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I'm making it a habit to find sustenance, even if only in 15 minute bursts. Not food, although I was inconsolably disappointed to be hot-dog-less on National Hot Dog Day. Parks, music, coffee breaks with friends. Spontaneous art projects meaning ridiculously simple stuff like restringing a neckla...
I first read about 365 Meaningful Conversations on page 5 of the May 7, 2018 Woodinville Weekly (Making a Difference One Conversation at a Time). I was intrigued. Audrey Phillips sells packs of 365 notecards, each enlivened with an inspirational quote, a question about the quote and one of Ms. Ph...
Once upon a time, new Organizer slaying dragons, I read the 2002 edition of “ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life” by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen Nadeau. This was my review: “I had an unusual reaction to this book by Kathleen G. Nadeau, a highly-regarded ADD coach. This is an excellent resource ...
I DO NOT like to waste money. Have I? Of course, personally and professionally. That jacket that looked sooooo right in the artificial lights. That "everything you need to know about ..." course. But those were mistakes, and I'm OK with mistakes. Took time to get OK with mistakes, but I'm there. ...
This is another post from Tiffany Swedeen, Recover and Rise, which speaks to me very powerfully. I see this in some of my clients and fight it in myself. I'm reprinting From Imposter Syndrome to Radical Self Love, first published in Thrive Global on Wednesday 7/11/2018, with Tiffany's permission....
I may start a shrine to Sandra Felton, a pioneer in the Organizing world.She's written TWENTY, 20, XX, 普通话, २० books, founded Messies Anonymous, has been intimately involved in the National Study Group for Chronic Disorganization which became the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, and the...
Tiffany Swedeen, Founder of Recover and Rise, is one of my clients. She and I have collaborated on several rooms in her house. I'm proud to be walking with her and supporting her on her journey, helping her bring her "outside" environment into alignment with her internal spiritual self. I'm repri...
No, I don’t mean robots, although yes, I want a Rosie – and my gratitude for Matt Novak’s delightful November 13, 2012 article Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 08 – Rosey’s Boyfriend for Smithsonian magazine, do follow the link. “Assistive technology” is anything which, while it hasn’t been expli...
I think I'll always consider this one of the most difficult posts I ever write. I have no idea when I first heard about the cinéma verité Grey Gardens. But it is (perhaps) obligatory, even de rigueur, maybe a rite of passage, for Professional Organizers to watch this 1975 documentary about Edith ...
Rubbed my funny bone.

Lauren Williams, CPO

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