WELCOME TO SCHOOL OF LIVING LIGHTER
Do you want a lighter life?
I founded the School of Living Lighter (SOLL) with the goal of creating an example of what’s possible when we intentionally choose to go lighter.
What does this look like? Saying no to distractions so you can say yes to what matters most. Enjoying more of the things you love and less of the things you don't. Creating a clutter-free home. Losing the mental, emotional and physical weight.
Counting calories, tracking points, or feeling guilty because you're not - sure, these are all common approaches to weight loss, but they're not successful long term. And they fill our heads with mind clutter...which usually leads to other forms of clutter. Here at the SOLL School, we get this, which is why we take the lighter path and have so much success.
My promise to you: address the clutter—in your mind, body and home—and you will become your lightest self yet.
SCHOOL FOCUS AREAS:
This manifests as the negative thoughts that are weighing you down. Maybe you believe that you're too much or not enough. Or you spend a lot of time ruminating about your interactions with others. Regardless, mind clutter incessantly tells you that you deserve the extra wine and cake until you succumb.
This is what you put in and on your body that doesn’t do you any favors. Maybe you’re mindlessly consuming too many empty calories, sitting at a desk all day, or using un-clean beauty products. Body clutter becomes excess pounds that get between you and the life you want to live.
This looks like an uncomfortable amount of stuff—like a closet that’s bursting with clothes or countertops that never get cleaned. Home clutter represents all of the distractions in which you looked for happiness and didn’t find it. The clutter in your home doesn’t just make a mess; it creates sensory overload and stress in your life.
HI THERE, I'M HEATHER AARDEMA.
I'm a former clutter-bug turned minimalist and the founder of School of Living Lighter.
As a former TV ad executive, I spent two decades convincing people that they needed the latest gadget to be happy. Struggling to find deeper meaning in my job towards the end of my corporate career, I bought anything I wanted telling myself I deserved it. I couldn't take off my extra weight, my home was cluttered, and life felt complicated and heavy.
Then, I discovered minimalism—the intentional pursuit of focusing on what matters most by removing the distractions that remove joy from life—and felt myself getting lighter by the day.
I walked away from corporate, embraced a new way of living, and today have helped thousands tackle their clutter, un-complicate their lives, and lose their excess mental, emotional and physical weight for good.
Clutter isn’t just the stuff in your closet. It’s anything that gets between you and the life that you want to be living.
– PETER WALSH
Hear From Women Who Are Now Living Lighter:
“Heather has a way of shining light on the areas that trouble you and she leads you to higher ground where being YOU is such a joy. Working with Heather my weight began to drop, opportunities came my way, I began a new field of study professionally, and the love of my life appeared. Basically, my life flipped. I've released 50 lbs now. I have also lowered my blood glucose (HbA1c), lowered my cholesterol, normalized my triglycerides, and dropped several sizes.”
“I was miserable in my own body. I had tried to lose weight for 6 months and ended up gaining weight instead. After 5 babies I wanted to feel limber, energetic, and sexy, and I wanted my favorite athletics back in my life. Heather helped me see that was all possible. I’m down 30 pounds and 5 inches at my belly button and 4.5 inches at my love handles.
“Heather has a beautiful way of bringing lightness to all aspects of life—EVEN decluttering—something that has always felt so heavy. When looking at it through her lens, it’s so much easier to reframe and LESS really does become more. She’s helped me see that clutter isn’t just physical things—mind clutter, relationship clutter...those matter, too, and when you hone in and remove that ‘invisible’ clutter, the physical clutter becomes much easier to work through. Heather’s approach has by far been the most helpful in moving me forward.”
THINK YOU'RE READY TO START
Living Lighter is a monthly weight-loss curriculum and community for women wanting a lighter life. Defined by its monthly themes, guidebooks, guest workshops, and weekly coaching with Heather, you'll find a group of women having fun while taking steps to create a clutter-free life full of what matters most.Learn More About The Membership