Keep Going

This morning has to be a quick one: I still have a few things to do before I leave for work. A few things like make my bed (which I rarely used to do), sort my breakfast dishes, set the dishwasher, and get a little hand washing done (as in: all that cannot happily survive a washing machine). These tasks […]

Profiles: The Minimalists

“Love people and use things, because the opposite never works.”   The Minimalists consist of Joshua Fields Milburn & Ryan Nicodemus, two genuinely interesting guys who figured out that less truly is more. They quit their corporate jobs, got rid of most of their stuff, followed their passions, began to write, started a blog, did some interviews, published a […]

Start Today

“Today” is always the best day to start anything: a new habit, a new routine, a new ritual. Challenge yourself to let go of old regrets — and give yourself permission to wipe the slate clean. Pick one small thing that, when done consistently, will make a positive contribution to the life you want. Do that […]

Embracing Low-Choice

This may sound super obvious to some and a bit of a no-brainer to others, but if it’s simplicity you’re after – try engaging (what I like to call) your inner auto-pilot. And, just so you know, world leaders and high-ranking executives actively practice this strategy on a daily basis. They deliberately structure their personal […]

March Madness

Okay, well not really madness. But I kinda’ feel like I’m on a bit of a roll here… Added a Monday motivational page (yesterday) called Be The Fish under the BLOG tab. It’s a good reminder to all of us (mainly me) to rise above and set each week up with the right mindset. The DIY tab went […]

The Up Side of Failure

I like quotes. I always have. At worst, they’re mildly motivational (even the pithy ones) and at best, they can really inspire you to look at the world in a different way. This week’s quote reminds me to keep trying new things, even when many (or even most) end up being complete flops. For instance, I introduced […]


I’ve been a magazine junkie ever since I landed my first decent-paying job as a teenager and could FINALLY afford to buy stacks of them each month on my own dime. Even though I’ve slowed down my consumption in recent years (and my interests have strayed from high fashion to home décor and organization), I still look forward to a good magazine reading binge. […]

Green Veg and Fruit Smoothie

While doing a bit of filing and shredding this weekend in preparation for tax season, I ran across a not-yet-posted recipe created in our kitchen LAST SUMMER. Pretty sad, right? Let’s use this as the perfect excuse to make a delicious smoothie, put on a playlist of upbeat tunes, and go tackle some more Spring […]