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Messy in the Middle

Messy in the Middle

“In every organizing process of decluttering and improving things, there is chaos. Things feel worse before they get better.”  -Barbara Hemphill My client took a pause in our conversation. After letting out a long, slow breath, she spoke. “I guess it all just feels so...

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The Integration of Doing & Being

The Integration of Doing & Being

Last week, my husband and I had dinner with friends. Halfway through the meal, the conversation steered towards the significance of being present. “I find, these days, my kids will come by, and after they leave, I feel I begin to miss them right away,” the husband...

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Making Time

Making Time

“Mom, can you explain to Dad what I’m talking about?” My daughter stood in my bedroom door looking pressed and frustrated. I looked up.  “Well, what is it, exactly, that you are talking about?” I asked her. She gave me an exaggerated sigh.  “Why I have to take time to...

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Addressing the Clutter

Addressing the Clutter

“I’m good,” my client responded to the question, “how have you been feeling over the past week?” Having not received a clear response to the question, I probed. “Can you further define ‘good’ for me?” I asked. “Nothing is going wrong right now,” he started slowly....

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The Grace of Allowance

The Grace of Allowance

I had a pivotal conversation with a client last week in which he shared his intentions for helping his kids process the thoughts and feelings they were having around their family’s shifting situation. “I want to create a safe place for them,” he said. “I want them to...

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Choosing the Voice Within

Choosing the Voice Within

“It seems like the world is getting less noisy,” my client replied when asked what she had been noticing since our last conversation. “Can you tell me more about this?” I asked. “Well, maybe it’s that I’m paying less attention to what the world has to say and caring...

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More Connected, More Detached

More Connected, More Detached

My daughter recently celebrated her 12th birthday, and as we do every year, we hosted a sleepover weekend for 7 of her closest friends. This year’s theme was backyard camping. It was also, my husband and I decided, to be entirely tech-free. As I texted families on...

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Ground in to Level Up

Ground in to Level Up

One of the things I enjoy about my work is the ability to speak with enough people about the foundational shifts going on in their lives to see collective patterns and trends that run through each of their stories. A big one that has been influencing my work a lot...

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