Putting More “You” in Your Day (Or, That Time I Wanted to Quit Absolutely Everything)


What percentage of your weekly activities are obligatory as opposed to desired? I think I need a giant blinking light over my bathroom mirror that reads "Do you really WANT to do this?" in bright pink lettering.  Maybe then I'd remember not to overload our calendars so much that I end up wanting to quit absolutely every activity we're involved in. Church and obligatory after-church-brunch?  Yep, not going.  Motorcycle group?  Oh...
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Putting More “You” in Your Day (Or, That Time I Wanted to Quit Absolutely Everything)

The Decluttering Mindset: Use, Return or Donate


I've discovered that my inner peace, and the extent to which I feel centered, is incredibly affected by how cluttered and disorganized my home is.  Basically, if I need to rest but am surrounded by chaos, I can't really relax until I've dealt with the clutter. I think this is probably true for a large number of women, particularly with children.  The number of responsibilities that sit on our shoulders...
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The Decluttering Mindset: Use, Return or Donate

What the Heck is Simplifying, Anyway?


As I sat down to write this, I thought I should do a quick Google search to see how others define simplifying.  But you know what?  I didn't, because it doesn't matter how other people define it.  Here's what I mean when I say simplifying, and how it's improving my life. Play & Passion Don't Have a Deadline There are an amazing number of things vying for our attention every...
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What the Heck is Simplifying, Anyway?