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Clutter is Postponed Decisions*: Confessions of a Closeted Clutterbug

Clutter comes from the root word clot or lump in Middle English. In the same way a blood clot inhibits the flow of vital, life-giving blood, so clutter blocks the flow of vitality in our home and work spaces. It sounds about right, doesn't it? Most people I know need to clean their desk if… Continue reading Clutter is Postponed Decisions*: Confessions of a Closeted Clutterbug

Seasonal Transitions and Creating a Welcoming Entry

My family keeps a basket in the entryway for seasonal essentials. In the summer, that's where you'll find sunscreen, bug spray, baseball hats, gardening shears and extra pairs of sunglasses. In the winter, we fill it with an assortment of hats, gloves, scarves, an umbrella and an ice scraper. Each spring and fall I spend… Continue reading Seasonal Transitions and Creating a Welcoming Entry

Moving Well

A longtime friend connected with me this week. She's moving from a place she loves all the way across the country to be closer to family. It's a difficult and complicated situation, but she's moving for the right reasons. She asked me how my family left Alaska seven years ago. What did we do to… Continue reading Moving Well

Building Margin

Around the dinner table last night, we started talking about things that quit working if we don't pay attention. Clearly, the most obvious example is the smartphone. What do you do when you're out and about and your phone dies, and there isn't a charger in sight? We've all been there. Another obvious example is… Continue reading Building Margin