If your ability to enjoy life is being destroyed by chronic disorganization and the emotional and physical clutter that comes with it, isn't it time for a whole new approach? Agile Life Design™ helps you cultivate your personal agility with organizing and discover how to organize in way that FITS you. Strategies that simple, tweakable, sustainable and yes, even energizing for you.
When you invest in coaching and learning new skills, you are investing in yourself, your future, your relationships, your career, and your heallth - physical, mental, and emotional.
With Agile Life Design™ you will gain insights, knowledge, skills, habits and processes that will empower you to start taking action immediately to reduce anxiety and overwhelm and create more success, confidence and peace in your life.
I founded NEAT & SIMPLE LIVING™ in 2005 and to help people transform their lives and experience the life-changing positive energy, stress relief, self-confidence and self-esteem that comes from discovering they CAN get reasonably organized!
In 2008, I founded Lotus Bridge, LLC to design, develop and deliver multidisciplinary, integrative learning and life coaching, giftedness, productivity, motivational, ADHD coaching resources to help people achieve optimal performance, cultivation of their "raw" gifts and ultimately, realization of their potential.
In 2011, I built on this foundation and gave birth to Agile Life Design™ - a mindset, skills and tools for
In 2012, I'm working to share the tools for using “The Healing Power of Agile Life Design™ to heal your relationships with the “8 Dances of Life™” and design chronic overwhelm, indecision, and exhaustion out of your life - from the outside in and the inside out.
I combine my coaching services with learning programs because, contrary to what many people believe, you actually can learn to enjoy organizing - no matter how much you hate it now. Organizing is a set of skills and concepts you CAN learn - but you can't learn them by having others do it for you. It often also requires emotional healing + love as well as experiential learning, feedback, and "tweaking" that only personal and / or group coaching can provide.
Learning in a safe group environment with people going through the same challenges enhances and accelerates learning. It works so well I generally only work one-on-one with people who participate in my small group learning experiences.
I have found that integrating learning and coaching in a way that addresses the psychological, biological (e.g., giftedness, ADD, Creativity, Personality Type) and emotional aspects of organizing as well as the technical aspects is the best way to truly conquer chronic disorganization. Once you are good at designing your own organizing solutions to fit you, I promise you will enjoy doing it!
I know because I wasn't born organized either. I'm a natural sentimental packrat. I had to learn on my own over many years to change the way I relate to my things so I could release clutter to make room for the future I truly wanted.
I was able to change my attitude toward organizing, my habits and move forward to create the life I always dreamed of. Today, organizing and clutter clearing is my number one go-to strategy for relieving stress - no longer is organizing and clutter-releasing the source of my stress.. It's not always easy to do, but it CAN be done. Having support from someone whose only concern is making your life better and helping you reach your personal goals makes the process, easier, faster and much more enjoyable.
Even if you have been painfully disorganized for a long time and are convinced there is no hope for you, you can succeed at getting "organized enough" to have a more fulfilling life.
Because being organized allows you to live your life the way you choose to - not as a slave to your stuff and to other people's priorities and expectations!
You don't have to be perfect or rigid about it. Just being reasonably organized enhances your self-confidence, self-respect, and overall well being.
Letting go of clutter and becoming more organized DRAMATICALLY lowers stress and improves your physical, mental and emotional health! Effective organization allows you to have more time and energy for the things that matter most to you, like spending time with family, pursuing hobbies, eating healthy, exercising or just hanging out with friends.
I think of it as "organizing around purpose." The idea is that if you aren't passionate about what you want, or clear about what you value, where is the motivation to get and stay organized going to come from? Once you are clear about where you want to be and what's been holding you back, you will have more motivation and drive to overcome the obstacles.
If you aren't making progress on your organizing goals because you have a hard time making decisions or are unsure of how to go about it, then I'll work with you to establish an easy decision making "process" and "criteria" that work with your personality type so that you will be empowered for the rest of your life to make decisions more easily!
Neat & Simple Living is about YOU finding ease with the process of figuring out your priorities, utilizing your space, storing your stuff, and making confident decisions about what you want to do with your time and your life.
It's about being PROACTIVE and not just REACTIVE to all the stuff and noise out there competing for your attention and your money. For example, learning how to say NO gracefully when other people offer you their clutter. Or learning to shop only for what you need, rather than reacting to advertising and gimmicks designed to "create needs" and tempt you to shop impulsively.
Neat & Simple Living is NOT about making you perfect. It's about finding the simplest, easiest organizing systems to fit:
An organizing solution works when:
Interesting Facts About Clutter
We get more mail in one month than our grandparents got in a lifetime.
Many people waste 1-3 hours a day searching for things because of disorganization and clutter.
Being disorganized and having lots of clutter costs families an average of 10-15% of their income and even more!
About 80% of the clutter in your home is a result of disorganization - not lack of space.
Getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40 percent of housework in the average home.