Lighten Your Load

Well put, Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Oh, the truth in this simple concept!

In thinking about our belongings, we realize that they have come into our possession for various reasons, perhaps as gifts, souvenirs, necessities, or the pure delight of liking things and wanting them. Items can serve as a reminder of who we are and where we have been, but they can also prevent us from moving forward. Evaluating what “brings us joy” is an important concept in keeping things or letting them go, whether these attachments are to belongings or to people. Once our lives are free of that which weighs us down and those things that do not bring us joy, then we are able to freely move with a new sense of being, a keen appreciation for life and all that we have, and a lightness that comes with being unencumbered.


Acupuncturist, herbalist, Maya abdominal practitioner, and reflexologist Christina Morris is the founder of Element Natural Healing Arts. Writing about health and wellness gives her an outlet to express her care and concern for her beloved community. She believes everyone can achieve better health and happiness–emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.