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Simplify Your Life

Do you want to simplify your life? Me too! I want to focus on the people, places and things that really make me happy! And, I want to cut out the noise and distractions of modern life. Will you join me?

The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release
2 months ago

The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release

Downsizing (and simplification, more generally) has been a passion of mine over the last several years. And, one of the things that I have discovered through this process is that …
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How to Let Go of Your Original Art Collection and Paint Memories in Your Heart Instead
2 months ago

How to Let Go of Your Original Art Collection and Paint Memories in Your Heart Instead

When we put together a list of things we want to experience in our lives before we die, there is one thing that is often included. Many people long for …
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Downsizing Your Home After 60: Don’t Let Change Keep You From Living the Life You Want
2 months ago

Downsizing Your Home After 60: Don’t Let Change Keep You From Living the Life You Want

Everyone resists change… Change is very hard… Real change takes a long time…

We hear things like these all the time. Are they true? Well, maybe and maybe not. Like …
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The Hardest Part of Downsizing: Letting Go of Treasured Things
3 months ago

The Hardest Part of Downsizing: Letting Go of Treasured Things

The question I hear most often when I’m talking with people who are in the middle of a major downsizing or are getting ready to downsize is, “How can I …
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Downsizing is Really All About Embracing Three Little Magic Words
3 months ago

Downsizing is Really All About Embracing Three Little Magic Words

A minimalist lifestyle is relatively easy to achieve if all you ever say is the word no. It is so simple to say. No, I won’t buy that new dress …
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Downsizing Your Shoes – How to Walk Away from A Footwear Obsession!
3 months ago

Downsizing Your Shoes – How to Walk Away from A Footwear Obsession!

Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.

Most of my girlfriends have warned me that shoes would be the hardest category of clothing to reduce. My friend Maureen says she’d have trouble choosing 100 …
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4 Ways to Downsize the Memories That Are Amplified When You Let Go of Stuff
3 months ago

4 Ways to Downsize the Memories That Are Amplified When You Let Go of Stuff

When I began my reductionist initiative a few years ago, I assumed I would actually end up with fewer things to think about.  Less stuff to worry about and more …
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When It Comes To Downsizing, It Helps to Give Up Your “Just in Case” Bag
3 months ago

When It Comes To Downsizing, It Helps to Give Up Your “Just in Case” Bag

I watched a TED talk once by Jaime Lerner who was the major who transformed a city in Brazil called Curitiba.  He talked about downsizing and redesigning a city and …
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5 Reasons Downsizing is One of the Most Courageous Things You Can Do!
3 months ago

5 Reasons Downsizing is One of the Most Courageous Things You Can Do!

Contrary to popular belief, the process of downsizing is super easy. All it really involves is three things. First, penetrating awareness that you have way too much ‘stuff’. Second, a …
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The Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing: Clear Your Clutter and Outlook on Life
4 months ago

The Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing: Clear Your Clutter and Outlook on Life

Maybe you’re still living in the house where you raised the children: Bedrooms remain unused. Closets are full of things accumulated over decades. Memories are in every corner. The garage …
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