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Blog Entries - 2018

I Exist as I Am...

Posted on: December 31, 2018
Tags: Self love, Enough, Happy, Satisfied

 It may sound simplistic, but if you can remind yourself that you are enough on a daily basis, it can transform your life.

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Save Money...

Posted on: December 9, 2018
Tags: Save money, Store less

...By Storing Less Every year in December I pull out all my plastic bins of decorations, pull out my favorites, then close the bins up until January, when it's time to take the decorations down. I'm always surprised by how much never comes out of the bins.

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It's Not How Much We Have...

Posted on: December 1, 2018
Tags: Choose, Choices, Dreams, Habits, Beliefs

You get to choose if you want to continue being influenced by old patterns and beliefs.

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Maybe the Life You've Always Wanted to Live...

Posted on: November 19, 2018
Tags: Clutter, Space, Declutter, Mental clutter

 When people do finally start to make progress and have less clutter around, it creates more space in their mind as well as their home.

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Making Small Changes in Your Day...

Posted on: November 11, 2018
Tags: Change, Lifestyle, Momentum

Look at one small change or project at a time, you'll build momentum and feel more capable of making progress.

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I Made a Huge To Do List...

Posted on: November 3, 2018
Tags: To do list, Checklist, Kindness, Compassion, Being, Doing

If you're having a bad day because your task completion isn't going well, shift your focus to all the ways you're being your best.

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You Have the Capability to Change Your LIfe...

Posted on: October 31, 2018
Tags: Perspective, Shift, Change, Steps, Get started, Completion

We all have projects we'd like to accomplish. Some projects happen quickly and others feel like they will never get done.

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Every Project or Endeavor...

Posted on: October 19, 2018
Tags: Thanks, Mentors, Encouragement, Gratitude, Appreciation

Have you thanked the people who supported you and inspired you and who directly or indirectly helped you?

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The Path to Depression...

It's always easier to point a finger at others and believe that they are the one who needs to change in order to change the level of clutter.

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The Time to Repair the Roof...

When we maintain our stuff, we continue to support our goals and lifestyle.

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You Can't Reach for Anything New....

Posted on: September 26, 2018
Tags: Clutter, Progress, Future, Moving forward

It's easy to get used to clutter and believe that it really isn't that bad. But over the years, it can get to the point where it begins to influence our behavior. 

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You have BRAINS in your HEAD. You have FEET in your SHOES.

Posted on: September 20, 2018
Tags: Direction, Choices, Habits, Decisions

Clutter is not created overnight. It represents months or years of small, individual decisions that we make every day.

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To Change Your Life...

Posted on: September 1, 2018
Tags: Change your life, Priorities, Judgement

When something becomes a priority, it will naturally rise to the top of our to-do list and get done.

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Without a plan...

Posted on: August 28, 2018
Tags: Avoiding, Ignoring, Projects, To do list

Since feeling tense is never fun, we can easily ignore the fact that we're feeling it with excuses for being to too busy to get to the project.

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When You Stop Learning...

Posted on: August 18, 2018

You Start Dying.  -Albert Einstien   We all know that running a marathon without training is a recipe for disaster. It takes time to get our muscles into shape to be able to run 26.2 miles. Even though we know that any big task needs to be

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The More Storage You Have...

Posted on: August 11, 2018
Tags: Storage, Stuff, Accumulating stuff, Paying for storage, Self storage

Sometimes It's is easier to simply pay a storage fee than to set aside the time to go through the contents and decide what to keep and what to release.

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Help Others Achieve Their Dreams

Posted on: August 3, 2018
Tags: Routines, Blocks

Lately I'm choosing to tune into to something larger; that sense that I don't know everything and sometimes I simply have to wait. This morning I figured out what I was waiting for.

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I'd Rather Wear Out...

Posted on: July 20, 2018

It's better to use something than to simply store it longterm and withhold the opportunity for someone else to use it and love it.

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It's Not Stress that Kills Us

Posted on: July 15, 2018
Tags: Stress, Response

Change your perception of stress so it can be an ally instead of an enemy.

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Live Less Out of Habit...

Posted on: July 5, 2018
Tags: Clothing, What to keep, Organizer

It never fails that when we start going through their closets, there are clothes that still have the tags on them. We all have more than we need and yet we find it overwhelming to go through it all and decide what to keep.

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Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.

Posted on: July 1, 2018
Tags: Right way, Wrong way, My way, Best way

If you're currently stuck on an organizing project, ask yourself what you'd really like the space to look, feel and function like and then give yourself permission to do that.

