In my efforts to declutter my closet and dresser, I have repeatedly come across items that I was, at first, either sure I wanted to keep, or I was seriously considering throwing out. This internal wrestling with myself became cumbersome, so I followed the instructions of decluttering expert Marie Kondo, and simply pulled everything out … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 17: Is It in the Right Pile?
I was recently inspired by a Facebook post from a friend sharing a link to participate in 40 Bags in 40 Days, a challenge that asks participants to declutter their homes, work spaces, email inboxes, among a host of other "non-stuff" ways to declutter and incorporate healthy, beneficial habits. The challenge is aligned with the … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter: My Journey through 40 Days of Decluttering
Shame became my companion... So secretly and subtily that I didn't even see him coming. Like that acquaintance that kind of tags along quietly with a group of friends, whose presence goes almost unnoticed until everyone else has left the party. And in this case, it was in the moment that I had lost hold of … Continue reading Exposing Shame