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Inspiring Calm

Inspiring Calm

By Louise Hopkin
Hi I'm Louise and I'm the creator of the 3 Step Clutter-free Home Method that is different from what you have seen before. I help with the thought process behind the reason we collect clutter and that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to decluttering and organizing. Diving a little deeper into these ideas will help you stop collecting clutter permanently!

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How to unlock and get unstuck from your career
We talk about: We spend 90,000 hours of our life working and some spend 30,000 of those hours in a job we don't like Burn out or bore out Being in a career that is not aligned with our values or we are not happy in can show up in our health How to get organized while job searching Soft Landing Job About Emmy: Emmy is a career coach and minimalist with a love of travel and adventure. She doesn't like to see valuable time and energy go to waste, which includes people spending months or years in a role or organisation that’s not right for them. That’s why she is SO passionate about helping mid-career professionals just like you unlock what’s next in their career to truly enjoy and connect with the value they add. Emmy also loves working with organisations to help train and support their team members to grow and align their career path. Emmy is a certified coach who has worked with people in transition between career changes, countries or challenging life situations since 2013. She has enjoyed a varied career of different roles herself across corporate, start-ups and not-for-profit and knows first-hand how rewarding it is when you find the place that’s right for you. Quotes: "Green & growing or ripe & rotting" "Curate a life that is more aligned to your values" Resources Emmy mentions in the episode: Free values exercise: Atomic Habits by James Clear My website: Emmy Linked In: Company Linked In: Facebook: Instagram: If you are enjoying the Inspiring Calm episodes we would be grateful if you could take 2-minutes to leave a review so we can reach more listeners so they to can create a calm life! You can leave a review here:
July 14, 2022
Don't miss this step when clearing the clutter from your life
I could give you tips and tricks, but here's’ what I really know, I know that if we don't unpack that deeper reason for why the clutter is showing up it is very hard to maintain a clutter-free home. In this episode I am sharing with you the "missed first step" when it comes to finally letting go of clutter and creating that organized life you want.  I chat about the four areas of the home that are commonly cluttered and what this really means to be collecting stuff and what the story is behind these areas. If you are enjoying Inspiring Calm podcast I would love for you to leave a quick review to help others find this valuable resource. Join me in my Facebook group Clutter-Free Cafe Follow on Instagram The Space Reclaimers
June 03, 2022
Reclaiming Your Health
People often think that maintaining good health means sacrificing a lot of things. But healthy doesn’t need to be hard. Through simple planning and organization, you can achieve a sustainable healthy lifestyle. One example is Meal Planning. Maintaining a healthy diet is easy when you are able to plan your meals ahead. You’re not only saving time, but you’re also saving your money, energy, and health! Let’s say you weren’t able to plan your meals for the week. So when lunchtime and dinner come, you likely won’t have much time and energy to prepare. You then succumb to ordering unhealthy, costly food outside. That one day of being unprepared leads to days and weeks of having uncontrolled food habits. Can’t do meal planning? But meal planning doesn’t always work for everyone who’s always busy during the weekends. We get it. It’s not a perfect world. So what are other options? Plan B: Have freezer-ready meals that you can quickly defrost. This saves you time, money, and health from ordering food online. So the next time you make a meal that’s freezable, make it double. Think of different meals that you can have freezer-ready. Tip: Look at the ingredients of those frozen food brands. If you can, avoid processed, toxic foods even if they are ‘salads.’ Plan C: Have a list of go-to meals that are quick and whose ingredients are always available at home. Like having a bag of shrimp in the freezer. In addition, have those few items that you could eat anytime at home (ex: a can of beans.) Plan D: Always have that food in your fridge that everyone loves. Moms always face the struggle of feeding their kids. But forcing them is counterproductive. The environment you’re creating around their mealtime is beneficial for their body image and relationship with food— more than their skipping of a meal a few times. It’s important to create a good, happy eating environment more than what they’re eating. “Organization translates well into health.” – Lety Algeri There’s a ton of ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle through organization. Because the solution is always to make it simple. You easily give up on things when you start over-complicating things! To get in touch with Lety:  Website: Instagram: Facebook: If you are finding value and enjoying the podcast I would love for you to take 2mins to leave a review. This will help others who are looking to create a calm life find my pocast!
