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

The Art of Saying “No”

I used to pride myself on being a “yes” person. I said an enthusiastic “YES!” to every opportunity I was presented with. “Yes” to more clients, “Yes” to more collaborations, “Yes” to more parties. There’s really only one big problem with being a yes person: When you say “yes” to everything, you are also unintentionally […]

Little Victories

For those of you who are not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, I wanted to share some simple things you can do in fifteen minutes or less to start your year off on the right foot. Here goes in no particular order: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get something out of your house ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Put flowers by […]

How to Cultivate an Abundant Mindset

Since I am a professional organizer, people assume that the primary focus of my work is organizing. I don’t blame them. If I didn’t know better, I would too. The truth is, when I work with clients we spend the majority of our time editing their belongings and making decisions about what to keep and […]

Mentorship Spotlight: Solve My Space

I’m back, and I’m so excited to share another success story from the Business Mentorship Program with you! Tinka Markham Piper is based in Montreal, Canada, and has a true gift for helping people transform, and redesign, their living spaces. She’s a triple threat (part organizer, part designer, and part life coach), and she has […]

Mentorship Program Spotlight: Loveleaf Co.

When I started my own business over ten years ago, I dreamed of having a mentor who could show me the ropes and tell me all about their mistakes so I could avoid making them myself. It wasn’t until I was already six or seven years in (having made and learned from a lot of […]

Showing Up vs. Giving Up

I’m not going to sugarcoat this: things have been a little dark over here. You see, the two things that have been keeping me sane during the global pandemic were seeing my friends and family outside, and taking daily walks. The weather has been glorious in California, and I’ve felt so lucky to be able […]

5 Things Making Me Happy

I’m not going to lie to you, the last few months have been brutal. California is being ravaged by lightning storms and fires, I’m anxious about the state of the world, and our country, and the upcoming election, we’re adjusting to distance learning and working from home on top of each other, and don’t even […]

10 Things Helping Me Through This Hard Time

2020, am I right? I think I’m still in a bit of shock over everything that’s happened this year. I rallied hard the first few months while sheltering in place, and now I cry at most commercials, and sometimes break down at the dinner table. I know there are others who are dealing with much […]

The Power of Incremental Change

I started this month tired, anxious, and worried about the future, the health of the people I love, and the safety and lives of black people in this country. With the world feeling so scary, and not feeling confident that I know what I should be doing (much less what to tell anyone else to […]

How to Work From Home with Kids

Like most of you, my regular routine has been rocked. It has taken some time, and some trial and error, to sort out some kind of workable new normal for our busy family. In addition to running my business, I’m also writing a book this year, and had not factored homeschooling two children into my […]

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