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Reclaim Life by Turning a Small Space into a Multifunctional Place

Reclaim Life by Turning a Small Space into a Multifunctional Place

One of my goals when newly divorced was to live in a top-rated public school district for Simone but rentals were extremely high where I wanted us to One of my goals when I was newly divorced was to live in a top-rated public school district for Simone but rentals were extremely high where I wanted us to live

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I’m Kris and Welcome to the Adventure that is Life

I’m Kris and Welcome to the Adventure that is Life

Hello! I’m Kris–I provide support to organize & simplify surroundings, reclaim life, and transform struggle into streamline. Sooner or later most of us experience heartache we’re not equipped to handle and find ourselves called to action–either being taken out by suffering or becoming the hero of our own life’s journey.

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It Felt Like Driving Off a Bridge, but I Drove Over it Instead

It Felt Like Driving Off a Bridge, but I Drove Over it Instead

I tell myself, focus, while driving the seven hours back and forth every other weekend to be with my daughter. I feel it’s best Simone finishes out her three months of school in Los Angeles, keeping things consistent and stable as much as possible.  My Mom is living with her while I secure work in San Francisco.

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Let’s Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingling

Let’s Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingling

Let's hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too...  These lyrics were playing on my radio when I went to return my rental car but the location was closed.  Rather than letting the 1/2 hour delay ruin my whole day, I drove to the nearest...

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Lady Madonna

Lady Madonna

There's a favorite scene of mine in the movie Under the Tucson Sun where Diane Lane's friend shows up at her house in Tuscany, nine months pregnant and in the midst of a broken heart.  She's devastated, crying and says, "How do you breathe again...?" Diane Lane's...

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Grief is Where Pain & Beauty Merge

Grief is Where Pain & Beauty Merge

Grief is…  Awkward peaceful angry raw real loving graceful painful bitter euphoric gracious tender bold fear violent righteous debilitating alive wonder splitting courageous solid true crumbling aching painful beautiful transforming layered kind gripping roaring...

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Marianne Williamson, My 30 Year Mentor

Marianne Williamson, My 30 Year Mentor

October 2013 was when Marianne Williamson announced she was running for Congress, and October 1985 was when I first met her. In the span of almost 30 years I’ve been influenced by someone I don't know personally, but who had a profound impact on my life experience. It...

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French Woman Camping Headquarters

French Woman Camping Headquarters

Today, I'm writing to you from my office. It's my new sanctuary that I've found quiet inspiration to create from. It's my flagship headquarters where all the nuts and bolts of my business blossom. I design the blueprint of my vision within these walls... these walls...

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The Secret of Change

The Secret of Change

Socrates said, "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new."  Fighting the old leaves us distracted and keeps us stuck without options to move beyond pain and suffering.  Building the new makes space to let love...

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How Hemingway and Angelou Got Me Out of My Kitchen

How Hemingway and Angelou Got Me Out of My Kitchen

When I have a moment on my own, I secretly enjoy an occasional greasy diner breakfast. I go to have black coffee, poached eggs, hash browns crispy, with a side of wheat toast. And... I want to go incognito, plus connect with the warm and friendly staff.  Mostly, I...

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The Simple Gestures

The Simple Gestures

I was on my way to drop off another load of donations I cleared out while simplifying all the “stuff” I have from my marriage and was reminded of George Carlin’s reference to our “stuff.”  He says, “Hey man, move your s*%t, so I can put down my stuff.”  Life viewed...

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Single Mom Setback or Solution?

Single Mom Setback or Solution?

When I was temporarily out of cash and faced with $20.00 in my checking account, I wondered how I would buy food for my daughter and I until my next paycheck.  Thankfully, I have never been faced with the challenge for very long and my former husband is maintaining...

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Yikes- Fend For Myself?!

Yikes- Fend For Myself?!

I stood there with a storm of dust surrounding the room; breathing like Darth Vader in a low-budget version of Divorce Wars.  The mask, slipping off my face from sweat, had sugar-like grit obstructing my view. The contraption didn’t hold much sweetness, only extra...

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