And, don’t feel badly for answering yes.
I used to answer yes to many of these questions too.
I have owned and grown Your Wellness Connection for 20 + years.
But it wasn’t always structured the way it is today. In 2013, it was set up so that all the practitioners at Your Wellness Connection were employees. At its height, I had many employees.
I worked 12 – 14 hour days to keep up with paying those salaries, and running our beautiful building.
My calendar was so full I had to pay someone to manage it.
My home life, was dominated by the house we owned. It was over 5,000 square feet, sat on 20 acres, and also had 3 out buildings. At the time it was my dream home, but it was a lot of work. I had to pay a cleaning service and lawn care a large lump of cash to help us keep up with it.
Don’t get me wrong I loved that house. And I loved that version of my practice. I am forever grateful for the memories I made there. But at some point my life became so complicated. I started on that downward slope of the bell curve of “success.”
My life, my calendar, and the stuff I had purchased, collected and stored owned me.
This wasn’t an easy realization to acknowledge.
Our society teaches us to consume.
It teaches us that if you are successful you will be happy…and that success looks like stuff and busyness.
It teaches us that dreams should be made of big homes, fancy cars and big bank accounts.
It teaches us to reward our bodies with cake instead of kale.
It teaches us that more money gives us true freedom.
It teaches us to believe we are never enough, to always push, and rarely honor all that we already are.
The Truth: Money does make life easier. Being prepared and having a savings account for rainy days is important. Things can give you a sense of joy. But money and stuff don’t make the issues, struggles, disappointments and circumstances of life go away.
My Truth: The more I bought, the more stuff I “owned,” the more outward “success” I achieved the less FREE I felt.
The more I had, the less time I had to enjoy sunsets, smile at strangers, and sit down to enjoy a meal with the people I was closest to.
When I sold my dream home and let go of what was no longer serving my soul I learned…
Life isn’t meant to be owned or bought.
Life isn’t meant to be won.
Life doesn’t require dreams that put you in debt.
Life isn’t about catching up, keeping up and measuring up.
Life doesn’t need a full calendar and closet.
Life doesn’t require you to be constantly needed by others to be enough.
Life is meant to be lived.
I learned the best way to feel truly alive is by keeping it simple.
So, in 2014, after 18 years at my dream home we sold it and right-sized to cozy 1,500 square foot apartment closer to the city. 5,000 square feet and three out buildings down to 1,500 square feet and a small storage closet required quite the decluttering and releasing of stuff. You can imagine.
During that same time I shook up my business structure in a way that gave everyone more freedom while still providing excellent service and care to our integrative clients. It wasn’t easy at first, but the end result opened up a whole world of possibility.
Both of these changes unearthed a lot of emotions and my relationships with things, people, and myself.
It was a little shocking to me how decluttering my life and shaking up my business created radical freedom in both.
For the first time in a long time, I felt like I was living my purpose and experiencing a whole new level of love, health and wellness.
I felt vibrant, alive and free.
Clutter can be stuff, people, energy or toxins in our body.
We all have a lot of clutter…
And we forget clutter holds energy.
What could happen if your life was more about love and freedom and less about the clutter?
Can you imagine that?
It acts like a buffer keeping us away from all we can be.
I believe we all deserve a fresh start. And I believe that begins by letting go of the clutter that fills our environments, body, and mind.
That is why my team and I created the 21-Days to Free Your Space program.
Do I believe you can completely turn your entire life upside down and be clutter free in all areas in just 21 days? No. Let’s be realistic. BUT I absolutely know that in 21 days you can vastly widen your awareness of what is cluttering up your life and well-being, AND begin to radically shift all areas of your life if you learn how to free your space. This program will do that for you.
What do you get in the 21-days to Free Your Space program?
Every day for 21 days you will receive an email in your inbox. Each email will have a message from me and an assignment or tip to help you clear your environments, body, heart and mind. Inside the emails you will learn…
You don’t have to sell your home to free your space.
You don’t need to give all your belongings up and live out of backpack.
You don’t have to change jobs or sell your business.
You don’t have to get rid of all your fave foods or products.
You don’t have to start talking like a Stepford Wife as if all things are sunny all the time.
You don’t have to be drastic about anything.
If anything, what I learned from decluttering my life is that it is the small changes that make the biggest shifts in our habits, and later, our life. Also, decluttering one area of my life impacted other areas of my life. It is all connected.
For $21, a dollar a day, you can get a fresh start.
I promise you won’t think about your life – your stuff, how you spend your time, what you consume, and how you think – in the same way, ever again.