Anxiety is something that many of us — myself included – struggle with. It’s so common these days to hear of friends and coworkers who are trying to deal with anxiety themselves or with their loved ones.Read More
Yep, you read that right. I'm talking about FILLING your home, not just EMPTYING it. The point of simplifying your home isn't to have less; it's to create a home that helps you live up to your highest potential and have room for the BEST things. You know, those things that make your life easier, more joyful and more purposeful.Read More
Is this you?
-You're spending too much time cleaning and taking care of the house and too little time doing the things you love.
-You have stuff that was handed down or given to you that you don't love, but don't know what to do with it.
-You'd love to entertain more, but are too embarrassed by your home to invite others over.Read More
If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I'm an Essentialist. I think of it as being a more moderate sister of the Minimalist. I'm not trying to get down to a certain number of things in my home or create a capsule wardrobe, but I am about paring down anything that gets in the way of the essence of what I want my home and life to be like.My own essential home has white walls that are calming and drawers and cupboards that aren't packed full of 'stuff'. But it's also full ofRead More
Starting with a clean slate means removing the baggage of the past and the worry about the future to focus on the present moment. Our slate is clean every single day when we live mindfully in alignment with our goals. Mindfulness is tremendously helpful as we take steps toward our goals.Read More
The trick to finishing a room that feels warm, welcoming and “finished” but still maintain simplicity is to layer in texture (for warmth and interest) and meaning (for inspiration and joy) and then edit, edit, edit.Read More
For the past week or so I’ve come across so many friends and coworkers who are frazzled, tired and ready to give in - give in to the overwhelm they’ve been desperately trying to keep at bay; give in to the despair lurking in the relentless media broadcasts of the horrible things happening around the world; and give in to their inner voice that says “it’s all too much; I can’t do it.”Read More
My philosophy and style for home and life is Essentialism. It comes from the eye-opening book, Essentialism, by Greg McKeown that helped change the way I do things at work and in my calendar, and that I also adopted for home as well.
I've always been a simplifier, but I'm not a minimalist - I like the comforts ofRead More
We seem to put a lot on our plates these days, both at work and at home. You're probably feeling the pinch and it seems like some of your projects are dragging on forever, yet you can't squeeze in even an hour a day to finish them. Or you do, but an hour just doesn't cut it, and it seems like you'll never get it done.
But are you being effective and truly productive with your time? Or, like most of us,Read More