Spendaholism resources

jar of money

Spendaholism, compulsive buying, compulsive shopping disorder, overspending, overshopping, shopaholism. It’s as real as alcoholism and just as destructive. It can contribute to hoarding. And it’s winked at, even grossly encouraged,…

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HURRAH, HOARDING SHOWS I LIKE!

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.…

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A word to the wise

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…

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I am not a diagnostician

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.…

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Cute Card

“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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Disenfranchised grief

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…

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