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Beth .. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I help overwhelmed people create saner simpler lives
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Weekly Simplicity Tips by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hi everyone, I am back! This weekend we took my daughter to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids for the butterflies. Strengthen your support system this week. ... Read on »
19 Random Acts of Kindness for Jon by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have gotten so many supportive emails and I so appreciate them. I got a lovely one today. In it she said, "So many people care about you and find it hard to see you grie ... Read on »
How to Get Things Done When You Are An Emotional Wreck by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Even though I am still reeling from my son’s death, things still must get done – taxes, money stuff, work, prosecution stuff… Here’s what’s been working for me: ... Read on »
Joy and Sadness by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I really didn’t want to go to the improv yesterday. We had gotten tickets before Jon’s death because we knew he would love it and might even do some audience participation ... Read on »
Missing You by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of the hardest parts is when you forget he’s gone, then you are re-shocked as you remember. Like making way too much spaghetti or seeing his truck and thinkin ... Read on »
Thank You by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As I grieve, I see even more clearer how the important things are the people in your life. Not the to do’s you think you must do or the stuff you have. And I am s ... Read on »
My Son by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I miss your light and life, my dearest son. Jonathan Alexander Dargis, age 18, of Zeeland, died on Thursday, February 24, 2011. John was a 2010 graduate of Z ... Read on »
DIY Necklace Organizer by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have a simple wardrobe. I have a small group of clothes that go with one another. So to change things up I rely on accessories. Lately I’ve noticed that my necklaces ... Read on »
No Inbox Zero by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am not a inbox zero proponent. I think if you manage to get to the bottom of your email everyday, you may be spending too much time on email. I usually have about 4 ... Read on »
Weekly Simplicity Tips by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The kids and I finally finished our jigsaw puzzle. (Our cat was very excited to finally be allowed on the table.) Where are you strong? What do you ye ... Read on »
The Long Winter by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love to read the Laura Ingalls Wilder book, "The Long Winter". I just finished the copy that used to be my mother’s, as another Midwest winter storm is burying our ... Read on »
What If You Thought It Was Easy? by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sometimes we make simplifying complicated. We see it as a big project. "Decluttering is too much work. Working out our finances is tedious. Discovering what is import ... Read on »
Deliberately Simple by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Simple living is deliberate living. In our current world, it is very difficult to fall into simple living. Choosing to look at a sunset last week We have to c ... Read on »
Weekly Simplicity Tips by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Had a girl’s day with my 16 year old daughter Saturday. We went hiking, stopped for soup, browsed a bookstore, went to the improv and then watched a movie while eating che ... Read on »
Scary Simplifying by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Are you using too much work as an excuse? Many times people say they have too much work to do, so they can’t do what they want. But, often times they are just scared. ... Read on »
2 Questions Before You Buy by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In this month’s Guidepost, there were two great questions to ask before you buy anything.   (The Cheapskates Guide to Happiness by Mark Savage) I especially ... Read on »
Weekly Simplicity Tips by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 13 inches of snow and two snow days made for an interesting week. I am sure many of you have snow stories for the blizzard. Enjoyed extra time with the family. ... Read on »
Do You Really Want to Deny Yourself? by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Often a reason people shy away from simplicity is they are worried they will be denying themselves. And who wants to live with denial. But as we can’t buy everything w ... Read on »
Sweet and Simple by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We had two snow days in a row. Most work and schools were closes and that almost never happens. One friend said it reminded her of what was most important as she too ... Read on »
Re-Start by Beth .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Maybe this January was slow going for you. You had all sorts of plans but you were cleaning up puddles from the holidays. Maybe you or your family got sick. Maybe you were ... Read on »