Category Archives: Motivation

When You Just Don’t Feel Jolly

  The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone feels happy and warm and joyful, right? Well, maybe not everyone. For a variety of reasons, many people struggle to feel festive in December. Common causes of downheartedness include: Missing a loved one who has passed away Struggling with a recent divorce

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The Myth of Self Sufficiency

If you are a follower of mine, you know that many of my posts are about strategies and techniques for managing your time, space and belongings to improve your quality of life. In most situations, there are steps you can take to bring about positive change. It might surprise you, therefore, to know that I

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Frightful Tendencies that interfere with success

5 “Frightful” Foes

Life can be challenging. In spite of hard work and conscientious preparation, any given day can usher in unexpected challenges, difficult responsibilities and disappointing developments. For example: a child wakes up with a fever on a day you had something important to accomplish a critical meeting attendee cancels at the last minute and can’t easily reschedule

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Couple different organizing styles

Finding Common Ground

As the old saying goes, “opposites attract.” One of the most common questions I get is about how to live with someone who has different views about keeping and storing belongings. Often, one half of a couple believes “less is more,” and easily parts with possessions, while the other half is more of a packrat, preferring

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man walking on hazy day

Hazy Days

Living in a Connecticut shoreline community, I periodically have the opportunity to get out on the water. I’m always fascinated by how different the view is from one day to the next. On clear days, I can see more than 40 miles to New York City where the Freedom Tower and Empire State Building decorate

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