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, […]

My email inbox was screaming at me

My email inbox was screaming at me

When I first started Serene Space there wasn’t much email coming my way.  I could respond to every email personally and in what felt like a reasonable time. The over achiever in me thought, “I can always respond within a couple hours.” Then my business grew and I had clients filling my calendar, joint venture […]

I swear, I’m not serving frozen pizza for dinner AGAIN!

I swear, I’m not serving frozen pizza for dinner AGAIN!

I’m sure you can picture it, it’s been a long day.  I’ve been working with clients, making decisions about what to do with this, which tender subjects to have them delve into. I’ve chosen which emails need my immediate response. I’ve planned events for next week, ordered lunch, and continued my work day till I […]

A Mellow Thanksgiving

A Mellow Thanksgiving

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family and no one got too side its tracked from the thankful part into politics or other topics that make family gatherings awkward. My Thanksgiving was mellow. I hosted my in-laws for a vegan friendly, vegetarian feast. I feel so thankful that I […]