April 20, 2022
What is your tipping point when it comes to you know when to do something about it?
I am so excited to have one of my clients, Tamara, in this episode. It’s amazing to witness the huge, huge progress that she makes in reclaiming her space. And today she will share with us her experience with the program and how she applied it to her life! The right fit for you In finding a program, it’s important to find one that is flexible. One that caters to YOU, and doesn’t just give a one-size-fits-all advice. Because you wouldn’t want to waste time and money on a guide that doesn’t work for you. That is why Tamara went for the Space Reclaimers Program. This course caters to your own unique strengths and weaknesses, gives you a clear direction, and is very simple. It’s easy to follow through! Louise assesses your situation and personality, then helps you build habits that stay with you even after you finish the course. Everyone’s different, so it’s important to have a coach who doesn’t see everyone as the same. Some stuff in the program: Finding the reason why you collect clutter. Because when you are able to pinpoint the reason why you tend to hold on and acquire new stuff, you would be able to address your problem. Are you sentimental about your things? Find therapy through retail shopping? so on. Getting your kids on board. Impart your knowledge to them bit by bit, so they adopt the decluttering and organizing habit. Thus, maintaining an orderly home is easier for you! Dealing with your kids’ stuff. Some kids love clutter. And sometimes, it’s necessary that you put a limit on how much stuff you provide for your kids. If your kids have a place to put their toys/stuff, then go ahead and provide more for them. But if they don’t have a place to put new stuff, then you either replace existing ones or not buy a new one at all. “Model it for your kids to have a space designated for their stuff.”  -Tamara Remillard If you would like to join Reclaim Your Space Program. If you would like to get in touch with Tamara here are her details: Instagram Refreshing Painters
March 24, 2022
How to deal with kid's and other sentimental items
It can be really hard to let go of our kids stuff as everything has a memory or a milestone attached to it. So how do we make that tough choice of what to let go and what to keep. Listen to this episode as I go through my process and how I deal with my kid's stuff and my through process behind it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this - make sure to comment or leave a review so we can share our message with so many more If you would like to check out my Reclaim Your Space Program
February 25, 2022
No more Sunday scaries with Meal Plan Addict: Calming the chaos with meal planning
The wonders of meal planning It may sound overdramatic, but meal planning and prepping can literally change your life.  It is especially recommended for someone with anxiety or are experiencing “Sunday scaries” or having anxieties on Sunday. Because it helps feel more organized or ‘in control’ of what’s coming ahead even if it’s just your meals. (See also: how to address brain clutter.) But beyond that, meal planning has so many benefits.  For one, it could help you maintain the diet you prefer to live with depending on your preferred lifestyle.  Second, meal planning helps you hone one of your important life’s skills: cooking.  When you have your ingredients ready and you also avoid take outs, you get to learn and experiment on your cooking! Third, you could save a lot of money from unnecessary food orders or impulsive purchases. You could keep track and stick to your food budget too! Listen to the episode to know more about meal planning:  Instagram: @mealplanaddict  Meal Plan Collective App: be sure to use coupon code: spacereclaimers25 to receive your 25% off on a 1-year subscription.
February 03, 2022
Declutter your marriage and get more help from your husband
Join Tiffany and me as we chat all about how to get your marriage back on track. If things are feeling a little rocky and you are struggling with communicating how your feeling then you need to listen to this episode.Tiffany shares her 5 Steps that will open the doors of a happier marriage. How to get more goodness from Tiffany If you would like to book a call with Tiffany and chat about how you can work with her here is the link
December 14, 2021
How to curate a wardrobe that you love and feel amazing in without spending a lot of money!
This is such a fun episode about how to create a wardrobe you love! Lara talks about how she came to create her program Wardrobe Edit and loves to help women discover their style, colors and curate a wardrobe they will love! This is not like a capsule wardrobe as their is no number limits BUT because you are more aware of your style and colors you naturally flow to a wardrobe with less!  AND Lara talks about selling clothes - which I know is hard for a lot of us but I love Lara's spin on it and how you can sell, get money and then buy more clothes that you love!  How to find Lara:   Wardrobe Edit Facebook Group Lara’s Masterclass   Enjoy and if you are enjoying the Inspiring Calm Podcast I would love it if you were to write a review to help us reach more like-minded people!