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Achieving Goals

Posted on: July 1, 2018
Tags: Goals, Biggoal, Achievement, Plan

It feels good to work consistently toward the realization of a big goal and then achieving it!

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If You Concentrate on What You Don’t Have...

Posted on: June 22, 2018
Tags: Things, Buying, Emotional buying

Once something becomes a part of our environment, it's easy to overlook it.

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You Don't Get Anywhere...

Posted on: May 25, 2018
Tags: Saying yes, Saying no, Change, Challenges, Make it happen

If you're not getting what you want in life, in business, in relationships, you need to do something different in order to change the result. 

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When You Workout...

Posted on: May 21, 2018
Tags: Focus, Block, Unstuck, Stuck, Concentration

You can't fix a problem with the same thinking that created it. Recently I saw a video that offered up an interesting option for improving focus and concentration.

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Where There's a Will...

Posted on: May 13, 2018
Tags: Dream, Goals, Ways, Options, Alternatives,

How did you imagine you would feel when you were living your dream? If you choose to feel that way right now, there are many ways that the dream can come true.

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You Don't Need More Space

Posted on: May 3, 2018
Tags: Cleaning, Death cleaning, Clutter, Declutter, Space, Less stuff, Stuff, Things

The death cleaning process is an early gift to those you will leave behind.  And let's face it, we'd all feel a lot better in the here and now if we had less clutter.

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In the Middle of Every Difficulty...

Posted on: April 27, 2018
Tags: Clutter, Clean up, Prescriptions, Medication, Get rid of medications,

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, April 28th!

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Getting Organized...

Posted on: April 17, 2018
Tags: Health, Self-care, Organizing, Declutter

Don't look at a cluttered space simply as a big mess that you have to deal with. Look at it as an opportunity to be kind to yourself and to give yourself the gift of space.

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Plans are Nothing

Posted on: April 1, 2018
Tags: Planning goals, Put in writing, Lists

One of the main reasons we lose track of a goal is because we keep it in our heads instead of writing it down.  Once it's written down, it becomes one step closer to becoming real.

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Your Attention...

Posted on: March 26, 2018
Tags: Vison, Compelling vision, Declutter, Clutter

 When I begin working with a new client, I ask them to create a compelling vision; a vision of what they will be doing and how they will be living when the clutter is gone.

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Not All Those Who Wander...

Posted on: March 17, 2018
Tags: Wonder, Experience, Resistance

Whenever you're not willing to experience a particular emotion, your life is run by your resistance to that emotion. 

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Your Home is Living Space...

Posted on: March 16, 2018
Tags: Spring cleaning, Cleaning, Home, Space

Even though it's still cold out, Spring is right around the corner. Not only is it staying light longer, but we just set the clocks ahead an hour, which means even more daylight!  With the arrival of Spring comes that most time-honored of rituals, Spring cleaning. 

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The Only Word More Magical than Please...

Posted on: March 8, 2018
Tags: Magic word, Saying no, Have more time

is the word "No". Does that surprise you?  One of the reasons it is so magical is because it has the power to stop the flow of unwanted things into your life.  It can prevent more stuff from showing up in your house and it can prevent more events

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Sometimes the Scenic Route...

Posted on: March 3, 2018
Tags: Dream, Scenic route

Everyone has their stories about the amazing coincidences that led to the fulfillment of a dream. Sometimes we can get stymied by wanting things to happen quickly or according to our own timetable. But even if a dream seems lost, they never really die because they are a part of who we are.

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Walking Away from a Project...

Posted on: March 3, 2018
Tags: Deadline, Finishing a project

You don't have to decide all the steps for each group of things. Just figure out what your next step is.  And here's the real secret to success...

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Accountability is the Glue...

Posted on: February 19, 2018
Tags: Accountable, Goals, Accountability, Buddy, Friend, Help

When we decide that we want to grow beyond where we currently are, it can be very helpful to find someone to hold us accountable.  

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A Goal Properly Set...

Posted on: February 13, 2018
Tags: New years resolutions, Goals, Achievable goals, Impressive goals

A huge goal is great but only if it's something YOU truly want.

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What You're Looking for is Not Out There...

Posted on: January 21, 2018
Tags: Dream, Inspiration, Peaceful

Become a student of your own habits and behaviors; pay attention to what's important in your life today. 

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You cannot pour more water into a full cup.....

Posted on: January 17, 2018
Tags: Juggling, Full cup, Overworked, Let go

We have to be willing let go of something in order to receive something new. 

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