Axios summary of US Senate Special Committee on Aging hoarding report

Axios published a July 2, 2024 summary of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Aging Committee Majority Staff report “The Consequences of Clutter: How Hoarding Disorder Affects America’s Older Adults, First Responders, and Their Communities,” That article, written by Maya Goldman in the Axios Health section, is extremely accessible. If you don’t want to…

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Clutter and Fire

Clutter and fire are a horrific combination, meeting in a heartbeat,  ferocious and deadly. That’s common knowledge in my profession, and I have two clients in mind when I speak of it. But facts published in the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Aging Committee Majority Staff report “The Consequences of Clutter: How Hoarding Disorder…

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Dr. Andrew Huberman Lab

A colleague in the ADHD support services world taught me about the Huberman Lab. WOW. And WOW and WOW again. Just a quick browsing through the subjects and I’m quite sure this remarkable man and his team are providing self-help tools as powerful as those created by institutions such as The Greater Good Science Center…

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Food Hoarding

Patricia Campbell, Organize Now & Forever in Deer Park, NY alerted me to this Fri June 21, 2024 CNN Health article “Food hoarding is a problem. Here is what you need to know” by Madeline Holcombe. It’s highly compassionate and informative.

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Replaced by a bunch of books

I’m gonna be replaced by a bunch of books once I make this recommendation. I collect organizing books the way some people collect cookbooks (Spoiler alert, I also collect cookbooks. That’s a story for another day). One of the most illustrious members EVER of my profession, Valentina Sgro, Really Organized, wrote a fictional series about…

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$175/hour, free insults

I just signed a contract with a new client. I’m $110/hour + I have to charge sales tax on my services – DON’T get me started on how angry that makes me. I’ve earned the right to charge every penny of that $110/hour: I’m licensed, bonded and insured; I take continuing education classes constantly; I…

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The Anti-Planner Dani Donovan

World Globe

Dani Donovan is an ADHD-abled inspiration for the ADHD-abled worldwide. She does it all: TikToks, comics, public speaking, a blog aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnd The Anti-Planner: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like It. I’m pointing you to the clean edition: there’s a cuss-word-loaded version makes a Nu Yawker proud.   This ISN’T the book…

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Donating Stuff for Kids

Just today, a client asked for ways to donate stuff for kids to kids. I love a good challenge, so…. (these are just a few)   Child’s Play Charity supports children in hospitals by providing gaming opportunities to those pediatric patients in creative, generous ways. Hospitals, for example Seattle Children’s, might be able to take…

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Air, Glass and Fire

Air, glass and fire. Sounds lovely, like an art studio, or maybe someone taking beach glass and trying to influence its shape at a bonfire. It’s actually deadly. Empty, capped glass bottles, if caught in a fire, explode. A pile of them, 1/2 way up a wall, is more lethal than paper piled to a…

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