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I'm giving myself permission to refuse to write every day - too much pressure!!! I'd never enjoy writing again, and I'd bet my audience would start making comparisons between me and a mosquito. I'm told I have a good sense of humor - I know I enjoy finding ways to laugh and to get other people to laugh. Don't take any of it too seriously, except of course the serious stuff. And, after all, everything is about our stuff.  

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Organizer on the Road Show

By Lauren Williams | August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’ll be presenting The Organizer on the Road Show Tuesday September 18, 2018 at Sno-Valley Senior Center 4610 Stephens Avenue Carnation, WA 98014  1:00PM – 2:00PM as a guest during its Health and Wellness Fair.   I’ll also have a booth at the Fair on Wednesday 9/19/2018 from 9:30AM – 12:00PM.   I’ll be presenting…

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Labor of Love – Depot Park Everett WA – post new and improved!

By Lauren Williams | August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

I promised to get some photos, and I wanted to make sure to give everyone who contributes to this treasure his/her/its fair recognition. The magic of how many different people, agencies, non-profits and and for-profit companies came together to grow this little haven makes it even more special. But alas, I still haven’t found seals.…

Yes, You Can Say “No.”

By Lauren Williams | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

My heartfelt thanks to Deborah Forrest, an insightful, skillful, compassionate and dedicated hypnotherapist, for this laugh-until-you-snort take on the mysteries of “I can’t say ‘no’.” I’m paraphrasing, and If I’m getting it wrong, I ought to be ashamed! From here on, I’m using myself as the example, and the bits about consequences for not saying…

ORGANIZE-IT.com

By Lauren Williams | August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Disclosure: I’m announcing a paid affiliate relationship in this post. I’ve recommended Organize-It for years, after one of my most trusted mentors taught me about this outstanding one-size-really-can-fit-all source for kitchen, garage, closet, laundry, bath, and and and and and…. So I’ll admit I was thrilled when I recently learned that my good deeds could…

Grabbing pebbles, clawing at the cliff edge

By Lauren Williams | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

“A drowning man will clutch at a straw.” Thomas More, Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (1534)   I went over a cliff these last few days. Details are unimportant. And what let me float in mid-air, Wile E. Coyote faithful, were the many many handfuls of pretty pebbles I grabbed from that miserable rock as I lost…

Labor of Love – Depot Park Everett WA

By Lauren Williams | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’m making it a habit to find sustenance, even if only in 15 minute bursts. Not food, although I was inconsolably disappointed to be hot-dog-less on National Hot Dog Day. Parks, music, coffee breaks with friends. Spontaneous art projects meaning ridiculously simple stuff like restringing a necklace. Whiling away time between clients and in search…

Inspiring Connection with Whimsy 365 Meaningful Conversations

By Lauren Williams | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

I first read about  365 Meaningful Conversations on page 5 of the May 7, 2018 Woodinville Weekly (Making a Difference One Conversation at a Time). I was intrigued.   Audrey Phillips sells packs of 365 notecards, each enlivened with an inspirational quote, a question about the quote and one of Ms. Phillips’ fanciful drawings (which remind…

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life 2017 edition

By Lauren Williams | July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once upon a time, new Organizer slaying dragons, I read the 2002 edition of “ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life” by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen Nadeau. This was my review:   “I had an unusual reaction to this book by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen G. Nadeau. This is an excellent resource for ADD-abled people because…

Dragging Myself Out of My Comfort Zone

By Lauren Williams | July 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Dragging Myself Out of My Comfort Zone

I DO NOT like to waste money. Have I? Of course, personally and professionally. That jacket that looked sooooo right in the artificial lights. That “everything you need to know about …” course. But those were mistakes, and I’m OK with mistakes. Took time to get OK with mistakes, but I’m there. The next step,…

Imposter Syndrome

By Lauren Williams | July 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Imposter Syndrome

This is another post from Tiffany Swedeen, Recover and Rise, which speaks to me very powerfully. I see this in some of my clients and fight it in myself. I’m reprinting From Imposter Syndrome to Radical Self Love, first published in Thrive Global on Wednesday 7/11/2018, with Tiffany’s permission.  https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/35027-from-imposter-syndrome-to-radical-self-love “Scrolling wistfully through my Instagram feed, I…