ADD Strategies- Why Fidgeting is Fine

ADD Strategies- Why Fidgeting is Fine

Have you or your child been diagnosed with ADD? Have you been told to turn off the music while doing homework or to stop doodling in class? How about being told to sit still or stop trying to do two things at once? Fidget to Focus In their book Fidget to Focus Outwit Your Boredom: […]

Four Questions for Deciding Where to Store Things

Remember in grade school when you were assigned a desk in the classroom?  It made the teacher’s life easier, right?  A large part of organizing is deciding where things will “live” in your space and assigning them a particular “home”.  This is true for everything from kitchen gadgets to computer gadgets, paper plates to paperwork, […]

Organizing Spices for Travel

Traveling to a lake house every summer has made me somewhat of an expert of all things travel-sized.    We rent a cottage and while the “fully stocked kitchen” might sound perfect, experience has shown that the contents of said kitchen can’t always be trusted.  It wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t love cooking […]

De-Cluttering: Can It Bring Happiness?

In her New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin starts her year-long Happiness Project with a focus on vitality and a plan to boost her energy.  One of the things she tackels is her clutter, noting that “Household disorder was a constant drain” as well as acknowledging the “psychic clutter of loose ends”.  She […]

Getting Organized:Tips From a Life Coach

Getting Organized:Tips From a Life Coach

I had a great conversation recently with my friend and colleague, Deidre Danahar of In Motion Consulting and Coaching about my favorite topic – ORGANIZING.  Deidre was preparing for a television segement on how to get organized – something we both feel passionate about.  In my coaching practice, and now in my organizing work, I […]