Vital Changes with Brooke Castillo

The first podcast I ever listened to featured an interview with Brooke Castillo, founder of The Life Coach School and The Life Coach School podcast. I was instantly hooked, and in the period of a few short months, I went from dedicated listener, to student, to certified coach. I’ve remained a super fan of the…

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My Impossible Goal

A few months ago I wrote about goal setting and hinted that I was working on something big. I love setting big goals, but it’s also scary to share them because… failure. I think we all worry that if we go public with our dreams and goals, and then fail, it will be humiliating. I also…

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How To Shop Like A Minimalist

I’ve been working on being more intentional with my purchases and practicing a minimal lifestyle. Our consumer culture encourages us to buy new things all the time, and it takes a real mental shift to resist the constant pressure to buy, buy, buy! Here are some of the techniques I’ve been using to filter out…

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5 Simple Habits That Will Transform Your Life

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by clutter or disorganization, I have great news for you. I believe there are small habit shifts you can make right now that will immediately provide some relief and transform your physical surroundings. One of my favorite books, The Compound Effect, states that small, consistent action is the key to achieving and…

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Spending Freeze Challenge: Key Takeaways

With the month coming to a close, I wanted to give a final update and share my key takeaways and highlights from my first spending freeze experiment: I’m A Rule Breaker It turns out I don’t like to be restricted! I tried to stick to my rules and guidelines for the freeze but did find…

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Shira Gill x New Minimalism

Friends! I’m so excited to announce my latest collaboration with fellow decluttering pros, New Minimalism. I will be partnering with them on a fun live workshop for professionals where we spill all of our best tips of the trade and talk about business, entrepreneurship, minimalism and more. The best part is we are hosting this…

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Things I Really Wanted But Didn’t Buy

Friends! I made it through week one of my spending freeze. The biggest impact so far has been the increasing awareness of just how often I feel compelled to buy things I don’t truly need. As part of my work with clients, I am often sourcing products from my favorite stores, so temptation is everywhere….

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A One-Month Spending Freeze Challenge

So, I was out of town for business and asked my colleague, Beth, founder of Bneato Bar, to meet for coffee. Beth replied that she would love to meet, but asked if we could take a walk instead of buying coffee or lunch, since she was on a one-year spending freeze. What? I had to…

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Inspiration: My New Favorite Organizing Book

I have been a huge fan of Remodelista for years and when I heard about their new book and website dedicated to all things home organizing, I did a happy dance around my living room. The book is not only beautiful, but also filled with simple, stylish, practical ideas for every room in your home….

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Emergency Kits: Simplified

We live in between a major supermarket and a hospital, so for years I’ve been flip about making an emergency kit. But after the past few months of national disasters, my husband and I agreed that it was time to get serious. The information out there can be overwhelming, so I turned to my friend,…

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