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Why Be Organized at All?

In my opinion, there is no virtue to “being organized.” I don’t think of being organized itself as something to become. I think of it more as a practice: something I do. And if practiced consistently, being organized becomes second nature. I have a habit of picking up our small house every morning. I call […]

Every household needs a good broom.

There is something about Earth Day in April that makes me want to wax poetic about an unsung heroine of our household. It’s true, we have become a culture of people who love our gadgets and I will admit to being among them. My iPhone is rarely out of reach and Kathleen is a huge […]

A new year, a new mindfulness practice.

Our thoughts and our actions influence our reality. And while we cannot predict or control a lot of what happens throughout our day, how we respond can make all the difference. And this difference starts with our being mindful, open, aware. Every day for years now, I have been receiving an email from Regena Thomashauer, also known […]

Four Ways to Give Last Minute Lucy the Boot

If I had an evil twin, her name would be Lucy. That’s right, Last Minute Lucy, and while she claimed to be highly motived, extremely efficient, and a team player, in truth she was my nemesis. I’ll admit, Lucy and I both love a deadline.  I love the motivation and energy of getting things done.  I think Lucy was just […]