7 Reasons Your Life is Cluttered & HOW to release the clutter

7 Reasons Your Life is Cluttered & HOW to release the clutter

Inside: clutter is any excess in life or emotional baggage we haul around that weighs us down, distracts from our purpose, or robs us of joy and mind-body-spirit health. 7 reasons your life is cluttered and what to do about it. My husband and I moved 9 times in the first 11 years that we were married. We became experts at taking apart our flat-pack IKEA furniture and often hauled load after load in laundry baskets rather than packing tidily in boxes. It was quicker this way. We were broke […]

How to Overcome Fear

How to Overcome Fear

Inside: You can embrace that you are strength and struggle and it is good. You can be afraid and messy and still show up fully to life. Here are some of the ways I overcome fear. This post contains referral links for books I recommend. My anxiety has been spiking lately again. I always need to be vigilant to protect my mental health over fall and winter but the last time I felt warning signs like this was two years ago. That time I asked for help unheard over and over […]

Draw a Line in the Sand

Draw a Line in the Sand

Inside: Every single decision to draw a line in the sand has altered the course of my life. It isn’t that life became miraculously easy but that I changed how I see. I remember the day, almost like it was yesterday. I decided to live. I had tried three times to kill myself and after this time failed, I felt like a loser. I couldn’t even do this right. But I was also tired. I was tired of trying and failing. So I decided to live. I didn’t know how I […]

Just Like Me Sometimes You’ll Fall : 8 Ways to Get Back Up

Just Like Me Sometimes You’ll Fall : 8 Ways to Get Back Up

Inside: This is a guest post from newmoonhakomi.com. In it, Ketriellah shares 8 wisdom-filled tools to help you get up again when you fall – because you will inevitably fall or feel down sometimes, just like me. This post contains some amazon referral links. We’ve all heard some version of this over and over again. From biblical proverbs, to football coaches and fortune 500 executives:  Fall down seven times, get up eight. (That one happens to be a Japanese Proverb.) While we can’t avoid falling down, here are 8 tools […]

Keep Life Simple in a Noisy World

Keep Life Simple in a Noisy World

Inside: One of the clearest signs that life has gotten off track a bit is the feeling that I’m wearing someone else’s shoes or trying to walk in their path. 10 ways I plan to keep life simple moving forward. It’s easy to complicate life despite our best intentions. We live with competing tensions and desires and, let’s face it,  we’re messy people. I want to learn all the things and be the expert at everything. But I also need lots of sleep and time to putter and think; I […]

5 Powerful Strategies for a Joyful Midlife and Beyond

5 Powerful Strategies for a Joyful Midlife and Beyond

Inside: Growing older is a gift. Growing older joyfully is a choice.  Whether or not we experience a joyful life midlife and beyond is largely about personal belief and choice. This post contains referral links. Growing older is a gift. Growing older joyfully is a choice. Martha Beck writes “since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.” I happen […]

How to Parent With More JOY as an Introverted Mom

How to Parent With More JOY as an Introverted Mom

Inside: We learn to parent with more joy as introverted moms when we wake up to our unique wiring and strengths and decide to honor who we are. I’ve provided a handful of articles and a course for introverted moms to support you on your journey. I know you’re not all parents (or moms) but many of you are so I occasionally share summits, posts or courses that might be of interest. Thank you for your patience if these do not serve you directly. Parenting is an integral part of my life […]