Help Me Remember You

“Help me remember you. I don`t want to get over you.” -lyrics from Holly Near’s newest album, Peace Becomes You. Lately, more than usual it seems, I’ve had organizing meetings with clients who are wrestling with the death of someone…

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The House that Mom Built: It's not about our stuff

This is the story of how a person’s legacy can live on, in a unique way, though honoring all she stood for. And it’s about a house, too. It’s a story of how we let go of the past, keeping…

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Moving on: Downsizing after Your Spouse or Partner has Passed Away

Recently I was telling a colleague that I’d learned a crucial organizing lesson when I went through a divorce, awhile ago now. That particular lesson was the lack of importance of my “stuff.” Going through any major life event forces…

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Witness to a Friendship

They had that curious kind of relationship, where they knew each other so well that they could say anything to each other. And they did. Even in front of me, the professional organizer. I learned from the wisdom of these…

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"You just have to…"

Recently, I read a life coach’s blog in which most paragraphs started with the phrase “You just have to.” Like that’s so simple. The phrase really turned me off. I made myself continue to read on in case the tone…

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Remember the One Who's Gone — without Keeping All Their Belongings

I lived a lesson recently which I’ve often shared with clients over the years. Sometimes I don’t know how I know something. I just do. This is an example of that. You’re pretty well ready to move after a parent,…

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