Mama of two beautiful (and now grown-up) girls, green-smoothie drinker and organizing and design geek. I'm the owner + founder of Soulful Simplicity, one of Canada's first KonMari™ consultants — and one of only four Gold-level consultants worldwide. I am also a certified Feng Shui consultant and an EFT tapping coach (aka "inner" decluttering).
My name means "happy child" in Japanese. I'm a genetic blend of Japanese zen + Scottish thrift and practicality — yes, such a perfect combination for this work! At other times in my life I have taught school, done graphic design, learned about energy medicine, studied in Paris, travelled with my family in Cambodia, Hawaii and Malaysia and slept under the stars in all kinds of off-the-beaten track wilderness camping spots in the Pacific Northwest. My favorite place to get happy fast is at the Japanese paper store "Au Papier Japonais" in Montreal (+ pause for the best ice cream at Kem Coba next door). I adore being outside with blue skies overhead, whether it is skiing, hiking or riding my bike down neighborhood alleys in the summer.
For me, less is almost always more (unless we're talking about Japanese food or long summer evenings). Personally, I crave (and need) room to breathe. Living intentionally in spaces that are simple, functional and beautiful, I find I have more time and energy to savour my life. Our clients find this is true for them, too.
As Marie Kondo says: "Tidying is just a tool. Living the life you want is the destination." That's why I love this work. I get excited about personal transformation. And this is about creating a space and a life you love!
If you feel we'd be a good fit, tell me about your project. We'll schedule a free consultation and get you moving towards your vision.