December 03, 2021
Contentment vs Happiness
Join me as I chat about what the difference is between contentment vs happiness for me. How do we distinguish between the two and what really is happiness?  Come be part of my Facebook community Clutter-free Cafe where I host challenges, discuss strategies and workshops.
November 29, 2021
Using Essential Oils to Declutter Your Home & Reduce Stress with Desiree and Iva
Essential oils are filled with beneficial ingredients that not only work but are also safe to use every day. They can be used as an alternative to aromatherapy and for improving fragrance in the home. Many people have been turning to essential oils because of their mood-boosting abilities and their ability to declutter homes and help reduce stress. Some of the most popular essential oils include lavender, lemon, peppermint, cedarwood, and rosemary. Today’s episode is graced with two wonderful ladies who are professionals in aromatherapy. They will help us understand how we can use essential oils in our daily activities to declutter our homes, bodies, and minds for a peaceful living. Iva Perez is obsessed with helping mothers (and mompreneurs) “correct their inner auto-correct.” Tapping into the subconscious mind, doing the inner work, and transforming limiting beliefs is her jam. She is also an avid speed reader, matcha evangelist, and dark chocolate lover who passionately believes in having fun_ no matter what. As an RTT Practitioner, Iva helps clients get to the root cause of old paradigms with the ability to provide objective feedback from a place of intuition.  Desiree Bonau is the founder of Oily Essentials, an international platform that brings health and wellness to families across the world using therapeutic grade essential oils, toxic-free lifestyle products, a unique switch & ditch strategy, holistic wellness, and healing techniques. She is also a Metaphysical & Clinical Aromatherapist, a Holistic Wellness Guide for families, and a mother. She mentors other mothers who would like to start a business from home while actively raising their little ones and being the gatekeepers of their families' health. Tune in! During this episode, you will learn about: [00:08] What’s in store for you in today’s episode  [00:29] Meet our today’s guests [06:45] Desiree’s experiences with oils and how they work in decluttering  [11:04] Tips for decluttering your kitchen using essential oils  [13:00] It is worthwhile to declutter where you live but clutters the planet  [14:47] Do natural cleaners do the same job as chemical cleaners?  [18:35] Emotional benefits of essential and natural oils [25:16] Why it is important to know the type of essential oil to use [26:14] How essential oils can help overcome micro stressors [29:55] Know the different grades of essential oils [34:27] Why we recommend these four essential oils  [39:07] Always have this in mind before purchasing an essential oil  [40:57] Connect with Iva and Desiree to find out more about essential oils  [44:44] Ending the show  Notable Quotes  “When life gives you fruits and herbs, make essential oils with them.” “Decluttering your physical surroundings will declutter your mind and soul.”  “Having a bad day? Try essential oils.”  Links Iva Perez; Company Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: Blog:  Desiree Bonau; Personal Website: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn:  Want to get started *****Thank you so much for listening. You can check out this episode and others on SPACE RECLAIMERS, a top-rated podcast helping women reclaim their homes and create a life of calm and peace. Please consider sharing with your friends!
November 20, 2021
Intentional Spending
Join me for this episode where I talk about why is intentional spending so important? Are we buying things based on our feelings rather than thinking through what happens to that item when we are finished with it, or if we have the space or money for it. Share some statistics and information about where are stuff is ending up like landfill, recycling etc. Grab my FREE training: How to stop the clutter without it building up again Website: Email:
October 25, 2021
DIY Made Easy with Styled to Sparkle
