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Welcome to my blog. You're going to find everything here: the book reviews I share on Amazon, the silliness I post to Facebook, whatever might pop into my head that comes out on paper, an education on organizing techniques, pointers to anything from a quiet spot to read a book in Edmonds, WA to worthwhile charitable recipients.

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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What was I thinking?!?!?!

By Lauren Williams | April 4, 2018 | Comments Off on What was I thinking?!?!?!

What was I thinking?!?!?! 8:00AM – 4:00PM (up at 5:30AM) at Starbucks HQ Monday 4/2/2018, participating in the Greater Seattle Business Association Matchmaker conference. Taught a BIAWA class 4/3 morning and turned around to the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation (worth a day trip, by the way, especially coupled with Duvall and Monroe) in the afternoon…

Gini P

By Lauren Williams | March 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Gini P

Once upon a time, Gini P was my guest at an Organizer on the Road Show. The Universe granted me a privilege I hope I never fail to appreciate. Gini, 80+ years youthful, only this year embarked on the adventure of becoming a published poet, and formed a writers’ support group to craft a novel. She…

Finding Joe

By Lauren Williams | March 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Finding Joe

Just when I thought it was safe to believe that it’s getting warmer… it snows. And so yet again I took refuge under the covers. My son’s school is studying A Hero’s Journey, the soul-searing premise formulated by Joseph Campbell, a Professor at Sarah Lawrence College from 1934 – 1972, that all myths from all…

Peeved

By Lauren Williams | March 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Peeved

I thought I was peeved, but maybe that’s too strong. I considered “aggrieved,” but that implies I think the Universe is out to get me. “Irked” is a ridiculous word and “annoyed” is just plain too weak. “Befuddled” and “discontented” came to mind this afternoon, and they still feel right. Yesterday, Monday 3/19/2018, was another…

How Thoughts Determine Your Destiny

By Lauren Williams | March 18, 2018 |

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. – – Frank Outlaw Have an amazing day!” I’m grateful to Carol Williams, a fellow blogger on ActiveRain who coaches new real estate agents on best practices…

Interlude Wonderment

By Lauren Williams | March 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Interlude Wonderment

Just another day in the Pacific NorthWest. Running early to a Bellevue client, stop at a lakeside park to enjoy myself awhile and come upon these stunningly elegant dancers. Next I know, someone’s husband is shouting “Picture. Picture.” Not even in NY. I will never leave here. 谢谢 Xièxiè. (Shay Shay) Thank you, the only…

My now online favorite for all time “bit of me in here” piece (Books!)

By Lauren Williams | March 12, 2018 | Comments Off on My now online favorite for all time “bit of me in here” piece (Books!)

Books, glorious books. Bookmark This: 12 Beautifully Novel Ways to Organize Your Books reprinted from Realtor.com with permission from Stephanie Booth.  A word of caution – I do not agree with putting books on staircases – not safe. And intensely creative though it is, the idea of putting my books spine-in on a shelf gives me…

Clutter, a cold-weather Carol Kane movie, maybe

By Lauren Williams | March 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Clutter, a cold-weather Carol Kane movie, maybe

The Pacific Northwest has been, by my weakling standards, COLD, and by anybody’s standards dangerously (multiple-car, multiple-blocked-lane pile-ups) rainy. Hide-at-home movie time. I like Amazon Prime because it hands you oddball stuff for free. Which is how, meandering through the aisles, I found Clutter. Not a cheerful movie for hot cocoa: this is a spotlight on a dysfunctional…

Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults Thomas E. Brown

By Lauren Williams | March 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults Thomas E. Brown

I’m studying for my first advanced Certificate of Study (Level II in Chronic Disorganization) from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Dr. Brown’s book Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults is on the study list. This is not the first book I’d recommend to laypeople: it’s dense with references to the latest peer-reviewed medical…

Awesomeness is a schedule with Top Pot Doughnuts

By Lauren Williams | March 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Awesomeness is a schedule with Top Pot Doughnuts

Awesomeness is having your client appointments within a 15-minute drive of each other. More awesomeness if there’s a Top Pot Doughnuts in between. And sadness is forgetting the first hour of Breakfast with the Beatles on 102.5 KZOK FM when it’s my favorite KZOK program and I had the perfect work to accompany it.