I recently watched the new Marie Kondo show “Tidying Up” and my favorite takeaway was Marie’s principle of keeping things in your life that spark joy and removing things that don’t spark joy. At one point, she describes sparking joy as the feeling you have when you wear your favorite outfit—or when you hold a puppy :) I’ve been thinking about this concept a lot, and I think it will be a great tool for me to check myself and help me to be more intentional about the physical items in my home, what I buy, how I decorate, what I create, as well as the food I eat and how I spend my time. I keep thinking that there’s this cycle to living a simple, healthy life, and it involves these stages: buy less, hold onto less, be satisfied with less, be satisfied with what you have. Marie also mentions that our sensitivity to joy will be honed over time. I appreciate this idea that the more we listen and pay attention to joy, the more in tune we’ll become.