By Lauren Williams | November 16, 2021

HURRAH, HOARDING SHOWS I LIKE!!!!! I am sooooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooo thrilled to be able to point people to hoarding reality TV which is gentle, thoughtful, empathetic, realistic and even carefully humorous.…

A word to the wise

By Lauren Williams | November 14, 2021

Do you go with the flow? Turn on a dime? Breeze through? I’ve written before about tiny nuances of language that fascinate me. Experiments of what to say to yourself…

I am not a diagnostician

By Lauren Williams | November 6, 2021

I’ve taken classes on hoarding cleaning-out techniques. I work with people in treatment for ADD. I work with people in treatment for OCD. I’ve worked with people suffering from dementia.…

Muyiwa Fasakin – another Playful Creative Summit participant

By Lauren Williams | November 4, 2021

Muyiwa Fasakin brings enthusiasm to another level. A member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day, he started his 2021 Playful Creative Summit interview…

Disenfranchised grief

By Lauren Williams | November 1, 2021

I wrote about complicated grief in two recent posts: Complicated Grief, and Complicated Grief – follow-up. I just learned about a subtle, stealthy variant: disenfranchised grief, grief which can be…

World Globe

Hoarding Disorder is universal

By Lauren Williams | October 31, 2021

Hoarding Disorder is universal. The August 2021 International OCD Foundation‘s conference on hoarding forcibly reminded me when there were attendees from Kampala Uganda, Canberra Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, and…

Cute Card

By Lauren Williams | October 31, 2021

“Dear Lauren,   I would have liked to send a cute card, but this way the check will be sent! I will not let ‘cute’ get in the way of…

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Habits to reinforce habits

By Lauren Williams | October 29, 2021

Habits to reinforce habits. I set out to write a blog about the technique of pairing one habit with another to reinforce both. So review your emails while standing and…

I used to be a poet – thoughts and a teaser…

By Lauren Williams | October 27, 2021

I used to be a poet. Attended workshops, co-edited some student-run creative magazines, participated in readings. Here’s the T. Rex in the room: “I used to…” Imaginative instincts never leave…

Ugly Truth

By Lauren Williams | October 20, 2021

I don’t feel great today: spent much of last week at an online conference – HAD AN AMAZING TIME. BUUUUTTT… I was waking up at 5:15AM. I don’t do 5:15AM.…

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