5 Ways Clearing Clutter Supports Your Health

Your home is a metaphor for your body. As you clear your space from clutter and stagnant energies, your body naturally registers the shift and you physically feel lighter, more energized and function with greater ease.

Mindful Living Space Clearing

 5 ways that clearing clutter will enhance your health:

#1 You Breathe Better

Less clutter means greater chi circulation in your space and your lungs will notice! More space for fresh, purer air to flow through. 

#2 Supports the Liver

I love the liver! It is the greatest detoxing organ we have. In addition to processing toxins we take in from foods and the environment, it also takes on added mental or emotional stress that we cannot consciously process… like a cluttered home that is lowkey stressing us out!

So, as you declutter your space, your liver will register the shift. It will feel more at ease because you will be more at ease mentally and energetically.  It will have less stress vibes to take on, and therefore function better for you.

#3 Calmer Mind

Clear space, clearer mind! When you arrive home to a clear space, to minimal visual and energetic clutter, your mind feels at ease and your body registers a calm. 

There are not piles of random clutter all over, sapping all of your mental energy and flooding into your visual field.

#4 Better Sleep

As you remove clutter from under your bed, as you declutter and organize your closet and bedroom, you increase the Calm Vibe there and support yourself in getting a deeper nights sleep.

(Which also enhances assimilation of your nutrients, supports your immune system, and helps you feel emotionally happier the next day!)

#5 Better Digestion

A serene and clear space ignites the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows you to digest and fully receive all your nutrients, AND ALSO have a more peaceful digestion (less gas and reflux, etc!)

This list could go on, but these are some of the most obvious and most advantageous benefits to decluttering your space!

Why Clearing Our Spaces Matters

(Article written for Natural Awakenings Magazine, South Jersey – January 2021)

Our spaces hold so much for us. They are our homes that nourish us, our offices that inspire us, and our rooms that provide us refuge, warmth and function. This year especially, our spaces have even been blended into offices and classrooms! 

Two Types of Clearing

Energetic Clearing is vital because our spaces hold onto energies, emotions and thought patterns. They linger in the space and can imprint into the room, affecting you long afterwards. This is why you can usually feel if there’s been an argument in a room, even after the people have left! Or why you feel heavy or harsh energy in someone’s house – whatever has taken place is still in the air, literally. 

Physical Clearing is actual decluttering and is so underrated as a powerful avenue for healing! Often our clutter – type, where and how it’s stashed – holds the answers to our health problems or reveals what is keeping us stuck. 

Why Hire an Expert

Hiring a professional is wise because the task can feel daunting on so many levels! A true Healer of Spaces will provide you with both the emotional support, as well as the proper systems you will need along the way!

3 Clearing Tips for Office Overwhelm

Office Organization Tips

Especially with so many working from home these days,  (but also for those working in actual office spaces) it’s ultra supportive to bookend your “office hours” with some simple clearing rituals.

And ALSO to have clearing habits throughout your workday, so that your office space remains fresh, clear and energizing for you.

Energy Clearing Rituals Keep you Feeling Good!

Incorporating some simple habits like these can be the difference between whether you feel revitalized or drained after work each day.

For example:

If your office vibe is open-ended, having no clear start or finish, no boundaries,  or is rushed, crammed, stuffy or grind-y, then the work, projects and overall energy you are outputting will be the same. 

And, (more importantly imo) how you FEEL as you move through it all will also be leaky, rushed, crammed, or grind-y.

Thus creating the effect that you have a draining and crammed week.


If, however, your office vibe is intentional, nourishing, spacious and grounded, then the work you have a hand in will echo those frequencies out to all who receive it. 

And, (more importantly!) You will FEEL nourished, spacious and relaxed Along the Way. (Because, Along the Way matters!)

Which creates the effect that you ENJOY the process and feel GOOD throughout your work week.

Three Rituals for the Office

1.) Set Your Intention

Instead of entering your office space with a flurry and diving right into whatever pops into your inbox, take a moment to remember your sovereignty.

Sovereignty meaning your power to set the energetic tone for your day and the overall feel of the work you put out, and how you interact with humanity that day.

Sit at your desk, both feet on the ground. Take a few deep breaths and surround all of your work (in your mind’s eye) with your intentions – with joy, inspiration, cooperation, and whatever else is the reason you do what you do!

See that energy flow into every email, zoom room and interaction you have.

You create an energetic field (read: impact in the world around you) with your thoughts and the work that flows out of you, whether you do it intentionally or not. By taking a moment to set your intention, you are creating the tone for your day and grounding yourself, anchoring into your sovereignty and intending to emanate goodness into your work.

