It’s no secret these days that our culture encourages buying things. This can be especially true when traveling, or going on vacation. May I gently remind you what happens when you return home? Where will you keep your mementos? Will you use or appreciate them enough to justify the space they take up in your […]
I’m a self-identified bibliophile. I read a lot and hold high standards for the books I read. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui is so far, the most influential book of my life. As I have told the story many a time, I was a lost teenager wandering through a used book store in a […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, Sara Valverde walks us through the method she uses to fold clothes. With her process, adapted from the Marie Kondo folding method, she shows us how we can maximize space while having easy access to our pants and shirts while keeping our drawers organized.
“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” ~Lao Tzu Every moment of your day, you have the opportunity […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, Living Peace Professional Organizer Sara Valverde walks us through a short sitting exercise that will relax and refresh us. Give yourself a few minutes to get present, relax your body, refresh your mind, gain focus and improve your productivity.
Do you have a general sense of overwhelm? Does it show up as never having enough time? Or do you feel like you’re losing your mental clarity? Do you just have too much stuff? Maybe your organizing goals aren’t as lofty as becoming a minimalist, but there are three principles you can borrow from this […]
In today’s Tuesday tip, Sara Valverde, Living Peace professional organizer asks us a key question: “Where do your organizing habits come from? In this brief video, she gives us a few tools to help us identify and understand what may be some of the root causes for our disorganization. She then gives us tools that we can add […]
To dive a little deeper into my experience living a minimalist lifestyle, I would like to share three pieces of advice – three life changing lessons I learned in a few areas of my life that I found I was pleasantly surprised to develop over the past year and a half as a minimalist. 1. […]
In parts I and II of my Liveaboard Life blog series, I shared how living with less helps me live in alignment with my values, and how living with less constantly reminds me of how much I have. In this post, I want to talk more about minimalism, because it´s trendy right now. Even though […]
In Part I of my Liveaboard Life series, I shared how refreshing it is to not have stuff from my past weighing me down, as well as how living with what I only love and need in my beloved sailboat supports me in living by my values. In this post, I´m going to dive deeper […]