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My Word of the Year for 2018: Progress

January 2, 2018

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Happy 2018 and welcome to my annual ritual of choosing a word of the year for the upcoming 12 months. Picking a “word of the year” continues to be an alternate path for those of us who don’t want to be weighed down with myriad (and easy to break) New Year’s resolutions. Readers who have […]

My Word of the Year for 2017: Essential

January 11, 2017

In 2016 my life became a lot less hectic as I employed my word of the year: Simplify. I added more breathing room in my schedule – and my closet – and adopted a general mantra that “less is more.” My year of simplifying was so fulfilling and freeing that I knew I wanted to […]

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What I’ve Learned from 6 Months of Simplifying

May 24, 2016

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At this point, most of us have heard of Marie Kondo and her best-selling manifesto, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She suggests decluttering by asking yourself about every single thing you own: Does this spark joy? I love this question, but the truth is my decluttering bar is set a little lower: I don’t […]

What I've Learned from 6 Months of Simplifying

What’s Your Word of the Year? Here are Five Words to Get You Started.

February 12, 2016

Many professionals I know choose a “word of the year” that becomes their mantra and focus for 12 months. My personal word for 2016? “Simplify.” To incorporate this concept into my life, I’ve been reading books like Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and — of course — Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic […]

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