Philip worked hard to support his family and hit his next career level as Senior Director. He thought, if I just get this promotion, all will be good. Philip started working more hours and would come home depleted and set the mail on a table along with all the other papers. The long hours took a toll and Philip slowly started gaining weight. He bought some new clothes that fit, thinking this is just a temporary set-back.

While Philip desperately wanted time to connect with his friends and family, work always took the higher priority. This lack of connection could be noticed in his shallow breath, racing heart, and heartache from wanting meaningful relationships. The doctor advised Philip to start taking heart medication to lower his cholesterol.

This was a wake-up call for Philip.

Philip came home and said enough is enough. It’s time to make some drastic changes.

He cleaned up the never-ending stacks of papers all over the house, recycling and shredding.

Philip looked at the clothes spilling out of his closet, haphazardly falling off hangers and in piles. He sorted through everything he hadn’t worn for a year and donated it.

Philip announced to his family they would take a short getaway vacation to get back in touch with each other.

Philip sat down and realized he was going through the motions. He let this toxicity build up over time. It didn’t happen overnight.

Where is toxicity in your life?

  • Do you have relationships that are no longer mutually beneficial?
  • Are your home, office, closets in need of decluttering and organization?  
  • Does your mind lead you down the road of negative thoughts?
  • What bad habits (e.g., eating ice cream at 10 pm) interfere with your best self?


Take this spring time to declutter and purge what no longer serves you. Create open space for what you truly want to come in.

Wishing you an abundant, prosperous, and joyful week!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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