Posts Categorized: Personal Growth

How to Ask Better Questions

The best way to organize your life and fix the "problems" you face, is by asking yourself positive questions. Shira Gill explains in her newest blog!

Here are some questions I hear frequently from clients: “Why is my house such a disaster?” “Why can’t my kids put things away when they’re done?” “Why is this all so overwhelming?” Sound familiar? It’s far too easy to get stuck in a thought loop of negative questions. The problem is that negative questions produce… Read more »

Embracing Good Enough

You don't have to be perfect or find the most perfect time or item for your home. Lose the need to be a perfectionist -- Shira Gill explains why.

Do you ever feel stuck in your life because you want everything to be perfect? Do you get bogged down with goals or projects because you want everything to be just right? As a a card carrying member of the perfectionist club, I have decided to shift gears and learn how to embrace good enough…. Read more »

How to Slow Down: 5 Simple Hacks

Check out these great tips to slow your life down so that you can enjoy.

I was moving too fast as usual. Racing down a steep hill in San Francisco to go move my car, I tripped and badly fractured my foot. “No weight bearing of any kind for two months,” the doctor instructed following my x-rays. When I explained that I had a business to run, and two young… Read more »

Managing the Desire to Consume

Control the impulse to consume, buy, or shop with these great tips from Shira Gill.

Recently, I’ve been trying to pay close attention to when and why we have the impulse to consume. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes, a trip to Europe, or a magazine at the drugstore, our human desire to buy something seems to fall into a few categories. Below, check out the most common “spending… Read more »

What to Keep When Someone Dies

When my father died unexpectedly five years ago, I found myself faced with the daunting task of sorting through his entire home and deciding what to keep. As a professional home organizer, I coach my clients and friends on how to make these decisions all the time. I have the tools and the training to… Read more »

How to Recharge with a Digital Detox

Take a break from the digital world -- better yet, do a digital detox -- and see how much improvement it brings to your life!

So, here’s what happened: My eight year old daughter recently asked me, “why are you always on your phone or computer?” I was stunned. It didn’t used to be like this. I was the last of my friends to get a cell phone and only bought a┬álap top computer for my business last year. Over… Read more »