Free At Last
by Amy Garcia
Founder, Hawaii Personal Assistants

I love to hear from clients that our services have provided them with greater freedom to do the things they really enjoy.  I was interested to see how descriptions of the word “freedom” can relate so profoundly to the potential dynamics of our homes and offices.

Read the definitions and see whether or not they apply to the life you are now living:

1.  The condition of being free of restraints.  - Is clutter weighing you down and making many tasks more difficult?  Or are you in a home or office where you can function easily and enjoy the luxury of open space?  

2.  Liberty of a person from detention. -  Are you holed up in your messy house and never have company because you are embarrassed by the mess?  Or is your home a social mecca for your nearest and dearest?  

3.   Exemption from an unpleasant or onerous condition. - Are you feeling overwhelmed with a home or office that is dirty and uncomfortable?  Or do you feel energized and refreshed when you spend time there?

4.  Ease or facility of movement, the right to unrestricted use.   - Are you running around each day looking for misplaced items?  Or do you have organizing systems in place that free up your time?

Don’t let "things" stand in the way of engaging in the activities that bring you pleasure! 

Mountains of “stuff” can start to suffocate and confuse people.  Sometimes, they become so overwhelmed by the prospect of making changes by themselves, that they remain prisoners to their things.  The dust, odors and stagnant energy that can accumulate in unattended environments are very unpleasant.

If the tops of your desk or dining table haven't seen the light of day in years, it is time to liberate yourself.  You can remain imprisoned by disorganization, or you can implement changes that will allow you to experience life more fully. 

Enlist the help of a professional organizer or personal assistant so that you can quickly reach your goals and be... free at last!

 Something to think about...

               What would you do with your free time?
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Feeling Groovy?

By Amy Garcia
Founder, Hawaii Personal Assistants

When the sixties were in full swing, I was only a small child.  However, I still enjoy the cultural legacy of that era.  Some things that come to mind are - peace consciousness, civil rights movements and the popularization of the word “groovy”. 

It is a heartfelt word with many nuances.  When I hear it I think, “relaxed, happy, attractive, excellent, cool, exciting, awesome” - the list goes on.  Simon and Garfunkel paid homage to it in the song, “Feelin’ Groovy.” 

Read the lyrics and see if the timeless groovy vibe is meaningful to you right now:

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.

I've got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.

Have you felt groovy lately or has the word been lost from your vocabulary for decades?  I think it’s time to bring groovy back!  If you feel like you’re “moving too fast” and your “deeds to do” list is way too long, seek the help of a caring professional. 

Review your list and see which assistants would be beneficial to you: 
Errand Runner, Personal Shopper, Household Manager, Office Worker, Personal Assistant, Professional Organizer, Household Manager, House-Sitter, Pet Care Specialist, Event Planner, Non-medical Caregiver, Minister, Collaborative, Memoir or Ghost Writer, Travel Companion and more. 

Schedule the support you need today so that you can honestly say, “Life, I love you - all is groovy!”


Give Your Home A Space Lift
By Amy Garcia
Founder, Hawaii Personal Assistants

Creating a peaceful environment in your home using Feng Shui and the Bagua.

When I remodeled the interior of my house, I wanted to create a peaceful oasis filled with things that inspired and energized me.  I love the feel of natural elements such as water, earth, flowers, plants and minerals.  I studied Feng Shui and set out to incorporate those ideas into the design of my home.  My first task was to clean and eliminate clutter.  Then I started to make changes in decor and color accents.  I used the reference tool called the Bagua to correlate colors, elements and life aspirations with the eight directions.  I found that making some changes suggested by Feng Shui (see Bagua below) made tangible shifts in my surroundings that created balance and harmony.

Direction:  North
Sector:  Career
Element:  Water
Colors:  Blue, Black

Direction:  Northeast
Sector:  Wisdom
Element:  Earth
Colors:  Light Yellow, Light Earth Tones

Direction:  East
Sector:  Health
Element:  Wood
Colors:  Green, Brown

Direction:  Southeast
Sector:  Wealth
Element:  Wood
Colors:  Green, Brown
Direction:  South
Sector:  Fame
Element:  Fire
Colors:  Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple

Direction:  Southwest
Sector:  Relationships
Element:  Earth
Colors: Light Yellow, Light Earth Tones, Pink

Direction:  West
Sector:  Children
Element:  Metal
Colors:  White, Gray

Direction:  Northwest
Sector:  Mentors
Element:  Metal
Colors:  White, Gray

Personal Assistants in Hawaii and California are ready to help you enjoy more free time.  Contact Amy Garcia today at (951) 966-4471.