Episode 34: Letting Go


Janine and Shannon are experts in letting go. Janine helps people with tangible stuff and Shannon helps them with intangible stuff. So we have a lot to say in this episode about the benefits and process of letting go!

Discussion topics include:

  • How January is a great time for letting go
  • That Janine rarely, if ever, regrets having let go of something (and neither do her clients)
  • How the various terms for decluttering process can change the way you feel about it–and the importance of finding the language that works for you
  • How letting go of beliefs (like perfectionism) can allow you to open up space to do more of what you love
  • A change to our podcast’s tagline!
  • A deep dive into the process for letting of thoughts and beliefs that aren’t helpful
  • How your goals can help your underlying beliefs come to the surface
  • The magic of thinking about your beliefs that might not be serving you and recognizing they’re not true
  • The perfectionistic beliefs Janine had to let go of in order to start a daily yoga practice

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Episode 33: Closet Curation


 

Most people we meet have more clothes than they wear. When closets are crammed with unworn and unloved clothes, getting dressed (and putting away laundry) is difficult. In this episode, Shannon and Janine talk about curating your closet so it’s a pleasure to use and contains only clothes you love. This is a long episode–we just had so much to say!

Discussion topics include:

  • How most people we meet have some sort of struggle with their clothes
  • The domino effect of a crowded closet
  • The benefits of having a one in/one out policy in your closet
  • The joy and convenience of an uncrowded closet
  • Project 333, the minimalist clothing challenge
  • How Janine really likes wearing the same thing all the time
  • How Shannon had a uniform that she didn’t love–until she went to Stasia’s Style School
  • Janine and Shannon’s recent (painless) closet clean outs
  • Organizing clothes by color
  • Folding shirts like Marie Kondo (which Janine has been doing for many years)
  • How frequent travel can help you pare down your wardrobe
  • Shannon’s patented DIY closet-clearing method
  • Why all this matters and how perfectionism plays a part

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Episode 32: Self Care

Now that the holidays are over, it’s a good idea to focus on taking care of yourself. This week Janine and Shannon discuss the importance of self care and what that means for them.

Discussion topics include:

  • The fact that self care means something different to everyone
  • Shannon and Janine’s favorite self-care activities
  • The joy of floating in a flotation tank
  • The importance of creating time for self care (whatever that means to you)
  • Shannon’s idea for making exercise feel like self care when it usually doesn’t
  • Taking away the barriers to taking care of yourself
  • Making sure that your treats (like shopping) are actually good self care
  • Quiet reading or nice walks as self care (Shannon)
  • Crafting with friends as self care (Janine)
  • How Janine and her brother practiced self care by gorging on pot stickers in Walla Walla
  • Belly laughs as self care

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And finally, as promised, here’s a picture of Janine, her father Gene, and our waiter, Steve, at Shiki Hibachi Sushi on Main Street in Walla Walla, Washington. You can see the dish of potstickers (pork gyoza) in front of Steve. Delicious!