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Finding the Fantastic

By Lauren Williams | August 23, 2021

I am thankful every single day for my clients. They teach me funny, facing fear, the fantastic and fabulous. I’m immeasurably wealthier for the I-don’t-have-enough-words-to-describe-it-all knowledge and wisdom they share…

That Penguin Fell Off the Iceberg

By Lauren Williams | August 19, 2021

“That penguin fell off the iceberg” is now my new favorite forever way of saying “Ooops, I forgot.” Sam Hall, who’s so new in the Organizing world he hasn’t launched…

Pet Safety in this Awful Heat

By Lauren Williams | August 13, 2021

Nina Hollander, a wonderful Charlotte, NC real estate broker, posted an extremely informative blog about pet safety in hot weather to Activerain, a blogging community we both belong to. She’s…

The Onion Hour – Stefano Sacchi and Lord Simon Jacobs

By Lauren Williams | August 4, 2021

Yes, you’re reading that right – The Onion Hour. Nurtured by Stefano Sacchi, Epic Llama, and Lord Simon Jacobs, Professional Weirdos, The Onion Hour is an online networking event with…

Monica Cornetti, Sententia Gamification

By Lauren Williams | August 2, 2021

Monica Cornetti, Founder of Sententia Gamification, has an urgent message for employers (and therefore, of course, employees). I’m paraphrasing as closely as I can from her 2021 Playful Creative Summit…

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Complicated Grief

By Lauren Williams | July 29, 2021

I learned the term “Complicated Grief” in listening to Brene Brown‘s Rising Strong. And she mentioned the Columbia University School of Social Work Center for Complicated Grief. I’m quoting from…

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Hard-to-dispose-of stuff – Washington Post article

By Lauren Williams | July 26, 2021

The Seattle Times “borrowed” this article from The Washington Post and now I’m borrowing it from both of them – fantastic updated look at how to dispose of some hard-to-get-rid-of…

Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder by Carol A. Mathews

By Lauren Williams | July 26, 2021

Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder: How Much is Too Much? is a 2021 publication of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, in which Dr. Carol A. Mathews analyzes the…

Hoarded room Casual Uncluttering project

The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Services Professionals – INVALUABLE

By Lauren Williams | July 22, 2021

The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Services Professionals, 2011, Oxford University Press, by Christiana Bratiotis, Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch and Gail Steketee is an invaluable guide to the project-management complexities…

Awwwwww, fer cryin’ out loud, not another imperfection post!

By Lauren Williams | July 21, 2021

Um hmm, another imperfection post. Because I can’t proclaim “Perfect!” with any satisfaction just yet.   I made this trifle for the sole purpose of holding my reusable shopping bags.…

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