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The Grief Post

We don’t know exactly what day it was that my father died. It’s a long, sad story that I won’t get into here, but the point is that as a result, the entire month of February feels terribly melancholy. We will resume our regularly scheduled programming next week, but as I prepare for the 11th […]

10 Prompts for The New Year

I’m not big into traditional resolutions, but every year, on January 1st, I try to get my space and my life in order. This includes teaming up with my husband, often against his will, (hi, Jordan!) to edit our files and paperwork, set a budget and financial plan for the new year, and clean out […]

The Surprising Power of Lowering the Bar

None of us are capable of doing All Of The Things all at once. With lives that are filled with obligations and opportunities, It’s up to us to determine where we want to invest our limited time, energy, and resources. Lowering the bar on purpose (as opposed to dropping the ball by accident) can feel […]

Discomfort and Making Yourself Proud

I wasn’t born with grit, but I have learned to cultivate it. As a kid, I used to give up on things whenever they got hard. Ballet. Gymnastics. Iceskating. Even in the early days of entrepreneurship, I used to want to give up on my business every six months or so. At first sign of […]

Game Changing Ways to Automate Your Entire Life

The average person makes 35,000 decisions a day. Oy! With all of the stimulation of modern life (news, social media, the buzz of email and text notifications) coupled with daily work and family responsibilities, it’s a wonder we get anything done at all. One surefire way to feel less overwhelmed is to find ways to […]

How to Build a Better Morning Routine

It’s hard to overstate the importance and impact of creating and maintaining a consistent morning routine. But, when you already feel stretched thin, juggling too many responsibilities on not enough sleep, even small, everyday rituals that you know will make you feel better can seem like daunting tasks. My fantasy of waking to a quiet […]

Expanding My Business: New Ways to Work with Me

Ch-ch-ch-changes. Change can feel hard and vulnerable and complicated (but also exciting and inspiring!). After well over a decade of organizing homes all over the country, I’ve decided to pivot and expand my business so I can help more people in more ways, and also stretch myself creatively. I’ve never wanted to grow a large […]

Why You Should Try a “No New Things Challenge”

My colleague and new friend Ashlee Piper went a full year without buying new things. A full year! A sustainability expert and author, Ashlee started practicing the #NoNewThings challenge because it aligned with her mission to live more sustainably. In the process she also clarified her priorities, reclaimed loads of time, lost weight, and saved […]

A Few Ways to Find Hope When the World Feels Bleak

If you’ve been feeling distracted, emotional, angry, or anxious lately, I can assure you you’re in good company. I’ve been feeling devastated about the news, both globally and here in the U.S – sometimes it’s hard not to feel a sense of despair, even paralysis. I’ve had to remind myself that the antidote to despair […]

How To Be Okay with Not Making Everybody Happy

It turns out that it is actually impossible to make everybody happy. I know because I’ve tried. In some primitive way humans are wired to depend on others. Being accepted by the pack can feel urgent and necessary, even when it’s totally irrational. At times, having everyone like me not only felt important, it felt […]

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