An Inspiring Blog Post About Marie Kondo By A Black Activist

I’ve been enjoying reading about Adrienne Maree Brown’s book, Emergent Leadership, and thus discovered her blog where she wrote about her experience with the author, Marie Kondo of the best selling book about how to declutter and keep only what gives you joy.

Here is the article.



Healing your teeth naturally

Why do dentists seem to make life so complicated. Wouldn’t it be great if there were simple cures for tooth problems?

I am doing some research on this topic because I have many problems with tith  my teeth and gums. I can not at this time vouch for the resources I am sharing, but I hope that they will give you some hope and inspire you to do your own research. Let me know what you come up with!

Well, I thought I was going to do a ton of research, but this website looks like the best resource I have ever seen–and all the information is free.

I have a lot of respect for Lou Corona, a raw food vegan who is experiencing radiant health in his sixties. Notice the part about healing teeth and gums by ingesting this probiotic product.

I have the above probiotic because Robert, my former husband and dear friend, mentioned that he heard that taking a small amount before sleeping cured people’s teeth problems. I just finally did the research on how to ingest it. I followed the instructions, and a tooth that was hurting immediately stopped hurting!

Thank you Robert, for keeping an eye out for tooth cures. You motivated me to do current research. It is amazing how much there is on line compared to 17 years ago when I started having serious teeth problems. I hope people can wake up to the negative effects that most standard dentisty has on our teeth and gums.

I want to add one more website because this researcher shares how damaging flouride is. My research shows similar results. I think I might try brushing my teeth with soap, too.

I’d love to know what you think about this article.





A researcher and author who has a lot of his facts straight according to much of my experience wrote this article. I’m going to try his techniques



Simple ways to garden with amazing results

When I first heard of Hugelkulter gardening I immediately decided that this made sense, and I have started two gardens, and inspired a few other people to do them. This really works–and is easy!  Saving water, using brush and plant debris that would normally have to be picked up by the city (if you have such services), creating super soil–these are just some of the advantages of the marvelous technique of garden that even someone who thinks they have a black thumb could master. Check it out here.

Biochar is a type of fertilizer that you can buy or make yourself. It looks like it will bet the new way of getting nutrient dense produce that can supply us with all the vitamins and minerals we need to thrive–but in a much less expensive, easier way that using current methods.

I want to share such simple tips like those that I provided above so that you can live a simple life and thrive. Have you had experience with Biochar and/or hugelkulter gardeing? If so, let us know!

Updates on May 19, 2016

I think this is the longest that I have gone without posting anything on this blog. I am so sorry, dear readers! I have been having a wonderful adventure living here in the Bay Area and being able to exchange my organizing services for room and board. I also am using my community organizing abilities to make some money!

I am excited because when I realized that I wanted to stay in the Bay Area for an extended period, I found a place to stay where the woman and prayed that she could find someone to help her organize her home. She knew she could not afford to pay someone to help her. Soon after that, I called her because of a series of miraculous events. I was so pleased to help her transform her home.

I have more stories to share, but I have deadlines to meet. I am working on producing an event that I am helping to produce called Community: Connect! I am so excited about it. If you are in the Bay Area I hope you will attend.

Key Principle in Decluttering: Don’t sweat the small stuff

Don’t sweat the small stuff. That is a pretty common phrase, right? This is one of the most important principles I use in my organizing approach. If there is a cluttered surface, I ask the client to look and see if there is anything important on that surface, and to pull it out. Then we put all the small stuff into boxes to be sorted later. of course, breakable things don’t go in the boxes but are put in a shallow box to be dealt with later.
Then, I can sort things into categories which i won’t go into now. It changes depending on the client. But the most important category that almost everyone has is “small stuff.” All this miscellaneous stuff gets packed up and labeled to be sorted later. Sometimes it takes weeks or even months to sort this stuff–because nothing is super important. When it is sorted. I get shallow boxes and spread the items out so they can be easily seen. i recommend that clients just pull out the items that can’t be replaced, and toss the rest.
Sometimes, most of it is thrown away as people see that it is not even worth sorting the pencils, markers, crafts, safety pins, toilet article which can all be replaced. Things like keys, mementos, and other things of more importance are pulled out. Maybe some things are wasted. But the time it takes to sort them and find a place for them wastes time.
If someone really wants to save or give away the stuff, I strongly encourage them to make that the lowest priority. Some clients have paid me to go through all the small stuff and pick out anything of value for them to look at, and they let me decide what to throw away. I love that!
I hope you will remember and try this principle when you declutter. Don’t sweat the small stuff!

Great Suggestions On Letting Go Of Sentimental Items

I love the way she encourages people to just keep what they love, and let the rest go…but be willing to grieve as you do it. I think this is emotionally healthy.

Grieving Through The Past As You Declutter Sentimental Items