I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill Last week I received some feedback that set reeling and questioning my own abilities. While the feedback was kind of, but not surprising, it still . . .
“I’ve spent half my life collecting things and the other half getting rid of it” – My Mom My son’s Eagle Scout Fundraiser, a rummage sale, was on Saturday; I am relieved it is over, grateful that the guestroom used as a . . .
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. ~Henri Bergson September 7th marked the two-year anniversary of my first climb to the top of Half Dome; 382 days later, I had . . .
“Have the courage to build your life around what is really most important to you.” ― Joshua Becker, The Minimalist Home: A Room-By-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life Three days ago, I received an email from my editor: “Karen, . . .
The only reason a great many American families don't own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments. ~Mad Magazine Several months ago, in my declutter group, I shared a list of subject lines from one day’s worth of email. I had made . . .
One may go a long way after one is tired. ~French proverb Over the weekend, I attended my niece’s wedding. It was a beautiful, warm day and as I enjoyed the cocktail reception, a family member came up to me and asked me how I was feeling and how the kids . . .
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet My niece is getting married this month and the excitement of wedding plans, bridal showers, and . . .
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha I felt like bursting into tears during Pilates class this morning as I struggled through lunges and planks on the reformer. The joints in my knees, wrists, and hips were achy and . . .
To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man's heart. ~Francesco Guicciardini Last Tuesday as I sat around the dinner table with my husband and boys, I couldn’t help but smile, I had had a productive day. I finished my . . .
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh I’ve been working with several clients and to help get them moving along on their own journey toward minimalism. I always start off by telling them that the process takes patience and time and as long as they . . .