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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Single and Secure

  “Financial security and changing attitudes make it possible – and often appealing – for women in the second phase of their lives to embrace the freedom of going solo.” My advice on starting a new chapter as a single…

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Turning A Corner – Reorganize to Process Life Changes

Life changes and major events interrupt our lives in ways that we cannot imagine. Whether the changes are joyous (welcoming a family member), unexpected (a job loss, major surgery) or tragic ( loss of a loved one), these changes leave…

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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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