The Evidence of Who We Were and the Tales of How We Loved

` I have learned that what the next generation will value most is not what we owned but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved.” Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe and Pulitzer prize winning…

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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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grief at the holidays

Grief at the Holidays – How to Organize Support

Grief at the holidays: Your friend or parent or spouse is dreading the holiday season because someone loved has passed away. The holidays were mom`s or best friend`s or spouse`s favorite holiday `& and they`re no longer on this Earth,…

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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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