It’s Not too Early to Start Planning for a Clutter-Free Christmas

Have you met anyone who hasn't wanted a less-stressful holiday season? Me either! And, having a stress-free holiday in 2020 just about seems impossible! But we want you to enjoy the peace and beauty of this holiday season. Our hope is that a little advice from Feng Shui Joan's Way will help! Here is a short … Continue reading It’s Not too Early to Start Planning for a Clutter-Free Christmas

What it’s (really) like to have your home staged to sell

Moving a family is crazy overwhelming Our to-do list was not limited to just selling a house... we had a great deal to think about in terms of timing, relocating, schools, kids activities, jobs and so much more. I brought Joan Law in to stage the house and get me get the house ready for the realtor's photographer. Take a look at the details of the staging.

Which Comes First: Clutter or Depression?

  It is a vicious cycle: anxiety or depression can lead to a clutter​ed​ home. And a clutter​ed 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?

Decluttering marriage: a story

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

How a Table Taught Me to Let Go

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

Can The Mug You Choose This Morning Change Your Day?

What message is written on your coffee mug? Did you know that something as simple as what is written on your mug is almost as important as what is in your mug when it comes to how you feel? I like humor and laughs as much as anyone but sometimes we laugh at these types … Continue reading Can The Mug You Choose This Morning Change Your Day?

Feeling tense? Choice anxiety may be to blame

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