Monthly Archives: January 2016

Belongings vs Stuff

Belongings have meaning. Stuff takes up space. Stuff distracts us from what is important. The more we have things to manage, the less time we have to spend doing what we enjoy. Belongings have value, meaning, and function. They deserve a place in our lives. But where do we draw the line? An example. This […]

Life Changing Magic? Indeed

I’m not what marketing experts call an Early Adopter. I lean more toward a wait-and-see attitude. I want to know what other peoples’ experiences are before I make a purchase. The New York Times had been listing The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo on their best seller list for over a […]

Embrace, Space

I love the new in New Year. I liken it to new opportunities, new challenges, new possibilities.  With a new page in a new year, any outcome is possible. When our homes and lives are chock-a-block full, new opportunities can seem overwhelming, new challenges feel like work and new goals can seem out of the question. So let’s get […]

New Year, New Perspective

Editors note: I’m delighted to introduce a guest contributor to Life Simplified, my son Kyle Livingston. A writer since he could form the letters, Kyle shares with us the New Year, from a new perspective. Happy New Year! Or is it? Let’s talk about that.   Kyle Livingston A lot of people start the New […]