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Simplify Your Life With These Easy Tips!

It doesn’t have to be complicated, take hours of your time, or years of counseling to create a simple carefree life! Making small, simple daily changes and adding them into the nooks and crannies of your day can really add up big! We are all busy, but why wait to live the life you dream about, deserve, and desire? Here are some simple tips to get you on your way!

Change your expectations

Just say no to taking on extra “stuff” that doesn’t nourish your soul.

Trust your intuition!

Learn to meditate-even 5 minutes can clear & refresh your mind.

Laugh out loud, it just feels good!

Bed time ritual, create your own! Prepare to sleep well.

Early to bed, early to rise… you know the saying, & I’ve found it to be true!

Get up earlier. Start with just 15 or 30 minutes, eventually try to work up to an hour. It’s like creating free time, just for you!

Pack a cooler-ditch the drive thru. This will save you money, and your body will thank you!

Drink lots of water. Make it your beverage of choice.

Try a new hobby- how about the new adult coloring books? They are super fun and relaxing too…

Turn off the TV, grab a book, puzzle or board game instead.

Simplify your wardrobe, less is really more. Life is too short to wear clothes you don’t love!

Move to a smaller home, Need a Realtor? I know a good one!

Declutter your environment and watch your stress disappear.

Be present in the moment, it is truly all we really know for sure!

Try journal writing. I teach a whole workshop just on this alone. It is a very powerful tool!image

Need clarification or help with integrating some of these into your life? Consider hiring me as your coach. We all need some one to help us along the way. Check out my “services” page to see if coaching is right for you!

The Art of Home Staging!

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Thinking of selling your home or just wishing your home was bigger, more inviting, or relaxing? Often times having a fresh set of eyes looking at your space can lead to some creative energy and transformation of your space.

Home staging is most often done when you are trying to sell a home or when a model home is built and needs furnishings to look more Inviting to promote sales. I believe we should all have the model home where we live right now! Now I realize people don’t live day to day with everything perfect, clean and clutter free. However, what if your home had an overhaul? Maybe just a closet, a room, the kitchen or your home office? What if you felt peaceful, productive, energized, and nourished every time you came home? What if by making a few changes (or in some cases more than a few, but a work in progress…) you could have a truly wonderful haven to retreat to after working all day? Consider a home staging consult with me, Kelly Kurtz, your personal Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach, author of “Fresh Paint” and Licensed Realtor. I specialize in clearing the clutter from your mind, your body, and your home!

Think home staging is a good idea, but too expensive or just a luxury you don’t deserve? Let me ask you this… Do you want to prepare healthy meals, but your kitchen counters are piled with lunch boxes, junk mail and Tupperware overflow? Do you long to reconnect with your spouse or significant other before you drift off to sleep, but your bedroom floor is piled with dirty laundry, your bed is covered with outfits you tried on in the morning, but changed three times before rushing out the door and your drawers overstuffed with clothes, junk and clutter? It’s no wonder you are not feeling relaxed or romantic, and not getting a restful night’s sleep. Check out my website,, for more details and pricing on some simple services that can make a huge difference in your overall wellness. So go ahead, check it out. It’s more affordable than you think.

Kicking Fear!

Fear is something we often feel but don’t always express openly. It often manifests itself as something else like anxiety and stress, procrastination, addictions to food or alcohol or, even getting lost in hours upon hours of mindless television. What is it that you really want but are fearful of pursuing? A new job? A committed relationship? How about tackling a triathlon or running your first 5K or Marathon? Fear of failure and of “not being good enough” robs us of so many opportunities.

Here are a few strategies that I personally have found to be helpful.

When fear really has me paralyzed I try to imagine myself hanging over the cliff holding on for dear life. I hold on as long as I can, my fingers are slipping I know I have to let go… I take a deep breath, count 1, 2, 3 and release! The free fall is like nothing you can imagine but only for a while. You begin to relax as the fear turns to power. Yes, there are often several twists and turns. Some anticipated, some completely spontaneous…

Then you suddenly realize… Damn, I should have done this sooner!

The power of visualization is amazing! Anything you can imagine is real, whether it is good or bad. When fear is holding me back I imagine what it is I am trying to do. I literally do it hundreds of times in my head until it feels as though I have already achieved it! I try to feel the way I might feel once I conquer my fear and that feeling paired with visualization drives me forward!

Knowing that there is no right way to do absolutely everything takes some of the pressure off being “perfect.” I was always fearful of failing but there really is no failing, self-discovery, and lessons along the way are always benefits of trying and going after what you want! Walking away from your dreams? Now that is fear. When your life comes to an end make sure you have left nothing to make you have to say “I wish I had…”

So go ahead get out there! One thing is certain if you don’t even try you have already been defeated by your potential worst enemy, yourself! So be your own cheerleader you truly possess all you need already within yourself.

Your time to sparkle is now!


Simple Solutions For Solid Health

Take A Journey Toward Your Own Self-Care, Self-Reliance And Self-Health.

Monterey Bay, California, May 13, 2015 – The New Self-Health Movement announced that the organization is offering two ‘Simple Solutions for Solid Health’ retreats in the fall, this year. The primary goal of the retreats is to help people discover how to take charge and reconnect with their own health and well-being. The first retreat will be held from September 25th to 28th, 2015 and the second retreat will be held from October 2nd to 5th, 2015. Both retreats will take place for four days and three nights in Asilomar Conference Center, in the Monterey Bay area of California.

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Top 5 Tips To Live Your Authentic Life!


Practice daily self love. Treat yourself like you would your dearest friend or loved one. Start a daily gratitude jar. Live in the abundance of the mindset that you have all that you truly need.

Love your body now! Appreciate the gift of true health. Do not wait until you are sick or unable to do the things you wished you had. Live in the preset moment! This is your game of life, not the dress rehearsal! Continue reading Top 5 Tips To Live Your Authentic Life!