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What CAN You Do?

We all experience unfortunate situations that throw a big old wrench in our plans.  For me recently, the wrench was a power outage on a Friday morning.   Whatever its nature, the wrench is almost guaranteed to create internal dialogue like mine when the power went out at 8AM:      “Ugh!  How am I […]

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Our Journey Towards Minimalism

It’s been almost a year (September 2015) since I shared with you in this blog.  In September 2015 my husband and I were on the verge of minimizing our world by moving to a smaller house nearer the city center and closer to my husband’s office and our favorite activities.  It was a move that would […]

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What Happens to Your Social Media & E-Mail When You Die?

Good morning to you all.  I know it has been a while since one of my posts has landed in your inbox.  Thank you to those of you who emailed to tell me you missed the postings.  I appreciate you understanding my taking the summer off to spend more time with my kids who were home […]

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Gratitude on Mother’s Day

My husband and I aren’t big on exchanging gifts of tangible things, so Mother’s Day at our house has historically been about gifting time and attention. It’s a day where we typically do what I feel like doing. As such, I probably could have lounged in bed this morning reading, while my dear husband cleaned […]

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Greener Resources for Disposing What You’re Releasing

This is a big month for releasing!  I’m playing the #MinsGame with a number of you this month.  I’m also helping a couple of clients work to keep as many of their discards as possible out of the landfill.  I’ve written about some greener disposal options previously, and today I want to share a few of my […]

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Got Productivity Apps? Eric Tivers Does!

Today I’d like to introduce you to Eric Tivers, ADHD Therapist and Coach, who spoke at the 2014 CHADD Conference this past November on the topic of productivity apps.  His presentation was so engaging and informative I not only tweeted about it, but I asked to interview him for my blog.  Hopefully you’ll appreciate what he […]

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The #MinsGame ~ Want to play?

A few months back I shared the story of my sister and I playing the #MinsGame  (created by The Minimalists and formally known as the Minimalism Game). The basic premise of the game is to compete against yourself or others in releasing unneeded items from your life.  In playing the game in October, my sister and […]

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New Year, New Beginnings…Set Yourself Up For Success!

I wasn’t planning to write a post this morning on New Year’s resolutions.  In fact, when a client asked my opinion on New Year’s resolutions a few weeks ago I replied, “My feeling is that if you want to create change in your life there is no reason to wait for a traditional day, such […]

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Tools for Getting Clearer on Your Goals

I spent some time with my vision board this past weekend, with the intention of getting clearer on my goals for 2015. I last wrote about my vision board a couple of years ago.  Here is a little of what I shared about a vision board then: A vision board is a collection of visual images […]

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Gratitude, It’s Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

This isn’t a long post, because I know you’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and I don’t want to “gobble” up your time. (Sorry, that was horrible, but I couldn’t resist.) Thanksgiving as we all know is the day on which we express thanks or gratitude.  Today I’d like to convince you to consider practicing gratitude […]

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How Could You Benefit From a Support Team?

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time of late helping clients upgrade their support teams. Support teams are beneficial because we can’t do everything ourselves and the people you may already have supporting you most likely can’t support you in all the ways you need. I’m guessing you already have people on your support team – […]

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Have You Given Thought to Your Values Lately?

When was the last time you actively gave thought to your values?  Not the values of stocks in your portfolio or the values of baseball cards in your collection, YOUR values, your personal values to be specific. These values are something few individuals take the time to consider, let alone build an awareness of.  I […]

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You Don’t Need More File Drawers, You Just Need to Keep Less Paper!

It’s amazing how many people I come in contact with who are overwhelmed by the amount of paper in their lives. Paper is an equal opportunity stressor.  It doesn’t care who you are, how much money you make, where you live or your level of education.  Only those individuals who’ve created a foolproof system for […]

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Tools for a Better Life: an Organizer Coach

I’ve been asked on many occasions what makes an organizer coach different from a professional organizer.  I explain the differences on my FAQ page, but some folks learn better by watching a video than by reading, which is why I’m excited to share with you my recent podcast for Smead Organomics.  Please take a look and get a better […]

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Using Bookends to ADD Structure to Your ADHD Day

 At a recent Catalyst for Change North Coast Adult ADHD Meetup participants shared what was challenging them most and a common theme emerged – the need to bring more structure to their days. Structure can be elusive to the adult with ADHD.  We understand what it looks like and how it can benefit us in […]

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Getting Organized? Find the Right Support Using ICD

Is your goal to get organized in 2014?  I can’t think of a better place to begin the search for support than the website of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD).  Information available to you there includes: Audio recordings on such topics as: Understanding Chronic Disorganization, Introduction to ADHD & Procrastination, and Understanding the Clutter-Hoarding Scale. […]

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Introducing the Catalyst for Change Experience™

Over the years, many of you have commented to me that you’d love to take part in a group coaching experience, where you can connect with other adults diagnosed with ADHD or who wonder if they might have ADHD.  Those comments have not gone unnoticed and thanks to a number of you willing to connect with me […]

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