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Spark Joy

Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci

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Welcome to Spark Joy, co-hosted by certified KonMari Consultants Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci. Spark Joy is the podcast dedicated to celebrating the KonMari Method and the transformative power of surrounding yourself with joy; and letting go of the all the rest. Made popular by Marie Kondo, author of the bestselling book The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, the KonMari Method is a revolutionary professional organizing technique and way of life. Join us as we explore the world of KonMari an ...
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Relationship expert Angela N. Holton joins us to share Conscious Dating strategies that focus on self-love and connection, even in the midst of social distancing and quarantine. Angela N. Holton, is an International Dating & Relationship Expert, Speaker, Author and Founder of Love Sanctuary, an online spiritual and personal development site centere…
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David Allen, master personal productivity specialist, joins us to explore the intersection between his famous Getting Things Done Method and KonMari. “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. We should be looking toward a world of no problems, only projects.” After decades of in-the-field research and practice of his productivity methods, D…
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Veteran professional organizer and TV host Peter Walsh joins us to uncover the deeper meaning behind our clutter and share tips to help you create comfort and joy at home during these challenging times. Peter starred in the popular organization and design series Clean Sweep with Peter Walsh on Discovery’s TLC Network. The series produced over 120 e…
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Sarit Sela, fellow KonMari Consultant, shares her favorite minimalist inspired buying and shopping strategies that can enhance your KonMari journey and help you maintain a clutter free lifestyle. Sarit Sela is a minimalist mom, Bronze certified KonMari consultant and visual storyteller. She is an Israeli living in Stockholm, Sweden for the last 8 y…
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Welcome to the 2020 Spark Joy highlights show! Make sure you listen all the way through because we share an important announcement towards the end. This year was a wild one and really unlike no other, so we look forward to highlighting some positive moments of joy for the show and announce and celebrate our giveaway winners. Our show wouldn’t be po…
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Karen Purze of Life in Motion Guide joins us to discuss a sensitive, but very relevant aspect of home organization - managing your legacy including vital information and end of life planning. Our guest helps families make end of life plans and decisions so they can focus on what truly matters in the end - people not paperwork. She is creator of lif…
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René Brooks joins us to discuss organizing her home while managing a late in life diagnosis of ADHD. René is living and thriving with the diagnosis and empowering others to do the same. She has taken a late in life diagnosis and used it to uplift others. René is the founder of Black Girl, Lost Keys, a blog that empowers black women with ADHD, helpi…
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Rachel Kanarowski, certified Meditation Coach, shares simple science-based meditation tips to enhance your focus, increase your emotional intelligence, and release stress. Be still. Focus on your breath. Reflect. Today we explore meditation. A practice with deep cultural history and widespread contemporary relevance. A great complement to your KonM…
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We asked the members of the The Spark Joy Club to send us their burning tidying questions and respond they did! The Spark Joy Club is home to over 200 tidiers in the process of organizing their own home and finding joy in all aspects of their lives. They are our own tidying laboratory and we all find solutions to so many issues we all share along t…
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Client Kelly shares how working with For the Love of Tidy for 12 hours total 100% virtually (through screens) helped her achieve an organized warm minimalist home. We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” t…
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We can’t predict, but we CAN prepare. We’ve invited Emergency Preparedness Expert Cari Butler to the show to you KonMari your emergency needs to protect you, your home, and those you care most about. Cari is the owner of Emergency Cafe, L.A.'s Premier Emergency Preparedness Concierge Service. She has over 15 years of experience educating and empowe…
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We share four reasons why it’s hard to let go and tips to help you release your possessions that are not serving you anymore with confidence and gratitude. We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” to leave …
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Luke Reynolds, author of Even More Fantastic Failures!, shares stories of successful people whose past challenges positively impacted their path to success. Luke is a passionate believer in the power of stories to transform lives—especially stories that help us understand that we all fail and flounder sometimes. Luke has been a public-school Englis…
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Spark Joy Club member Jennyfer Vargas-Fernandez joins us from Texas to share her KonMari journey. We’re shining the light on all of the tidying progress our Club members have made while listening to Spark Joy Podcast and leaning on the community. Jennyfer Vargas-Fernandez has been a member of The Spark Joy Club since January 2020 and has worked wit…
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KonMari Consultant Ivanka Siolkowsky shares how her love of minimalism and environmentalism intersects with KonMari and her mental health advocacy. Our guest today is Ivanka Siolkowsky. Ivanka is a former Elementary School Teacher whose life was transformed when she began learning the many benefits of minimalism and organization! Although she was a…
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KonMari Consultant Kadra Pixton joins us to share how she tidied her family of seven with the help of another consultant, which inspired her to become one herself. Kadra loves helping overwhelmed families transform their homes into peaceful spaces that facilitate connection. She is a Certified KonMari Consultant as well as Mama to 5 young daughters…
