Spring Fever

I’m pretty diligent about writing my blog and newsletter.  I’ve got time set aside each week plus I enjoy exploring topics and free writing in preparation for the articles.  But, I must have spring fever, becuase I can barely sit at my computer to check email and keep up with clients.  I’ve actually snuck off (not […]

But That’s not Fair!

But That’s not Fair!

I’m not sure if it’s a 10 year old thing or what, but Ms. Feisty is very indignant lately because…”It’s not Fair!” (Feet stomping, fists clenched etc.) I love her personal outrage over the injustices of the world, her curiosity into why we humans have acted in such atrocious ways, but when she’s most passionately […]

Cut the Organizing Overwhelm with Inside Secrets

As I’m finishing up an organizing session with a client, they are usually feeling motivated and excited to keep going. They want to do it on their own between our work sessions- that’s great, inertia is working. But invariably they ask me how to continue and what I’ve noticed is they all get stuck or […]

Shake off the Winter Blues

Shake off the Winter Blues

It’s been the wettest, rainiest year here in California in years. I’ve not been able to garden for months- it’s rained every weekend for 3 months. I’ve not been able to walk because of flooding, and I’m experiencing a bit of a funk. It could be seasonal- could be life- I’ve been working hard, creating […]

How does your clothing make you feel?

How does your clothing make you feel?

When I stand in front of my closet, I want to be excited, excited about the prospect of what I’m going to wear.  Whether it’s my exercise clothes or a knock-out sexy dress.  I want to know my clothes support me and let my true authentic self shine.  And my closet offers me that most […]

Delegating

Wouldn’t it be nice if our homes ran smoother, our kids didn’t need reminding of their responsibilities as often, and other people could take on more of the tasks in the home? YES!!! Then….. delegate.  Someone else could be responsible for that task, or at least be responsible for themselves. But how can you pass […]

Are you Recreating the Wheel?

How many things do you do over and over again each day?  Probably a lot.  Most are easy- packing kids lunch, taking a shower, putting dishes in the dishwasher. But somethings are harder and require more steps and the cooperation of others or at least the coordination of other people. Let me introduce you to process documents […]

Fear Can Be Fuel For Compassion

Fear Can Be Fuel For Compassion

Recently, my son asked me, “If I could get rid of anything in the world, what would it be?” He said he would get rid of pollution, sweet earth boy that he is. As I snuggled up in his bed, considering this deep question with which to send him off to sleep, I thought about what […]

Media Breaks for Sanity

I’ve written about self care many times. It’s a main tenet of the work I do with all clients, either working one-on-one or in groups. But I’ve heard so many voices crying out, suffering right now, feeling helpless and powerless that I am drawn to write about it again. Today, it’s not about getting a […]

Family Docking Stations

Family Docking Stations

How many devices are in your home?  Between my kids, myself and my husband we have at least 5, maybe more devices and they all need to be charged and stored.  We also have family policies about no devices at dinner- kids and parents alike- no devices before bed, etc.  But what I’ve noticed in my home and […]