DIY scare you? Not after this episode, it won't. Carlee from Styled to Sparkle has a blog about all of her DIY projects and they are amazing! Carlee has the attitude of you can do anything and what's the worse that can happen? Nothing that some spackle can't fix. We chat about how to plan out your DIY project, tools to use, who to hire and even chat about shelf styling tips. Oh yeah we also talk about our favourite wire shelving and how to replace it. This is a fun episode packed with amazing tips and insights into the DIY world, so much so that I might just grab a nail gun and get going! DIY Made Easy with Styled to Sparkle During this episode, you will learn about:  [00:55] Who is Carlee from Styled to Sparkle?  [03:45] Are you intimidated by DIY  [06:24] What if I get it wrong?  [09:01] How to plan out your project  [12:22] Fav products and why  [15:45] Tips to help you from incompletion  [17:45] not handy? [19:29] Youtube it  [19:29] Tools  [19:29] Switch out wire shelving  [19:29] DIY Closet  [19:29] Who to hire to help  [20:29] Shelf Styling Tips  [21:29] Switch out seasons  [24:29] Seasonal decor tips  [26:18] One suggestion for someone who is afraid to DIY  [27:18] How to find Carlee  [28:34] that not many people don’t know about Carlee  How to get in touch with Carlee:  Instagram: @styledtosparkle  Website:  Email:  Notable Quotes  ● “How do you eat an Elephant”  ● “Measure twice and cut once.”  ● “You never know until you try it”  ● “Everything can be repaired.”  Links and Resources – Carlee has shelves from there, too! Ikea Cabinets  Tools -  Ruckify  Shelf Styling  #shelfie Pinterest shelf
October 15, 2021
Declutter Your Mind for a Peaceful and Calm Life with Nancy Pickard
Navigating through the present world, which is full of noises, demands, and responsibilities can be overwhelming. Keeping a balance of all social, financial, spiritual, and physical aspects of life can clutter the mind in a way that is irredeemable sometimes. Negativity and toxic preoccupations with the mind are inevitable when we lose track and control. Join me in this fantastic episode as I talk to Nancy Pickard, a long-serving life coach. Before working as a coach, Nancy Pickard owned and operated a personal training gym called Tight Ends Inc. She knows what it takes to help people achieve big goals. She is also a Certified Integrative Coach through The Ford Institute for Transformational Training. She is certified as a Breakthrough Shadow Coach, Empowered Parent Coach, Courage Coach, Healing Your Heart Coach, Leadership Coach, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and Bigger Better Braver Coach. She is the author of an amazing book, Bigger Better Braver; Conquer your fears, embrace your courage, Transform your life. Nancy will help us understand that the key to a productive life is evaluating our belief systems, questioning them, releasing what is toxic, and re-learning a new belief system. Stepping out of fear and into bigger versions of ourselves means decluttering our minds for a peaceful, organized, and vibrant life. During this episode, you will learn about: [00:55] Who is Nancy Pickard? [03:45] What clutter of the mind means [06:24] Release the childhood beliefs and re-learn [09:01] What it means to be “an incompletion.” [14:22] Incompletion vs procrastination [17:45] Tips to help you from incompletion [19:29] How to connect with Nancy and get coaching help [22:47] Nancy’s words of inspiration Notable Quotes ● “Negative talk clutters your mind hindering you from achieving” ● “Any successful person has learnt that the secret to success is to unscript themselves from the societal norms.” ● “Extraordinary people do extraordinary things.” Links and Resources ❖ Book Recommendations 1. Bigger Better Braver by Nancy Pickard ❖ Social Media Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: If you would like to check out my FREE training How to Stop the Clutter Cycle for Good Without Procrastination grab your free spot here *****Thank you so much for listening. You can check out this episode and others on SPACE RECLAIMERS, a top-rated podcast helping women reclaim their homes and create a life of calm and peace. Please consider sharing with your friends!
