2 Decluttering Tips!

Have you got a clutter problem at your house or office? This might be a kitchen counter covered with mail. A bedside table loaded with books you may or may not read. A bookshelf that the books no longer fit on. And how about that kitchen or desk drawer that is so packed with stuff you aren’t sure what is in there?

If you’ve got clutter questions, I’ve got clutter answers!

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7 Reasons to Declutter

Is decluttering a scary word to you? In this talk, I’ll give you 7 reasons why decluttering not only helps straighten out your space but can also bring you a wonderful Zen feeling of accomplishment and simplicity. And I’ve included easy steps to help you get started on one, baby-step declutter project.

Don’t be scared! You can do it. I hope you have as much fun listening to this as I had recording it.

Here you go!

What communities do you miss? What communities would you like to be part of?

Introvert or extrovert, the pandemic reminded most of us how much we love and miss our fellow humans when we can’t be with them. In this talk, I share ideas for reconnecting, and offer a few ideas for ways to find and connect with communities you’ve only dreamed of.

Here are my thoughts!

Life is fun when you live it with a big heart. I hope you have fun with this one!

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Learning from the birds

When you pause for even a few minutes to observe the world around you, all sorts of messages are right there waiting.

Here are a few things I learned from the birds this morning :).

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See the strangers around you and feel the strength of Community

I’m sharing thoughts today on how a community can form with a group of strangers – which can sometimes get you out of a bind! This is a story of one very strange Patriot’s Day where I got stuck on the road in a terrific rainstorm. It could have been a sad, frustrating time but ended up being one of the best days ever.

Here’s the link on YouTube.

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I hope you have a wonderful day and a very fun weekend.

How can you get more done without stressing out?

This video gets to the heart of feeling in control of your time and destiny when you’re ready to get more done and bring more peace into your life. A small amount of planning each day will take you a long, long way!

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Does your work know you’re paying attention to it?

We’ve all heard the advice: Be fully present. But what does that look like when you’re talking to others? And when you’re approaching your best work?

Here’s a link with my thoughts on this fun topic. This is a quickie tip!

Sending you best wishes on a warm Virginia spring day.

Is it time to take a baby step?

When making a change feels overwhelming, trust that if you take one baby step in a new direction, other steps will follow. This is true when you’re considering a new habit. Decluttering your house. Changing jobs. Or moving across the country!

One step… you make a decision.

One step… you’re facing in a new direction.

One step… you’re a tiny bit closer to a goal.

What’s vital is that you choose each step with intent. What do you want to get done in the long run? And what’s one small step you can take today to get going?

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I’m back!

It’s been almost a year since Covid bounced me off my writing path and I ended up back in Portland, Maine. It’s been an insightful year despite the restrictions of a pandemic. Before I left to travel and write, I got divorced, sold my house, and quit my job. So when I came back to Maine, I had no responsibilities and no agenda. What’s an organizer to do with no agenda?

I wrote – not the book I intended to write based on history and travel – but a book called Organizational Zen (which has the fun nickname of OZ!). OZ captures the essence of what I write about in this blog. How do you get to your best work? How do you stay calm amidst chaos? How do you remain joyful in the face of life’s many challenges and uncertainties?

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