This helps us remember that life is not happening to us, it helps us not be dragged along by the day or the needs of the world. It keeps us in our calm, grounded creative power!

2.) Clear the Room

After any long zooms, meetings or calls – let the space breathe! Get up, leave your office space, open windows and keep the door open. You may even want to use an energy clearing tool like an essential oil diffuser or sustainably sourced smudge stick to clear all the energy.

Whether we have virtual meetings or in-person, with many or just with an individual – all the energetics from said meeting linger in that space.

So, before you move onto something new, take 5 to let your office space breathe! You will feel the fresher energy upon your return!

As a coach, I personally do this in between client sessions. Even though they are virtual, I get up, open my windows and palo santo my desk space if I have coaching calls back to back. The difference is palpable, and I recommend that anyone who holds the role of therapist/coach and is regularly holding emotional space for others create a simple clearing ritual in between clients, not only for yourself, but so that each client enters a clear space.

3.) Put Everything To Bed Before EOD

Everything at your desk that you use daily should still have a “home” you place it in before you leave the office. (Again, even if your office right now is just the kitchen table.)

All relevant papers, all tools like calculators, writing utensils, staplers, usb drives, etc. should have a known Home and prior to wrapping up your day, it’s a great closing ritual to put everything to bed!

This way, you will return the next day to a clean and clear office space, instead of a scatterful desk mess pleading for your attention!

(*These types of rituals can be applied in other arenas of the work force too, just adapt to the setting. I worked in catering and food for many years, so a simple ritual for beginning a shift might be to put on your apron and take 3 deep breaths while setting your intention to be of kind and attentive service, both to the clientele as well as to your coworkers. As a mid-shift clearing, I would often take my breaks outside to get some sunshine and fresh air. Little rituals like this can be created in any work type environment, not just an office space, and I guarantee your vibe will uplift everyone around you! The magic we wield is not in the what, but in the HOW we do the things!)

Ritual as Bookends

So, whether you work for yourself or someone else, whether you actually have an office or a desk of your own doesn’t matter. 

The point is that you can create simple, meaningful rituals to bookend your shifts,  and find small ways to breathe space into your day – reminding yourself that You Get to Set the Tone for how you feel, where you place your attention, and the type of experience you have.

That life (or work) isn’t happening TO you, but you are receiving that experience and responding to it with intentional energy, such as joy, creativity, inspiration and a desire to help others!

What work rituals do you have?!

How To Ritual:

Winter Solstice Ritual Energy Clearing


A ritual doesn’t need to be fancy or scripted.

A ritual is supportive when it is meaningful for you and your intentions. 

When the words you pray are full of devotion, faith and innocence.

When your heart is pure and burning with a warmth that encompasses the whole world. 

Those are the things that make ritual mean something. 


So, don’t worry if everywhere you are seeing elaborate and elegant rituals for these days, no matter what faith or practice you have. 

Know that it can be as simple as a tea light + your voice. 

Because The One who Knows knows.

Your Ancestors know. 

The Trees know. 

Ritual is Resonance, a Portal of Enhanced Intention. 

They will know. 


Sure, there is definitely beauty 

and compounded momentum 

in the elegant, long-recited rituals too, 

and some years you may desire that. 


Other years, you may need to drop all you ever knew, 

and create your own sacred moment, 

led simply from your heart and intuition.  


For me, I find much peace in the simple offering of Light and Earth. 

Pine, Rosemary, a few snippets of local bushes with a red glow, and some tea lights. 

Prayers, Intentions, Blessings – all ad lib, straight from my soul.

And, Stillness – Steeping my being in this winter Stillness…

For that is the tone of this day:

Solstice is derived from the Latin sol (“sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”), 

Sun Stands Still. 

(As we know, it’s not the sun that’s moving, but it “seems” to stand still in the sky these days, as Earth begins it’s route back around, having just tilted all the way north towards the sun itself.) 

Days of Stillness. 


When you really sit with stillness, 

you experience the paradox that it is actually Deeply Alive. 

Joyful Even.


Stillness is Alive with the same energy as the flame, 

as your heart and as the Source of All that Is. 


These are days of Fire and Cold, 

Of Darkness and Light, 

Festivity and Mystery.


Embrace and Be with All the Paradox. 

Hold All of It and Allow Them All To Become a Part of You.

Let it all Be Ok. 


This too is Ritual.⠀

When you take what is out there into the Magnificence of your Being.

The 4 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Clutter Clearing


If you’ve attempted to declutter in fits and starts, and nothing has really stuck, it’s likely you’re making some of these common mistakes. But don’t beat yourself up about it,  just elevate your game next time and keep going! It can only get better!

1.) You Think It’s Gonna Suck!

