541 The Amish, ADHD and Being Clutter Free Suzanne Woods Fisher

541 The Amish, ADHD and Being Clutter Free Suzanne Woods Fisher

541:  The Amish, ADHD and Being Clutter Free

with Suzanne Woods Fisher

Do you struggle with staying focused long enough to declutter? Is a lot of your clutter the result of struggling to stay focused on one thing at a time? You are definitely not alone. Join Kathi and special guest Suzanne Woods Fisher as they talk about an Amish girl with ADHD who is Anything But Plain and offers hope to all of us. Her story helps us to see a different way of thinking is actually a gift and something to celebrate. Listen in to learn how you:

  • Learn to reframe
  • Recognize the gift of thinking differently
  • Celebrate your gifts

 

Anything But Plain

It’s not easy being the bishop’s daughter, especially for Lydie Stoltzfus. She’s not like other Amish girls, as much as she wishes she were. Leaving her family and church seems unbearable, but staying might be worse.

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Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher is a Christy finalist, a Carol Award winner, a two-time ECPA Book of the Year finalist, and the Publishers Weekly, ECPA, CBA, bestselling author of nearly forty books. Her genres include contemporary and historical romances, Amish romance, and women’s fiction. She lives in a small town in California.

You can connect with Suzanne at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com, on Facebook, on Instagram @suzannewoodsfisher, and on Pinterest.

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#540 Why I Go to the Dump Once a Month

#540 Why I Go to the Dump Once a Month

540: Why I Go to the Dump Once a Month

Do you struggle with the idea of throwing things away? You’re not alone. In this episode, Kathi is joined by Tonya Kubo to unpack the complexities of this topic. Throwing things away is difficult for a number of reasons, but especially because it triggers a sense of wastefulness. In addition to explaining when it’s time to throw something away, Kathi shares with us four tips for how to get comfortable with getting stuff out of our houses, such as:

  • Stop feeling guilty about throwing things away.
  • Put it on your calendar to go to the dump.
  • Give everything away that you can, but you don’t get to give away junk.
  • Know how to dispose of things.

 

The Clutter Free Home

 

When it comes to your home, peace is possible…

Longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality. Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

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Special offer for our Clutter Free community – get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/clutterfree (code clutterfree will automatically be applied)

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious and fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group and the Clutter Free for Life membership program. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters, and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com.

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#539 How To Make Clutter Decisions With Counselor Michael Gembola

#539 How To Make Clutter Decisions With Counselor Michael Gembola

539: How To Make Clutter Decisions

With Counselor Michael Gembola

 

Do you struggle to make small daily decisions and it leaves you feeling stuck? You know the ones. The decisions that feel like they shouldn’t be this hard to make and they seem to come easy or naturally to “everyone else.” Join Kathi and guest Michael Gembola for this hopeful and healing conversation that cuts right to the heart of the why behind the “what” of our clutter. Small decisions don’t always seem small to the person making them. If we want to grow in our clutter free journey, learning to make these decisions is essential. Listen in to discover how to make decisions about getting rid of things including: 

 

  • Learning to risk regret
  • Why we need “the accelerator and the brakes to drive safely” – Michael Gembola
  • Knowing “even if this is the wrong decision, most things are recoverable” – Kathi Lipp

 

ANXIOUS ABOUT DECISIONS: FINDING FREEDOM IN THE PEACE OF GOD

 

Do you get anxious when you have to make a decision? Do you overthink, overtalk, and overanalyze? When anxiety surrounds every decision, the result can be decision-making paralysis. Counselor Michael Gembola explores this common struggle and then points to the peace that comes from knowing God as your refuge and ever present help in trouble. Learning to trust God, even when the path is not clear, will give you courage to move forward one step at a time.  

When you’re faced with decisions both big and small, God offers you something better than certainty and the absence of risk. He promises to be with you. And when you allow the Good Shepherd to lead, you will find that he uses times of decision-making to make you more peaceful and become a better steward of the opportunities in front of you.  

Anxious about Decisions will help you learn to approach decisions more confidently with a conscience shaped by God’s Word and values shaped by God’s heart. Learn to undertake decisions in the context of the community of believers and your identity as God’s child. 

Anxious about Decisions is part of the Ask the Christian Counselor series. This series walks readers through their deepest and most profound questions. Each question is unpacked by an experienced counselor that gives readers the tools to understand their struggle and how the gospel brings hope and healing to the problem they are facing. 

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Michael Gembola

Michael Gembola, MAR, MAC, is an ordained minister and licensed professional counselor. He serves as executive director of Blue Ridge Christian Counseling in southwest VA and has taught counseling as an adjunct professor at several seminaries.

Gembola holds master’s degrees from Westminster Seminary in Counseling (MAC) and in Biblical Studies (MAR), and Certificates in Professional Counseling and Global Trauma Recovery from the Missio Graduate School of Counseling. He teaches at the Blue Ridge Institute for Theological Education and at Westminster Seminary in partnership with CCEF. He is the author of After an Affair: Pursuing Restoration, Anxious about Decisions, and several articles on counseling.

