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 […]

To Your Health

The other day, I was at a networking event and listened to a presentation by the principal of Healthassist, Dianne Savastano.  While the focus was directed toward the care for aging parents, she also shared her development of the greatest healthcare tool and empowerment device – a 3-ring binder.  Yes, it was that simple.  She […]

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 […]

Aesthetics

In a recent conversation with some fellow organizers we were discussing the different settings on a label maker; font sizes, borders, caps versus lowercase letter, the list goes on.  While to many the detail of how the label looks is insignificant, its purpose it to tell me what goes in the specific bin or file.  […]

Condense

When working with parents, often a challenge they face is how to deal with the masses of children’s drawings and schoolwork.  In the case of my mother, nearly all forms of art and every last spelling test for both of her children were kept beyond their college years.  Having those visual reminders of your children […]

Being Present

I’m currently reading Eckhart Tolle’s book “The Power of Now” for the second time.  Yes, for the second time!  I understand the importance of quieting that mental noise so that we can find that realm of inner stillness and peace within us.  The present moment is the key…making  the ‘Now’ the primary focus of my […]

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 […]

Think Like A Blonde

Think Like A Blonde

The blonde I have in mind is Goldilocks.  She understood the true meaning of fit – not too big, not too small – just right. This is a great principle to keep in mind when organizing your paper files (among other things!)  Are your categories too big or too small or just right for you?  A […]

Uh-oh! Schools Out!

How is it that summer vacation always catches me off guard?  After talking with a few moms in my network, I’ve found that I’m not the only one that experiences this mysterious creeping up of June.  It’s not as if the months change order, June always comes after May and yet, one week before school […]

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 […]