Powerful Questions To Streamline Your Life


The core reason why we de-clutter is because we want a better quality of life. We want our life to be simpler, less complicated.

Wouldn’t you agree?

Yet, when it comes time to let our things “go” we struggle. This holds us back and delays the peace of mind we are seeking.

Here are some questions that can help you streamline your stuff and balance out what’s really important for you.

Take a look:

Does it make me feel happy, good, joyful?
Is this something I use currently or is it a “someday” item?
Is this something I would buy right now if I saw it in a store?
Do I feel confident when I wear this?
If I were moving, would I take this with me?
Do I have multiple items of this?
Is this worth my time to clean, maintain or store this item?
Would someone else benefit more from having this item?
Is the thought of wasting money keeping me from getting rid of this?
Am I holding on for sentimental reasons?
Do I like this or do I love this?

PS:  Don’t overthink your answers. Go with your gut. Then make a decision.

How To Get Out Of A Clutter Rut Fast

The one thing I hear most often from people who have clutter is that they feel like they’re in a rut.

They know they are in a clutter cycle but they don’t know how to get out of it.

They describe a certain heaviness around them, as if they’re buried beneath their stuff.

That’s why the expression, “dig yourself out of a rut” gives such an accurate description of what  people are up against with their clutter.

I explain that a rut is actually a an established habit. A pattern of behavior that becomes unproductive.

I go on to further explain that without the right support it can be very difficult to get out of a clutter rut.

The first step in breaking the clutter cycle is acknowledging that you need help and allowing yourself to receive it.

In the past I’ve shared my Secrets to Cure Clutter with great success for people who are experiencing overwhelm.  I’ve been told that it’s like opening a potion of secret powers because they finally feel relief.  It’s that potent.

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Monday “Isness”

It is Monday morning and my very first email I read was about Gratitude.  Now, I must admit, it not only soothed my soul but it was exactly what I needed.

You see, as of late, I have had some “things” on my mind that have been weighing me down.  It is easy to lose sight of all the good “things” that are right in front of us when this happens, as we tend to forget about Gratitude.

Gratitude arises from the understanding that life is truly a gift.  That perhaps we are part of something bigger and greater we do not fully yet understand but we believe in.

We also realize that our life in its current state is a gift.  Each day is a unique gift that we can give back and contribute to. This appreciation of life helps us to value what “is” right here and now and the life of others.

Therefore, trust the “isness” of life and allow it to hold you – without will or want, struggle or planning.  Embrace and love what is and come to know the humbling feelings that are associated with this.

We are all searching for meaning and purpose on this planet. But for today, this Monday, try to sit back just for a moment and ponder how awesome it is that we have the privilege to be part of life.  That all is well, right now, as it “is.”

Allow me please to share a beautiful Prayer with you.  My hope is that it will bring you the peace and comfort it provides for me.


“Thank you, God, for helping me to know that all that I seek is coming to me now. Thank you, God, for allowing me to feel, right now, the peace that comes with gratitude for what is, replacing the yearning for what is not. Thank you for bringing me the understanding that from the isness comes all that is now not, but will surely be. Let me stay, then, in the isness.”  ~ Neale Donald Walsch


7 Habits To A Balanced Life

I was reading an article the other day that stated 70% of American workers struggle with finding a work-life system. If that is the case, then I would think there are a lot of people trying to find balance in their life.

It is understandable then why most people feel overwhelmed, stressed out and believe they never have time outside of work to do the things they enjoy.  It also makes a lot of sense why people are challenged with excessive clutter – physical and emotional!

In spite of these staggering statistics, there are those that have managed to live meaningful lives outside of their work with ease and a great level of satisfaction.

How do they do it?

Join me next Tuesday, July 14, 2015 when we will review the 7 Habits of People Who Have Achieved Work-Life Balance authored by Harvey Deutschendorf . I will share with you what these highly successful people have in common and how you too can create a life outside of work without worry of clutter build-up.


