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“The worst times can be the best if you think with positive energy.”  – Domenico Dolce Have you wondered what exactly is positive energy? According to Annie’s Hallmark, “Positive energy is the natural energy that supports life.  Ancients commonly referred to this energy as “chi” or “prana,” but today science refers to this as “vital force.” Feeling low or negative is a normal thing that happens with all of the ups and downs that life has to offer. It can…

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Why Clutter is BAD for your Health

Why Clutter is BAD for your Health

So you come home after a busy day at work and sit down on the couch in front of the TV and plop your feet on your “antiquish” coffee table. As you open your eyes after waking up from your 2-second nap, you realize the piles of stuff around you. Your mind has now become distressed and goes into overdrive to process your space. The Effects of Clutter and Stress STRESS, the 5-letter word that is seen as both positive…

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The Science Behind Why It’s So Hard to Get Rid of Clutter

The Science Behind Why It’s So Hard to Get Rid of Clutter

There’s a clear link between what you keep and how you feel about yourself. BY AMY MORIN    PUBLISHED ON: FEB 12, 2016    Author, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do”    @AmyMorinLCSW There’s a reason Marie Kondo’s book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has sold millions of copies and dominated the bestseller lists since it’s release in 2014–people yearn for simple, clutter-free spaces. Despite the desire for simplicity, embracing Kondo’s minimalist lifestyle may be more difficult…

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8 Chores With Unexpected Scientific Health Benefits

8 Chores With Unexpected Scientific Health Benefits

Why washing dishes, making your bed, dusting, and other common chores can lower stress, boost happiness, and protect against heart disease. You’ll never look at your To-Do list the same way again. By Lauren Gelman Wash dishes: Reduce anxiety People who cleaned their plates mindfully (they focused on smelling the soap, feeling the water temperature, and touching the dishes) lowered their nervousness levels by 27 percent, found a recent study of 51 people out of Florida State University’s psychology department….

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10 Things You Should Know About Compulsive Hoarding

10 Things You Should Know About Compulsive Hoarding

By Therese Borchard Many people might claim that, at least at one point in their lives, they could be classified as a “pack rat” or a “closet clutterer.” However, compulsive hoarding is an anxiety disorder that involves much more than keeping extra papers and magazines around, or collecting CDs under your desk. Severe compulsive hoarding can interfere with a person’s activities–such as cooking, cleaning, showering, and sleeping–because piles of newspapers or clothes are found in the sink, in the shower,…

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20 Ways Changing Your Space Can Change Your Life

20 Ways Changing Your Space Can Change Your Life

BY DANA CLAUDAT      FEBRUARY 25, 2015 Without space, where would we exist? Space is THAT important to life. Not only is space vital, but we see and feel its importance even when we don’t know exactly how to articulate it. You know the places you avoid. We all know when something is “off” or “not right” or feels “haunted,” even if we don’t know why or how to fix it. We’re inextricably tied to space and the energy…

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8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter

8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter

by Money Talks New   s 1/11/15   These tips from Money Talks News are exactly what you need if you’re looking to declutter your home or office space! Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by the postholiday excess all around you? Have the past several years of your family’s success with Santa left your closets, garage, attic, and office filled to the rafters? If so, it may be time for some creative clutter-busting strategies. Now, here are eight ways…

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10 Reasons To Stop What You're Doing and Start Clearing Your Clutter

10 Reasons To Stop What You're Doing and Start Clearing Your Clutter

By Dana Claudat     November 13, 2013 Collecting and being consumed by clutter on a grand scale is a relatively modern concept. Our ancient ancestors didn’t have a supermarket at nearly every corner, malls and online shopping at every turn. When life was less complicated, there were not nearly as many ways to accumulate excess, the unwanted stuff we call “clutter.” In feng shui, there’s a concept of energy flow and vitality known as “chi,” or “qi”. This life-force…

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10 Reasons To Stop What You're Doing & Start Clearing Your Clutter

10 Reasons To Stop What You're Doing & Start Clearing Your Clutter

By Dana Claudat  November 13, 2013 Collecting and being consumed by clutter on a grand scale is a relatively modern concept. Our ancient ancestors didn’t have a supermarket at nearly every corner, malls and online shopping at every turn. When life was less complicated, there were not nearly as many ways to accumulate excess, the unwanted stuff we call “clutter.” In feng shui, there’s a concept of energy flow and vitality known as “chi,” or “qi”. This life-force energy needs…

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