Life Lessons from a Music Box

October 31, 2013 by  
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I have a little wooden music box. Handcrafted in Germany, it was given to me by my German aunt. It’s a sweet thing, and it sat on my shelf, just out of reach, all through my childhood. Seeing it there reminded me that I was loved and thought of by people far away who I […]

Subtracting to Make Space

January 11, 2013 by  
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There are two ways to gain more Space in your home. 1.    Add – build a new room, or build or buy more efficient storage OR 2.    Subtract – evaluate what is taking up space in your home and eliminate something In my experience, people usually do not evaluate their available space until forced to […]

Renewal Hiding Under the Piles

August 10, 2012 by  
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A funny thing happened when I was preparing to write this article… My preparation for a Calm Space article involves writing the theme on a card and placing it right next to my computer, so that I can just let it be part of my life for a while. This allows little ideas to percolate […]

Surroundings

January 25, 2012 by  
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In life, everything we surround ourselves with either adds to our quality of life, or detracts from it. The things that add to our quality of life are wonderful treasures, the things that make our hearts sing. The things that detract from our quality of life are clutter. It begs the question, why would we […]

How to Avoid the Dread of the Ding Dong

December 16, 2011 by  
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You hear it wherever you go. “We must catch up.” For some of you that little sentence will fill you with dread. Does panic take hold at the suggestion someone may actually turn up at your doorstep, gift in hand, to celebrate the season? Have you ever toyed with the idea of feigning absence just […]

Eve’s Lesson

October 5, 2010 by  
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Eve has it all together. She’s the one everyone can rely on. At home, Eve’s family wants for nothing. She keeps the house running smoothly. The laundry is up to date, meals are healthy and delicious, visitors are always welcome and bills are paid on time. Even the garden looks amazing. The children are driven […]

Before the Work Begins

September 1, 2010 by  
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What should I do to prepare for our session? This is a question I’m often asked by new clients. It’s no surprise. They’ve just taken action and made an appointment to deal with something that’s bothered them for a while, maybe even years. Now they’re hungry for more action. For some, that call for help […]

Tiny Baby Steps

August 2, 2010 by  
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“Someday, I’m going to (insert desired action here).” Ever heard yourself saying that?  Is Someday still coming? Here are some reasons NOT to take action: It’s not a priority right now It’s time has come and gone It’s someone else’s agenda, not your own Do any of these apply? Sometimes when we delay taking action, […]

Power and Magic – catching the priceless moments

June 1, 2010 by  
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I sometimes wonder where the days go. I wonder how I’ll get everything done. I wonder how to make things more efficient, be more productive, make each moment count. I wonder what’s for dinner and which colour to paint the walls, where to go on the weekend and who to invite for brunch. I wonder […]

Sharing Our Holiday Magic

December 8, 2009 by  
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Pop quiz: Who cries watching Holiday Inn and wants cuddles with her granddaughter for Christmas? And who is lucky enough to spend Christmas on a boat with her beloved and her puppies? Our writers share a precious peek into their festivities… Angela Esnouf Angela writes Organising Space and you’ll find her at Creating Order from […]

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