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Happy New Year!

The beginning of a new year is a wonderful time to let go of what no longer serves you and make space for a magnificent new year! Each New Year we take the time to clear our clutter—physical, emotional, mental and energetic. As we strip away the non-essentials, we gain the clarity to design our […]

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Preparing for the Holidays: Simplify Your Gift Giving

Giving gifts is one of the joys of the holiday season. And it feels great to make someone happy when you give a thoughtful, meaningful gift. Here are a few ideas to celebrate the season with gifts, while still keeping the excess to a minimum! 1) Instead of material gifts consider giving your time such […]

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The Simplicity of Not Planning Ahead

With the Holidays approaching I have been thinking, as I do each year, about how to keep it simple. Usually this thinking leads to planning and list-making. But this year seems to be an exception—I have been inclined to do nothing and find myself wondering how long this feeling will last. It’s clear to me […]

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Celebrating with Natural Sweets: The Halloween Edition

With Halloween around the corner, we thought we would (re)share some new and favorite resources for more healthful candy. Afterall, candy is a part of childhood and many of the upcoming holidays. At least, it certainly was in our household when we were kids (visits to the penny candy store in town were a favorite […]

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Back to School Simplicity

Psychologists say that going back to school is at the top of the stress list for children. And for parents, although it seems that kids being back in school would give us more free time, actually it often feels just the opposite. Coordinating new schedules, school commitments, packing lunches, helping children adjust—it all adds up! […]

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Summer Meals

For me, one of the most magical parts of summer is the food. Having moved to the mountains two years ago, I realize just how much I miss those amazing year-round farmers markets and access to local, fresh produce that you so easily take for granted living in California. So from June until early October, […]

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How to Make the Most of a Move

When you move to a new home you have a fantastic opportunity to reinvent your life. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving to a new country or a new apartment in the same building—you’re not just setting up a new home, you’re creating a new way of living. Between the two of us, my sister […]

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Celebrating with Natural Sweets: The Summer Edition

My sister and I grew up with big holiday celebrations. Both our parents really enjoyed making a fuss out of the holidays by decorating the house and cooking big meals. Part of the magic of these celebrations was the abundance of sweets—ice cream and popsicles on the Fourth of July, candy canes in Christmas stockings, […]

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How to Manifest Your Dreams

Our friends often call Laura the “manifestor.”  Whether it is finding a dream home, getting a book published or a physical healing, her intentions often become reality. She has been asked how she does it many times, so we thought it would be great to share her process– a combination of inner- and outer-work. Before […]

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To Store or Not to Store?

In 2011, the self-storage industry in the US generated 22 billion dollars in revenue. And even though the average house is getting bigger, one in ten households now has a storage unit (an increase of over 65% over the past 15 years)*. Clearly storage is a popular choice, but is it really worth the money, […]

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