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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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Stacy London – my newest mindfulness hero

By Lauren Williams | November 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Stacy London – my newest mindfulness hero

Yes, Stacy London of What Not to Wear. For those very very very few of you who may not know – and you are forgiven if you don’t – What Not to Wear was a NYC-based TV show which ran from 2003 – 2013 in which Ms. London and her co-host Clinton Kelly led chic-challenged…

Charity Choice Monday – Pregnancy Aid of Washington State – Real Change 28

By Lauren Williams | November 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Pregnancy Aid of Washington State – Real Change 28

Pregnancy Aid of Washington State has six offices throughout Washington, each offering the following “free and confidential help for women and families” according to its website: “ Decision making information Referrals to prenatal care Layettes for infants including those with special needs or who are premature Car seats and strollers Positive emotional support Maternity clothing…

Sometimes a Pep Talk is “You’re being ridiculous!”

By Lauren Williams | November 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Sometimes a Pep Talk is “You’re being ridiculous!”

Sometimes you have to talk something through. Sometimes you need a pep talk. Sometimes you have to have a temper tantrum, talk something through and have someone shake you while he’s proclaiming “You’re being ridiculous!” Mahlon Otero of Shivelight Company, a full-service IT support firm for businesses, shook me good. Quite reasonably pointed out that…

First Organizer on the Road Show of the New Year

By Lauren Williams | November 20, 2019 | Comments Off on First Organizer on the Road Show of the New Year

Organizer on the Road Show   Saturday January 25, 2020 2:00PM Sno-Valley Senior Center 4610 Stephens Avenue PO Box 96 Carnation, WA 98014 I have a portable demonstration of an organizing session, to let anyone get familiar and comfortable with the process. It’s a bin of items my clients and I often encounter in our…

Never slowing down – Institute for Challenging Disorganization – 4-for-4

By Lauren Williams | November 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Never slowing down – Institute for Challenging Disorganization – 4-for-4

I’m never slowing down with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization for Casual Uncluttering LLC. I sat for three Level II Specialist Certificate exams on Wednesday 11/13/2019. Passed with honors.  So now I’ve got all four that are available: ADHD, Aging, Chronic Disorganization, Hoarding. Have to start the serious consideration of CPO-CD….  

Charity Choice Monday – North Helpline – Real Change 27

By Lauren Williams | November 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – North Helpline – Real Change 27

North Helpline, which administers food banks serving the residents of the 98115, 98125, 98133, 98155, 98177, 98011, and 98028 zip codes, emergency services, a Baby Cupboard (infant and toddler supplies), and referral resources, approaches asking for donations as practically as it approaches caring for its neighborhood. It lists four ways to give: money, time, food,…

Pep Talks

By Lauren Williams | November 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Pep Talks

EVERYBODY talks themselves out of something sometimes. Going to a party – “I won’t know anybody there and won’t have anything to say.” “I’m ugly, nobody’ll want to look at me.” “There’ll be dancing and I’m a terrible dancer.” Giving an opinion at a meeting – “I don’t really understand this stuff, I’m a complete…

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Curious for more resources? – YouTube additions

By Lauren Williams | November 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Curious for more resources? – YouTube additions

Nothing like a rabbit hole for whiling away a wet, cold afternoon. Ever since attending the CHADD lecture on assistive technology, I’ve been curious to see what I could add to Casual Uncluttering offerings. There’s lots online about assistive and adaptive technologies. I’ve added a bunch of pointers to my YouTube channel. There’s a bit…

And now for something completely different – FOSSILS

By Lauren Williams | November 12, 2019 | Comments Off on And now for something completely different – FOSSILS

This is a completely different kind of post than usual for me. FOSSILS!!!!!   “Ever wish you lived in the Triassic, Jurassic, or Cretaceous periods? If so, a trip featuring dinosaur fossils may be the perfect getaway. We asked dinosaur and travel lovers to share their favorite spots for seeing and learning about these fossils.…

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How to Organize Your Bedroom Fast-Even in 15 Minutes

By Lauren Williams | November 12, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Organize Your Bedroom Fast-Even in 15 Minutes

Another fun little blog which features an opinion of mine – How to Organize Your Bedroom Fast-Even in 15 Minutes June 25, 2019 by Whitney Coy for Realtor.com. Just in time for the holidays. C’mon, despite Whitney Coy’s first paragraph, you know where all the guests’ coats are going for the party… “When you focus…