The Simple Way to Declutter Your Mind

 3:00 AM I wake up and still half asleep make my way into the bathroom, 2 minutes later I come back and slide into bed and all of a sudden my head, which had been happily snoozing away just 2 minutes before, goes all “thinky” on me. Now, apparently with great urgency, my mind decides I need to worry about a meeting I’ve got tomorrow, strategize how I’m…

3 Simple Habits for a Calmer & Happier Life

Ever feel like you just need a break from everything in your life, even the stuff you like? I was having a little episode of that earlier this week. When I finally stopped, took a deep breath, and gave it some thought, I realized that part of the reason I was feeling so overwhelmed was that I had scheduled my week so full that I had stopped doing 2 of the 3 key habits I…

4 Steps to a Simplified Wardrobe – And a closet full of clothes you love!

How many clothes do you have in your closet? The average American woman has 103 items of clothing in her wardrobe. Yet most say they only like about 10% of the contents. (These numbers are based on a study of 1000 women done by the Closetmaid Company).   Another survey done by ING Direct and Capital One Banks found that the average woman with a life expectancy of 80 years will spend about $125,000 on…

5 Steps to Becoming an Exercise Enthusiast

True confession time…I’ll admit it…I’m not a big fan of exercise. I’d much rather curl up with a good book than do bicep curls. But turning those pages doesn’t quite count as exercise (which is really a shame because I’d be an Olympic athlete right now if it did!). I have always been a bit envious of people like my friend…

Cleaning Basics – A Simple 2 Part Cleaning Routine

If you love to clean then this post probably isn’t for you, unless you enjoy a good laugh at those of us who hate to clean. Cleaning actually makes me crabby. At about minute 12 of dusting I start to get irritated and think, “This is never going to be really clean and in a couple of days it will just be dusty again…grrrr.” I read the magazine articles…