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June 12, 2008


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John Trosko


We love you, and your expertise. Take the time you need, we'll be here! With all the stuff you wrote, I feel like I have a secret snapshot of your life!


Org Junkie

Sounds like you are making some very wise decisions. Thanks for sharing your process with us.

Have a great summer!!

Brandie Kajino

So great to take a step back! Way to go girl, I'm looking forward to what is in store for you. My subscription, support and friendship aren't going anywhere.
All the best, enjoy your summer! :)

Karen Wallace

Hi Ariane,
Can I say that I read this post in my reader, and clicked over here to leave you a comment... and the first thing I saw was your header dot points - Clarify Priorities; Simplify; Acquire Less; Let Go of Clutter...

It seems to me that this is exactly what you are doing! Bravo - it can only make you stronger and more able to help those in similar circumstances.

I admire your strength and your decision. Best of luck and I look forward to seeing you back in action later in the year.

Michelle ~ [ real neat ]

Ha! What perfect timing for your post... Just yesterday I finally caved and made the tough decision to cut back on some of my outside commitments so that I can focus more on my family and my growing business. Best of luck to you on finding that elusive perfect balance!!

Lorie Marrero

I just did this too! I am calling it the "Feng Shui My Life" project. Thank you for sharing this-- I think it's a great example of taking control of your time and your life. All my best to you!!!

- Lorie

Ariane Benefit

Thanks so much to all of you for reaching out to show your support and give your encouragement. It means the world to me to know that people care. It truly brought tears to my eyes to see that I am not alone and that people understand that no one is immune to saying "yes" a few times too many. : )

After all there is no perfect balance that lasts...we have to continuously work at it. As I always say: Today's solution is tomorrow's problem. And now tomorrow is here and it's time for a new solution!

Thanks again,
I'll see y'all in the fall!


Best of luck to you and your summer adventure. I am glad to know that you are well and enjoy the time to focus! Stay well!

Beth Dargis

I wish you a renewing summer, Ariane!

Rosa Say

Good for you Ariane! Dwayne's Stop, Start, Continue model sounds simple and straight-forward, yet the decisions of what goes in what category are difficult ones that do take a lot of determination, willpower and dig-in deep grit.

I think you are wise to enroll all of us in your goal, and I so appreciate your honesty and the truly terrific example you are setting for us. I am positive you will be wildly successful, and that we will be opening our arms to the newly rejuvenated Ariane come the Fall :)
Mālama pono, e aloha nui ~ Rosa

Julie Bestry

I hope blog comments don't slow down your progress towards simplification. While it's true we all miss seeing your new posts, your summer plan for sustainable success is an inspiration (one I share with my clients to motivate them, too). Keep up the great focus, and we'll all be here when you're ready to return.

Marilyn Bohn

I will miss you this summer, and I say you go giro,my hats off to you. I wish you and your husband the best summer ever. I will look forward to your coming back when ever that time works for you.

Sarah Zeldman

Glad to hear you are taking care of yourself! We'll be here when you get back!


Connie in CO

Ariane!! It is so good to hear from you in my inbox again. You have been missed but so glad you are takiing care of priorities. I'm finding myself in the same spot and trying to figure out how to bring back the balance. Looking forward to your regular posts.

Ariane Benefit

Thanks Connie and everyone for your patience, support and notes. It's so good to hear from you and I'm very excited about getting back into the blogging groove! : )

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