Clutterers Anonymous Literature

I won a raffle! I never win raffles. I attended the October 2022 Mental Health Association of San Francisco Redefining Crazy Conference. It is always amazing, I always learn something new. And I won a raffle for filling out the “How’d Ya like It?” survey. I won the CLA (Clutterers Anonymous) Literature Collection.   And…

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Spring is Gonna have Sprung

Certified Professional Organizer medallion

I don’t know what it is about March and April but I get dizzy with blossoming conferences and seminars, every year. This year: March 4 – 5, the Online Hoarding Disorder Conference of the International OCD Foundation March 10, the Connecticut Women’s Consortium’s Buried In Treasures: The Nature and Treatment of Hoarding Disorder with David…

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Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home

Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home is a self-help book written by Lauren Rosenfeld, a life coach who focuses on spirituality, and Dr. Melva Green, a psychiatrist on the TV show Hoarders. I watch Hoarders for white noise while I work, I dislike Hoarders, I have a guilty pleasure/loathe it relationship with…

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National Center for PTSD

Organizing is almost never just about the stuff, never just about living in a part of the country with, routinely, WORD OF HONOR, the weirdest sized and shaped closets of anywhere I’ve ever been. It’s about our emotions around the stuff, and the foundations of those emotions, whether developed through lived experience, neurodivergence, or some…

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Salience Network of the Human Brain or Adelaide’s Lament

Man wearing blindfold

I recently attended a lecture by Dr. David F. Tolin, a highly-respected expert on hoarding disorder, in which he explained the salience network and its relevance to hoarding tendencies. In layman’s terms, and I’m probably bungling this completely, the salience network helps people decide what is important, especially in their environment, and how to react…

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Ceci Garrett, therapist who specializes in hoarding disorder

Hoarded room Casual Uncluttering project

Ceci Garrett is a phenomenal resource for people seeking therapeutic support around hoarding challenges. She is the adult daughter of a person with hoarding disorder, who courageously teaches about that experience, including to a Tedx audience. Even more extraordinary, Ceci’s journey as a person affected by hoarding includes a successful intervention, launched by the TV show…

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