Sandra Felton, Founder of Messies Anonymous
I may start a shrine to Sandra Felton, a pioneer in the Organizing world.
She’s written TWENTY, 20, XX, 普通话, २०
books, founded Messies Anonymous, has been intimately involved in the National Study Group for Chronic Disorganization which became the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, and the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.
I’d seen her name during my studies and researches, finally found one of her books, Organizing Magic: 40 days to a well-ordered home and life, at a library and took it out. The first word that came to my mind as I finished this book was “comforting.” Ms. Felton approaches the effort with an “insider’s” perspective. She is a self-professed Messie, and built her systems around her own struggles. She takes a gentle Christian approach to her work, which graces Marla Cilley (The Fly Lady) and Kathi Lipp with an inspiring foremother! In fact, in my exploration of Ms. Felton and her far-flung influence, I discovered Faithful Organizers, a network of Christian Professional Organizers. I am not a faithful person: I adhere to absolutely no organized religion whatsoever. So I am inspired by my clients who have the additional dimension of belief supporting their endeavors. I watch it allow them to forgive themselves for being human and trust that they can accomplish their goals. Here’s the equivalent, Jewish Life…Organized, to help someone find a Professional Organizer who is familiar with Jewish practices. I hope to someday find the equivalent for other major religions as well.
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