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As a business woman, regardless of which hat I wear—holistic health practitioner, transformational life coach, or writer—I keep it simple.
At my healing studio, I flipped the ago-old question, “What should I add to make it better?” and instead asked, “What should I remove to make it better?” The answer was, “Remove all of the product.” In doing so, I created space for yoga, tai chi, and movement meditation. The change has been remarkable.
In the coaching experience I designed for women who are ready to turn intention into action, we cut through the fluff and get straight to the heart of the matter. This not only includes decluttering material possessions, it includes offloading baggage—body, mind, and spirit.
As a writer, I trim the fat and write tight, avoiding fillers such as “that,” “just,” and “very.” My creative muse is wabi-sabi—a practice where unessentials are eliminated and trimmed away. The intersection where wabi (minimal) and sabi (functional) meet is the hallmark of my creativity—simple, yet full.
How do I make the time? We haven’t owned a television for over 32 years. It’s amazing what can be accomplished without that intrusion.
My mother always said, “Travel light, travel fast.” She was right.
Read more from Laurie at her blog, Speaking from the Heart.