Laxmi Road | India | Let Go …

One day, early… I hopped in a rickshaw and headed out for shopping!

My friend “Pradnya” introduced me to this way of taxing and to Laxmi Road, itself.

I had heard many times that, Laxmi Road was ‘the place’ to go at least once during any stay in Pune! Who was I to argue about a shopping experience… in India!?

Once I arrived- I hit the ground running,  little did I know at the time that this area is about 4 km (approx 2.5 miles) of pure bliss. Scarves, Kurti’s, Jewelry, Sandals and the list goes on and on.

Laxmi Road is a blocked off area on the streets of Pune which serves as an outside mall, in direct sunlight and without covering … Hot! Hot! Hot! … to be expected I guess because afterall, this area IS named after a Goddess !

This area is VERY popular and today is no different. People of all areas of India and beyond seem to be covering every inch of this place. It is remarkable, overcrowded, buzzing with energy and full of a language that I do not understand.

This day in my life, is one that, I will never forget.


Photographed by Beverly Stephens

Pictured above is traditional party jewelry. I absolutely loved this piece -and- it had matching earrings! I bought it no matter the price… I do not even recall how much it was because it just did not matter. The price was “Mine” dollars!

Unfortunately, I never wore this nearly as much as I thought I would…


Photograph by Beverly Stephens

The one thing I really liked about this piece and a lot of necklaces displayed in India is the portion that is placed around the back of the neck is made of cord or string. This makes it very comfortable to wear and also there is ease in adjustment by simply tieing it tight or loose.

In May of 2016, I decided to declutter more of my jewelry and this set was amongst the selections that I chose to purge. If you are interesting in seeing what other earring and necklace sets that I decluttered, the video is below.

Cherish your belongings and the memories they were a part of … but above all, when items no longer serve you… say ‘Thank You’ and let go…





When someone puts off purging items in the home AND continues buying things to the point of an out of control, state…that… ‘was’ me…I have been de-cluttering for an extended period of time – It has been a complex discovery and I will link a few videos within this post, if you or someone you know are interested in hearing my story.

…In the meantime, I wanted to provide a couple of resources for inspiration !! Scroll below the videos for more great info !

We all need inspiration in our lives – every single person absolutely needs this in order to propel.

I recently was introduced to a spark of motivation on YouTube – his name is Brendon Burchard… WOW is he awesome… and he is all over the internet and has a website which is his name .com. As of today 8/8/15, he is offering one of his books for free if you wanted to head on over there and check it out.

Another good book regarding how to be more fulfilled in a chaotic world titled THE CHARGE is available for purchase here :

**  The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive **

And now … in regards to de-cluttering motivation, tips and ideas – this woman has helped many people : Sandra Felton !

She has a website ( where you can sign up for daily emails and one of her books are available for purchase here:

** The New Messies Manual: The Procrastinator’s Guide to Good Housekeeping **

I recently filmed a short video (click below), where I talk about Sandra’s quadrant method of getting a job done – check it out and subscribe to my channel for more lifestyle updates!

Until next time –  Be Inspired !