Shiny Object Syndrome

I have really big dreams and desires. I also have shiny object syndrome. And what I’ve come to realize is that the two don’t mix so well. Kind of like oil and water. Just as soon as my dreams and desires begin bubbling up to the surface, the shiny objects come and sit...

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Are You Clinging to the Familiar?

The legal name of my company is Breathing Room Professional Organizing. My business card says that I’m a professional organizer. I’m a member of the National Association of Professional Organizing. I’m even the Vice President of our local chapter. For years, these two...

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Decluttering After Divorce

I’m a hopeless romantic. A voyeur of sorts. I’m captivated by every love story and every kiss that holds all of the promise of two souls dancing long into the night. I cry those sweet tears of joy when the slipper effortlessly glides onto Cinderella’s foot, and the...

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Wanna Fly?

I’m a hopeless romantic. A voyeur of sorts. I’m captivated by every love story and every kiss that holds all of the promise of two souls dancing long into the night. I cry those sweet tears of joy when the slipper effortlessly glides onto Cinderella’s foot, and the...

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Healing in Safe Spaces

There’s healing in safe places. That thought jumped into my mind yesterday morning as I was trying to work but was being pulled to thoughts of my new office space.  For a year now my office space has been the kitchen table creating a tension between my professional...

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Letting Go of the Fear

Letting go.  That thing that scares the crap out of me.  That thing that drives me.  The thing that I’ve built an entire business around.  It is my battle cry to whoever will listen.  Let go of that which no longer serves you.  If you don’t love it and you don’t use...

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The Clutter of Busy-Ness

Ouch! I was working on my website this week and thinking through some branding questions.  I started journaling about one of my core business beliefs that everybody has a story that can be told through their physical stuff.  The word “everyone” leapt off the page.  I...

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Go Big or Go Home!

We have one solid response in our home to the question of what should I do.  It’s always, “Go Big or Go Home!”  If there’s a choice between two things.  We all rally behind the go big option.  Be braver.  Be more confident.  Be more adventurous.  It can be a little...

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Disguised in Sheep’s Clothing

Close your eyes.  Now walk with me for a minute.  It’s been a really long day.  You woke up late.  You didn’t have time for your morning meditation.  You scheduled your appointments too close together.  There was no time for your favorite yoga class.  But, it’s...

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No Pictures Please

I recently worked with a web site designer, and I promptly told her I didn’t want to display before and after pictures of my work.  I didn’t want my website showing a horribly messy closet next to a stunning picture of a perfectly organized closet.  I didn’t want a...

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What is a Space Doula?

Space Doula - noun. One who intuitively and compassionately helps another clear clutter in order to create space to breathe. move forward. uncover passions. birth dreams.

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