He and his wife, Kelly, live in Roanoke, VA with their two sons and daughter.

Learn more at brccva.org

and follow along on Twitter (@BlueRidgeCCVA

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#538 5 Reasons Your Home is MORE Cluttered

#538 5 Reasons Your Home is MORE Cluttered

538: 5 Reasons Your Home is MORE Cluttered

Do you ever look around your home wondering why it feels more cluttered, despite your decluttering efforts? Kathi, and her decluttering partner Roger, are uncovering this mystery by cluing us into five reasons our homes may be more cluttered. Clutter is a battle that has to be fought on every side. Together let’s learn how to break these habits that leave us with more clutter and less peace. Sometimes we just need the next right step in front of us. Is your home more cluttered because: 

 

  • You don’t know what you have? 
  • You have Back-ups of Back-ups? 
  • You are holding onto things for someday?

THE CLUTTER FREE HOME

When it comes to your home, peace is possible…

Longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

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What is a past life that you’ve had to get rid of? 

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Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them the practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

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#537 Come Sit with Me with Becky Keife

#537 Come Sit with Me with Becky Keife

537: Come Sit With Me

with Becky Keife

Do you dread having hard conversations? Or try to avoid them altogether? Hard conversations are a part of every relationship if we are in it for the long haul. It’s easy to fill in the gaps with our assumptions. What if we learned how to navigate these conversations in a way that makes every relationship stronger and better? Come and sit with Kathi and Becky Keife to learn how to have hard, but healthy conversations, and how to prepare your heart and mind for them by:

 

  • Coming to the table with curiosity 
  • Asking for a heart of tenderness 
  • Coming to an understanding 

Come Sit with Me:

How to Delight in Differences,

Love through Disagreements,

and Live with Discomfort

Being human is hard. Being in relationships with other humans is even harder. People are complex and relationships are messy but loving one another well is possible. Whether navigating political or religious differences, dealing with toxic people or our own unforgiveness, this book tackles the struggles no one really wants to talk about. But there is hope! We can actually grow closer to God and others through the circumstances we’d rather run from.

 

To Win a Copy of The Simple Difference, answer the question in the comments!

Giveaway: For a chance to win a copy of the book Come and Sit with Me, answer this question in the comments below:

What is one thing you are going to do to create an inviting atmosphere for a hard conversation? 

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Becky Keife

Becky Keife is the community manager for (in)courage, a beloved speaker, and the author of The Simple Difference: How Every Small Kindness Makes a Big Impact, the Courageous Kindness Bible Study, as well as No Better Mom for the Job. She and her husband live near Los Angeles, where they enjoy hiking shady trails with their three spirited sons. Connect with Becky on Instagram @beckykeife or at beckykeife.com

#536 How to Get Rid of 250 Items in One Day

#536 How to Get Rid of 250 Items in One Day

536: How to get Rid of 250 Things in One Day

Are you up for the challenge of decluttering 250 things in one day? Kathi and Tonya Kubo, the original decluttering queen and the fearless leader of Clutter Free, are laying the foundation for decluttering those 250 items in one day by answering some of the hows and whys of this project. So, whether you’re thinking: 250 things in one day is not doable, you’re plotting a way you could do this challenge every day for a month until your house is just the way you want it, or somewhere in between, this conversation is for you. Kathi and Tonya will give you guidelines and creative ideas for accomplishing it by:

  • Knowing when a great time for a 250-item declutter day is
  • Knowing how and why to plan for where the clutter will go
  • Getting a jump start on the November challenge

If you’re interested in tackling the 30 Day 1k Challenge, be sure to join us in the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group.

THE CLUTTER FREE HOME

When it comes to your home, peace is possible…

Longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality. Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

ORDER THE CLUTTER-FREE HOME

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious and fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group and the Clutter Free for Life membership program. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters, and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com.

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#535 The 2022 30 Day 1k Challenge: Get Rid of 1000 Things in November

#535 The 2022 30 Day 1k Challenge: Get Rid of 1000 Things in November

535: The 2022 30 Day 1k Challenge:

Get Rid of 1000 Things in November 

Can you imagine how much lighter your home, and your heart, would be if you got rid of 1000 things next month? If you can envision that accomplishment and its accompanying peace, we will take care of teaching you how to get it! And guess who is back on Clutter Free helping lay out this challenge? Kathi is here with her partner in crime, Tonya Kubo, discussing one of their favorite challenges of the whole year. This challenge encourages and supports us in decluttering 1000 items in the month of November! Listen in to find out details and how this can work for you, no matter how many times you’ve tried to get clutter free before, or even if you feel like you’re always asking: 

  • Where do I begin? 
  • How do I get a loved one on board?
  • Am I too far gone?

