Clear your aspirational clutter

If you have a closet full of unfinished projects, that may be draining your energy more than you know. And while you’re decluttering that, why not also do a little clean-up of commitments that are no longer working for you?

My thoughts here on how to tackle both.

Happy chilly Spring day from Northern Virginia!

Tips for decluttering shared space

Clutter can really add up when you share space with loved ones or work associates. It’s hard enough to keep our own spaces decluttered, right?

Here are a few tips for how to clear shared space. And I’ve tossed in a few tips for helping kids declutter. This advice could also be applied to spouses :).

Happy Spring!!

2 Decluttering Tips!

Have you got a clutter problem at your house or office? This might be a kitchen counter covered with mail. A bedside table loaded with books you may or may not read. A bookshelf that the books no longer fit on. And how about that kitchen or desk drawer that is so packed with stuff you aren’t sure what is in there?

If you’ve got clutter questions, I’ve got clutter answers!

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7 Reasons to Declutter

Is decluttering a scary word to you? In this talk, I’ll give you 7 reasons why decluttering not only helps straighten out your space but can also bring you a wonderful Zen feeling of accomplishment and simplicity. And I’ve included easy steps to help you get started on one, baby-step declutter project.

Don’t be scared! You can do it. I hope you have as much fun listening to this as I had recording it.

Here you go!

What communities do you miss? What communities would you like to be part of?

Introvert or extrovert, the pandemic reminded most of us how much we love and miss our fellow humans when we can’t be with them. In this talk, I share ideas for reconnecting, and offer a few ideas for ways to find and connect with communities you’ve only dreamed of.

Here are my thoughts!

Life is fun when you live it with a big heart. I hope you have fun with this one!

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Learning from the birds

When you pause for even a few minutes to observe the world around you, all sorts of messages are right there waiting.

Here are a few things I learned from the birds this morning :).

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See the strangers around you and feel the strength of Community

I’m sharing thoughts today on how a community can form with a group of strangers – which can sometimes get you out of a bind! This is a story of one very strange Patriot’s Day where I got stuck on the road in a terrific rainstorm. It could have been a sad, frustrating time but ended up being one of the best days ever.

Here’s the link on YouTube.

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I hope you have a wonderful day and a very fun weekend.

When Trevor hit a BIG wall in life, he formed a community to help others

Last week, I posted about the important role building community has in getting to your best work. In this post, I’ll tell you about am amazing community my son-in-law Trevor Maxwell built while fighting Stage 4 Colon cancer.

If you’re looking for inspiration today, please click here!

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Thank you!

How does being part of a strong community help you get things done?

When you’re part of a community, you feel safer taking chances in life because you feel supported. And you know that if something doesn’t work out exactly as you intended, someone is going to be there for you – maybe to help you laugh it off. And maybe to help you get on your feet to try again.

In the activity this week, I’ll walk you through ways to build stronger community ties. And ways to form a community if you are feeling the need for a wider web to catch you!

Here are my thoughts

I hope all is well in your world!