Jan 26, 2021
This week's guest is Liz Byrne
aka “The Gentle Minimalist." Liz has been a professional organizer
for 10 years, is a mom of 2 boys, and overall is a bright, beaming
light in this wild world.
I invited Liz on the podcast to talk about our home environments, which most of us are spending an immense amount of time in these days, and the "why" and "how" to clear our clutter as a spiritual practice.
Liz shares inspiration and wisdom around this process of clearing our homes so as to change our lives. She shares her own journey of moving through depression by simply getting rid of the excessive stuff in her home. Liz talks about shifting our vibration through the practice of decluttering and reminds us that our “home is the body for our family." I loved our chat and know that you will get the juice for your own home clearing.
Here's the image referenced by Liz in our conversation. As Liz says, "this diagram walks anyone through 20 spaces of decluttering - thoughtfully laid out easy-to-hard. Start easy and move to harder. Lived-in spaces are easier; storage spaces are harder. Paper is HARD! Memorabilia is HARD!
ABOUT OUR GUEST: LIZ BYRNE
Liz Byrne is a professional organizer-turned-gentle minimalist. Her interest in minimalism started when organizing was too exhausting and the stuff was too overwhelming. Oddly enough, minimalism seemed easier than organizing. Living with less was easier than managing it all.
Her background is in professional organizing, working elbow-to-elbow with her clients for 10 years before transitioning to become a minimalist coach. She now coaches clients through a 12-week, online, self-guided program, called “the CLEAR circle."
Liz knows that minimalism seems extreme and strict, so she named her business, The Gentle Minimalist. Grace, self-compassion, ease, and micro-decluttering projects are the foundation of her work.
Besides minimalism, her interests include hiking with her two young boys, playing tennis with her competitive husband, and reading amazing books.