We are approaching the time of year when we give and receive gifts. For my most recent birthday, I was fortunate to have friends and family remember me and send me a little something special. Each gift is truly meaningful because it represents the thought, love, and caring energy from cherished individuals in my life. Even though I value these gifts, I don’t always end up keeping them. The KonMari™ process of expressing gratitude for each item that comes into my life, also allows me to let go. I recognize that I’m attached to the person who thought of me and cared enough to send me something. As I approach the holiday season, I reminded to place more emphasis on the person and the love behind the gifts I give and receive. As I shop for gifts, I’ve noticed that I prefer to give the gift of experiences rather than things. I love to give gifts that encourage my loved ones to take care of themselves and enjoy experiences that spark joy.

To that end, I’ve had a small number of gift certificates created for Joy & Space. If you are looking for a gift for someone who has everything, consider the gift of decluttering. You can purchase a $60 gift certificate by emailing me at