“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 . . .
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough Last month, my younger son begged me to let him hang out after school with friends before attending the school’s talent show. He wanted to meet his friends at 4:30 pm, a good 90 minutes . . .
Help one another; there's no time like the present and no present like the time. ~James Durst Yesterday, I lounged around the house, feeling the impact of jet lag. I didn’t leave the house, nor did I exercise. I was feeling a bit blue: I was home after a 10-day adventure to London and Wales . . .
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. ~Eckhart Tolle This year, my husband and I chose to spend Easter hiking with our boys at one of my favorite local hiking spots: Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. The park had been blessed with a wonderful super bloom this year and I . . .