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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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Hanging a door – a reminder of mindfulness

By Lauren Williams | September 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Hanging a door – a reminder of mindfulness

I’m sitting in the Hotel 116 Bellevue lobby, waiting for my National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Seattle Area Chapter meeting to start. I’ve been here an hour, give or take. The entire time I’ve been here, two carpenters have been hanging two entryway doors.  They’re taking exact care, using everything from shims to…

Fugen Neziroglu and the Bio-Behavioral Institute

By Lauren Williams | August 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Fugen Neziroglu and the Bio-Behavioral Institute

Dr. Fugen Neziroglu and colleagues at her Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, USA wrote Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop in 2004. Her book is tremendous potential self-help for people who suspect they have, or know they have, hoarding disorder. She offers step-by-step, carefully designed, vigorously tested, achievable exercises…

Unintended Consequences for Casual Uncluttering LLC

By Lauren Williams | August 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Unintended Consequences for Casual Uncluttering LLC

Many hours of unexpected studying later – amazing what happens to your schedule when you have unanticipated pet-sitting thrust on you – a marvelous result appears – an even more comprehensive Neurodiversity Resources page on the Casual Uncluttering LLC website. I hope you find value. Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer(R)

Ambition Accomplished – More Institute for Challenging Disorganization certificates

By Lauren Williams | August 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Ambition Accomplished – More Institute for Challenging Disorganization certificates

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer(R), Founder and Owner of Casual Uncluttering LLC, myself and I are elated to announce that I’ve earned the last two of the 10 Level I Certificates of Study which the Institute for Challenging Disorganization offers: Life Transitions and the Client Affected by CD and Time Management and Productivity AMAZING…

A Happier Ending

By Lauren Williams | August 13, 2019 | Comments Off on A Happier Ending

I’m studying for my next Level II Certificate of Study with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD): Aging. And I’m on the Board of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Seattle Area Chapter. We have a lending library, and I just finished a tedious project of re-indexing our offerings. And “the Great Material…

New Traditions – Real Change 21

By Lauren Williams | August 12, 2019 | Comments Off on New Traditions – Real Change 21

New Traditions supports long term sobriety for the mother, healthier children and stronger families. Clients participate in its comprehensive programs while receiving the gender-based chemical dependency treatment and services they need.   The New Traditions gifts-in-kind wish list is the most varied I, in my role as Casual Uncluttering LLC stuff-hauler (I often bring donations…

Neurodiversity Resources

By Lauren Williams | August 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Neurodiversity Resources

It’s HERE. I’m elated to introduce a newly-reminted Resources page on my website. What had been devoted to ADD/ADHD is now a brief introduction to materials concerning three prominent expressions of brain-based neurodiversity: ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, and Executive Functioning Disorder. It’s my hope that these will provide people with a starting point for research into their…

Charity Choice Monday – DESC – Real Change 20

By Lauren Williams | August 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – DESC – Real Change 20

The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) provides integrated services including housing, emergency shelter, crisis intervention and healthcare to thousands of homeless and formerly homeless people every day. ​ We fight for public resources and policies that serve our most vulnerable and marginalized neighbors: those living with mental illness, substance use disorders, and other disabilities. We believe…

Certificate of Study Students and Learning Theories

By Lauren Williams | August 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Certificate of Study Students and Learning Theories

Just finished the requirements for the Institute for Challenging Disorganization’s Level I Certificate of Study about Students and Learning Theories. Only two more before I’ve gained all the Level I certificates which the Institute offers.  

Charity Choice Monday – Asian Counseling and Referral Service – Real Change 19

By Lauren Williams | July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Asian Counseling and Referral Service – Real Change 19

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Hope and opportunity in over 40 languages and dialects. ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural…