April *ONLINE* classes! So much good stuff.

APRIL ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE IS *LIVE* I'd love for you to join me for one or ALL! 🙂 TWO new offerings: "How to use a pendulum" (used to teach this eons ago, why did I stop?) and "Tuning up your online office space". All classes offered through eventbrite.com. All...

Downsizing 101: What You Do Before You Start

Hey there! I'm a guest contributor writer for Amava.com and just wrote an article on downsizing! You can read it here!

Tell me something awesome

I have this habit I do every morning when I'm out on my first walk o' the day with Daisy. I ask myself, "What's something unexpected that happened yesterday?" I don't hurry up and answer it. I take my time. ​ This has been a pretty easy question to answer lately! ​ It...

I was on the 425 Show with Nicole Mangina!

Hey Friends, On March 4th, I was a guest on the 425 Show with Nicole Mangina! Talk about a new friend for life! She is just great and so was the conversation. Check it out here and let me know what you...

What happened when I Stuffologized my closet

TRUE CONFESSION. I Stuffologized my closet last week and I’m still sort of reeling from it. The day after, I dreamt about a pair of jeans that I'd put in the donate bag and woke up super sad about giving them away. It’s really time, but I still felt sad. Those jeans...

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I keep getting asked.

"It was one of the best weeks of my life." I know, that's a big declaration. But that's what I keep hearing myself say when people ask me about the Joe Dispenza workshop I attended a few months ago. I got introduced to Joe's way back when "What the Bleep" was released...

How comfy are you with being messy?

I started doing yoga last March. My beloved dog Dieter unexpectedly passed away and I needed something to do. My aching heart, my two arms and my two legs were feeling very lost without massive Dieter petting, hugging, snuggling, burying my nose into his fur and...

We need to talk about “Sparking Joy”

It's time to talk about Marie Kondo, and it's kind of a sticky subject. 'Cause on one hand, I think she's doing some really important work. Helping people deal with their clutter and organize their worlds, all the while making it trendy and mainstream? I'm down with...

How to get that thing done that never gets done

I see it all the time, the "projects that never get done" phenomenon. They can come in so many forms: the pile of photos that need sorting, the kid's room that you've wanted to change into a guest room for years and years, even our cars can get cluttered and...

Why you should care about how your home feels

When I was a kid, my parents would send me to Lake Hume for summer camp. It was the event I marked the days off on my calendar for all year long. Lake Hume was a Christian camp out in the mountainous woods of Fresno county and hundreds of kids were bussed in and...

What comes up when there’s an ugly divorce

Brody was referred to me through a mutual friend. He needed help going through his stuff. I met him at his just moved into loft space. He answered the door in a T-shirt, loose fitting blue jeans and flip flops. I was greeted with a big hug and a smile but his face was...

clutter clearing—not that fun

I met my friend and Windermere real estate agent Phillipa for coffee not long ago. I was yammering about the ups and down of biz and said something like, "Everyone has stuff, most of us have too much stuff and feel stuck. I hear people in distress about this ALL THE...

An easy tip on what to do with Gift Cards

How many of you out there have found a Gift Card you thought you lost, you find it (yay!) and then you realize, IT'S EXPIRED. Or, equally frustrating, you're at the Apple Store and no—you don't have the $100 gift card on you from when you recycled your last iPhone....

When Homes Sell Too Fast

PING! Text message comes in. "Can you look at a listing I have in Wallingford, before this weekend? It's needs an energy clearing."    PING! Next text: "This is Dave Marks, by the way."  Me: "Sure! how about (blahdey blahdey) day and time?"  Three texts...