I’m on the Board of the NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) Seattle Area Chapter. Have been, on and off, for years. I’ve stepped into a new role, Secretary, this year. Can ya imagine that Secretary involves a LOT of paperwork? Yup. And our chapter has a goal of going paperless. So I’m…

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Sunday July 26, 10:00AM – 12:00PM PST – $10, registration through EventBrite Sunday July 26, 1:30PM – 3:30PM PST – $10, registration through Eventbrite Sunday July 26, 5:00PM – 7:00PM PST – $10, registration through Eventbrite Monday July 27, 11:00AM – 1:00PM PST– $10, registration through Eventbrite   Sneak Peak at the Virtual Organizer on the…

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I used to suffer from a medical condition known as early adulthood – my 20s. Without going into gruesome detail, I knew myself well enough to know that there were predictable days when all I could cope with were the most ridiculous, administrivial, mind-numbing, routine, easy tasks I could find, like filing. I’ve even posted…

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This April 15, 2020 article by UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center affiliates Michael Amster and Jake Eagle, “Stuck at Home? How to Find Awe and Beauty Indoors” is just amazing. The subtitle “During quarantine, you can gain a sense of perspective by discovering what’s wondrous in the clutter of your home.” caught my eye.…

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Pocket watches

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,…

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antique hearing aid

As we zigzag through Zoom calls, fumble through Facetime, or dive into Duo, are we communicating comfortably? Set aside being foiled by frozen screens and malcontent microphones. Are we saying what we intend to say, and doing so in ways that are respectful and impactful for the people listening to us and who we’re listening…

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I almost didn’t go. I’d finished with my first client at 12:30. My second appointment started at 3. Only 1/2 hour between locations. I had no problem making the decision to get a root beer float from Snoqualmie Ice Cream Scoop Shop. Only reason it took me as long as it did was that nasty…

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A gift from my son, which originate with my in-laws. He’s outgrown them. Worn while sitting in the parking lot of a Goodwill, waiting to make a donation. Making a picnic of it with a thermos of hot tea and a cinnamon roll from a local bakery. Returned a friend’s phone call, got some time…

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I think the Universe heard me screaming in rage and kicking my file cabinet because a college chum, a mate I can talk to once a year and it’s as if the conversation is just carrying on in a roiling rush of words from the day before, is very sick with presumed COVID19. Seconds later,…

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