Simplifying

3 Experts Weigh In: How To Make Time For What Matters Most

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Achieving Goals, Blog, Changing Habits, Decision-making, Empowerment, Productivity, Simplifying | 0 comments

3 Experts Weigh In: How To Make Time For What Matters Most

There are a few simple questions you can ask yourself — even on the go — that will help you take back your time for what’s really important to you. Summer is such a busy time it can be hard to make time for what matters most. Even the long summer days don’t seem to be enough for the extra time we all need and want. Between traveling, house guests, kids activities, the lawn and garden, home repairs, and unique outdoor activities, it’s easy to just go, go, go and start to feel uncentered and pulled in too many directions. This week I’m sharing the advice of 3 expert authors, each with a unique...

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Ask Me Anything! 2 FREE Ways To Connect — Facebook And Phone

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Achieving Goals, Blog, Changing Habits, Empowerment, Mindset, Overcoming Fears, Productivity, Self Acceptance, Simplifying | 0 comments

Ask Me Anything! 2 FREE Ways To Connect — Facebook And Phone

I love to connect with people for Q&A, so I started doing Facebook LIVE on my Facebook Page a few months ago, testing it out under the radar. Could I figure out decent lighting? Did I have anything of value to say? Would I be nervous and flub up? The results of 24 incredibly fun and inspiring Live Videos — I LOVE DOING FACEBOOK LIVE!   And I hope you’ll use this fact for your own personal gain!   I’m Live on Facebook every Thursday morning at 9am on my Facebook page, Your Spirited Life & Business to answer your questions about — • Getting unstuck, overcoming...

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Don’t Be Stubborn Like Me: 4 Practices To Save Time, Money, And Your Sanity

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Achieving Goals, Blog, Productivity, Simplifying | 0 comments

Don’t Be Stubborn Like Me: 4 Practices To Save Time, Money, And Your Sanity

“Why aren’t I doing these things?” This is what you’re going to ask yourself about the 4 practices that I’m going to share with you today. But before I tell you, here’s something we all have to admit — Entrepreneurs are tenacious, passionate, independent… and bullheaded. Of course I’m speaking of myself, too! There are 4 things I know I could have done a lot sooner to help me get to where I want to be in my business and life. Please, learn from my stubbornness! (I think these ideas will help you even if you’re not an entrepreneur.) Do you want more success — more time, money, ease,...

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[NEW BLOG & FREE GUIDE] Start to Simplify Your Life

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Blog, Changing Habits, Decision-making, Empowerment, Mindset, Simplifying | 0 comments

[NEW BLOG & FREE GUIDE] Start to Simplify Your Life

I can, and will happily, give you advice, inspiration, tools, and techniques for designing and organizing your life. But if you don’t know why you’re doing it, nothing I say will make a difference. I’m not talking about some standard line about why you should do it: that you’ll be happier, less stressed, more peaceful and relaxed. All those things are true. If you design a simpler, more consciously organized and chosen life, you’ll feel better. A Lot Better. But generalities like that are NOT going to get you to pack the 63rd box, update your project planner, or say No when you need to. Only...

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Simple, Grateful, & Free: Design, Organize, and Choose a More Joyful Life

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Achieving Goals, Blog, Simplifying | 1 comment

Simple, Grateful, & Free: Design, Organize, and Choose a More Joyful Life

Autumn has arrived here in Central PA with muted reds and golds, fluctuating temperatures, and a nice crop of butternut squash in the garden. I’m looking at it all from a new perspective, literally, as I just moved 2 weeks ago. Those of you who know me may find this surprising, since I refer to the Valley where I live as my “soul landscape”, but I didn’t abandon theses creeks, hills, and pastures, I just moved about 50 yards. Yes, just 50 yards, but into a new world, as I realize my long time vision of downsizing and simplifying my home and lifestyle. And I did it right in my own...

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3 Reasons Why Self Care Has To Come First

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Blog, Productivity, Self Love, Simplifying | 0 comments

3 Reasons Why Self Care Has To Come First

I got all fired up this week to add something new to my morning self care routine and it’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I can’t seem to add anything else and be really consistent about it. I feel pulled to get to the computer or clean something or whatever… anything but the walk, yoga, or quiet garden time I need. And by 3:00pm, I’m dragging my feet and my motivation and snacking decisions go all haywire. Enter potato chips or dark chocolate. Sneaky bastards. Can you relate? Why do I have so much more consistent motivation to help others, to do my work, or to do just about...

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Simple Scheduling Strategy for Staying Sane

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog, Resources, Simplifying | 1 comment

Simple Scheduling Strategy for Staying Sane

The two things you need to have the peaceful, calm, and put-together life you crave on a continuous basis are SYSTEMS and PERSISTENCE. The two keys to a good set of systems for home, work, self care, work, etc, are PRIORITIZING and SCHEDULING. When you don’t prioritize, everything seems super urgent and hangs over your head all the time, which is like being hooked up to an IV bag filled with stress hormones. And even if you already know what’s important, if you don’t actually schedule it, you can never relax because you’re always wondering when you’re going to manage to get it done....

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The Secret To Simplifying: How To Squash Overwhelm and Take Control

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Blog, Simplifying | 0 comments

The Secret To Simplifying: How To Squash Overwhelm and Take Control

Let’s face it, we’ve all got a lot on our plates and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. Dealing with your Stuff is important and necessary, but it’s not the whole picture when it comes to Simplifying. It takes two things to keep your life from being too complex, overwhelming and out of control. The two things you need to squash overwhelm and have the peaceful, calm, and put-together life you crave on a continuous basis are SYSTEMS and PERSISTENCE. The two reasons you, and I, and lots of people I work with get overwhelmed are: 1. Every task has the same due date — NOW! and the...

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Who Else Wants Less Cluttering and More Simplifying?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Blog, Simplifying | 6 comments

Who Else Wants Less Cluttering and More Simplifying?

I want to talk about what’s in your closets… and mine. I have a lot of stuff. This is because I’m sentimental, curious, creative, and enthusiastic. These are all great qualities, but not when they lead to bulging closets, an overstocked craft room, shelves of books I don’t need, a cluttered basement and, well…. you get the picture. I have things from from the past and the life I used to have. Then there’s the stuff from the life I wanted and thought I would have, but Life had other plans. I want to embrace who and where I am in life, and what’s...

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Simplest Start To Simplifying

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Blog, Simplifying | 1 comment

Simplest Start To Simplifying

I have a question for you: What does simplifying mean to you? Does it mean deprivation, scarcity, giving things up, going without, depriving yourself, or having to say No a lot? (Making life miserable, boring, and no fun at all?) I believe it can mean lightening up, freeing yourself, and living in a way that makes you happier, more clearheaded, and less stressed. (Making life more joyful and fun!) Having a clear picture of what you hope to achieve by simplifying is a great motivator for action. Each Sunday in September I’ll bring you some simple ways to simplify, and the inspiration to...

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