A Few Thoughts on Packaging

Almost everything we buy comes with packaging: blister packs, layers of cardboard, safety seals, bubble wrap, etc. Often, we simply remove and discard it, but sometimes we allow packaging to take up residence in our space. This isn’t always a bad thing, but to keep packaging from becoming clutter, it is important to make wise

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A Phrase I Don’t Love

When it comes to de-cluttering, there is a common phrase I hear tossed around: “When in doubt, throw it out.” I imagine the sentiment behind this comment is something along the lines of, “How important can it be if I am not even sure I want to keep it?” It is tempting to overthink decisions,

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Room For Growth

I am a believer in growth. I don’t mean physical growth, although taller would be nice! Instead, I am referring to intellectual, mental, and experiential growth. As I look out my window, I can see new growth getting ready to explode. Growth is fresh, hopeful, and full of possibility. We joke in our family that

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The 3 Legs of the Productivity Stool

  Regardless of vocation, maximizing productivity is a worthwhile endeavor. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t quite sure how to get thing done. While each of us functions differently, everyone benefits by having a system for each of the three legs of the productivity stool: It is important to acknowledge that these are three distinct entities,

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The Power of Precious

Recently, I heard a speaker talk about her childhood living in South Sudan. Her family often hosted guests during this time, and the toys that she owned were shared with the visitors. As often happens with communal objects, many of her toys became a bit worse for the wear. To ease the pain of sharing

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