The problem is what to do with all the incoming paper that doesn't belong in my files... I needed a place for the homeless papers that tend to wind up in a messy, teetering pile.
What I realized was all this “busy-ness” was just a waste of time. I got things done, but I didn't get the most important thing done.
We fall prey to advertisements promising fabulous lives, so we head to the mall. But there’s nothing fabulous or interesting about hanging out at the mall. It’s mundane.
Like many people going through transitions ... the adjustment can be overwhelming and taxing, and it can be difficult to maintain the routines and practices that allow you to do the things you love.
With three showers being planned, I knew I needed to do something for people who want to help, but I wasn’t quite sure what. How do you reconcile people wanting to help you by buying you stuff when you’re trying to downsize?
I’ve slowed down in some areas to allow myself the opportunity to do more in others that are more important to me.
How many authors and artists have been inspired by beautiful and brutal nature? The West itself is legend for its wildness, its stark and lonely places, its measureless expanses promising freedom, anonymity, a new start.
Get creative. Depending on the nature of your roadblock, you can finesse the situation or fight back.
A routine helps your brain be fresh and ready to focus on the important things, the things you love to do that bring value and beauty to the world.
Simplifying isn't about all the things you should do without. Simplifying is about having space for what you love when you stop focusing on what you don't.
Having kids doesn’t mean you have to have clutter.
On the simplifying journey, support from those we love is something we need the most, but sometimes, it’s the hardest place to get it.
It’s easy to see where you want your life to be and the time and space you want to have in it, but the changes you need to make to get there can seem overwhelming.
He called me to tell me, and I knew before he said it. You always do.
Living in the present moment sounds like something we do every day, but the truth is that we spend most of our time drifting away from the “here and now.”
The problem is that when I make these resolutions, I don't do it in a way that recognizes who I am. My resolutions aren't authentic. They aren't true to myself, and it's in this past year that I've really learned what it is that will keep me focused and on a path. The two things that motivate me? Fear and deadlines.
I said yes when I should have said no: Confessions of a bad holiday scheduler.
Time spent with the people you love refreshes you and helps your creativity. Make some time for hygge, or coziness of the soul, this season and your creativity will benefit.
It's tough to get everything done during the holidays, so don't bother trying. Let a few things go and enjoy your time.
Creative people can often make their holiday gifts, but sometimes you just can't avoid shopping. Here are some tips to survive the mall during the holidays.
Getting through holiday season can be enjoyable if you make a few plans and remember a couple of things.
I'm rethinking my stack of unused thank you cards. Every day we're given gifts that we might not express gratitude for, but for November, I'm going to acknowledge them with handwritten notes of thanks.
You don't have to spend a lot to make your holiday fun and festive. These projects are a starting point for inspiration using a few easy-to-acquire items.
Let's resolve to slow down and use our energy to make this world a more beautiful place
We are smack-dab in the middle of the year, but it’s a good time to make some resolutions.
“Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
For many, myself included, following your passion is living a creative life.
Sneaking some self-improvement into the in-between moments.
The holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend time with family, to catch up with old friends, and to appreciate those who are closest to us and mean the most.