A 6-Step Guide To Move Out Of Stress-Paralysis…

Trauma? Medical challenges? A move? A relationship loss? A career shift? A new baby? Yes, we just had our first born baby by C-section, and we are incredibly happy and blessed. However, parenting is also creating stress for both of us as we try to figure this all out. Really, any change will create stress on the brain. No matter what the situation is that is creating the stressors, we always need a plan to keep moving forward.

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Let’s Talk Boundaries

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Let’s Talk Boundaries – 3 ways to help you focus on your priorities!

As you may have noticed, I haven’t written a new blog post lately, I’m not sure, but it seems to be something to do with being pregnant. See, baby is convinced that writing is boring and being a world-class baby gymnast is better. Baby’s energy (and prego hormones!) is making this mommy tired and unable to write as fluently as before. So, let’s see if I (and baby!) can get some juices flowing and write about something that has been on my mind lately…

Sooooo… let’s talk about…

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How (And WHY) I Threw Out 4 Bags Of Clutter From My Kitchen…

How and Why I Threw Away 4 Trash Bags of Clutter From My Kitchen!
Minimalism In The Kitchen Brings Peace

How I managed to have this much clutter in my kitchen, I will never know. And I didn’t get through the dishes/utensils. What I worked through was the food cabinet, the spice cabinet, the tea cabinet, the coffee cup cabinet and the 3 cabinets that are basically kitchen junk cabinets. 4 bags of trash. 4 bags of wasted space. 4 bags of unneeded stuff. FOUR. BAGS.OF. TRASH… FROM. MY. KITCHEN. CABINETS. Continue reading “How (And WHY) I Threw Out 4 Bags Of Clutter From My Kitchen…”

The Emotions That Prevent Change

 

ending stuff and people clutter by knowing the emotions behind them.
The Emotions That Prevent Change: The reasons we hold onto things and relationships longer than we should

The Emotions That Prevent Change: Why We Hold Onto Things and People Longer Than We Should

It is hard work to go through change. We all have to go through it, and if we are focused on personal growth, we are going to go through change more often.

As I move toward minimalism, I have had to work through a lot of emotions that I didn’t realize were holding me back and keeping me within the confines of clutter, stress, ‘have-to’ and allowing toxicity in my life.

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A Minimalist Fridge… Stress-Free Living in the Kitchen.

A clean fridge means less stress
Simple, stress-free tips to help you find balance and enjoyment in cooking.

I always felt I should make elaborate meals. And then… I would get so stressed and upset when Henry wouldn’t eat them. I grew up eating 3 sit-down meals a day, 3 complete meals with protein, starch/carbohydrates and vegetables. Sometimes a dessert and fruit too. So, this is how I tried to handle food in our house for 2 years. HOWEVER, I stressed so much over how I ‘should’ be cooking that I HATED cooking. HATED the kitchen. HATED shopping for us. HATED planning meals. HATED anything to do with food. I was wasting time and energy AND money trying to keep up with the cooking and planning. Who is with me on this?

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How To Create A Chore List That Actually Works (AND saves you time and energy!)

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Yes, you read that right…. A chore list that works and saves you time. See, I work 11 hours a day, plus have about a 40-minute commute. Run the time for that – I eat dinner around 9:30 pm and only have a few minutes to clean my house or to take care of any of the chores. A few years ago, when I was getting my master’s degree, I came up with methods to make chores, cooking and house responsibilities less time consuming and easier to deal with.

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“Is It Time For Spring De-cluttering Yet?”

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It is amazing to me how quickly we can accumulate STUFF. I mean – my husband and I don’t shop very often, I don’t remember the last time we bought anything besides groceries. So how is it that we have a full garage, an office, and every cabinet space in the house filled with stuff we haven’t used in over 6 months?? How is my purse filled with random trash that never got emptied out?
        As you can probably guess, I told my husband it was time to clean out this week, even if it isn’t quite spring time yet. Here are some things I have learned about clutter, my faith and cleaning out through this household purge I am going through right now.

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