Our lives can be cluttered in so many ways. Our closets, garages, and storage
facilities can be bulging with boxes of memorabilia and "must-keep" items from years past. Our minds can be filled with stored-up "tapes" from what we were told as children. Our days can be stacked with back-to-back appointments that become a constant source of stress. We may feel that the entire world is an obstacle course through which we have to make our way, surrounded by the clutter that we have created around us. The things we hang onto, both in our physical environment and within our mindsets, can lead to melancholy, isolation, shame and more. In some traditions, clutter is seen as a blockage of normally free-flowing energy that can cause stagnation, depression, and even disease. There are many wonderful books and television shows devoted to cleaning clutter, targeted to everyone from CEOs to homemakers.
In this class, we will learn some extremely effective clutter-clearing techniques from professionals like Marie Kondo, feng shui expert Karen Kingston, and others). Liz Weiman will also present ways to get rid of clutter using the benefits of our technical devices. Through discussion, film, book and videos excerpts of clutter-busting professionals and more, we will not only find practical solutions to implement, but will also look into the deeper issues. Exploring the practices and principles of overcoming mental and physical clutter will bring new perspectives, leading us to discover new ways to simplify our lives and clear our mental and physical space for renewed energy.