October 01, 2021
Breakthrough Procrastination
Today's episode is all about procrastination! I chat about what the blocks are around procrastination, why we struggle with it and what the signs are. Procrastination is one of my fav subjects because I know it can really stop us from getting things done and it can cause us so much anxiety and stress yet we still do it - me included! In this episode I share with you how you can move through those procrastination blocks and why it is so important to do so! AND I am offering you my FREE 5-Day Breakthrough Procrastination: Beyond the Blocks which you can sign up for today and let's bust through those blocks with the tools and strategies I am going to walk you through. Want a like minded community join my Facebook Group Clutter-Free Biz Cafe Email any questions to
August 26, 2021
Activating Your Inner Motivator To Release Weightloss
Motivation is the mother of all actions, behaviours, and the source of all ideas. This means that you can literally influence your life with vibrancy, confidence, and freedom of the young with the right motivation. Combining the correct information, mindset, and physique can make you unstoppable in your golden years of life, making you achieve even bigger goals. Join me in this fantastic episode as I talk to Juliana. Juliana is the founder of Naturally Joyous, a community of helping women over 40 balance hormones naturally and lose excess weight in perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. From a very young age, she started experimenting with food in the kitchen, a passion that grew with her as she grew older, until she discovered her school of thought on food to weight loss. Juliana has been featured on Rogers TV and several podcasts such as The Safe Haven Podcast and Frequency Podcast Network. She is also the Confidence from Within Podcast host and was voted Best Weight Loss Services in 2020 and Best Nutritional Services 2019/2020 by The Record Reader’s Choice Awards. In this episode, we talk about activating your inner motivation-the key ingredient to all our actions, including weight loss and long healthy life.  Timestamps   [01:29] Know your Guest- Who is Juliana Leamen?    [04:46] About the Episode’s topic   [06:30] Types of motivation and how to activate both    [11:19] Steps to take after intrinsic or extrinsic motivation is achieved? [21:18] Killers of motivation   [25:27] The level of conscience of a habit after motivation  [27:56] About Juliana’s Masterclass training   [32:31] Benefits of joining Juliana’s masterclass on weight loss   [34:00] How to reach Juliana or access the masterclass training    [36:19] Juliana’s word of wisdom   [37:07] Ending the show Notable Quotes  ● “Motivation is the mother of all decisions, actions, and behaviours.”  ● “Things that we do, and do not add any intrinsic value to our lives are the motivation killers.”  ● “Understanding and getting yourself to a level that your self-consciousness is not fighting you is the goal of motivation.”  Connect with Juliana Today!   Website: Naturally Joyous   YouTube: Naturally Joyous Channel   Instagram: @ Naturally Joyous IG  Podcast: Confidence From Within Podcast   Masterclass Training: Get FREE Masterclass training HERE!
August 09, 2021
What are your beliefs around clutter?
What are you beliefs around your clutter? Have you ever stopped and thought about this before? Check out this episode where I share what this might look like for you and how it is effecting you. I also share how you can move through your day with more peace and how being proactive rather than reactive is how you are going to go from chaos to calm! Join me here for my Reclaim Your Space Program
July 05, 2021
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
I read the book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning and it was such an insight into how to help us let go of our parents who have been in their home for perhaps 35+ years.  I share the tips that Margareta Magnusson about the Throw Away Box as well as some ideas that I have come up with and that my clients and tried and loved!  Now is the time to start the conversation with our loved ones about what we want to happen with our stuff and to start decluttering now! Don't leave it for those who are left behind to deal with! Here is the link to the book as promised:  And if you make the choice to let go of your clutter and create freedom in your life -  join my program Reclaim Your Space  I have created this program so everyone can afford it and can achieve amazing results!
May 26, 2021
How you can learn to detach from “stuff” and create an organized life in just a few weeks!
This chat was so much fun with Dawnelda who I have really gotten to know over the past three months. Dawnelda shares her amazing transformation after joining me in our Reclaim Your Space program. Dawnelda shares her struggles that she had as a single working mom and how she set her mind to create much needed change in her life. The amazing success she has had and been able to turn her life around for the better!  For my free webinar training How to end the cycle of clutter for good without the constant procrastination grab your seat here:
April 30, 2021
The 3 P's that are holding you back from decluttering and getting organized
In this episode I chat about the 3 P's that I find holds so many of us back from getting rid of our clutter and really getting organized. It really is time to learn to release the hold that clutter has on us and lift the weight so we can create a calm home. This leads to so much more coming into your life, whether that is a change in career, starting your own business or simply being able to focus on you and your family. If you are feeling inspired and motived check out my FREE training here How to Create a Clutter-free Home That is Easy to Maintain Without Nagging the Family Or join my private Facebook group Who Loves to Organize
April 18, 2021
Picky eaters in da house? Grab tips and strategies on how to cope with this.
Have picky eaters at home??? Join me as I chat with Jen House from First Step Nutrition. Jen's a trusted source for pediatric nutrition and has authored "The Parents' Guide to Baby-led Weaning" and "Baby food in an Instant Pot". She also specializes in picky eating and is the creator to the online "End Picky Eating" method for parents and co-founder of the  "International Picky Eating Network for Health Professionals." An active media contributor, Jen appears regularly in local & national media. Jen shares amazing tips and strategies on how to get those picky eaters eating good foods and even to try something new at each meal time. Jen House Lunchbox Card  Facebook group:  Instagram:  Website:   Sign up for Jen's free class: How to teach kids to try new foods without struggles at dinnertime happening March 25 @ 11:00am
March 18, 2021
Ever thought of going Tiny? Megan Moore shares her story about doing just this!
