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By Lauren Williams | October 9, 2018 | Comments Off on IF THIS DOESN’T MOTIVATE YOU, NOTHING WILL

Canadian Man Finds 1.75 Million Lottery Ticket in Old Jacket Newsweek, U.S. Section 10/7/2018 by Tom Porter at 9:40AM.  IF THIS DOESN’T MOTIVATE YOU TO DECLUTTER, NOTHING WILL. “A Canadian man made a life-changing discovery when cleaning out his closet. Gregorio De Santis of Montreal was getting ready to take some clothes from the closet to a…

Changing Gears: It’s not too late!

By Lauren Williams | October 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Changing Gears: It’s not too late!

I’m reposting this article, “Changing Gears: It’s not too late!”, with permission from John Henry of John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. While he’s applying the principle to business, I’ll be honest: I think it’s a useful metaphor for any effort that has you feeling stifled, stagnant, overwhelmed or even just confused. Try the task at…

Never enough Lego. Maybe too much inspiration.

By Lauren Williams | October 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Never enough Lego. Maybe too much inspiration.

My son loves Lego. We go to BrickCon every year we can. BrickCon is exactly what it sounds like, a convention for Lego fans, ALL ages. We went today, October 7, 2018, and we enjoyed ourselves as always. Lots of inspiration. It’s got movies (AKA Brickfilms) – fandom short films and/or Lego advertising materials. Battling…

Dr. Edward Hallowell Special Event Thursday October 18 2018 in Bellevue

By Lauren Williams | October 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Dr. Edward Hallowell Special Event Thursday October 18 2018 in Bellevue

Hope & Resiliency Through Challenge A SPECIAL EVENT ABOUT CHESS, ADHD, EMPOWERMENT AND MORE!   Join us for this special event all about embracing our differences, rising to challenges and unwrapping our unique gifts. World renowned author and ADHD advocate Dr. Edward Hallowell is teaming up with Elliott Neff, National Chess Master and founder of…

Senior Centers, Community Cornerstones

By Lauren Williams | October 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Senior Centers, Community Cornerstones

I had breakfast this morning, Thursday 10/4/2018, at Seattle’s Greenwood Senior  Center, part of the complex of services provided by the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA). I’m fortunate, I was able to make a miniscule contribution to the Center to support the gathering, simultaneously a fundraiser and a celebration of the Center’s accomplishments and connections. I…

Emergency preparedness supplies

Emergency Preparedness – There’s bad news and good news

By Lauren Williams | October 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Emergency Preparedness – There’s bad news and good news

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter, one of my two professional societies (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals), hosted Dr. Rebecca Chatfield and Mr. Paul Thomsen who volunteer with the City of Bellevue Office of Emergency Management to teach Emergency Preparedness for a variety of audiences. We believe that helping our clients get organized can help…

Now the real fun begins – High Road Organizers to the rescue

By Lauren Williams | October 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Now the real fun begins – High Road Organizers to the rescue

OK, I’ve posted about High Road Organizers, a company whose products I like so much I’m a paid affiliate to them, once before. That post was about getting your car, and therefore you, ready for summer vacation.   BUT   Moms, we all know when the real fun begins. We’re in school commute season now.…

Testimonials – a good week for them!

By Lauren Williams | October 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Testimonials – a good week for them!

It’s been a good week for testimonials. I’m gratified to have had this one posted to Google by Margaret Comstock, an eager and creative client. Most important, I learn something from each of my client’s perspectives of my approach – for example, it always startles me when someone appreciates “tough.” It’s not a word I…

An extremely satisfying collaboration

By Lauren Williams | September 24, 2018 | Comments Off on An extremely satisfying collaboration

I’ve featured Tiffany Swedeen in blog posts before. This was one of my best projects ever: “Living Dirty and Getting Clean” posted to ScrubbedCleanRN 9/23/2018, and pointing, deservedly, to Recover and Rise. “Living Dirty and Getting Clean The clutter, chaos, mementos and memories had been sitting stagnant, waiting their turn to be sifted and sorted. The Garage.…

Cindy Jobs Coaching and Organizing

By Lauren Williams | September 24, 2018 | 2 Comments

I’ve had the greatest fortune and pleasure of knowing Cindy Jobs for several years. We’re both members of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Seattle Area chapter. We’ve served on the Board together. We’ve contributed to chapter Days of Service together. We’ve even just plain relaxed together at chapter holiday parties.   I…