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Lessons Learned About Why We Buy

Lessons Learned About Why We Buy

February 5, 2018

I tried to find a good YouTube video on the basics of marketing and ads, but I am just not finding one. Many years of research and psychological study have been spent in seeing what it takes to make us buy stuff. Below is my short (VERY CANDID) summary: 1. Demonstrate the VALUE that your […]

Buy Nothing But Consumables – Round 3

Buy Nothing But Consumables – Round 3

February 3, 2018

Each year for the past three years I’ve done a Buy Nothing But Consumables Challenge with myself and in my groups. The basic rules are simple: “CONSUMABLES – For one month, only allow “consumables” to enter your house. For example: purchasing food, shampoo, toothpaste, would be OK (anything that can be used up), whereas new […]

My Facebook Fast

My Facebook Fast

December 31, 2017

Fall is in the air and it’s been an extra beautiful season in Portland this year! As the leaves prepare to fall and say, they are done for the year, I realized November would be a great opportunity to get away from Facebook for the month before my Annual Declutter kicked off on December 1st. […]

This is Why I do This...

What participants have to say about My Best Year

Carrie – Portland, OR

“This program feels great! I have renewed some good habits and started others that fit my new lifestyle as an empty nester. I am getting to bed earlier, getting up earlier, getting more exercise, and reading lots of books on how to develop even more healthy habits. I’m eating at home more and using my time more effectively. Thanks for the inspiration!”

Carrie – Portland, OR
Lynn – San Antonio, TX

“The topics, ideas, and support from everyone in the group has really helped me stay focused and motivated.  Each topic has helped me think through my habits and intentions in different ways. I am especially grateful for the stability of this group as it turns out to be a particularly challenging year – my circumstances have suddenly changed twice in the last 6 months. I find myself now in a major transition in life – moved to a new city to live with elderly parents and also just retired. My current life requires a level of patience and flexibility I would not have had. It’s been wonderful to have a such a diverse group with similar interests and intentions for life. Kathy does a great job of keeping it interesting, thought provoking, and positive. I really appreciate that.”

Lynn – San Antonio, TX
Victoria – Las Vegas, NV

“My Best Year has helped me in several different ways: first being a part of a community and having support throughout the year has provided me with the structure I needed. Secondly, I appreciate everything Kathy provided to us, this directly impacted my growth in creating the life that I want. Third, this program gave me the confidence to take more risks, the knowledge I’m not alone, and the belief in myself to imagine possibilities. I didn’t envision this would impact me as it has and it has inspired me to go further than I thought I could.”

Victoria – Las Vegas, NV