susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

where hope grows through literature, faith, and family

21 places to declutter (+ 4 principles for doing it)

21 places to declutter (+ 4 principles for doing it) You vow to get organized this year. Reduce clutter. Clean up those cramp spaces. Find things when you need them. It's January, and that's always a great time to reorganize and reduce. The problem is knowing where...

How to find the right book (and what I might be reading in 2020)

How to find the right book (and what I might be reading in 2020) It's time to choose my 2020 reading list. December's almost over, so I am busy making lists. House projects, writing projects, social engagements, book events, New Year's resolutions, and of course—my...

Is re-gifting bad?

Is re-gifting bad? Is Re-gifting bad? I don’t mean morally wrong. That’s just silly. I mean, am I a terrible, social deviant if I re-gift a present someone gives me? Not that I’ve ever done it, of course. But hypothetically, at this time of the year, you might receive...

30 days to a better marriage

30 days to a better marriage (or in our case, 30 years) Thirty years, baby. 1989-2019. This month, my husband and I celebrate our 30th anniversary. I thought I’d write about marriage this week because next week we’ll be celebrating on a cruise (which incidentally, we...

How gratefulness changes your heart & body (and stops insecurity)

How gratefulness changes your heart & body (and stops insecurity) Experts agree with me that keeping a thankfulness journal can change your perspective about everything. To the psychology community, I thank you for validating my unscientific but logical...

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