Posts by Stephanie Lewis

The Imperfect Perfectionist

Do you set impractical standards for the way you handle situations at home, in social settings, or at work?  Do you beat yourself up when you don’t get it totally right?   If yes, then you are likely a perfectionist. The thing is being a perfectionist doesn’t guarantee that you will always get things done faster,…

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Letting Go

Professional Organizer Kacy Paide gave an outstanding workshop for us earlier this month on How to Declutter.  (She will likely be back for a longer presentation so stay tuned!) What came through so clearly in her talk was that letting go of the clutter can be about so much more than being motivated to sort…

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Giving Yourself Permission

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” -Oscar Wilde   “Selfishness is grossly underrated,” said a friend with two young kids, a demanding legal job, and a husband whose job keeps him on the road. I often hear, from women in particular, that it feels selfish to focus on their own needs.…

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How to declutter, one easy decision at a time – New Workshop

Life ought to be simpler.  Come learn how to find peace with your things. Do you believe you could be happier with fewer, more meaningful things? Do you suspect that a lighter life is within reach? Have you tried numerous times to declutter, but either get distracted, or just give up, feeling overwhelmed – again?…

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Tips to Truly Savor Your Food for a Healthier, Well-Nourished You

Most things are up for grabs but a few things in life aren’t negotiable.  Breathing is one.  We have to breathe.  Eating is another.  We have to eat.  Breathing…that’s a topic for another article.  Let’s focus now on eating.   When you’re eating, do you eat slowly and take the time to really enjoy and…

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Creating a Stress-Free Holiday Season

The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to a lot of stress. After all, you likely have invitations to parties collecting on your counter, a list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of finding the right…

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Morning Routines for the Busy Professional

Is the sound of your alarm in the mornings worse to you than nails on a chalkboard? Do you dread the thought of sunbeams through your window? Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you can’t create a morning routine. In fact, a good morning routine will make you more productive during the day! Here are…

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20 Healthy Snack Ideas

The key to healthy snacking is to find foods that have as much nutritional value as possible that will fill you up, so you aren’t hungry again a short time later. For example, a 100-calorie pack of chips or cookies will leave you feeling hungry again a short time later, AND they are not providing…

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7 Tips to Getting Better Sleep for a Healthy Weight

More and more research is showing just how important getting enough sleep is for maintaining a healthy weight. Getting 7 hours of sleep is the minimum recommended with 9 hours being the maximum. Many studies show that people who have a short sleep duration simply weigh more. Lack of sleep contributes to weight gain in…

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