Megan and I have known each other for over 5yrs and I have watched her through her amazing journey as she transitioned from a large home to a tiny home!  Megan shares with us her tips if you are thinking of going tiny and what her fav and not so fav thing are about going tiny. If you have ever thought about it or even just curious check out this episode as Megan shares all! You can follow Megan here: IG:  The Tiny Rose Hip  Website:  The Tinyrosehip
March 12, 2021
One size doesn't fit all when decluttering & organizing
So what do I mean by one size doesn't fit all when it comes to decluttering and organizing? Join me as I chat about how you are YOU and you may be trying to declutter or organize or both! against your strengths. Which then causes you to become frustrated, angry and to just give up! Want to find out more about my 3 Step Clutter-Free Home Method,  grab my FREE training here: How to create a clutter-free home that is easy to maintain without nagging the family  Join my Private facebook group: Who Loves to Organize Reach me at: Website Email:
February 10, 2021
How to let go of dieting and embrace intuitive eating
Kim Erin helps women who struggle with emotional eating and body issues and help them get their vitality back!  Kim shares with us her story how her anxiety took her by surprise and how she had to do the research to figure out how to get it under control and found that food was a lot to do with! We talk about her intuitive eating program which I found fascinating as I had not heard of this style of eating.  She shares her quick detox tips and how to get started on the right path to intuitive eating. Such a great episode - let us know what really stands out for you! Here's how to get in touch with Kim Instagram: FREE GIFTS: :  Mindful Eating Guide: Granola Recipe and don’t forget to check out my free training How to Create A Clutter-free Home That’s Easy To Maintain Without Nagging The Family
February 01, 2021
Clear your mind clutter with a spiritual spring cleaning
Lisa Stuart is an international life coach and love mentor who empowers you to clear the mind chatter of what holds you back so you can make space for what you desire to attract.  We chat about choosing love over fear and how to be our authentic self with self love so we can attract love into our lives. (that's a lot of loves I know! so good..) Lisa shares with us her amazing techniques on how to let go of the past, not to look too far into the future but be present with her mini moments. Lisa also chats about future tripping and gives us her top tips on how to clear the brain clutter. Such a great episode and really excited to share....let me know in the comments what came up for you and if you are enjoying the show please leave a review! Heres how you can get in touch with Lisa: Instagram: Facebook: Email:  Website is under construction but you can find more info here Lisa in Clubhouse: @lisastuart and we will be hosting rooms together so make sure to follow!  Louise in Clubhouse: @spacereclaimers Grab my FREE training How to Create A Clutter-free Home That's Easy To Maintain Without Nagging The Family 
January 25, 2021
My Husband Is More Organized Than Me - Truth!
This is a raw, uncut episode where I just felt like I had to share some truth's about me and how I am ready to be the organizer I am meant to be and help you create a life you love and oh yes true fact - my husband is way more organized then me :) Watch my free training How to Create A Clutter-Free Home That Is Easy to Maintain Without Nagging The Family: Facebook Group - Who Loves to Organize Website -
January 06, 2021
Love Luck Wealth - How we can create this in our lives NOW!
Let’s talk about money.  It’s easier than you think. Julia know's this because she is a certified expert in Money Mindset and has been a Chartered Accountant for 20 years. Julia integrates intuitive and financial tools to teach women how to open their mind to success while managing their money with ease, style, and grace. Money Mindset and Feng Shui have changed her approach to money and that, coupled with her divorce (which is quite a story!), is why Julia started Love Luck Wealth. Money is not just about finance, there’s an energy attached to it. It’s emotional. It keeps us up at night. Money stress affects all areas of our life and if you can eliminate that stress, life becomes SO much easier. Julia also shares with us how we can make $1K NOW so make sure to listen. You can connect with Julia by: Discover your money personality (and other free resources including Free Chats) Book a Money Transformation Package to kick start 2021 (with Fast Action Bonuses available until 10th Jan 2021) Home page
December 23, 2020
How to increase your productivity without burnout
You don't want to miss this episode, it is packed full of amazing content where if you are feeling overwhelmed with work, being a mom and life then this is going to help you! My special guest today is Cara Harvey from Purpose Driven Mom. Cara works as a mom empowerment coach and her mission is to provide women with the tools, resources, and community to reach their goals, empower themselves, find their happiness, and live a life by design. She does this via her blog, podcast, virtual community groups, and e-courses that help women learn to balance their lives, finances, schedules, health, and themselves! Cara talks about habit stacking, thought catching and mini 12 week planning.  You can get in touch with Cara here: FaceBook Group: Instagram: Youtube: Freebie:
December 10, 2020
What does minimalism actually look like?
