Dealing with Heirlooms

Dealing with Heirlooms

Those of us fortunate to have acquired heirlooms passed down through family generations are also plagued by the modern day inconvenient truth: our heirs don’t want it all. Young people these days are too mobile, resourceful, frugal and practical to envision...
Maintaining Momentum

Maintaining Momentum

You got off to a good start this year, with your resolutions, new habits, projects. . . and now it’s March. Say you started going through the 28 bins of junk that have been sitting in your attic for the past 10 years. How can you maintain the momentum? Here are...
Decluttering the Closet of Life

Decluttering the Closet of Life

There’s only so much time in our days. This really became clear to me when I read Julie Morgenstern’s classic, Time Management from the Inside Out. In it she compares time to space, like a room or closet; it’s limited and you can only cram so much in there. Another...
A Routine Thing

A Routine Thing

I stumbled upon two points today that might resonate with you, especially if you’ve been interested in – or struggling with – creating new routines. The first came to me in an email from James Clear, author of Atomic Habits. I wish I could say I knew him personally,...