Creating Calm Conversation with Dana B. Myers

By Christine O'Brien / September 21, 2019 /

Meet Dana, she is the founder of Booty Parlor, an empowering sexy lifestyle brand that’s been helping women (and the partners who love them) feel sexier and more confident since 2005…  She’s also the author of two best-selling books for women about self-love, sex and relationships…  And after having two kids herself, Dana wrote her…

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The Magic that is KonMari Folding

By Christine O'Brien / September 30, 2018 /

I was telling a group of moms about my trip to New York City to meet Marie Kondo and observe the filming of a tidying lesson at Gina’s home. I was talking about my surprise that Marie Kondo  chose to hang Gina’s jeans in the closet. Then how Keiko, a KonMari Consultant was folding the…

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Joy Sparking Closets!

By Christine O'Brien / May 24, 2018 /

Wow! I’m loving my freshly KonMari’ed closet. Before I developed the skill of choosing joy my closet was sad and overwhelming. Since choosing only the clothing and shoes that felt joyful. (Making these difficult decisions took several attempts. It was painful for me because of my changing mama body and my changing mama identity.) Now…

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Meeting the Queen of Tidy

Meeting the Queen of Tidy

By Christine O'Brien / February 14, 2017 /

It’s been three years since I began my KonMari journey. I read Marie “KonMari” Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing in January 2015. I literally kissed the book when I finished reading it. I had to do this process in my messy home- it was a big…

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Clearing Clutter for Children

Clear the Clutter for your Children

By Christine O'Brien / January 5, 2017 /

When trying to involve children in the KonMari process, Marie Kondo’s advice – to simplify your own belongings and hope that your family will follow – wasn’t enough for me. Marie Kondo also said that once you’ve finished all your own categories, you can teach them the folding method. As good as my toddler was at folding,…

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