Karin is a naturally born organizing fanatic. She learned the importance of an organized life as a child from her mother and grandmothers.
But, it was only after a career as a clinical psychotherapist and a director of healthcare finance that she began to pursue her true passion as an organizational consultant.
She founded The Serene Home with the intention of helping others create a life that is more relaxed, productive and contented. She also designs and stages home interiors with an emphasis on creating more profitable real estate transactions and more beautiful home environments.
She has studied under Marie Kondo and is one of the few certified KonMari consultants outside of Japan. She is also a certified member of NAPO, the National Organization of Professional Organizers, and RESA, the Real Estate Stagers Association
She has a MSW from the University of Kansas, her home state, and a MBA from Fordham University.
April 3rd, 2018 | 36 mins 37 secs
addiction, clutter, dr. benson, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, organization, shopaholic no more, shopping, spark joy, tidying
Dr. Benson, a leading expert in compulsive buying disorder, joins us to discuss the connection between clutter, consumption, and addictive shopping behaviors.
March 27th, 2018 | 35 mins 41 secs
cleaning tips, konmari, konmari consultants, laurie palau, marie kondo, organization, simply b organizing, tidying
Laurie Palau presents an insightful approach to organizing with an emphasis on the emotional aspects of clutter along with her practical tips for managing the things in your home.
March 20th, 2018 | 28 mins 59 secs
cleaning tips, for the love of tidy, karin socci, konmari, konmari consultants, kristyn ivey, marie kondo, mel robbins, organization, spring clean, the serene home, tidying
Karin and Kristyn explore the relationship between tidying and cleaning - two activities that help you restore your home to a place of honor and joy.
March 13th, 2018 | 37 mins 50 secs
acupuncture, balance, breathing, brodie welch, chinese medicine, energy, health, herbs, holistic health, home, konmari, self care, spark joy, spirit, wellness, wellness coach
Living your KonMari lifestyle includes a focus on health, wellness and self-care. Our guest today is Eastern medicine practitioner, Brodie Welch.
March 6th, 2018 | 21 mins 8 secs
books, childrens, japanese, konmari, marie kondo, organization, podcast, translator, trevor and me, yuno imai
Yuno Imai shares what it's like to translate for Marie Kondo and what inspired her to write a children's book based on her joyful life experiences.
February 27th, 2018 | 39 mins 57 secs
athletics, climbing, for the love of tidy, goal setting, goals, hiking, home, home organization, inspiration, joy, karin socci, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, kristyn ivey, marie kondo, motivation, organization, overcoming obstacles, podcast, running, sarah williams, spark joy, the serene home, tidying, tough girl challenge
Join us as we speak with Sarah Williams of Tough Girl Challenges about her journey, her work and get her take on how to move toward being the person you want to be.
February 20th, 2018 | 55 mins 43 secs
basics, criticism, decluttering, for the love of tidy, home, home organization, joy, karin socci, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, kristyn ivey, marie kondo, materialism, minimalism, missteps, myth, organization, podcast, spark joy, the serene home, tidying
Come along with your hosts, Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci as we explore some of the most common KonMari myths and missteps in today’s Spark Joy Podcast episode.
February 13th, 2018 | 22 mins 17 secs
art exhibit, artist, books, home, jaye schlesinger, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, michigan, minimalism, minimalist, oil painting, organization, podcast, possessed, possessions, sparks joy, still life
Artist Jaye Schlesinger paints the 380 objects that remained after committing to decluttering her home and life for her exhibit "Possessed."
February 6th, 2018 | 33 mins 52 secs
books, business, children, entrepreneur, facebook, family, familypreneur, future, home, homelife, kids, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, marketing, mom, mother, organization, parents, podcast
Meg Brunson, multi-passionate mama and former Facebook employee shares tips on how to provide a better life for her family through entrepreneurship.
January 30th, 2018 | 34 mins 52 secs
birth order, broken little pieces change, childhood, emotions, identity, inspiration, kizmat tention, konmari, konmari consultants, life decisions, loss, marie kondo, marriage, masks, organization, siblings, tidying
Kizmat Tention, super mom by day, super wife by night, helps us take off our masks to find our authentic self.
January 23rd, 2018 | 38 mins 45 secs
baby boomers, konmari, konmari consultants, margareta magnusson, marie kondo, organization, the gentle art of swedish death cleaning, tidying
Karin and Kristyn explore the Swedish art of death cleaning and how it integrates with the KonMari lifestyle.
January 16th, 2018 | 39 mins 29 secs
alex erickson, apartment, change, entrepreneur, konmari, konmari consultants, life decisions, marie kondo, marriage, new york, organization, tidying
Karin's client, Alex Erickson, found a new career path amongst his clutter and is now a practicing KonMari Consultant trainee.
January 9th, 2018 | 41 mins 31 secs
breathing room, decluttering, for the love of tidy, hoarders, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, marie kondo, melva green, organization, podcast, spark joy, the serene home, tidying
Dr. Melva Green, author, psychiatrist, and spiritual healer as seen on A&E's hit show “Hoarders” discusses the importance of making breathing room as you declutter mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
January 2nd, 2018 | 44 mins
ben franklin circle, konmari, konmari consultants, life key performance indicators, life kpis, marie kondo, organization, patty morrissey, tidying
Patty Morrissey, KonMari Consultant, shows us how to start the year defining and tracking success on our own terms by combining the power of KonMari, Ben Franklin Circles, and life key performance indicators (KPIs).
December 26th, 2017 | 49 mins 59 secs
basics, categories, family, folding, for the love of tidy, home, home organization, japan, joy, karin socci, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, kristyn ivey, marie kondo, organization, podcast, spark joy, the serene home, tidying
An encore presentation of our most popular episode. Spark Joy co-hosts and KonMari Consultants, Karin and Kristyn, talk KonMari basics.
December 19th, 2017 | 41 mins 34 secs
business, clients, clutter, discarding, family, fear, finance, future, hoarding, holidays, home, homelife, japan, joy, komono, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, life hacks, mind reading, organization, paper, passion, past, sentimental, sorting, spark joy, tidying, tips, vision
Karin and Kristyn wind down the year with a look back at some of the shows that made the biggest impact on them and on you, our listeners!