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7 Simple Space Clearing Steps For a Fresh 2014

A powerful way to set the stage for an auspicious new year is to clear out the old and start with fresh new energy in your home. I always do a symbolic cleansing ritual on New Year's day or within the…

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5 Ways to Start Downsizing

I talk a lot about downsizing. As a former "accumulator" who stressed about building yet more storage space to house more stuff, I had a radical epiphany when I came back from my Western Feng Shui tra…

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Top 10 Feng Shui Tips

Western Feng Shui offers practical, useful suggestions for creating an inspiring, safe and inviting home. It adapts the centuries-old philosophy and brings it into the modern world.  It is culturally …

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5 Ways to Downsize & Lighten Your Life

Downsizing to a smaller place is often perceived as some sort of failure in mid or later life. We are taught that more is better and downsizing must mean that we haven't succeeded. But the fact is …

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The Emotional Toll of ‘Stuff’

For a moment, imagine that there is string connecting your body to every single thing around you. Seriously, look around you. If you're in your office, allow yourself to see every piece of furniture, …

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Packing, Leaving, And New Adventures

I'm packing. Yes, still. I feel that all I do anymore is pack. Well, that and talk about packing. This weekend, I am leaving this place I've called home for most of the last twenty-five years and the …

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The Clutter & Stress Connection

Some of us have a little clutter, and some of us have a lot. Have you ever found yourself avoiding going home because the disarray of your house felt overwhelming? You are not alone! Many people oc…

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Downsizing as a Mindful Practice

When we were in our 20s and 30s, many of us were in the 'accumulation' mode. We had young families and felt we needed to get all of the 'stuff' to support our ever-expanding lifestyle.  As our familie…

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Clutter: How Can I Give It Away When I Need Cash?

There are people in my clutter-clearing class who are struggling with releasing that which no longer serves them because of its value--or at least their perception of its value--because they really ne…

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“I’ll Just Put It There for Now”

By Erica Sofrina, Author of Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World "If ever you hear yourself say this seemingly innocent little sentence, alarm bells need to go off. The '…

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