Today's episode is about what does minimalism actually look like to you....  I am creating a program that will help create that life that you desire and I really wanted to involve you so I would know what you are struggling with. I created a survey and there was a lot of answers around minimizing so this inspired today's podcast. I feel that the word minimalism is very intimidating and we are getting confused about what it means for me when I think of it, I like to think of it as fine tuning your life.  You can still have stuff, have hobbies etc. Its about what our desires are and there is a grey line and we start collecting things to substitute what we are feeling. We are missing something in our lives and we replace that with stuff.   A great way to create a minimalist life is to have rules and guidelines that will help guide us through the tough decisions on when to buy items and when we need it or is it just a want.  I chat about how to shift your mindset to create a minimalist lifestyle. How trauma can be a huge part of why we collect clutter and have such an attachment to stuff, with my trauma it made me feel the opposite that I was not good enough and did not deserve stuff.  How to reach me:  Email:  Instagram:  Facebook: Your Real Life Almost Perfectly Organized Program:
October 13, 2020
Quick & Simple ideas on how to address brain clutter
Today on the Inspiring Calm podcast, Louise Hopkin gives us a primer on brain clutter. As an organizer, Louise wants nothing more than to “help people release themselves from their stuff.” To her, decluttering isn’t just about making the home look prettier, but for the homeowner to reflect deeply on why they accumulate things. Becoming aware of this makes it easier for them to part from the items that they struggle to let go of, whether they be antiques, heirlooms, and other pieces that have been in their family for years that have been collecting dust. Most people think that getting rid of excess in the home will help them to focus better. While this is true, Louise recommends first addressing the clutter in your brain before moving on to the physical clutter around you. Comprising this brain clutter can be anything from unfinished work-related tasks to financial stresses. Removing clutter, from the brain or from the home, is a process, and it’s not easy. In fact, getting to the point where tranquility is quickly reached after a sweep requires a worldview change. Louise, for example, talks about the need for specificity whenever one goes out to shop, instead of allowing oneself to become distracted and even overwhelmed whenever they go out to the mall or wherever there is a wide selection of stores. The key to ridding yourself of brain clutter is to keep things simple. The easiest way to simplify your life is to note down your to-dos in a diary or on a calendar. Through the physical action of writing things down, and by forcing yourself to stick to a schedule, you allow yourself to settle into a routine alongside forming new good habits. It will help to keep your to-do lists for each day short. Again, the point is to avoid overwhelm, so by making yourself focus on the main tasks of the day, your thinking will naturally be able to remain organized and calm. There’s nothing wrong with taking some downtime. When you’ve completed those important tasks or have some time before the next one, don’t be afraid to take a break. Spend some time with your family, watch a movie, or read a book. Allow yourself to slow down. It’s also a good idea to get rid of digital clutter. Social media can take up so much of our time throughout the day, often for unproductive reasons. Louise suggests spending half an hour unfollowing people and groups on Facebook and Instagram that you know you can live without. Likewise, unsubscribe from all email contacts whose content you barely or don’t even read. On the other hand, helpful digital practices include taking important physical documents like bills and making digital copies of them so that paper clutter doesn't pile up around your home. Set up automatic payments as well to free up your mind from these mundane tasks. In this episode, we discuss: What comprises brain clutter? How to simplify your everyday life Why it helps to become aware of how you feel whenever you enter a room The power of writing down your tasks Embracing downtime Eliminating digital clutter I am hosting my FREE Masterclass 3 Steps to Clearing the Clutter & Reclaiming Your Space - grab your seat here Follow Louise on: Facebook: Instagram:
September 16, 2020
Taking Back Control
