• It’s hard to let go

    Last post I wrote about the banjo I hadn’t used but couldn’t give up. It sits back in its original place at home, propped up against the wall, still collecting dust, but still bringing a little smile to my face for whatever crazy reason. But now I’m having a hard time giving up even more stuff I don’t use - haven’t used. I thought I had it all together in the getting-rid-of-stuff department. Thought I…

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  • Purging stuff is like falling in love

    I decided that purging stuff is like falling in love, and I just had my own experience. About ten years ago I bought a banjo because I am a huge bluegrass music fan. I imagined how fun it would be to be able to play banjo and join music jams and stuff. I took about two lessons and then life got in the way. Years passed, and I never picked up my banjo. But I…

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  • HOW TO LOSE EMOTIONAL WEIGHT

    When I get overwhelmed by my stuff - and I can’t figure out what to do with it - I remember to use my energy question. I ask myself how I feel with regard to the thing. If the thing is a material object that I don’t love or use regularly, but I still can’t get rid of it - I ask myself how it makes me feel. This works extremely well when my mind…

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