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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…

Chocolate Understands hoodie - Life is Good brand

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.…

Cane over chair

Complicated Grief – follow-up

By Lauren Williams | September 26, 2021

I recently posted about complicated grief, grief which a person gets stuck in for longer and/or more intense periods than is considered typical. The usual cause of complicated grief may…

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

By Lauren Williams | September 17, 2021

I stumbled on The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking in a thrift shop (of course) and what a little book it is – a tiny 221 pages, merely …

Casual Uncluttering LLC Testimonial - Sam, age 10

It’s not my favorite testimonial ever, but it’s a very close second

By Lauren Williams | September 6, 2021

“My counselor asked me how my session with you went and I told her I wanted you to adopt me!” But this is still my favorite

David Chislett, Creativity Activator

By Lauren Williams | September 3, 2021

Alyea Sandovar, Co-Founder of the Playful Creative Summit, interviewed David Chislett, Co-Founder of the Playful Creative Summit, Creativity Activator and Weapon of Mass Creation for their 2021 edition. I’m doing…

Clutter, contemplation, and a camera

By Lauren Williams | August 30, 2021

Clutter, contemplation, and a camera I took the above video with my phone, at Brightwater Park in Woodinville, posted first to Facebook the day I was inspired, August 1. And…

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