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Sentimental clutter is one of the toughest kinds of clutter we deal with in our lives. This type of clutter that is made up of items we hold onto for emotional reasons, such as old photographs, love letters, and childhood toys. It is this emotional connection that makes it so difficult to let these things go.
We often believe our memories of past events or the special people in our lives live in these objects because we can’t help but think of these special times and people when we see these objects.
While these items may hold a special place in our hearts, they also take up physical space in our homes and mental space in our minds - both of which are precious in their own right. The key is to find a balance between holding onto what is important and letting go of what is no longer serving us.
That’s where today’s guest can help us. Krista St-Germain is a Master Certified Life Coach, grief expert, widow, mom and host of The Widowed Mom Podcast.
When her husband was killed by a drunk driver in 2016, Krista’s life was completely and unexpectedly flipped upside down. After therapy helped her unfurl from the fetal position, Krista discovered Life Coaching, Post Traumatic Growth and learned the tools she needed to move forward and create a future she could get excited about. Now she coaches and teaches other widows so they can love life again, too.
This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:
Krista’s outlook on feelings and emotions
The process of letting go of sentimental items
What to do when you feel guilting about letting things go
Why regret is not a bad thing
Ideas for what to do with sentimental things you want to keep
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