Articles About Downsizing

Plaster And Heart

How to Prepare to Downsize?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? It’s actually a bigger question than the words indicate. Preparing to downsize includes four dimensions: Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual. Assuming the downsizing is to move to a smaller home, whatever shape that may take, here are the steps I … [Read More...]

Downsizing vs Minimalism

I'm honored to be over at Helena Kalivoda's blog today talking about Downsizing and Minimalism. Is there a difference between downsizing and minimalism? With so much published lately about minimalism, I'm beginning to wonder if the two are regarded as the same. What do you think? Why not drop … [Read More...]

Make a Mental Move to Downsize

While we talk about downsizing our possessions and home, many times it’s out of fear of doing just that. If such a situation were in the near future, the idea of going through all our belongings and selecting only a fraction of them to come with us to our smaller home, is daunting to say the … [Read More...]

Downsizing and Minimalism

I must confess that during the extreme downsizing I did several months ago, minimalism was no-where on my radar. However in recent weeks, I’ve discovered this interesting new way to live. And it’s not as extreme as the name implies. Just to clarify, I subscribe to minimalism as a means to an … [Read More...]


Minimalism, a Form of Downsizing

I’ve just finished reading the book Minimalism: live a meaningful life by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus and saw many parallels to the downsizing we talk about in this space. While these two men held high paying, high power positions in a big business setting, they were discontent with … [Read More...]

Articles About Organizing

Balance Comes From Family And Career

Work-Life Balance: an organizing challenge

Is it possible to have balance between work life and home life? Is it simply a matter of organizing our time? Or is it a commitment to equalizing all parts of our life to achieve balance? I used to think it was the latter. Lately, however, I’ve been pondering this yet again because I’m out of … [Read More...]

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Organize Your Vehicle to Simplify Your Life on the Go

I’ve just purchased a new vehicle, so have been moving everything from my old car to the new one and finding some items that I forgot I had. Just like in the home—things we don’t use regularly are forgotten. So, with my shiny new car, I want to keep it looking spiffy with everything I need there … [Read More...]

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Organizing for Your Health

It’s cold and flu season in my part of the world and sadly I’ve succumbed. However, being organized, I had some of what I needed to help me through it already on hand. Natural Remedies: Sometimes it’s hard to know just how sick the current bugs will make me. So, I keep a supply of natural … [Read More...]

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Be Organized: Clear Your Inner and Outer Clutter

Today I welcome Helena Kalivoda as guest blogger. Helena is the author of a number of books, most recently AWAKEN! Spirit is Calling. Inner and Outer Clutter: Do you know that the clutter of your environment is directly linked to the clutter in your mind? When your mind is cluttered, it is not … [Read More...]

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Pasta, Poppy Fields and Pearls–the book

Today's post is an interview in which two characters from the book Pasta, Poppy Fields and Pearls are chatting about how one of them is more organized than the other. The book is by my friend and colleague Laura Houseman, aka Sophia Bar-Lev. She sets up the interview from here: My novel, PASTA, … [Read More...]