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Melissa Rappaport Schifman, author of Building a Sustainable Home joins us to discuss the impact a green home has on our health, wealth, and soul. Our guest today is Melissa Rappaport Schifman. Melissa is the founder of Green Intention LLC, where she writes, speaks, and advises clients on healthier and more sustainable homes and workplaces. She has…
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*Spark Joy podcast is THREE years old! * In celebration of our anniversary enter to win one of three prize bundles of three great gifts each to mark this major milestone. Win one of three bundles consisting of Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, signed by Marie Kondo, a fifty dollar gift certificate to th…
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Scout Sobel joins us to discuss mental health and creating a life that sparks joy while facing symptoms that work against your serenity. Scout started Scout's Agency with an emphasis in podcast PR. Most of her clients are women and she loves helping them find their voice in podcasting and other media. This did not come without her own trials and tr…
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Tara Latta shares how working with For the Love of Tidy for 17 hours enhanced her KonMari tidying experience and instantly impacted her health, relationships, and career. Tara Latta is Kristyn's client, a For the Love of Tidy Graduate of Tidy. They've tidied for 15 hours over a four months plus a recent two hour Virtual Tidy used to address sentime…
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Kristina Browning, home functionality coach, shares tips to help you mold, craft, and shape your home to your family's values and needs. Kristina is a licensed Realtor in Portland, Oregon. She is also a Home Functionality Coach and Podcaster. Her passion is helping people create a home that thrives, not just for today, but for the long haul. We wan…
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Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The disciplined Pursuit of Less joins us to discuss how his philosophy can complement your KonMari journey. Our guest Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people and teams break through to the next level—and others don’t. His New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, “Essential…
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This episode will help you catch up! If your circumstances allow, now is a GREAT time to get things done during this difficult season, so we can land on our feet on the other side. We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click …
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Spark Joy Club member Jen Kobrick joins us from Florida to share her KonMari journey. This year, we’re trying something new. We’re bringing on listeners from our Spark Joy Club for a special Member Spotlight! We’re dedicating a few episodes to shine the light on all of the tidying progress our Spark Joy Club members have made while listening to Spa…
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Brother-sister tidying duo Sheila and Kevin Carroll share the lessons they learned while spending over 20 days organizing Kevin's home in Connecticut. Kevin is a game inventor and Spark Joy podcast fan from Connecticut. His sister Sheila is a certified KonMari Consultant with Moreganize in Vancouver who helps people find more happiness in their lif…
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Jeannie Stith-Mawhinney of Color Guru helps us shop efficiently by understanding what colors work best for us in our KonMari wardrobe. Jeannie is obsessed with helping real women look and feel amazing in their clothes. She is the founder and CEO of Color Guru, where she helps women create the wardrobe of their dreams by analyzing their hair, skin, …
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Today’s KonMari Quick Tips episode is about having Safe Summer Fun in 2020. Summer means fun outdoor activities, events, markets, vacations and an easier, more relaxed way of life. At least-that’s what summer usually is all about. But, this is a summer like no other for most of us. No matter where you are in the world, it’s likely that you’ll be mu…
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Marni Jameson, author and columnist, joins us to discuss the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your home or your aging parents' home. Marni is a nationally syndicated columnist, author, journalist, TV guest, speaker and America’s most-loved home and lifestyle expert. Her weekly column “At Home with Marni Jameson” appears in papers nationwi…
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Luīze Ratniece, KonMari Consultant, introduces us to Orden a Tres [Order by Three], the first podcast dedicated to the KonMari Method in Spanish. Luīze Ratniece is Latvian, and she’s lived in Spain for more than 10 years. She holds a PhD in sociology and is a textile sustainability activist. She wanted to be a fashion designer as a child, and is no…
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Relationship expert Angela N. Holton joins us to share Conscious Dating strategies that focus on self-love and connection, even in the midst of social distancing and quarantine. Angela N. Holton, is an International Dating & Relationship Expert, Speaker, Author and Founder of Love Sanctuary, an online spiritual and personal development site centere…
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Celebrate tidying progress with The Spark Joy Club members who are actively tidying during quarantine and beyond. We’re lifting the curtain to encourage you to connect with others who’ve made the same commitment to a clutter free life of joy as you move from KonMari practice to KonMari lifestyle. We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidyi…
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Scott Sonenshein, co-author with Marie Kondo of Joy at Work joins us to explore how our work life is evolving and the importance of productivity and organization in our professional life. Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. He holds a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Michig…
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Kaitlin Stewart, Eco-Stylist, shares her love for secondhand fashions and helps us incorporate thrifted items into our wardrobe in a way that sparks joy. Our guest Kaitlin Stewart is a New York transplant residing in the Windy City for the past 8 years. She is an avid thrifter and eco-stylist who helps her clients build a more sustainable and budge…
