Why Are We so Attached to our Toys?

“It’s Mine…” “No…it’s mine!”  Parents are quick to scold when there’s a squabble over toys.  However, kids aren’t the only ones anxiously attached to their stuff.  Grown-ups have a hard time letting go as well!  Over-consumption and excessive accumulation lead to physical and emotional baggage (not to mention the binding side-effect of consumer debt).  Here’s a short, four-minute explanation of why adults continue to act like children when it comes to their belongings: Continue reading “Why Are We so Attached to our Toys?”

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10 Quotes From Marie Kondo That Will ‘Spark Joy’

Marie Kondo’s books, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, were as helpful as any other book I read last year.  If you’re having a hard time letting go of excess stuff in your life (and finding joy), start tidying your physical world.  Emotional benefits will accompany the process.

Here are ten of my favorite quotes (in bold and underlined) from Marie Kondo.  I added a few of my thoughts as a commentary.  I hope you enjoy them: Continue reading “10 Quotes From Marie Kondo That Will ‘Spark Joy’”

Two Tips For a More Meaningful Holiday Season (That The Retailers Might Hate)

Several years ago, I had a gut-wrenching experience Christmas shopping at the mall.  I noticed a deal of commotion across the corridor:  A woman was being caught shoplifting.  Continue reading “Two Tips For a More Meaningful Holiday Season (That The Retailers Might Hate)”