This is How We All Need to Live

Every now and then I get words of wisdom from Dr. Wayne Dyer in my email. I thought this was just beautiful. We all need to live our lives this way. If we did, we would stop our addiction to shopping and accumulating and consuming. Your ego keeps you shopping for appearances. I apologize for the different fonts. I can't figure that out But please read this and let it sink into your heart. To understand the way the ego works, you must realize that this false vision of yourself believes ... Continue Reading

Children and Chores

It's summer, so the kids are out of school, and that means the house inevitably becomes a mess, right? Nope. Not in my house. My children are responsible for folding laundry, emptying the dishwasher, cleaning their rooms and the playroom. They also have to set the table for dinner and, afterwards, they have to vacuum under it and wipe it down. They have to feed the dog. And if they take out an activity, they must put it up before getting out another one. They are 6 and 8. And they have ... Continue Reading

So Many Tchotchkes, So Little Space

The other night I had a nightmare dream I was back at my grandparent's homestead in Memphis, picking out tchotchkes to take home. You know, tchotchkes, the Yiddish word for trinkets, or Leah's word for junk. People love picking them up on trips or at an antique store. And a lot are inherited. I mean a lot. I have clients with tchotchkes in their attics, their basements, on every surface in their homes and hidden in cabinets. And you know what? They don't even love them. ... Continue Reading

Why Do You Keep All Those Cords?

There's a common theme among clients I work with, and that is they all want to hold onto the 8 million cords they've shoved into bins, and that they have no idea what they go to. "I might need them," they always say. I've even had clients try to hold on to ethernet cables -- you know the ones that plug your computer into the phone line or router -- even though most of us have Wi-Fi. I am here to tell you if you have not used those cords, it is time to let them go. I am so confident you ... Continue Reading