Releasing Emotional Clutter: The Power of Self-care to Improve Your Relationships at Work and at Home with Kate Northrup & Laura Carlin

Original Air Date Wednesday, June 19, 2019

If you have been caught up in the never-ending hamster wheel of work more- collect more stuff, work more-collect more stuff you may be mentally tired and emotionally drained. A recent study discovered the average American home holdsover 300,000 possessions. Could there be enough time in an average person’s busy life to engage and love every single item? What negative impact is our
obsession with being busy and our infinitely-long to-do lists having on our emotional, mental, and physical health? To uncover the secrets of a fulfilling and joyful life through doing and having less, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors who promote the idea less is more for parents. Kate Northrup shares how to become reach peak efficiency and increase productivity by using the universe’s natural energy cycles when creating and completing projects. And, Laura Carlin shares the correlation between decluttering
your home and decluttering your life and the love that fills in the empty spaces.


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Kate Northrup — Increase Productivity by Doing Less:
  • Kate describes how the Do Less Method makes us more productive and works with our body’s natural energy to be present in the moment. [1:45]
  • Kate believes we should organize time, projects, and productivity around the Four Energetic Signatures, or Phases. [6:35]
  • The importance of resting to replenish our energetic emotions and health. [16:25]
  • What does it mean to put your Body First, Business Second? [18:27]
  • How to reach peak efficiency with a to-do list and how to ask for help. [21:37]
  • The positive impact the Do Less Method has on the daily logistics of life. [26:42]

Kate Northrup is as an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and mother, She has built a multimedia digital empire that reaches hundreds of thousands globally.  She’s committed to supporting ambitious women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Kate teaches data-driven and soul-driven time and energy management practices that result in saving time, making more
money, and experiencing less stress. She’s the author of Money: A Love Story and Do Less.

Book: Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms


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Laura Carlin — Improve Your Interpersonal Relationships:
  • Laura defines clutter and the three major benefits of the unflattering process. [31:32]
  • he correlation between physical clutter and mental and emotional clutter and the four-step process to help you start decluttering. [35:11]
  • Why it’s important to respect and engage with every item we remove or maintain in our homes. [39:37]
  • What to do when it’s time to get rid of a gift you received. [41:14]
  • Kids and Decluttering: Less stuff = More Love. [45:58]

Laura Forbes Carlin along with her sister, Alison Forbes Van Hook are co- authors of The Peaceful Nursery: Preparing a Home for Your Baby.  Laura has been clutter clearing and organizing since she was a little girl! In 2003 she, along with her sister, founded “Inspired Everyday Living, a lifestyle-brand devoted to helping people create their ideal life through the process of consciously creating and caring for the home.
Book: Clutter-free Parenting


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