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Haven or Hot Mess: How Does Your Home Feel?

Haven or Hot Mess Housewife Art by Harry Fredman

When you walk into your home, how does it make you feel? Do you feel relaxed and cozy? Do you feel anxious? Do you feel welcomed and at ease? Do you put blinders on and just try to shut out the chaos around you? If your home doesn’t feel like a haven, then one of […]

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Complete the Cycle of Chores to Keep a Tidier Home

Complete the Cycle of a Chore Image CLEAN_SWEEP_1963_by Gil Elvgren

In times of stress, our biggest challenges can grow to crystal clear awareness. Right after my father died, I become excruciatingly aware of one of my biggest challenges to keeping on top of all the tasks it takes to keep a house tidy: my tendency to not complete the cycle of a chore. Having a […]

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Better Sleep: Twenty Tips to Help Get More Zzzzs

Better Sleep is a Must!

We tend to think about routines when a new school season begins. Yet, I find that one of the key tricks to keeping my life on track is going to bed at the same time no matter what. That can feel challenging when summer is here and the sun doesn’t set until late. That can […]

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Workweek Slobs: Ten Ways to Kick That Habit

Kurt Ard for Saturday Evening Post 1956

I just told a client that confession was good for the soul, so here goes: I’m often a workweek slob. You could walk into my home any Saturday afternoon or Monday morning and you’d find a home that is neat and tidy. But drop by on a Wednesday afternoon, and you’d color yourself surprised at […]

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Systems Help Make Your Dreams a Reality

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Last year, a client asked to work with me, and her number-one reason for choosing me out of a sea of coaches was that no matter what, my newsletter showed up in her in-box as promised. For five years, it was weekly, and then I switched to every-other-week. She wanted to know my secret to […]

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Upgrade Your Undies As Part of Your Spring (or Anytime) Cleaning

Upgrade Your Undies When Spring Cleaning

She conspiratorially leaned into me over a recent lunch “I never knew how great a red bra and matching undies could make me feel.” She was seventy before she purchased a bra that wasn’t white or black and had discovered a whole new sense of confidence when she listened to my advice while shopping several […]

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Tidy Up to Welcome Spring

She knows a Tiday House is Happier ( Vintage Pin Up by Earl Moran)

If you were a fairy hiding in my house today, you would have found me on my knees, under my desk, wiping down my baseboards with a Swiffer. I know: I have such a glamorous life. Yet, I know that I’ll be much happier with spring around the corner if I take some time to […]

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Tips from Kondo (& Me) on Dealing with Clutter

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It’s no secret that I believe clutter is one of the barriers between your life as it is and the kind of life you desire to create. That’s because clutter of any sort – be it calendar, physical, mental, or spiritual – will distract you from not just actively pursuing the kind of life you […]

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Optimize Your Energy: Repair Your Leaks

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“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” – William James We have a few automatic timers in our house that turn lamps on to illuminate the early mornings and spaces where dusk turns suddenly dark. I’ve come to rely upon them, not only to light spaces, but to indicate […]

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You Are Worth Creating Sacred Space

You Are Worth Creating Sacred Space

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” ― Joseph Campbell One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn (time and again) is that my mind and soul need quiet and order to thrive. And I’m not just talking about the beautiful sound of silence. I’m talking about the […]

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