“It’s up to us as individuals to take control and responsibility for the types of lives that we want to lead. If you don’t design your life, then someone else may just design it for you, and you may not like their idea of balance.” ~Nigel Marsh, author of Fat, Forty, and Fired

Simplicity Is A Sign Of Growth

“Going Back To A Simpler Life Is Not A Step Backward” – Yvon Chouinard said that and he was right.

Simplicity Is A Sign Of Growth
It’s important to understand that “letting go” is part of the process of going back to a simpler life.  It is not in any way a reflection of you failing to achieve or hold onto “something.”  That’s not what we are talking about here.

It takes courage to simplify one’s life.  Did you hear that?  It takes courage to simplify one’s life.  Real courage to “let go” and be free of the things you may have considered important or special at one time.

Recognizing that your “things” may no longer be serving you (and can actually be holding you back from living life to the fullest) is a true sign of personal growth.  There’s a lot to be said about a person who can relinquish the old and welcome the new; even if they aren’t sure what that may look like.

I see way too often people who struggle with the notion that “letting go” is somehow a sign of weakness or giving up.  This can be to their detriment as it propels them into a perpetual state of fear because they simply cannot bear the thought they may be “losing.”  But you see there is no loss with simplicity. Simplicity offers freedom of all that was but no longer is.  So how can one lose when one becomes free?  You simply cannot.

The process of purging one’s life is powerful.  A process fully embellished with tender moments of self-discovery.  An internal treasure hunt if you please.

Tell me, what’s more beautiful than that?

Join Me In The Present

It’s true …

We may regret the things we do at times, but most of us regret what we didn’t do!

As I witness and experience family struggles with my mother’s debilitating Alzheimer’s disease, I can’t help but contemplate my own life and yes, mortality.

I think about things now, that if I am honest with my feelings, were only fleeting moments of thought in the past.

Now, more than ever, I realize how precious life is and how important it is to live in the present time.

Someone very wise told me that learning how to live in the “present” is the greatest gift you can give yourself – that is why they call it a “present.” You become more consciously aware – there becomes a true “presence” about you and life becomes fuller and richer.

A Simple Gift

I came across an article recently that revealed the top 5 things people regret, and I thought about how this intertwines with my philosophy of living simply.

It fascinates me, even to this day, that we as humans work so hard to get ahead in life so we can afford to do the things that we “think” we want, only to find out later, when we are faced with our own mortality, our perspective changes.

What once was so important, no longer rates high or even exists for that matter.

Check out what most people say:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Simplifying our lives allows us the opportunity to focus on what’s really important to us. I view it as a revitalized life purpose plan – because after all, what is life without a true purpose anyway?

Creating more space in our lives – whether that means physical, emotional or mental space affords us the opportunity to be happier and healthier.

What about you? Are you ready to keep things simple and let go of what is no longer serving you well?

Having the courage to be true to ourselves, by exploring our feelings and acknowledging them, may be one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves.

Won’t you join me in the present?

Why Can’t I Get Organized? Help!

My Dear Friend,

With respect to your situation and current affairs…I must speak the truth. You have confessed to reading and investigating organizing options every which way you turn…and the reason for your delayed success is quite frankly, this…

Self help techniques are failing you because you need a customized program. One that will help you come into your own and figure out what is best for you and your family. Period.

This does not mean it happens over night…the success you seek – the calm, quiet of your mind and space is something that you work towards and then maintain for life. Again, period.

Anyone else telling you differently is misleading.

I can help you if you are committed and accountable to the process that is required for living an organized life.

If you feel you are up for the challenge, I can offer you many coaching options that we can work through.

The above letter was sent in response to a woman who is overwhelmed with her disorganization and clutter. She is continually let down by trying self-help techniques that do not help her.

Can you relate to this? What are your thoughts? Are you ready to create a lifestyle that enhances your quality of life?

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Now more than ever, the need to balance our life is critical to our overall well being.

Sometimes, we may find that if we choose to prioritize ourselves we can begin to see a difference in our overall wellness.

Try beginning your day by preparing the evening before. How you start your day does set the tone for the rest of the day. Doing a little prep work, may just be the ticket you need to begin feeling better.

Yes, life is a balancing act, but if we practice, we can become pretty good at it!

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