Few of My Favorite Things…(well, 5, actually).[…]
Create a Focal Point: Creating a focal point in a cluttered space is a great way to get started. By clearing a surface and placing something you enjoy looking at creates an anchor for the entire space. It’s not just a design thing, it’s an energy thing, too. (Read about how a Buddha statue placedRead more about When Clearing out the Clutter, Create a focal point[…]
Why does it seem that The Inner-Critic (TIC) has a much stronger influence on our lives?
TIC talks us out of many things from getting a new job, asking someone out, wearing a certain outfit, speaking out, drawing, writing, etc, etc, etc. TIC typically plays off of our weaknesses and knows how to push our buttons.
The Inner Best-Friend (TIBF) knows what our weaknesses are and points out our strengths. TIBF will certainly call us out on our BS yet does so with love in their heart.
TIBF builds us up while TIC tears us down.
My whole gig is to let go of and release whatever you have cluttering up your home, your mind, your heart, your life. I know what kind of goodness is buried beneath all the crap we have acquired over time that we have such a hard time letting go of. If it causes an energyRead more about How to Start Simplifying without Letting Go (yet)[…]
I have always shuddered at “expectations”.
To me, expectations are like obligations. Once I feel obligated, I don’t want to do it because, clearly, it is not coming from an authentic place anymore.
I also see expectations as a set up for failure rather than a set up for success. Read more about do all things with INTENTION…to hell with expectation …
The holiday season is beginning and I’m seeing the gift idea blog posts popping up in my news feed. You know exactly the ones I’m talking about-what to give someone that has everything, best gifts for Dad, what Mom really wants, what experiences to gift…and of course the top 20 must have toys. But IRead more about The Gift That Will Last My Son a Lifetime: A Pineapple Upside Down Cake?[…]
I felt so much noise buzzing in my head and body lately and couldn’t really HEAR myself.
My yoga instructor invited us to take 10 minutes a day to fill up this week.
I decided to take her up on that and go a tad further:
Slow Down and Tune In.
These are the words that flowed out of me on the third day…
We are packing for London and Paris. Twelve nights away with our teen and tween. This is not our first international trip. This will be international trip number 4. Countries number 5 and 6 as a family. Six countries in 5 years. This is HUGE for me. I never traveled as a kid exceptRead more about Simplifying Made My Dreams a Reality[…]
Someone in my Facebook group (keep it simple community) said that she has had people ask if she owned a daycare due to all the toys she has for her 3 kiddos under the age of 5. Boy do I remember those days!! I felt it was necessary for my boys to have “choices” andRead more about Lessons from Legoland: A kid clutter a-ha moment […]
“Our studies show that giving children too many toys or toys of the wrong types can actually be doing them harm. They get overwhelmed and cannot concentrate on any one thing long enough to learn from it,” ~Claire Lerner, L.C.S.W-C, Zero to Three ( http://rense.com/general8/yots.htm) Kid STUFF has been a pretty popular topic swirlingRead more about Kid Clutter!!! Is it making your kid overwhelmed and distracted?[…]