On this episode of Inspiring Calm, I begin by talking a bit about where on Earth I’ve called home throughout my life and where I’ve begun to finally settle down. Staying in one place for a while may cause you to collect more stuff, so I talk about balancing the decisions you make on what to keep when trying to minimize your belongings. Uncovering the emotion(s) behind why you’re keeping sentimental items, including items related to traumatic times in your life, is a great practice to have. There’s never a perfect time to face situations like this, but having support and encouragement throughout this journey is very helpful. Getting to the root of why you have clutter and moving through the emotions you feel when looking at certain items is the key to finding freedom in your space. I talk about my 3 Steps to Reclaiming Your Space training and why it could be helpful for you. Remember, you don’t have to do this alone! There are people out there who are willing to be by your side through it all and I am one of them. I invite you to send me a DM on Instagram @thespacereclaimers about what you would like to change about your life right now! Is there something so disorganized and out of control that you just want it fixed? I am here to help and would love to connect with you. Join my Facebook group Who Loves To Organize: Follow me on Instagram: Join my 3 Steps to Reclaiming Your Space Masterclass HERE! Episode Timeline: [00:00] – Intro [00:38] – Where I call home + finally settling down [02:12] – Minimizing your stuff [04:11] – Keeping sentimental items [07:04] – Moving through emotions effects our health and our environment [09:13] – Incorporating connection to others in my daily life [10:18] – What is the Reclaiming Your Space training? [11:33] – You don’t have to do this alone! [14:24] – Outro
August 11, 2020
Tips on how to decorate your home with style and on a budget
Join me as I chat with Lea Faso of Lea Faso Interiors as she gives us insight into the home design process and gives great tips on how you can still style your home while renting. You can find Lea at or Instagram and Lea is always happy to help you create a space that you love!
July 22, 2020
Find out the reason why you didn't get organized during quarantine...
So many of us probably thought we would be able to get those minimizing and organizing projects done during quarantine but it didn't happen. Listen in and find out what was stopping you and why. Enjoy! Please send me a DM to my instagram if you have an area you are struggling with getting organized or if you have a topic you would love me to talk about!
June 24, 2020
The Un-Scripted Life
Discover how you can find connection and leave behind stress with Alison Lapczuk and her documentary approach to photographing families.  We also are opening up our MASSIVE $3K GIVEAWAY - Enter here: #revitalizeyouyyc  Here's how you can connect with Alison - or Facebook
June 09, 2020
Part 3 or our 3 Part Series WHY do you collect clutter
This is the third and final episode in our series WHY do you collect clutter. In this episode we will be talking about O & N. O - overwhelm and N - No, can't say it. I would love for you to join my in my FREE live webinar happening May 27th, 2020 here is the link
May 21, 2020
Part 2 of our 3 Part Series WHY do you collect clutter
This is part 2 of our 3 part series where we are covering the top 6 reasons of WHY you collect clutter. Today we go over A & S is A - Assign time, S - Sentimental. I would love for you to join my in my FREE live webinar happening May 27th, 2020 here is the link
May 21, 2020
Part 1 of our 3 Part Series WHY do you collect clutter
On this very first episode of Inspiring Calm, I introduce my intentions for the podcast and give you a bit of insight into why it’s important to calm the mind and make your home a sanctuary. As a professional home organizer, I love sharing my knowledge on why being organized matters and how it’s connected to our health and well-being. From finances, to anxiety, to not being able to find certain items you know you have, only to go out and buy another, organization and decluttering has the potential to impact your well-being in numerous ways. I introduce the acronym R.E.A.S.O.N., which I created to represent the top 6 reasons why we collect clutter. In this episode, I talk about the first two letters, which stand for Retail therapy and Emotions, and how we can keep ourselves accountable and ease decision making in these areas. It’s important to be realistic during a journey towards releasing yourself from your stuff… and I’m here to inspire you and support you on your incredible journey to freedom. Tune in, connect with me, and follow along to learn more! Join my Facebook group Who Loves To Organize: Follow me on Instagram: Join my 3 Steps to Reclaiming Your Space Masterclass HERE! Episode Timeline: [00:00] – Intro [00:39] – Intentions for Inspiring Calm [02:36] – Calming our mind, disconnecting from the world, and connecting at home [03:20] – Why does being organized matter? [06:38] – R.E.A.S.O.N. – The top 6 reasons why we collect clutter [08:27] – Retail therapy [12:19] – Emotions [15:14] – We have to be realistic! [16:28] - Outro
May 21, 2020