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So many people seem exhausted lately. Their leisure time is not renewing them. Often lack of presence causes that feeling of dullness. Too often recreation is the background music to our thoughts. In order to really be reinvigorated we need to be there – seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling. If I am in nature but I Read More
I had been feeling a little jaded and cynical. Life didn’t feel very sparkly after a period of overwork. Then a ran across the word fascination Giggles bubbled up. What would it be like to allow daydreaming and imagination? Riding through the galaxy in my mind on a unicorn. To be immersed, digging deeper and Read More
After a wonderful church service, the beach calls to me. I drive there with the windows down. When I arrive, I leave my shoes in the car. When my feet first melt into the dry sand, it is immediate relaxation. As I walk the pier I hear different languages spoken. Many are posing for pictures Read More
Last weekend, my husband and I rode the motorcycle to the "Blessing of the Bikes" in Baldwin. We stopped by the usual diner, to meet other riders we go up with. Half as many motorcyles were in the parking lot when we pulled up. One of the riders got a big smile when he saw Read More
On my "Things I want to do this year" list, for the past few years has been "Go out dancing." I hadn’t done it. For years. I didn’t want to go out by myself. My husband is a no-go on any dancing. My close friends, I thought would not be interested in going out dancing. Read More
I think one of the reasons we have so many magazines or torn out articles is that we aren’t telling ourselves the truth about why we read them. We think we read them to learn new things and make changes. But, in reality, we read them to imagine and relax. Magazines have so many how Read More
My daughter created this decoration out of a glass vase, Christmas balls, fluff, green tissue paper and an ornament. Unless you love to overdo decorating and it’s fun for you (see Giddy Christmas), you may be simplifying your decorating this year. What helps for me is to come up with a theme – perhaps Read More
What I love about Christmas and other holidays is that you can focus on what you like and are good at. You don’t have to bake beautiful cookies for three days unless you love to do it. You don’t have to decorate your house so everyone ooos and ahs over it unless you want to. Read More
If you are feeling dry and stale or thinking that your life is nothing but drudgery, a great question to ask is, "Where is my heart?" When you disconnect what you do with purpose, your senses or joy, you dry out. Does your work feel like nothing but to dos that you don’t want to Read More
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- Questions to Help You Simplify Your Life
- What to Do with all the Papers
- How to Get Things Done When You Are An Emotional Wreck
- How to Get to the End of Your To Do List
- No Time to Organize or Simplify
- How to Survive a 14 Hour Day
- Decluttering Naturally
- Decluttering Storage Areas
- Decluttering a Teens' Room
- Decluttering the Entryway
- Decluttering Cosmetics
- Decluttering a Loved One's Possessions
I didn’t sleep well last night and woke up pretty groggy. Also sore from pilates. So I did some simple stretching and foam rolling this morning…
Today’s declutter – take care of one bedroom pile
Habit Creating We all have habits that we automatically do throughout the day. Some are good like brushing our teeth. Some are not so good like..
Good morning! A rainy day made me want to go back to sleep so I got into my yoga and pilates right away to wake myself up. I did some emotional..
Today’s declutter: shoes. I found some of Brea’s old boots which no longer fit I can give away.