About Cecilia

I am a Life & Clutter Coach and IST Practitioner. I LOVE helping writers, creatives and entrepreneurs just like YOU, make their homes and lives into supportive containers for their creative AND personal lives.  

Cecilia's sharp, crystalline insight has kept me on track in my creative life, my business life, and my emotional life for the past six years: she's a triple threat!

 - Sarah Selecky, author of Giller Prize nominated This Cake is for the Party

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What's the smallest clutter clearing step? A video!

I have some exciting news to share with you...  After eleven months of doing pilates, I finally felt my core! 

That's a lie, I always feel my core, but last night I engaged it on command.  Huzzah!  I wanted to make sure you heard the news asap.  ;)

OK, you know what's really exciting? 

A video, that's what!

While I was stuck in NYC I got an email from Martha, a lovely gal who wants to take the smallest step toward sorting through her clothes clutter.

Her letter inspired me to make a little video because it's been awhile and I miss chatting with you face to face. 

When it comes to clutter clearing and so many other things, it has to be a big grand event, or it doesn't matter. 

I mean, when was the last time you celebrated cleaning your bathroom or doing the dishes?

There are many small steps standing between you and change. 

Thinking that you have to do it all, right now, perfectly so often stops you from doing anything at all. 

You know what?  Today could be the day you take one tiny step. 

It doesn't have to be perfect or huge and you don't have to paint your toes to take it.

Now it's your turn! 

What's the smallest step you can take today? 

Let me know what it is in the comments below or better yet, TAKE IT and then check in below.  Remember it can be teeny tiny. 

Take care,



p.s. If you're reading this and you're not on my list, you should really get yourself on the list!  I send out a fun and useful email just about every week on clearing clutter and living life.  Just pop on over here to get on!  All the cool kids are doing it!

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Reader Comments (3)

I loved the email, and your use of the word "love"...made me feel nurtured, even while you were sharing good advice. I often won't start a task if I can't do the entire thing, but doing a micro declutter, clean, sorting, exercise, what have you, that could eventually finish the entire job. I love the concept of the micro step. thanks.

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbarb

I have been trying to get control of my children's toys.....so many of them and many are not played with. I want to get serious about it, as i'm already anxious about the holidays and the resulting new stuff that comes home (also both kids have birthday's in the fall). Today I threw out a handful of Silly Bands and a yucky board game that had been frequented by mice (it was stored under the couch). I have more ready to go and looking forward to clearing it out.
Thanks for the reminder about micro movements. I find it a really helpful strategy to moving forward in many areas of my life.

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErica Wilson

Watched your wonderful video and then marched downstairs to the bookshelf. Within 10 minutes had cleared out 6 books that I know I won't read or have outgrown and will pass them on to Goodwill. Thanks for reminding us that the small steps are really important and we deserve to pat ourselves on the back for making them, instead of putting ourselves down for what we haven't done.


November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

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