You have permission

You have permission

I recently started working with a client who’s lived in her current house for 30 years and is considering downsizing in the next year or two. For the most part, she’s been really decisive about what she wants to keep and what she wants to donate. However, occasionally she’ll say to me, “A friend gave this to me, but I never really liked it. Do you think it’s okay if I donate this?”

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The joy of letting go

The joy of letting go

I don’t know when or how this happened, but many of us feel the stuff we own defines who we are and how others perceive us. You own lots of books? Oh, well, you must be well-read and incredibly intelligent. Lots of business suits in your closet? Surely you’re a high-powered, wealthy businessperson. Own lots of kitchen gadgets? You must be quite the home chef! Bathroom crammed full of beauty products? What a beautiful person you are.

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