When I let go of all of the clutter, I let go of bad relationships in favor of new ones. I let go of guilt that plagued me with sadness. I let go of the fear. What was left was the positive stuff. What was left, was joy, hope and possibilities. These are such powerful … Continue reading KonMari Magic Series Part 4: Hope and Possibilities
The next part of feeling the magic for me was realizing that it was time to start facing my fears. After infusing my relationships with love, and clearing out the guilty thinking, any form of negative thinking really stood out. Each step that I took to bring joy into my life, removed the space … Continue reading KonMari Magic Series Part 3: Letting Go of the Fear.
A popular topic of the Facebook Group, KonMari Method: Life Changing Magic, is that of wondering what life is like after you’re done with the purge. What is Life Changing Magic? In the beginning, when I first wondered what the magic might be, my mind went right to my stuff. Maybe the magic was … Continue reading KonMari Magic Series Part 1 : Relationships
Is it possible to have a guilt-free home? It sure is! First let’s talk about why our homes feel guilty in the first place. We have feelings of guilt we have when we look at the state of our homes and see nothing but clutter. We berate ourselves and focus on the negatives. We … Continue reading A Guilt – Free Home
We use tools for everything, in every aspect of our lives. It doesn’t matter what we are doing, we need some sort of a tool to help us. Some tools are self explanatory. When we cook, we need at least a pan and some heat and maybe something to stir with. When we sleep, we … Continue reading Use Your Tools, Or Let Them Go
Over the last week, I’ve watched a story of community and compassion grow in our neighborhood. This is a story of hope and understanding. At a time when so often the news is sad, scary, or angry, this is amazing to see. It started as an email from a frustrated neighbor to our “Nextdoor” … Continue reading A Simple Step in Hope
KonMari Insight Blog Series Did you ever think about how there are different levels to what makes us happy? I really hadn’t until I decluttered my home and life through Marie Kondo’s book, The Life Changing magic of Tidying Up. “Does this spark joy?” It seems like a simple question. You would think you … Continue reading How Do You See Joy?
KonMari Insight Blog Series. When Greg and I married several years ago, we decided that we would keep a trunk for keepsakes from our adventures together. This included vacations, our wedding, belated honeymoon, day trips, and daily life. We thought it would be an organized way to contain souvenirs and all of the treasures we … Continue reading More Memories …. And what to do with them
KonMari Insight Blog Series. Yesterday a friend asked how I was able to let go of my family stuff. She couldn’t understand how I could let go of the family photos and keepsakes from my mom, dad, and sister. And she really didn’t understand why I was so happy about it. “I’d be worried … Continue reading Keeping The Memories
KonMari Insight Blog Series. Sorting through a deceased loved one's belongings has to be one of the toughest jobs there is. Here are some insights I took away from my journey. Even though I learned most of these much later in the process, they made a huge impact on how I live my life now. … Continue reading Key Take Ways About Inheirited Stuff