grief at the holidays

A Life Can’t Be Measured in Time …

Sometimes, you meet people who seem to have figured out how to live life their way.  They’re not running around all the time, bound to “should’s.” They seem to find the good in everyone and patiently look for it. They’re…

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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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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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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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