THE CLUTTER FREE HOME

When it comes to your home, peace is possible…

Longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

ORDER THE CLUTTER-FREE HOME

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious and fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group and the Clutter Free for Life membership program. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters, and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com.

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#533 Decluttering When You Don’t Know Where to Start Part 2

#533 Decluttering When You Don’t Know Where to Start Part 2

533: Decluttering When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Part 2

Do you feel overwhelmed by your clutter, not knowing where to start? Kathi and Roger have both been there. Through experience and lots of decluttering, they have learned what works to launch them back into decluttering. In part one of this conversation, we learned the framework of the system they use to help tame the chaos and get their space back in order. Now, in part two, we take a deeper dive into the details of that system. Often, we can get hung up on making decisions about what to do next. Kathi and Roger are here to explain how this routine can help us make decisions and move on. Listen in to find out what it means to:

  • Find the trash 
  • Fill the containers 
  • Feed the machines

Overwhelmed:

How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity

 

“I Don’t Even Know Where to Start!”

Feeling overwhelmed?

Wondering if it’s possible to move from “out of my mind” to “in control” when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess in your relationships?

Kathi and Cheri want to show you five surprising reasons why you become stressed, why social media solutions don’t often work, and how you can finally create a plan that works for you. As you identify your underlying hurts, uncover hope, and embrace practical healing, you’ll understand how to…

• Trade the to-do list that controls you for a calendar that allows space in
your life

• Decide whose feedback to forget and whose input to invite

• Replace fear of the future with peace in the present

 

You can simplify and savor your life — guilt free! Clutter, tasks, and relationships may overwhelm you now, but God can help you overcome with grace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them the practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

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#532 Decluttering When You Don’t Know Where to Start

#532 Decluttering When You Don’t Know Where to Start

532: Decluttering When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Part 1

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the clutter, not knowing where to start? Kathi and Roger have both been there. Through experience and lots of decluttering, they have learned what works to launch us back into a productive space when we are feeling this way. Join in the conversation to learn a system that can help when you are feeling chaotic and like you need to get your space back into order. Many times we get hung up on making decisions about what to do next, and this system gives us a routine that can help us make decisions and move on including:

 

  • Find the trash
  • Fill the containers
  • Feed the machines

Overwhelmed:

How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity

 

“I Don’t Even Know Where to Start!”

Feeling overwhelmed?

Wondering if it’s possible to move from “out of my mind” to “in control” when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess in your relationships?

Kathi and Cheri want to show you five surprising reasons why you become stressed, why social media solutions don’t often work, and how you can finally create a plan that works for you. As you identify your underlying hurts, uncover hope, and embrace practical healing, you’ll understand how to…

• Trade the to-do list that controls you for a calendar that allows space in
your life

• Decide whose feedback to forget and whose input to invite

• Replace fear of the future with peace in the present

 

You can simplify and savor your life — guilt free! Clutter, tasks, and relationships may overwhelm you now, but God can help you overcome with grace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor Highlight: Get affordable, private therapy with BetterHelp anytime, anywhere.

Special offer for our Clutter Free community – get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/clutterfree (code clutterfree will automatically be applied).

Let’s stay connected

To share your thoughts:

Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.

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Meet Our Guest 

 

Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them the practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

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#531 5 Decorating Mistakes That Lead to Clutter

#531 5 Decorating Mistakes That Lead to Clutter

531: 5 Decorating Mistakes That Lead to Clutter

Do you ever look around your house only to discover that it doesn’t look as appealing as you envisioned it would? You might have unintentionally put cute on top of your clutter. Kathi is here today with her friend and decorating diva Deanna Day Young. Together they are transparently sharing how they have struggled with contributing to clutter through well intended decorating gone wrong. Don’t worry though, Kathi and Deanna won’t leave us in our “cute, but not cute” clutter. Listen in to this candid conversation as they help us learn how to remedy five decorating mistakes they know from experience lead to more clutter:

 

  • Too many Cute containers
  • Buying something before you know where you will put it
  • Form over function
  • Adding cute before decluttering
  • Not sticking to your style

The Clutter Free Home: Making Room for Your Life

 

When it comes to your home, peace is possible…

Longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

ORDER THE CLUTTER-FREE HOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deanna Day Young

Deanna Day Young is the author of Extra Hot Fudge Please daily devotional. She is an inspirational speaker and motivator for all things JOY. She loves helping inspire others to remove physical and spiritual junk from their lives and replace it with joy. She is also the President of Bucket Buddies Mission, Inc., a non-profit she and her husband started in memory of her sister, which is designed to make a difference to children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses by delivering buckets of goodies to children’s hospitals around the country. She and her husband, Roger live in southeast Indiana on their family farm. She has two grown daughters and enjoys traveling, reading, decorating, riding her bike, playing the piano, and looking for the simple joys in the everyday adventures of life.
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