Hi, there! I’m Dana.
I began life as a fast-talking little girl always in motion. As a teenager and college student, I lived in cluttered, full-to-the-brim bedrooms by my own preference. Incapable of making sense of the mess and sensing my belongings were only multiplying, I embraced the incredible opportunity of selling nearly all of it in 2007 when our family moved overseas to pursue our passion.
Selling all those things was a life-changing experience for me.
Am I any less hyperactive? Not necessarily. I remain a woman who has to fight to focus. Concentration to drive long distances is a strength I’ve never had. My mind slows down to a crawl in too-noisy environments. But I’ve learned I am capable of being disciplined, being decisive, and leading others with excellence. I know now how to maintain a calm home and schedule so I can focus on what matters most to me: spending time with my family and helping others.
I’ve been blogging since 2006 and intentionally applying simple living hacks to create a no-regrets, minimalist approach to life. During the past decade I’ve been everything from a stay at home mom to a speaker at Willow Creek Association leadership events in Ireland, England, and South Africa. Our family has lived in a variety of states and countries, paid off debt, and fulfilled the dream of adopting a child.
We’ve been privileged to leverage my blog to crowd source funds to launch a number of online churches outside the United States. My strengths of leadership and problem-solving have led me to serve as the President of BlueDoor.tv, which I co-founded with my husband in Europe in 2007, and then as the Associate Church Online Pastor for LifeChurch from 2012-2016.
Today, I am dreaming up new and better ways to help people experience joy through simplicity, while being wife to Chris since 2000 and mom to Blake (2003) and Mackenzie (2005). Saving time so I can intentionally invest it in what matters most makes me giddy.
Please comment on a blog post or send me a message on social media about any areas you’d like help in related to simplifying life, organizing your home, structuring your day, and sorting out your schedule, or more.
Few things matter as much to me as developing and encouraging leaders by example.
Click here to see my one-on-one client services. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m cheering for you!