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Why Personal Directives Are So Important

Why Personal Directives Are So Important

What’s the Big Emergency Anyway? I recently spent 16 hours in the emergency department with my ill father.  For the first 5 hours of our experience, he was on a stretcher in the hallway next to the ambulance receiving doors.  So, worry aside, I had a constant stream of entertainment for the full moon shift.  … Read more

Get Rid of Sentimental Clutter in 5 Easy Steps

Get Rid of Sentimental Clutter in 5 Easy Steps

Dealing with sentimental clutter is hard. If you want to know what to get rid of, you first need to know what to keep.

Let’s Talk About Death-It Won’t Kill You

Let’s Talk About Death-It Won’t Kill You

“There is little comfort after someone you love dies, whether it is expected or not. However, if some simple, advanced planning helped me cope with the illness and death of my mother then I know it can help others. Be courageous, talk about death before it’s too late.”

Downsizing Reality:  No One Wants Your Stuff

Downsizing Reality: No One Wants Your Stuff

The Downside to Downsizing I can still remember the look of shock on my Mom’s face. We were preparing my grandparents house for sale. When we arrived at the Royal Doulton figurines, Mom asked which one(s) I wanted. “None”, was my reply. My granddad had died and my grandmother was moving into a long term … Read more

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe: A Beginners Guide

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe: A Beginners Guide

What’s Your Clutter Vice? As a professional Organizer, you would likely expect me to have my shit together. To have embraced minimalism and worship at the altar of Marie Kondo. Keeping only the objects that “spark joy”.  I can honestly admit that my closet situation is out of control.  Not only is space an issue, … Read more

Memento Mori: Modern Memorials

Memento Mori: Modern Memorials

I recently loaded an app on my phone called WeCroak (http://www.wecroak.com). It sends me a notification, five times a day, reminding that I’m going to die.  When the notifications come you can open the app to reveal a death-related quote.  The creator of the app was inspired by a Bhutanese folk saying that: “To be … Read more

Entrepreneurs: Feeling the Pressure to be Productive

Entrepreneurs: Feeling the Pressure to be Productive

Are you feeling the pressure to be productive? I was supposed to launch my new business on April 1st, no foolin’. Let that sink in for a minute. No really, take your time. Take all the time you need. Time is what we seem to have a plethora of these days. So, what did I … Read more

8 Strategies to Provide Grief Support During Covid 19

8 Strategies to Provide Grief Support During Covid 19

A new grief support reality I have a friend who is driving her father to the hospital for daily cancer treatments. These treatments are only buying him time and possibly quality of life as his diagnosis is progressive and terminal. Experiencing a precarious health condition in the midst of a worldwide Covid 19 pandemic is … Read more

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Early Introduction to the Organizing Business

I might as well start at the beginning because that seems like a logical place to begin. This is my first introduction to the organizing business.  In this case, let’s rewind to 1981 and to a three year old girl (me!). I’m alone, on the shoreline next to the Atlantic Ocean.  Yes, this may sound … Read more