Clutter: Can a Maximalist turn Minimalist?

“The first step in crafting a life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.”– Joshua Becker   I’ve always liked having things, but after reading the shocking statistic that the average American home has 300,000 objects, I thought, “That is ridiculous!” Is it all just clutter? Clearly, having 300,000 objects is too […]

On Emotional Needs, Pain, and Suffering

I was reading The Miracle Equation by Hal Elrod and was struck by this paragraph: “By accepting all the things you can’t change…you give yourself the gift of being at peace with life as it is, rather than creating pain because you want the unchangeable aspects of life, be it your past, present, or future, […]

Money and Happiness

We’ve all heard the old expression: money can’t buy happiness, but that isn’t the truth. You can rethink your spending for greater joy and happiness. The research shows that how we spend our money can have a real impact on our experience of happiness and it turns out, most Americans are doing it backwards, spending […]

Build Friendships over Time

Build friendships over time. Sounds simple. But as we age, the opportunities to make new friends diminishes and we may find that our circle of friends lives scattered about the globe. So, how do we find new people with whom to build friendships? One of the best things I’ve done since moving to England is […]

Weight Loss: Get Back to Basics

Getting Back To Basics On Weight Loss…my husband loves Cross-fit. To improve his results, he decided to get the most optimal nutrition plan. He booked an appointment in Plymouth to meet with Lorne of Phalanx Performance Nutrition. Lorne is a very knowledgeable and surprisingly inspiring nutritionist. Lorne is designing a personalized plan for our whole family. […]


Spring-time: The sun is shining, the daffodils are in full bloom and spring has arrived! With the lighter, longer days and warmer weather comes a natural urge to purge the old and make way for new and better things. As a natural keeper of things, I always try to take advantage of any inclination to […]

Can You Have It All?

Can you have it all? I recently received a question from one of our members who had created the ideal life for herself. She had a lovely organic garden she tended, spent time daily in meditation and journaling, looked after her family and the household. Her dilemma was how to find time to start a […]