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June 13, 2019

My favorite oldest son graduated from college on Sunday and moved home while he looks for a paid job.  It is wonderful to have him home!  I asked him to mow the backyard.  After telling me why lawns are bad for the environment (yes, I know and plans are being considere...

August 2, 2018

Each year, I attend the Annual International  OCD Conference.  It is where I get to learn about most recent research, treatments, connect with colleagues from around the world and collect hope.  It is a wonderful experience to see children, teens, young adults and adul...

September 17, 2015

A new "Overwhelmed with Clutter?" group started a few days ago in Oakland, CA.  As the participants discussed achievable and reasonable goals for the next 6 weeks, I added my own.  True confession:  I LOVE information!  I am always ripping out articles fromt The New Yo...

July 2, 2014

 

I have a son that is in the beginning stages of looking at prospective colleges.  How can that be? I am not old enough, right?  I have been denial for past year but the pile of college brochures finally tumbled over so I had to face the harsh reality.  My son needed h...

February 27, 2014

Today I decided to hire myself.  I needed some organizing help.  My office desk had begin to gather clutter.  I felt overwhelmed and overstimulated.  

 

I put on my professional “self”.  It was hard to not be judgmental.  “Geez, what would my clients say i...

September 14, 2013

One of my clients struggles with keeping her desk organized.  It is located next to the kitchen, near where the kids make art and practice music.  It frequently becomes the dumping ground for items when she is in a hurry or can’t make a decision on something.  She can...

August 28, 2013

While raising seven children in Minnesota, my Grandmother spent a lot of her free time attending auctions, estate sales and antique stores.  Also, she saw the potential in everything!  Thus, she saved every newspaper, magazine and container.  The result was a home with...

July 8, 2013

I have had the pleasure of helping Emmy winning “Luna Park Productions” newest documentary “Do I Need This?” by Kate Schermerhorn.  Finally, a behind the scenes look on how difficult it can be for the average person to honestly answer the question “Do I Need This?”  If...

May 17, 2013

As the end of the school year approaches, I hear some parents worry about what to do with the big shopping bag of stuff that comes home on the last day.  One Mom has a system:  it all goes into the attic next to the other bags from previous years.  “I will let them dec...

May 23, 2012

 

I simply could not resist putting my spin on this popular image I have been seeing in many places.  Yes, it is a shameless plug to get more “Likes” on my business Facebook Page.  What is in it for you?  Here is a sampling:  weekly organizing tips,  stories from the tr...

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