Author Archives: Ruth Soukup

Stewardship Matters

Stewardship Matters

Overspending and mindless shopping can be destructive habits, whether we have a little or a lot. In fact, mindless spending might even be a little easier to keep in check when money is very tight, or at least when credit is not readily available. The real problem comes for those of us with a little more to spend, those of

Unstuff Your Soul

I don’t think many of us aspire to be a mediocre friend. As a general rule, we don’t usually set out to fill our lives with superficial, surface-level friends or to fill our address book with a long list of acquaintances. It just sort of happens. Life gets busy, filled up with activities and obligations,

Five Easy Decluttering Projects That Will Transform Your Living Space

While unstuffing your living space might seem like a daunting (or downright impossible) task, many quick and relatively painless decluttering projects can be tackled in small bites that don’t take too much time. These small wins can help build confidence without being too overwhelming, and just one or two small projects a week can add

When You Finally Lose It Over Clutter and Chaos

That Moment When You Know Your Clutter and Chaos Have Taken Over Your Life In my defense, it took ten days. Ten days of jet lag and chaos, ten days of trying to juggle being a nurse and a mom and a boss and a friend.  Ten days of struggling to catch up and keep

Happy New Year! Less Stuff Equals More Joy

Have nothing in your houses that you don’t know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,

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