Every year “Get Organized” makes it to most New Year’s Resolution lists. The first step to successfully fulfilling this resolution is identifying the source of disorganization and then working to eliminate it. More often than not, the avenue to disorganization is excess stuff or clutter in your environment (home and/or office). Start by becoming your … Continue reading A Resolution you can Reach!
A Holiday Gift Tip. Re-thinking the Collection Trap Here is an updated gift giving tip with a Feng Shui Twist for my readers. We all have folks in our lives who are collectors. Collecting, at least by definition, is different than hoarding. A collector is an individual who collects things of a specified type, professionally … Continue reading Holiday Gift Giving Tip – The Collection Trap
Most of us have just run-of-the-mill, average, everyday clutter clearing to do. Now imagine you are a NASCAR superstar, having completed 1,184 races run over 35 years, with 200 wins. At age 80, Richard Petty may be a legend, but he ALSO has a house (or two) full of stuff his kids don't want! Read … Continue reading What Nascar legend Richard Petty has to teach you about downsizing
Now is the time to take advantage of being stuck inside! With the cold and winds, what a great opportunity to put away your holiday decor. Let's make it even better! What is best way to pack up Christmas to reduce your stress next year? Blending your holiday decor with your every day When putting up … Continue reading Packing up holidays the Feng Shui Way
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?
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
If you are like me and fortunate enough to live in a part of the country that is not currently in the path of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma or a wild fire (or experiencing an earthquake), now is a great time to think about how prepared you are for an emergency. I find myself … Continue reading Don’t Wait. Be Prepared.
Using your Feng Shui eyes is pretty easy to do. It takes some basic Feng Shui knowledge, a heightened awareness of your surroundings and some practice. How to Look at the Items in Your Home To use your Feng Shui eyes in your home means to take a little closer look at the items in … Continue reading Using your Feng Shui Eyes
A client of mine, Kathy, sent me a story about how her family's 1950s dining table taught her a lesson in letting go. Kathy's parents had raised their family around the table, and Kathy inherited it after her parents both passed. When she was ready to pass the table on, Kathy found the name of … Continue reading How a Table Taught Me to Let Go
Ever heard of choice anxiety? If you haven't, you've definitely experienced it! After all, you live in the Western world, home of the Super Cereal aisle! Freedom is choice, right?? Actually, no. Choice anxiety is a common affliction. Too many choices overloads our brains and increases stress. Barry Schwartz, psychologist and author of "The Paradox … Continue reading Feeling tense? Choice anxiety may be to blame