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It's easy to to put your foot in your mouth and bite down hard. Not even deliberately. Just without knowing. And when we're frightened, stressed by unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations, it's twice as easy. I've posted about cursing, and self-talk, before, as defenses against damaging inwardly-...
I, Lauren Williams of Casual Uncluttering LLC, will have full virtual organizing (aka remote organizing) capability as of April 15, 2020.PLEASE, don't be shy about asking for the opportunity to work with me via computer or telephone!
My wonderful colleague Jean Prominski, Seattle Sparkle, has a Masters of Fine Art in Glass from Rhode Island School of Design, and used to be a professional glass blower for the world-famous Dale Chihuly. She's also increasingly highly trained as a Professional Organizer, same driven data geek as...
I don't know what to say right now. The "We're Here" and "Take Special Precautions" posts from companies as far-ranging as The Container Store and Lyft are just annoying. I can't help most of my clients because they are cautiously self-quarantining. Most of my family is on the East Coast. My frie...
Dear Lauren, Thank you so much for all the help you gave X. Your physical help and expertise were really important, but perhaps the most important was that you helped her gain the confidence that she could actually do this, that it wasn't an impossible task. For all of the above I am eternally gr...
 This is a review of the 2012 Hyperactive: The Controversial History of ADHD by Matthew Smith, a chaired faculty member of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. My first reaction to this book is loathing. Dr. Smith's two basic premises are: (1) because CIBA (now Novartis) encouraged...
After 3 rounds with sand soap, 1 round of regular soap, 2 different shampoos & a bubble bath, I'm finally ready to crow about working an attic & basement crawl space today. I was the only person short enough to fit them! Thank you, Linda Deppa of Uncluttered Professional Organizing Services for b...
I am perplexingly contradictorily humbled and crowingly proud that I've been asked to sit in volunteer service to my professional society, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, as a BCPO Exam Development Committee Subject Matter Expert. It's a position with the Bo...
"If you're an irredeemable jerk..." is just one pithy statement in Debbie Stanley's Ethical Pitfalls for Professional Organizers, 2019 First Digital Edition (location 1015, paragraph 3, and WOW, do I not get digital publishing citations!). I've been hunting this book FOREVER, no luck for a strong...
Deborah is a skillful, reassuring and patient listener! She asked me questions which got me thinking about my profession in fresh ways for our 2/17 chat: Calm Your Chaos Podcast will be featuring guests who will be sharing how they’ve managed to calm t...

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