Gaining control of your clothes closet kind of feels like a lifelong battle, doesn't it? You try to declutter some pieces, but feel like you might need them if you can just lose those ten pounds. Or you move things around to try to get better organized but the clothes you moved to the front inevitably just get squished to the back again before long because you never end up wearing them. You store things away, rotate seasonal stuff, take a few things to the donation bin, but then end up
Just last month the river valleys where I live on the East Coast of Canada were alive with colour - colour so vivid it hit me like a magnificent wave and stopped my mind from its incessant thinking. It was peak season for autumn leaves and the maples, oaks and birches were putting on a show unmatched by any other. My eyes were glued to this masterpiece, and it slowed me down and made me feel a part of something larger, something much grander and magnificent than me.
If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I'm an Essentialist. I think of it as being a more moderate sister of the Minimalist. I'm not trying to get down to a certain number of things in my home or create a capsule wardrobe, but I am about paring down anything that gets in the way of the essence of what I want my home and life to be like.My own essential home has white walls that are calming and drawers and cupboards that aren't packed full of 'stuff'. But it's also full of
Decluttering your home is a very healthy process to clear out stuff that has accumulated but that doesn't add value to your life or allow you to fully thrive. I believe that if we can make a little more space in our homes, it also brings more space and clarity to our minds and souls, thereby allowing us to gain more of those precious moments of stillness so we can connect to the Greater Whole.
Plants add life to any space. They increase oxygen levels in your home and they remove harmful chemicals and toxins. They're also very grounding and calming, inherently connecting us daily to the Source. Bringing Mother Nature inside is good for our minds, bodies and souls. Here are the top plants that are both easy-to-care-for and great at detoxing your home.
I'm sure you already know that decluttering can reap positive benefits at home - it makes more space, it means less to clean and it feels calmer and more peaceful. But the benefits to you go much further than that.
A decluttered and organized home allows you to thrive. Seriously. The environments you spend time in play a huge role in how healthy you are, how productive, how effective, and how successful. The things we have around us really do have a big impact on our lives.