Motivation + Decluttering: A Year of No Clutter

Motivation + Decluttering: A Year of No Clutter

I admit it, I’m a fan of reading memoirs about positive changes in people’s lives.  Whether it’s about weight loss, finding themselves again after a major life downfall, or decluttering, I love reading about their process and how they motivated themselves to move forward.  It’s usually never a linear progress, but more often one step […]

Moving On: A Book Review – Living Peace Tuesday Tip

In todays Tuesday Tip, Living Peace professional organizer Melissa Belliard talks about “Moving On” – a book that offers useful tips and discusses topics for us as we face our parents aging, having conversations, downsizing, and preserving special memories. Melissa touches on the resources, and checklists and highlights the lessons learned from others going through […]

Book Review: From Hoarding to Hope

Book Review: From Hoarding to Hope

I had the pleasure of reading Geralin Thomas’ new book, From Hoarding to Hope; Understanding People Who Hoard and How to Help Them. The purpose of the book, while pretty well stated in the title, is meant to be an introduction to hoarding and common traits found in people who hoard. Thomas makes clear from […]

Creating Your Best Life

I recently started reading Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide by Caroline Adams Miller and Dr. Michael B. Frisch.  I confess I was a little skeptical at first (and you know how much I love lists).  But after reading a couple of chapters, I was feeling a sense of possibility and enthusiasm […]

Life Events may Increase ADHD Symptoms

I have been re-reading Attention Deficit Disorder; The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults by Thomas E. Brown, PH.D.  A concept he has touched upon is how life changes can exacerbate the symptoms of ADD.  Life changes are events such as:  Marriage/combining households New baby New job Retirement Family death Changing of the seasons This […]

Book Preview: The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard

At the end of our last organizing session together, a dear client gave me a parting gift.  It was the book The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communtities, and Our Health – And a Vision for Change by Annie Leonard. I haven’t read the book yet, but […]