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Episode 263 – Do I need this with guest Kate Schermerhorn

Do you ever ask yourself this question? “ Do I need this”? Well that is exactly what our guest today did and she made an award-winning documentary film about consumerism, excess and the stuff from which happiness is truly made. Listen in to find out more insights from our guest Kate Schermerhorn.


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  1. Thanks for having Kate on to talk about her movie. Do I need this? That was the exact question I repeatedly asked myself after my father passed and we were going through his house. Do I need this? I told myself I would do my best not to put things in a memory box that was just going to sit on a shelf or in the basement. If I took something it was to be used or displayed openly to be seen regularly. I realize that with time I will probably have to ask myself again do I need this? Because over time I will be able to let more go and prioritize. Most importantly I will need to let more go because I cannot leave my daughter with all this stuff. Particularly things that meant something to me because I was in my parents house growing up and saw them regularly. She does not know what these things are and if it isn't extremely important and has some family history, then I don't want to burden her with keeping them. Hopefully by having them in my home out and displayed, they won't be a burden they will be something she is attached to also and knows the story behind.

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