Becoming a Gym Rat

Like so many people I’ve had a gym membership for several months, but unfortunately about 6 weeks after I got it last fall I was thrown for a loop by a knee injury (while swimming of all things, which was then compounded by a severe hamstring pull). So, for months the membership languished unused. Now […]

TGFB- Thank God for Backups!

Yes, it happens to us all- Failing Hard Drives! Much to the chagrin of both my assistant Katrina and myself, on Tuesday we were struck by the Hard-Drive-Fail-Boogey-Man. When rebooting the computer that scary message appeared telling us that we could go no further. But, we’re making it through this “disaster” with very little sacrifice […]

What is your biggest dream?

Create a Lifestyle, not an Outcome. We all have fantasies about lifestyles we wish we could have. Perhaps it’s wandering the world to eat exotic cuisine, living in a cottage in Scotland, or cruising a boat around the Caribbean. What if you decided TODAY to make that dream happen? The only thing stopping you is […]

What is Holistic Organizing?

During a recent visit to Raleigh, North Carolina, my dear colleague Geralin Thomas, of Metropolitan Organizing, asked me to write a guest post for her blog answering the important question: “What is Holistic Organizing?” In recent years there have been an increasing number of professional organizers using this term, and, while I won’t attempt to […]

Organizing Changes More Than Your Space

I recently came across this great story in Mina Parker‘s book “Less is More: Meditations on Simplicity, Balance, and Real Abundance.” I thought it was a wonderful expression of how organizing your home can change far more than just your space. Bye Bye, Extra Stuff I recently heard a friend talking about how she had […]

Don’t just have goals. Create a Lifestyle.

If you would have told me over a year ago that my life would include daily beach walks, writing in cafes, and only about 3-5 appointments per week, I would have said “That’s a dream.” But I’m living the dream. Did it take a ton of hard work? Yes. Did it happen overnight? No. But, […]

“The Fringe Benefits of Failure” – J. K. Rowling

  J. K. Rowling, Author of the Harry Potter Series, is beloved world-wide, and remains one of my all-time favorite authors. But, listening to this speech makes me wish I had graduated Harvard a few years later. For, Laughter, Joy, and Inspiration- Don’t miss these videos. Yes, it’s 20 minutes of your day, but it […]

5 Reasons Why an Organizer LOVES her Kindle!

5 Reasons Why an Organizer LOVES her Kindle!

The one year mark has passed, and I have to share with the world why the Amazon Kindle has become one of my MUST-HAVE gadgets (right up with my laptop and iPhone). Weeded my book collection– After getting my kindle, I immediately went through my entire book collection to see what was available on kindle. […]

Exploration and Innovation: You need both for life

Exploration and Innovation: You need both for life I read a recent blog post by David Seah, a writer on productivity and inspiration, and he shared his self diagnosis of having “Type 2 Procrastination, a horrifying condition in which inspiration does not lead to action.” As he explored and reflected on the reasons for this […]

Where’s Your Wealth? Time or Money

How many times have you recognized that you have a choice between investing time or money? We have all experienced it. I can either work on this project myself for the next few hours (days, weeks), or I can hire someone who can do it for me. I firmly believe that our individualistic culture has […]