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Monthly Mantra: June 2020

  The worst car accident I've ever been involved in happened two years ago, one hundred feet from my front door. It was a slick, frosty morning, and the woman cruising downhill never saw me. We skated across the intersection together, tires slipping, metal gnashing, airbags popping. I spent the whole day afterwards in a state of dread and despair. I couldn't seem to pull myself out from under the weight of it. David and ...
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Live Simply 2020: May Mantra

My sister and I, both diametrically opposed to being stopped, tried once to come up with an acronym for the phrase at which we worship: find a way to make it work. F-A-W-T-M-I-W. So you can see why that never became a thing. But our devotion to the concept remains. We know what you know, you who are equally intent on succeeding: the determined are rarely deterred. They hatch a plan, acknowledge no one but ...
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Spring Favorites: 8 Essential Organizing Products

At the end of 2019, I compiled a list of the year's most impressive, effective, and impactful organizing products--the ones that rocked our worlds (and, by extension, our clients'). But then we did a big move project, we worked with several dream clients, we sourced supplies for endless storage areas, and the page that the list was written on was flipped. Fate and COVID-19 is granting the lucky among us with spare time on our ...
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Live Simply 2020: April Mantra

There is never a perfect moment. The world is never without strife. The universe is never devoid of suffering. Lately, it's felt as if there is more hardship and anguish than normal. Communities are united in collective grief, with fear gripping the globe. Yet we are no less in charge of what we choose to focus on, and no lesser equipped to keep perspective. Now, more than ever, we must consciously channel positivity and hope. ...
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Live Simply 2020: March Mantra

  It is so easy to stop. It’s easy to give up and give into the desire to be lazy. It’s infuriating, really, how easily exemplary slips back into mediocre. It takes just a handful of choices; fewer, probably. A closet’s beautifully organized status begins to be undone with a single garment not put back in its proper place. The physique achieved through daily exercise begins to diminish with one missed workout. The path towards ...
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