Carpe diem, Latin for “pluck the day,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, is part of a larger quote by the Roman poet Horace: “pluck the day, trusting as little as possible in the next one.” Horace lived the philosophy of welcoming life moment-by-moment: an ancient sage empowered by a now scientifically-validated concept of a healthier, more productive and fulfilling way to interact with the world.

 

So, how to do it? Anything. The Universe rewarded my 15-minute walk with a harbor seal in a river. A client’s last-minute cancellation led to laundry. I’ll wear ridiculous socks. I’ve laughed at myself while invoking patron saints Rube Goldberg, Murphy and Red Grooms. Am I trying to brag that I’m some meditation master? Heck no, because I’ll never manage it in a million years. Just trying to offer the broadest possible range of ideas. Carpe decide-at-the-very-last-minute. Carpe fill-in-the-blanks. Carpe toss-a-coin.

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About Lauren Williams

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®: I'm a professional organizer who works in homes, home businesses and also small businesses. I'm a NYC native who's spent time in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, Baltimore and now Seattle. All great places, but NYC will always be home, and Seattle will be where I now stay. I help you think outside of the box to get something into the box.

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