15 Signs You Might Be a Christmas Fanatic

Christmas sprinkles with a badge that says 5 signs you might be a Christmas Fanatic

December is here and, finally, we are fully free to let our Christmas fanatic freak flag fly! We survived October and all the Facebook posts bemoaning the early stocking of store shelves. We soared through November and the cries of: “It’s not even Thanksgiving yet!” And now it’s December, the most wonderful time of the year.…

Practicing Mindfulness and High School Graduation

Exploring Mindfulness and High School Graduation

“What do you miss?” my father asked recently while on our weekly shopping trip. Having suffered a mild stroke last year, I now take him on his errands, and we occasionally find ourselves having deeper conversations than the price of bread. Though the question was random and without context, I knew instantly my answer: “I…

Can You Prove You are You? Three Ways to Protect Your…

People stranded on top of a home during a flood

Imagine a fire, a flood, a tornado taking everything – your home and all of its contents. Imagine your laptop, smartphone, files, and wallet - gone, too. Could you recreate your identity? Could you prove you are who you say you are? Could you prove you are YOU? Victims of Hurricane Katrina faced this complicated…

Preparing for Disaster, Planning for Survival | Building the Under the Bed Kit

Firefighters working on a roof

Are you ready? For the “big one?” The big earthquake, the epic hurricane, the flu pandemic? A recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) survey found that nearly 60% of American adults have not practiced what to do in a disaster and only 39% have developed an emergency plan. This despite astudy by Environment America that claims 80% of Americans live in counties that have…

A Swing Set With a Purpose

Girl swining on a swing smiling

My daughter turned 15 last week and for her birthday we built a swing set. An unusual gift for a teen? Probably - but it was in sync with my mission statement – and though I didn’t know it at the time – it turned out to be the perfect gift. Do you have a…

NAPO2015 Expo Fun New Products

Time Timer Watches

The National Association of Professional Organizers held their Annual Conference and Organizing Expo last week. Though I found no shortage of new and innovative products to keep us productive, these four simple items spoke to me as they addressed some of my own organizing challenges. The NEET Cable Keeper by NEET Products Tired of that tangled mess of charging…

I love this product…

3M command strips logo

Of all the products I use with my customers, I think 3M Command Hooks might be my favorite. And based on the ever-expanding selection available, I think others feel the same. Once offered only in white, the plastic hook now comes in a variety of "finishes" - such as brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze - as well as clear(my favorite) and black (great…