Tag Archives: declutter

Clutter and Overwhelm Go Hand in Hand

Clutter and Overwhelm Go Hand in Hand. If you’ve got clutter in your surroundings, you’ve got overwhelm somewhere in your life – I’ll bet money on it.   You are a product of your environment. That’s just the way it is. What’s going on in your home and workplace is a direct correlation of what’s […]

Celebrate a New Season!

Spring has Sprung! Happy spring everyone in the Northern hemisphere! It’s time to clean up the mudroom, sweep off the front porch, and welcome the new energies of springtime into the home. Is there some spring cleaning that you could do that would quickly freshen up your home? I’m thinking cleaning the windows or hosing […]

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance…Oscar Wilde

I wanted to share a little note I received the other day in response to a recent email I sent out, as I think it demonstrates love in such a profound way… Hi Karen,  Although I cannot afford a consultation with you right now, or to become a student of yours, I am just writing […]

This stuff no longer matches me…some of it never did.

I think I’m pretty much done with shedding my skin as “the year of the snake” comes to a close, but the one thing I am still finishing is my environment (when I say finishing, I mean “for the moment” anyway. There really is no such thing.) What do I want and what do I […]

Can a Hoarder be Helped with Feng Shui?

I recently had a consultation with a full-on hoarder, so I thought I’d share some ideas on this subject in case you aren’t sure if you are one, or in case you know someone who is but doesn’t know it. I don’t really think that the label is necessary mind you, but if it helps, […]

Feng Shui Your Desk

These are what items I most often consider and their importance with regard to desks and good, permanent full-time jobs. #1 Come to terms with the fact that you actually NEED a permanent desk. After hearing lots of complaints about jobs being unstead, I think “the laptop at Starbucks” method of doing work is correlated. […]

Feng Shui for your Child’s School Paper Overwhelm

I recently got asked this question by a frustrated mom: School’s out and I’m overwhelmed with all the stuff that is left over. Do you have any ideas on how to get a grip on all the paper that my kids bring home from school so I’m prepared this fall? It got ahead of me […]

Time to Sift and Regift! Get Rid of the Holiday Clutter – “Stupid-to-you” Gifts!!

If you are prone to guilt – hold onto your hats…this next statement may blow it right off your head! This week, is deadline week. The deadline is regarding everything you received as a gift over the holidays, AS WELL AS everything you purchased for yourself during the holiday season. If you have not: used […]

You Can Start Small When DeCluttering

First of all, I wanted to say that this entire blog post took me less than 5 minutes to do…most of the time was dedicated to technology issues. I wanted to see how fast I could make a difference in my house from a decluttering standpoint…so one quick trip to the kitchen was all I […]

Using Dried Flowers in Feng Shui – Q and A

Question: I am confused regarding dried flowers/cut branches. I have several wreaths and branches. Should I remove all of them from my home? Is there any place in the home these are OK?   Answer: First of all, now that the holidays are here, I’d like to say that if you have some dried arrangement […]