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How to clear the way for joy.

As I was sitting on a plane coming home from California I wasn't the least bit bummed to be heading back to MN. In fact I was itching with excitement. Why? Because it's March Madness time! Today the first games start and this first week will be FULL of basketball....

What to do when life messes with your daily routine.

At the end of the 2-day Lifestyle Design Camp I used to lead one of our designers asked a really unique question. After talking about how to schedule self-improvement and create routines that support it she asked;   How do you handle a non-routine life?  ...

Help your partner help you by defining the supportive role.

When I made the final decision to write my book I knew that it would be a major, MAJOR task. I would need to change how I was doing things currently in order to fit in hours of writing as well as all of the other tasks that come with writing, publishing and marketing...

Trying to improve yourself? Find your kryptonite.

I'm pretty good at keeping our house clean. Ok, I just lied. I'm terrible at keeping our house clean, but the systems and organization we have in place keep our house tidy. It doesn't matter how gung ho I am about a new rule to pick up after myself eventually I will...

How to Start your own Home HAPPY Hour (free guide)

On a few key dates throughout the year (birthdays anniversaries and such) I am reminded of how much I've grown, my husband has grown and we've grown together. I won't go into all the reasons I love him and how great he is because after this many years together, the...

What would happen if you just picked up and left?

Last time we were home for Christmas my in-laws booked plane tickets to Florida on a Wednesday and left town Friday. I watched them get their lodging and rental car booked, pack and prepare their year-end business stuff. They left for a week long vacation in 2 days....

Are you willing to redefine who you are?

It's that - sometimes annoying - time of year when all we hear about is if someone is or isn't making a new year's resolution. For the record mine is always to be more kind and less judgmental. Just as much as I hear what people want to do in the new year I hear what...

How to spend more time with family and friends

This time of year always reminds me how much I value family time. It doesn’t really matter how much I’m currently getting when Thanksgiving hits I always want more. But it’s not enough to want more. I’ve got to do something to make it happen. We have to set up our...

Amplify your gratitude by ACTING on your gratitude

It only took us a couple hours and what felt like 20 million decisions, but we finally have our garage sorted, organized and cleaned out. It's been on our list since the moment we shoved all of our extra stuff in there when we moved in. In the process of crushing...

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