Structure and Organization

Many “creative types” latch onto the idea that to be a true artist, one must be care-free, free spirited, and unencumbered by rules or structure.  I have heard more than one such person say that structure of any kind impedes the creative process.  I disagree. And so do Drs. Hallowell and Ratey.  In their book, […]

Direction vs. Speed

I was talking to a friend the other day, lamenting the fact that life can, indeed, be rough at times (and let’s be honest, those times can seem endless).  But this particular friend has started making real headway in “getting it together.”  I looked at him and said, “Hey, it’s not how fast you move; […]

The Honor of Sharing Space

As organizers, it is important to be ever mindful of the fact that we are being given the privilege, the honor, of sharing not just physical space with our clients, but mental, emotional, and spiritual space.  And it is that space, the intangible space, which actually matters more. I had the recent opportunity to work […]

Consequences: Eating and Organizing

Consequences: Eating and Organizing

I just got back from a week’s vacation and my clothes are feeling a little tight. The truth is my eating habits have been sliding for a while and the vacation just seemed to seal the deal. When I think of my meal choices and how little excercise I’ve been doing, I know I shouldn’t […]

Three Tips for Conquering Big Projects

My husband and I are moving this summer and we have been systematically sorting through all our things and weeding what we don’t need anymore/don’t want to carry up three flights of stairs into the new apartment. My husband has many, many books.  (Books are heavy!)  He’s also a librarian, so he sorted through his […]

Just Start Somewhere

Years ago, I worked in a bookstore and the manager asked me to create a large display.  He said I could be as creative as I wanted to be, just make sure it reflected the season (which happened to be Spring).  At first, I was excited.  I consider myself to be fairly creative and was […]