If clearing clutter always feels like an annoying and difficult task in your mind, then it WILL actually be that way when you do it. 

Sometimes all we need to make a task feel lighter is a calming breath, and an intentional perspective shift:

Instead of allowing the old mental patterns of: 

“Decluttering is so hard, annoying and NOT fun….” to start running their course through your mind, intentionally create new thought patterns before you begin that focus on how clearing clutter is going to make you feel or all the benefits of it!

You may even write your intentions down in your journal to really anchor them in:

  • I will feel calmer and brighter and more capable of all the things!
  • Clearing clutter will help my space to breathe and invite in new, fresh energy!
  • I am creating a more supportive and nourishing home for myself right now!
  • Having a clear space will enhance my health, creativity and optimism!

You get the vibe. See? Even those thoughts FEEL happier!


2.) You Don’t Make It a Vibe

Take a moment to set yourself up for feeling good WHILE you work – make some coffee or tea, turn on your tunes, light a candle! (And definitely give yourself a few hours, so you don’t feel rushed!)

When you make it feel good along the way – Supported, Relaxed, Easeful –  

you’re more likely to remain truly present with yourself and make the best decisions as you go!


3.) Ignoring the Messages

To declutter without paying deeper attention to what the space is speaking to you is one of the biggest reasons why nothing stays organized: 

You have not hit the root cause.

You haven’t softened or slowed down enough to truly listen to the message your space is speaking to you.

Our homes speak messages to us all the time! 

They reflect back our interior life very clearly.

Our clutter holds keys for us that lead us to freedom, clarity and healing –

if only we take the time to be open to the messages along the way. 


4.) Not Leaving Open Space 

It is one of the hardest things for people to leave open space where there used to be things! We want to fill up the shelves and spaces with something right away, right?

But let me ask you:

If all your shelves, drawers and walls are full of stuff –

where can new life, opportunities, relationships and magic flow into?

Nowhere, My Friend!

So, we must leave open spaces after we clear clutter, however uncomfortable it feels at first.

And, as with all things, we nurture that open space with our intentions: calling in new opportunities for work, new supportive people in our lives, new creative ideas. 

So, this holiday break, once all the hoolah settles (made that up) and you’re Feelin’ like Clearin’ – 

Make sure you keep these 4 tips in mind and watch how it elevates your game!


5 Ways to Cleanse your Personal Energy Field (Without Smudging)⠀

Energy Clearing
Your personal field needs an energetic cleanse more often than you realize!⠀
Why? Because lingering energies can affect you A LOT and impact how you feel for the rest of the day.⠀
Anytime you’ve been around lots of people, been into various stores or places, the energies of those persons and spaces linger in your personal field and also in your clothing. And, depending on how vulnerable your field is, they can have an intense impact on how you feel for hours afterwards. ⠀
Cleansing your field regularly is actually an Empowering Practice that helps you ground & center and allows you to take full responsibility for your energy and how you feel. ⠀
And it doesn’t have to be fancy!⠀
Why No Smudging?
While smudging is great, if you or your roommates are sensitive to smell, it’s not always an option. ⠀
Secondly, lots of smudge sticks sold out there are not sustainably sourced, so these non-smudging ways are options anyone can do without any special tools!⠀⠀
Energy Clearing
5 Ways to Clear your Field
Anytime you feel drained, frazzled, off-center or blah – try these!⠀
1.) Strip and Shower – Energy clings to our clothes and water is naturally cleansing!⠀
2.) Sweat, Shake or Dance – As you move, the chi in your body (blood, water, fluids, lymph) moves through! Sweating is literally a detox and movement itself can shift your vibration back to you!⠀
3.) Nature – Sit or walk outside for 15 minutes. Sunshine and breeze are the original energy cleansers!⠀
4.) Chant or Hum “Om” – The frequency of creation. Brings your body and field back to a peaceful home state.⠀
5.) Breathing Techniques – The breathe is cleansing in and of it self! A few minutes of intentional slow or belly breathing can shift the energy in your body & field. ⠀
How Often to Cleanse
My most frequently used is the shower! I shower after coming home from most things: work, travels, shopping, gatherings. I am very sensitive to energy from others and from places, and can feel it in my field when I arrive home. So I often do a quick rinse and put on new clothes before going about anything further in my home space.
However, I do practice all of these regularly, because I believe that keeping my personal energy field clear is of utmost importance to not only my emotional state, but also to staying in alignment with my mission and purpose here as I move through this lifetime.
So I recommend trying to incorporate a personal energy clearing ritual into your day, see which ones feel natural and easy for you. They become like tools you can use when you feel wonky, which, in today’s world, can be quite often!
That’s all for now!
Stay Clear, Dear!