Start the New Year Gently

Start the New Year Gently

I know it’s so great. You’ve got a new start, a new beginning. And you can change and correct and make better all those things that are “wrong” with you or “need improvement.” And……it’s also wet and cold outside, the days are still short and, MOST IMPORTANTLY you are already perfect just the way you […]

Cherishing your Dreams and Aspirations

Cherishing your Dreams and Aspirations

Some ideas seem so far out of reach. A couple years ago, an addition, even a new roof seemed so far off, so out of reach for me.  But each year I kept putting images of my new kitchen and the beautiful garden and all those things I wanted my home to have and be […]

My varying ideas about the New Year

My varying ideas about the New Year

It’s always fun to look back over the things I’ve written about different subjects.  I’ve got two widely varying perspectives on Marie Kondo- from too much to just right. And I’ve taken many approaches to the New Year as well.  Sometimes I’ve questioned whether you really need New Year’s Resolutions, and talked more about what […]

What’s your winter wonderland like?

What’s your winter wonderland like?

It’s getting cold outside (if you live in the northern hemisphere) and even though there’s a little bit more light every day. It can feel a bit depressing and tiring. If you’re like me you want a cup of tea, a blanket, a fire and a good book, BUT- I’ve still got to take kids […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Only a couple days left in 2017. I’m already planning out what I want to do in 2018, but as I walked on the beach this week I also reflected on all that I accomplished in 2017, all the projects I completed, the growth my kids have gone through, the rough patches and the smooth […]

Laundry is my nemesis

Laundry is my nemesis

I can’t tell you how many times people make the assumption that my house is super organized and that I have everything together, ALL THE TIME. So I wanted to let you in on a secret: Just because I’m an organizer and coach, helping people get their lives a bit more together doesn’t mean my […]

Over-scheduled, sick and pissed off

Over-scheduled, sick and pissed off

Opening my calendar I cringe. I’m immediately tense and stressed. Everyday is filled with different color blocks of appointments and tasks, there’s not even space to eat lunch. I feel so worn out by trying to schedule something in the already overpacked calendar that I want to curl up and take a nap, and it’s […]

From the Pit of Despair to Storming the Castle

From the Pit of Despair to Storming the Castle

Sometimes life feels like we’re so stuck, deep in that dark hole, it’s unclear which way is the right way out. There’s options but which option is the one that’ll work? Is it worse to stay in the dark pit or try and get out? We can’t know until we try and sometimes fail. Today, […]

Email’s a Bitch- Well…. at least something that seems untamable

Email’s a Bitch- Well…. at least something that seems untamable

How many emails are in your Inbox? More than you can count? How important is most of it? If you’re like me, most of its of very little importance. I have two email addresses so that I can keep personal and business lives separate. It works well in that regard but it also means I […]

I’ll Dance a Jig Once I’m Organized.

I’ll Dance a Jig Once I’m Organized.

Yesterday, I did something that felt indulgent and daring. I set up an outside painting area for myself. I’ve been wanting to get back to painting, wanting to move the pigments and mediums around the canvas and see what happens. I’ve been wanting to loose myself in the process of creation. BUT…. I kept postponing […]