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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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Real Change Resource Guide

Real Change donates to me!

By Lauren Williams | March 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Real Change donates to me!

I have long respected Real Change, which I think does an admirable job of helping people empower themselves AND an outstanding job as an alternative news source (see my previous blog post “Connection and the News” for another perspective). And last night, while I was at the Phinney Neighborhood Association for a delightful cocktail hour,…

“I’m glad we’re doing this together”

By Lauren Williams | March 12, 2019 | Comments Off on “I’m glad we’re doing this together”

That’s what makes the work worthwhile!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥    

I’m in a new world…. Explosives Disposal Event

By Lauren Williams | March 11, 2019 | Comments Off on I’m in a new world…. Explosives Disposal Event

FREE EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS DISPOSAL EVENT Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00AM – 2:00PM Washington State Patrol 4811 Werner Way Bremerton, WA  98132 Accepted Items: Ammunition, expired and/or damaged marine flares, expired and/or damaged road flares, consumer grade fireworks and reloading powders. Not Accepted: Homemade bombs of any kind, homemade pipe bombs, sparkler bombs and military ordinance items of…

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SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life Julie Morgenstern

By Lauren Williams | March 9, 2019 | Comments Off on SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life Julie Morgenstern

Ms. Morgenstern has a theory that people with disorganization issues may have developed those habits as emotional responses to particular experiences in their lives.  She coaches her clients to identify those experiences and those responses, to allow her clients to “repurpose” the responses more productively.  She believes there is often positive value, core truths about…

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

By Lauren Williams | March 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

I’m thrilled that NAPO Seattle Area, my chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, has chosen Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center as its 2019 Day of Service recipient. Little Bit is a community where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities. We’ll be helping them clear a bit…

Not smiling, Girl Scouts.

By Lauren Williams | March 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Not smiling, Girl Scouts.

Frowning, Girl Scouts. I’ve been told by people in the know that you’re retiring Savannah Smiles. My second favorite flavor. Ain’t gonna mention my favorite or I’ll jinx it.   And so, dear readers…     Will Work For Savannah Smiles    

Boy Bundled in Jacket

The confounding case of my confounded coats

By Lauren Williams | March 3, 2019 | Comments Off on The confounding case of my confounded coats

I am easily cold. I explain my ability to be cold as “I start being cold in August and I stop being cold in August.” Which is especially amusing because my son is one of those kids who might wear shorts in February in Maine. I own five coats. In the middle of winter, I…

Kondo Krass – When will it end?????????

By Lauren Williams | March 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Kondo Krass – When will it end?????????

“Spark joy” is becoming the “Where’s the beef?” of the organizing world. WHEN WILL IT END???? Old Navy is now running a radio ad in which a woman laments that the clothes in her closet don’t “ignite delight” – oh wise corporate lawyer, tell us how to avoid potential copyright infringement. A large local church offered…

Todd Allan, Structured Space, Evernote presentation

By Lauren Williams | March 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Todd Allan, Structured Space, Evernote presentation

Todd Allan, Structured Space, will be hosting his next Evernote meetup on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30 pm at Roy Street Coffee on Capitol Hill. This meetup will be “Evernote: beyond Basics.” We’ll talk about more advanced concepts like tagging, searching and other gems to help you and your clients keep their info organized. If…

Laundry

By Lauren Williams | February 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Laundry

I just contributed to an online article about laundry. Taught me some new tricks, and gave me a few good laughs. LOVED “folding forgiveness”!!!   15 Life-Changing Laundry Folding Tips: Make at Least One Chore a Thousand Times Smoother (Literally)” by Sarah Crow, February 19, 2019, BestLife   https://bestlifeonline.com/laundry-folding-tips/