Mrs. Fixer Upper

A week or two ago a friend approached me asking me to identify three blind spots in her. It was part of an exercise done in her leadership group. I shared a few things that she could work on and asked her to do the same for me. One of the things that she pointed…

What’s the hype with decluttering?

It's been a few years since decluttering became a household word. The act has become a sensation to the point where Netflix has a series and YouTube has tons of videos on it. Some might ask, "Why is this such a big deal? Cleaning is not revolutionary." Well, it can be. In these days, we…

Things I Wish I Would’ve Done Differently in my Twenties

Last year was the year I celebrated being on Earth for three decades. Leaving the first decade of full adulthood was not sentimental or pregnant with negative emotions for me. I felt the same and didn't see how another day would categorize me as "old." I had encouragement for the future since I had heard…

The Irony of Discipline and How to Use It to Your Advantage

Over the last few days, we have been dog-sitting the family dog. When she came into our lives about 10 years ago, her and I became really close. She would follow me around the house and would almost always let me hold her. I took care of her day-to-day needs, and even had a little…

How Contentment Leads to Rest

I love watching videos on YouTube. I binge on them during my free time and am very guilty of spending a lot of time on the site even when I should be doing other things. My experience is probably the same as most viewers. Last Saturday night, this video caught my eye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVA6pX7wbCQ If you…