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

Letting Go of Clutter When it Feels Hard

If you truly want less clutter in your home, but feel overwhelmed or resistant to parting with your stuff, you may simply be focusing on the wrong questions as you assess each item.  Unhelpful Questions: Could this be useful one day? Did someone give this to me? Did I pay a lot of money for this item? These […]

How to Be More Productive

Do you ever feel like you’re being swallowed up by your never ending to-do list and don’t know where to start? Try this simple system to help stay on track: Write down your list of action items for the day. (I like to do this the night before). Circle the three most important tasks of […]

Morning Routine Inspiration

I recently wrote about my evening routine and how important it is to plan for the following day. Even with all the planning ahead of time, our girls are still young and leave for school quite early, so our mornings often feel rushed and frantic. The key difference is that when we get organized at night […]

My Evening Routine

There is much said about having a strong morning routine, but I believe the evening routine is even more important because it sets you up (or doesn’t) for a smooth morning the next day. Every time my family has a frenzied, stressful morning I can blame it on not preparing the night before. Here are […]

Take The Shame Out of Your Game

Hello, Friends! I’ve been thinking a lot about the emotion shame and how often it shows up in my work. In fact, when I tell people what I do for a living, they immediately confess how guilty or embarrassed they feel about their own homes. They don’t host play dates or dinner parties or even […]

The Secret To An Organized Life

Want to know how it’s possible that some people never have to face massive piles of mail, dirty dishes, laundry or clutter? The Compound Effect is the principle of reaping huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices. Here’s an example of how this principal works. One of my clients, Susie, often feels distracted […]

The Value of Constraint

I recently returned from an incredible training program at The Life Coach School with master coach, Brooke Castillo. One of the things Brooke mentioned during the program was how the concept of constraint has helped her in her life. She has a wonderful podcast about it you can listen to here. She defines constraint as a limitation […]

Closet Makeover Project Part One

I love fashion and style as much as the next girl. But, I decided a few months ago that I spent way too much time, energy and money shopping for clothing. After reading about Project 333 and being inspired by the blog Unfancy, I was convinced that living with a very minimal wardrobe was the way […]

This Book Will Make You Happier

Have you heard of The Five-Minute Journal? Created by Alex Ikonn and Uj Ramdas, this book claims to be “the simplest, most effective thing you can do every day to be happier.” The book guides you through a brief morning and evening writing practice built on proven principles of positive psychology. In only minutes a […]

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