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August 6, 2016

My Story

Rediscover Joy Through Smart Simple Living

Let’s slow down and simplify your hectic life – from decluttering your home, reducing your to-dos, to focusing your day to day lifestyle on your key values. My mission is to help you live a more time rich and joyful life!

I know you live in a beautiful home, have a successful job and a loving family, BUT you are TIRED. Tired of running from one thing to the next and trying to complete a never ending to do list. Life feels like Groundhog day. The same thing over and over again…..

You need someone who can help you to start living a simpler, more joyful life where you are more time and energy rich! You will finally be able to spend quality time with your loved ones, take care of yourself and find your zest for life again! 

Simple living with a young family in this over connected world is not impossible and I can show you how.

Hi I am Hayley! Decluttering Saved My Life

I remember the day so vividly. I felt nothing – completely blank. I was so utterly fed up of feeling overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. I was stuck in this daily cycle of work, cleaning and a never-ending to-do list. There was so much to do and yet I didn’t feel like I was getting anything out of it.

I was so lost in my own head, I couldn’t see my family right in front of me giving me so much love and joy. I was in a pit of despair and I couldn’t see any way out. This particular day was the day I was planning on how to take my own life.

Despite this day being my darkest, a bolt of lightning appeared right after that moment and I truly believe it was for a reason. I struggle with my mental health and have had suicidal thoughts a lot in my life, but nothing quite like this – I was planning it very matter of a fact like I knew it had to be done. That shocked me. Then just at that moment, I heard the word that would change everything.

“Shhhhh”

That word is so simple but it encompassed so much to me. It told me that there was a way out of this. I was so lost in my own mind I was distracting myself from saving myself – I just needed to slow down and allow myself to heal by making sure these distractions were no longer there.

I researched, I experimented and found a way to rid my life of anything that did not need to be there.

I decluttered my possessions, my relationships, my commitments – my WHOLE life – and guess what?

My life becomes MORE the moment I focused on LESS.

Now I am a happy woman, a happy wife, a happy mammy and most importantly I am living a life I am proud to have.

That is what I want for you.

I knew I could find Simple Joy again – and you can to. 

Hayley is a life saver! She is extremely patient and understanding. We worked on several areas of the home and now I have systems in place that keep me organised. It has been 8 months since we worked together and everything is still in its place!
Elizabeth
I contacted Hayley after coming to the realisation that my office/studio space wasn’t going to sort itself out and being a business owner and mum to a four year old, I clearly wasn’t going to have time to do it. I’d not enjoyed working in my office for a while, surrounded by an overwhelming amount of things to sort through and jobs still to do. Before we began, I was a bit anxious at facing what was a mammoth task in my head, and weirdly a bit nervous. Within 5 minutes I felt totally relaxed and keen to get started, guided by Hayley, I quickly realised I had formed attachments to so many things I really needed to let go of. We chose one area to focus on and three hours later, we had created a calm, organised area which changed the dynamic in the whole room from walking in through the door. The morning felt quite draining, I suppose from the detachment of belongings. What surprised me most, was how positive and instantly calmer I felt in that room. It was amazing to feel the shift in energy. Would I have done this myself this century? No! Am I counting the days until session 2? Yes! Would I recommend Hayley? HELL YES! Thank you Hayley!
Kay

10 Fun Facts About Me.

  • I used to be a fragrance designer  for 13 years. I have been lucky enough to travel the world and have worked with some of the worlds best perfumers! (even Madonnas!)

  • I am fascinated by the meaning of life and the depths of space – could talk all day about those topics!

  • My favourite thing to do is to go for an autumn dog walk with my family and snuggle up and watch some Disney films.

  • I LOVE animals…. over the years I have had 1 gerbil, 4 hamsters, 4 dogs and a cat. I currently have 2 puppies (A Malshi rescue pup and a Golden Doodle pup), and 1 very handsome Siberian cat. Rescue all the way! Daisy the Malshi was rescued from a life on the street to a lovely bed in our home. 

  • I am a big Mixed Martial Arts fan, I have even hosted a MMA seminar in the UK!

  • My favourite places in the world (apart from home) are Western Canada in the Rocky Mountains and NewYork/Boston. There is nothing better than a walk around North East USA in the autumn time!

  • I used to be in the theatre when I was young and wanted to go to performing arts school – my ultimate goal was to be in the West End. Circumstances meant that never happened but I am a true believer that life should be an everyday musical with chorus and jazz hands!

  • I have been in an earthquake and a hurricane and survived to tell the tale!

  • I have a degree in Forensic Science!

  • oh…. and I used to have a fear of bananas (don’t ask!)

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