Clean house. Weeding out. Stuff to charity. Your house is officially decluttered. Yippy! It’s so freeing, isn’t it?! Now comes the real challenge, how do you keep it that way? If you implement these 6 habits in your life, you have a fighting chance to keep your physical space organized and free of extra stuff.… Read More Keep Clean
We are consumers. Consumers of food (often in excess). Consumers of gossip. Consumers of ideas. Consumers of stress. Consumers of things. By omitting the unnecessary things, we can also help omit the constant excess consumption of other non-tangible items. When our space is more clear, our brains and decisions are more clear. When our brains… Read More Crap Clean Out: Part 2 – Weeding
No, this post entitled “Crap Clean Out” isn’t about a detox or colon cleanse. This is simply about cleaning out the crap in your house and your life. Decluttering is the new black…or something like that. There is an increasing amount of new books/blogs/ideas out there with different strategies for approaching the same goal: get… Read More Crap Clean Out: Part 1 – Clean House
“Your health is your real wealth.” ~Mahatma Gandhi In the last 3.5 days I have all but become a permanent fixture on my couch. Surrounded by snot rags, Ricola wrappers and cozy blankets, I have slept more, watched more TV and complained more than I have in the last 5 years. I also have been… Read More Without Your Health, You Have Nothing
Ooooookay, I’m done beating around the bush on this one. There is NO EXCUSE FOR EATING LIKE CRAP! For real guys. If our great great grandparents listened to how we obsess and talk about food all the time, they would think we are batshit-cray-cray. If they saw the things stocked on our grocery store shelves… Read More What would your Grandma say?
I’ve been trying to pay closer attention to my thoughts. Just this morning I was sitting at a breakfast place waiting for my friend to join me and this young woman, her daughter and what seemed to be her mother walked in. They stood in line, eyes looking up at the menu on the wall.… Read More Creatures of Comparison
For the last several days I’ve been a caregiver. On Tuesday, my mom had a massive shoulder reconstruction and I was her person. The surgery went well… the recovery has just begun, but also going well. Before I get further into this blog, let me first say that she’s a champ and even the doc… Read More Caregiver Defined
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” I am once again on a plane as I write. This week I am in route from Chacala, Mexico back home to Colorado for a week. My skin is browned (okay, maybe a bit burnt), my guts are grumpy… Read More Perfectly Flawed
“Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let’s love turbulence and use it for change.” ~Ramsey Clark I’m writing this in my “notes” on my phone as I am getting tossed around like a rag doll in my plane seat from the turbulence as I soar at 30,000ft over the Colorado Rockies. I’m looking out the… Read More Enjoy the Turbulence
The concept of “self-care” is everywhere. I work for the National Epilepsy Foundation and just wrote our February employee wellness newsletter on self-care in the workplace. Last week, I just listened to Harder to Kill Radio (Steph Gaudreau’s podcast) with my dear friend Sarah Fragoso and that was the central topic of theirs (I highly… Read More Self Care… Taking Time!