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Downsizing. Decluttering. Discarding. After you’ve decided what sparks joy and donated the things that don’t serve you - what happens to all the stuff after it’s been KonMari’d? Guest Adam Minter is a columnist and author based in Malaysia. For nearly two decades, his journalism has focused on waste, recycling, stuff - and the hidden global world t…
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David Allen, master personal productivity specialist, joins us to explore the intersection between his famous Getting Things Done Method and KonMari. “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. We should be looking toward a world of no problems, only projects.” After decades of in-the-field research and practice of his productivity methods, D…
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David Kadavy, author and podcast host, joins us to explore ways we can design our work-life and productivity during quarantine and get the most out of our creative energy. David Kadavy is a writer who helps creatives get more out of their energy. He’s author of two books, The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers, and host of the Love Your Work pod…
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Laura Vanderkam, author and productivity expert, joins us with tips and strategies to help you KonMari your calendar. Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including Juliet’s School of Possibilities, Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. …
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In today’s episode we review Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein’s new book, Joy at Work, Organizing Your Professional Life. In Joy at Work, Marie and Scott use the KonMari method to bring more efficiency, productivity and even joy to the work place. The book was released during probably one of the most monumental events in modern times, in the middle…
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Veteran professional organizer and TV host Peter Walsh joins us to uncover the deeper meaning behind our clutter and share tips to help you create comfort and joy at home during these challenging times. Peter starred in the popular organization and design series Clean Sweep with Peter Walsh on Discovery’s TLC Network. The series produced over 120 e…
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Meet the Amy Tokos, 2020 President of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. Did you know that there is a national professional organization for Professional Organizers? If you follow our podcast, you know that KonMari Media Incorporated trains and accredits consultants in the method but there is also NAPO, the…
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Cleaning X Tidying. Cleaning professional Marcela Barraza joins us to explore the intersection between two essential household tasks that pair well to create a space that sparks joy. Marcela Barraza is the founder and owner of MB Green Cleaning. She is a graduate of the hospitality administration and hotel management program. After working for an a…
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Physical and mental health safety considerations and our top 5 KonMari Tidying Tools to help you and your family declutter while social distancing and working from home. If you’re listening to us today it is highly likely you’re inside your home, working from home, social distancing or even self-quarantined. If tidying falls on your to-do list duri…
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Today’s KonMari Quick Tips episode is all about building a healthy relationship with social media. From Instagram to Facebook to Snapchat to Tiktok - whatever platform you use, there’s no denying social media is here to stay. We dive into 5 tips that will help you KonMari your social media, by viewing your activity through a lens of joy. We want to…
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Shelly Fuerte walks through how her 15 hour KonMari tidying experience with For the Love of Tidy impacted her family and the benefits of working with a KonMari Consultant along the way. Shelly Fuerte is an arts administration consultant. She works with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to program their non-classical concerts and travels the globe a…
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Spark Joy Club member Monica Ruiz joins us from Mexico to share the impact of her solo KonMari tidying adventure. This year we’re trying something new. Welcome to our first ever Spark Joy Club Member Spotlight! We are dedicating a few episodes this year to shine the light on all of the progress our Spark Joy Club members on their tidying while list…
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Joanna Lovering, Style Coach, shares tips and tricks to help you make the most of your closet as you build a style that sparks joy. After a successful weight loss journey in 2011, Joanna founded Copper + Rise, a New York City-based style coaching service dedicated to personal and professional empowerment. A passionate stylist and trained executive …
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Sarit Sela, fellow KonMari Consultant, shares her favorite minimalist inspired buying and shopping strategies that can enhance your KonMari journey and help you maintain a clutter free lifestyle. Sarit Sela is a minimalist mom, Bronze certified KonMari consultant and visual storyteller. She is an Israeli living in Stockholm, Sweden for the last 8 y…
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Today’s KonMari Quick Tips episode is all about tracking habits that spark joy. Tidying is a self-care activity. But, unlike heading to the spa or grabbing a box of chocolates, your KonMari tidying event is intentionally a bit uncomfortable, launching you into a layered growth journey that extends well beyond your closet. This is where habit tracki…
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Guest Linda Leyble, founder of A Beautiful Staged Home, explores the intersection of a clutter free staged home and KonMari and shares tips to help you stage to sell. Our guest today is Linda Leyble. Linda has been in the home staging business for over 20 years. The owner of A Beautiful Staged Home, she specializes in creating warm and inviting hom…
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Kiki & Jax co-author and illustrator Salina Yoon joins us to discuss her collaboration with Marie Kondo, exploring the intersection of tidying and friendship for kids. Salina Yoon is a Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator of over a dozen picture books and nearly 200 innovative novelty and board books for young children, with over 4.5 million boo…
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