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why cleaning toilets can soothe my soul

October 21, 2012
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I used to HATE tending to my house much the way some people hate exercise. Now I covet time to do the small, repetitive jobs that nourish my home because I feel fed in my soul. This was a long time coming. I am certain it is largely because I made a conscious decision to […]

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plan, do, review

October 21, 2012
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I finish more things when I make a plan to do so. Seems so obvious. But even now, I neglect my simple system because I think getting into action mode is more valuable than planning mode. Without the “plan” step of Plan*Do*Review, I get a lot of things half done and nothing finished. Finishing is […]

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how tiny rewards will get your list accomplished

October 19, 2012
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I get a kick out of smiley faces. My love of them is actually strong enough to get me to do tiny chores I otherwise dislike. Do you remember the scene in Forrest Gump when he wipes he face on the T-shirt and it’s a smiley face? I giggled. I realized how motivational a smiley […]

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why asking for help makes you stronger

October 18, 2012
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Many people who suffer with clutter come to me for coaching thinking I’ll have the magic system that will make all their troubles disappear. This is not how it works. No system of mine will work for you. This is good. The reason half of my soulful cleansing philosophy revolves around the stillness of observation […]

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become a detective of your patterns

October 17, 2012
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What gets in the way of finishing what I start? This is the question I ask so I can notice with precision. When I become a detective of my patterns I can learn from myself and create a supportive scaffolding: one upon which I can stand and reach for my sky. I recently identified the […]

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