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Mortality as a Motivator

Updated: Mar 24

Facing death helped me live.

When I was a teenager, I was a suicidal drinker.

When I was 28, my Dad fell off a ladder and died from a massive head injury.

When I was 45, I helped my Mum die before Alzheimer's took over her brain.

I don't tell you this to be morbid or garner sympathy, I tell you this as a reminder that life is short and we don't know what tomorrow is going to bring.

When I looked my own death in the face and realized my loved ones were mortal, it freed me.

It helped me reprioritize and do whatever it took (and still takes) to say yes, to say no, to do the 'hard' things, to take action.

I was a childcare center manager once and there was a little girl who, when I told her, "We're not going to do that right now," she'd look up at me with her big blue eyes and say, "Tomorrow?"

Some things do have to wait, but...

When it comes to living our dreams and creating peace in our lives and minds, I believe waiting until tomorrow, then tomorrow, then tomorrow is corrosive to our souls.

And our discontent affects everyone we come into contact with.

So I ask you:

If something happened to you next week, would you feel you've done all you wanted to do?

If something happened next month, would you be happy with the home you left others to manage?

If something happened to your loved ones next year, would you be satisfied with what you told them, experienced with them, gave to them?

I want to reiterate that these aren't morbid questions...

These questions are meant to light a fire in you (and me!) to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to do all we can to live our dreams and to help others live their dreams...

This message is my heart asking you to take care of your health, home, mind and life in ways that allow you to live in the light, to be open to love, to give all you can - to your Self first, then your beloveds.

Loving and caring for your Self and nurturing your dreams is loving and caring for your beloveds.

"What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver asked in her poem. I'm asking you, too.

Are you aching for adventure?

Does your soul wish you'd clear your clutter and get organized once and for all so you can live up to your potential?

Do you have unspoken words for people in your life?

If something landed you in a hospital bed next week or month or year, are there things you want to look back on and know you did?

I urge you to DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to do the things, say the things, breathe life into your dreams.

If you struggle with believing in your dreams, or if they feel buried in clutter, or you're having a hard time knowing where to begin, PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME.

I've been a kayak guide for 25 years, a home organizing guide for 10 years, and a mindset guide since Covid hit. I love reaching through fear and frustration, whether mine or others, to find the goodness and adventure on the other side.

My mission for my TidyWild business and in my life is to help the world be a healthier, happier, more peaceful place, one person, home and adventure at a time...

So if you're struggling, please know you're never alone. I'm here, believing in you and the importance of your life, health, goals, home, and dreams.

If you're interested in going on one of my Transformational Women's Kayak Journeys or getting support from me, see below.

Sending so much love and light until we meet again!



Please remember that I'm here for you! Reach out if you have questions and/or you feel stuck.

There's no need to struggle with clutter anymore - you're not alone and I can help you feel better right away.

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