Posts Tagged as clutter

The Gift of Time

This weekend, we celebrated my mother's 80th birthday with a party at my niece's house. My siblings and in-laws who live nearby did a beautiful job orchestrating the day to be just what Mom wanted -- a house filled with her family and close friends, beautiful flower arrangements, delicious food, ...

Goodbye, Old Friend

This week I had to say goodbye to something very special to me. It's been in my life for 26 years and has provided countless hours of comfort. I wasn't even the first one to hold it dear. It had a whole life before me, offering the same comfort to a ...

Your Clutter Is More than “Stuff”

Think about the clutter in your life -- books, magazines, draining friendships, clothes. Sure, it's all annoying and it would be nice to have it gone. Now feel into your body as you think about that clutter. Are you tensing up? Feeling a bit nauseous? Overcome with overwhelm? The "stuff" in your life ...

This Is YOUR Independence Day

THIS Saturday, those of us living in the United States will celebrate Independence Day, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from Great Britain. It's a day of barbecues, fireworks, and pride-filled celebrations. I like the idea of celebrating independence, and not just my country's. Imagine if we created such ...

Clutter’s Secret Messages

Here in the northeast USA, the sun is finally shining and the temperatures have risen above 60 degrees. I've got my windows open to air out the stale winter-ness that has been hanging around for far too long. I love feeling the breeze come in and the movement it creates in my house. ...

Eliminate Clutter Responsibly

If you've hung out with me long enough, you know I'm a bit clutter-clearing obsessed. Hey, there are worse things, right? With the big moving day coming up on Sunday, we are getting rid of shit like crazy! Because we are downsizing considerably -- from a house to an apartment, then ...

Subtract To Add

As we get ready to sell our house, we're getting rid of lots of stuff. What fits into a 2,000-square-foot home surely won't fit in a 200-square-foot RV! Even though we'll be renting an apartment as we prepare for the RV journey, we still intend on purging as much as ...

As I Lose Weight, I Find Me

For the past nine months, I’ve been on a mission to take better care of my body, in addition to my mind and spirit. After successes and setbacks, I’ve learned quite a bit about myself and my relationship to food. Excess weight is a form of clutter with which many of ...

What If You’re Not Lazy?

Don’t you get tired of beating yourself up for not doing this or not doing that? Maybe you tell yourself that you need to get your act together, to stop being so lazy, or to have some damn willpower. If you were to dig into this emotional clutter, you might find ...

Ask the Coach — #26

his is the column where I answer a website visitor’s question in hopes of supporting all visitors through shared (and likely, relevant) challenges, triumphs, and struggles. To submit your question, see the guidelines at the bottom of this page. Dear Kerri, About six months ago, my long-term boyfriend and I broke up. ...

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