You tend to your house and family, and many days that’s enough. But some days you wonder where you fit into all this. You miss having time to yourself and long for even just fifteen minutes to browse the aisles of Target or Michael’s, alone.
I promise it’s not just you. And you are not selfish. In fact, taking care of yourself is the least selfish thing you could do for those you love. I’ve discovered this invaluable reality the hard way, and I want to make it a little easier for you.
I’ve combined my background as a teacher with my skills as a professional organizer to help you discover a life of simplicity and ease.
The 4-Step Method
One thing I learned from teaching is there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. That’s why my 4-step process is designed to both address your needs as a whole (mental/emotional, physical and spiritual) and help you create customized systems and routines that are as unique as you.
Step 1 – Simplify
Gain clarity on your values and priorities.
Step 2 – Sift
Use your newfound clarity as a sifter to cull through your belongings, relationships and well-being to determine what stays and what goes.
Step 3 – Sort
This is where you get to organize what you choose to keep. Containing our belongings is just a part of the organizing process. I’ll also help you create systems and routines that serve your lifestyle.
Step 4 – Style
Once the clutter is clear, you’ll rediscover you, find your voice, and find authentic forms of self-expression. Your personal taste, preferences, and signature style start will to emerge.
Inspiration to Help You Get Started
Simple Living Support
Resources to guide you in your simple living journey.
The Simple Living Challenge
It’s hard to be present when your mind is always distracted. Cut down on the distractions and discover clarity and purpose with the Simple Living Challenge.
If you’re overwhelmed by clutter, my book, Home on Purpose: Mindful Living in a Hectic World is a great place to start. It’s my best home organization tips, secrets and resources wrapped into a book you can read in less than an hour.
If you’ve ever wished you could hire an organizer, this book is your wish come true.
I created a DIY organizing guide to help you kick start the organizing process, starting with the areas of your home that will have the biggest impact. So, if you’re feeling motivated sign up for Chaos to Calm to organize your household for good.
How It All Started
I started out just like most busy women, as a wife, daughter, sister, friend and mother who was buried beneath roles and responsibilities, trying to figure out what happened to the person I used to be and wondering if she still existed.
The truth is, I’d been hiding in the shadows of everyone I served.
After years of ignoring that still, inner voice that kept calling for a different way of life, I could no longer tolerate as is: a crumbling marriage, declining health, and what felt like failure as a wife and mom. It’s no wonder I reached a breaking point.
I quit my eighteen year long teaching career and started clearing all the clutter that overwhelmed me.
After ten years of stepping way from my old life, of being sifted, tried and tested, I can finally say I’m (more often than not) living in the truth that my soul knew existed all along.
I often compare it to walking through a wardrobe and witnessing a new world. Much like Narnia, this world is a place of possibility, restoration, and resurrection.
And man, do I want that for you. In fact, I can’t not at least offer it to you. It’s from this place I find myself turning around and extending my hand to you.
If you’re looking for someone who will encourage and support you in making room for yourself and the life you want, I’m your huckleberry.
Matt and I have been married 23 years. Our daughter, Hannah, is 22 and is studying to be a nurse at West Coast University in Dalls.
We’re native Texans and have always lived in Texas. In fact, we’ve always lived in and around Houston. We’ve lived in our current home in The Woodlands for 14 years and have lived in this area for 20 years.
We share our empty nest with Blackie the gray tabby, who Hannah named when she was six, and Britt, our sweet dog who daily shows us what unconditional love looks like.
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