How Giving Your Room A Purpose Can Spark Joy

When our daughters went off to university, we downsized, as many people do. However, the smaller home we moved into had four bedrooms, because our two girls still needed a place to sleep when they came home over the summer break, and I needed an office to work from.

Fast forward […]

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How To Help Your Elderly Parents Declutter

If you told me there was a book that could turn my beliefs about decluttering upside down, I would never have believed you. Until I read it. They Left Us Everything, by Plum Johnson, is so powerful that it shifted my perspective on decluttering. It’s the true story of […]

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How to Elevate Your Home into a Temple

I went to my first auction last week…just to satisfy my curiosity – or so I thought. Although I didn’t expect to buy anything, I found myself unable to resist this cathedral mirror with caged front.

It got me thinking about cathedrals, temples, and other places of worship…and how they’re not that different from […]

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Caution: Obstacles May Appear Larger Than They Are

 

We all have certain activities we find challenging and totally outside our comfort zone. For some people, it’s flying; for others it’s public speaking. For me, it’s swimming.

Although I was born on a Mediterranean island, I never learned how to swim. I tried to learn as an adult, once taking swimming lessons […]

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She torched her wedding gown!

I often get lovely emails from viewers of the show ‘neat’ in which they share their journeys and success stories with me. Here’s one I received today that made me smile, and I wanted to share it (with permission) because I feel many can relate…

Dear Hellen,

I moved to […]

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