Snow Day Thoughts Why did I name my business Feng Shui Joan's Way? I have always been affected by my environment. I was constantly rearranging my room when I was little and my home later on, long before I even heard of Feng Shui. It wasn't until I was completely overwhelmed with 3 boys, a … Continue reading Snow Day Thoughts
Every year "Get Organized" and "Spend Less" make it to the most popular New Year's Resolution lists. Unless you take the time to figure out why you have clutter, where it comes from and why you buy what you buy, these two resolutions will be back on your list year after year. Take the time … Continue reading Take these resolutions off your list for good!
It is a vicious cycle: anxiety or depression can lead to a cluttered home. And a cluttered home can also lead to depression and more anxiety. When we are caught up in this cycle of clutter and depression, we tend to do less about the house, which makes it even worse. thither But which came first … Continue reading Which Comes First: Clutter or Depression?
Feng Shui - Gift Giving Tip The collection trap Don't assume a collector wants more of the same If you are giving a gift to add to someones collection, make very sure that it will be a welcome addition. The thrill of the hunt is what many collectors enjoy. And did you know that often … Continue reading Holiday Gift Giving Tip – The Collection Trap
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. " -Melody Beattie We appreciate your business! Happy Thanksgiving
Being a caregiver is one of the toughest jobs, and the most rewarding. To make it even more rewarding (and more effective), try to remember the old saying: you can't take care of anyone if you don't take care of yourself first.
Have you met anyone who hasn't wanted a less-stressful holiday season? Me either! Having a stress-free holidays seems impossible! What with the shopping lists, the parties, the work gift exchanges and the fun holiday invites from every direction. I've assembled my short list of ways to de-stress the holiday and reduce clutter -- both physical and … Continue reading It’s Not too Early to Start Planning for a Clutter-Free Christmas
Happy National Golf Day! With its rolling green hills, twinkling ponds and hours of relaxed walking, who doesn't love a day out on the course? Well, that reminds me of a talk I gave to the Rotary Club of Stratford at Oronoque Country Club. I was speaking to the Stratford Rotary in a room that overlooked … Continue reading Feng Shui for National Golf Day
Hey Moms... I know your lives are ridiculously hectic. You put everyone else's needs before your own. And even with the sharing duties with your partner, I know the mental load of caring for the home falls on you. Our friends at The Giggling Pig in Shelton would like to help! You are invited you to … Continue reading Free Event: Feng Shui for Moms – 10/17/17
Recently a client of mine shared a story with me about how decluttering helped to save a marriage. My client, Orna, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stratford, Connecticut. Orna has been helping couples for decades. Recently we worked together, and Orna shared how caring and making decisions about the home impacts marriages... … Continue reading Decluttering marriage: a story