NEW: My book, MINIMALISTA, will be released by Penguin Random House Fall 2021. Stay tuned!

Numbing Vs. Nourishing

Every now and again, someone says something that stops me in my tracks. Something that shifts my perspective or helps me to look at something in a whole new way. I love when this happens. Here’s an example: I was having dinner with my friend, Jamie, and I was telling her about my struggle with […]

The Fifteen-Minute Win: How to Start Taking Action

Let me tell you a story. A few years ago, my mentor asked me to give a keynote at her annual business mastermind. She wanted me to talk about how to create an online program. Now, at the time, I had just launched my first ever virtual program, The Virtual Closet Makeover program, and I […]

The Wild Minimalist shares her favorite simple sustainable swaps

I was introduced to Lily, co-founder of The Wild Minimalist, by a mutual friend. She treated me to an oat milk matcha latte (have you tried this?!) and we bonded over our shared belief that little things make a difference. I learned so much from chatting with her about sustainability in the home, so naturally, […]

Digital Minimalism

I just finished reading Cal Newport’s new book, Digital Minimalism, and I honestly feel like it should be required reading for all humans – especially those feeling negative effects from their relationship with technology. In the past few years I’ve noticed a persistent nagging pull towards my phone and computer, despite my best efforts to […]

When Minimalism Goes Too Far

I embarrassed my entire family at a Bar Mitzvah last week. Let me explain. I had recently donated all of the items that I seldom wore, including my only pair of black pants. It felt great, and I really never wear anything besides my uniform of jeans, blouses, and sweaters, but there was a problem […]

Why You Should Stop Tidying

Recently, a lot of people have come to me with the same question: “Do you spend your entire weekend tidying?” When I ask for more information, they all confess to feeling like they spend all of their spare time playing catch-up – picking up piles, doing heaps of laundry, and generally just trying to keep […]

How to Stop Impulse Shopping

Recently, I’ve been trying to pay close attention to when and why we have the impulse to start shopping. Below, check out the most common “spending triggers,” and learn how you can kick your impulsive shopping to the curb and make more thoughtful, intentional decisions in the future. TRIGGER ONE: “I’M BORED” You’re feeling a little restless. You want […]

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