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A Quick & Easy Guide to Simple Living

Simple Living

Less is more. Or is more, more? As my grandmother used to say, “A little bit of sugar is plenty but an extra teaspoon is even better!” It’s more! So then, what is plenty? Is enough really enough and who’s to say? Such as how high is up or is there no high to up? On the other hand, if …

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Healing a Broken Heart When Life Gets Difficult

Healing a Broken Heart

Hating anyone is not in my vocabulary.  Then there are those isolated moments when the boundaries aren’t so clear. I’m suggesting one of those mama bear moments. I think I almost hated those 2nd and 3rd-grade prep school girls who blocked empty seats on the bus, preventing my kindergartener from sitting down next to them. The courage on my small daughter’s face …

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The Best of the Best Habits of Highly Effective Organizers

Habits of Highly Effective Organizers

The bottom line is, life isn’t perfect, things don’t go as planned and they can (oh no not again!) spiral out of control. That’s being human and humans have bad days. It only becomes a sore point when chaos becomes a habit. And, constant undesirable habits, like entanglements that are really hard to climb out of and break away from, …

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Why Staying in Touch is the Best Thing for Your Health & Well-Being

Staying in Touch

My mother used to say that life is not a dress rehearsal. It made me wonder how many chances do we get to get it right. It doesn’t seem so pressing when we are young, invincible and time is doomsday. Then all of a sudden, what really matters can turn your world around. That’s after your stomach does a belly …

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do When You’re Stuck at Home

at home

Sometimes what we think is the worst thing in the world turns out to be the best thing, in more ways than you can imagine. I found that to be true many times in my life. If you’re open to the possibility of a new mindset, that things change and change can create a horizon of possibilities, then you might …

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How to Change Your State of Mind

State of Mind

This guest post was written by Amra Saby (@followthecoco) and originally published on 2 February 2020 on Herparade. How to stay confident when everything around you seems to be falling apart… Amra Saby shares her story of dealing with difficult experiences in a foreign country with The Organizing Confessions readers in order to help them change their state of mind …

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How to Teach Children to be Organized

Teach Children with playdough

Organizing is in my DNA. I’ve been organized ever since I can remember. As a child, it never dawned on me that people weren’t organized. I thought everybody knew where everything was. I had it all worked out. My 10-year-old self would pack up her backpack the night before and leave it by the front door for an easy exit …

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How to Be Successful & Achieve Your Goals

Be Successful & Achieve your goals

This guest post was written by Liz O’Brien from Liz O’Brien Talks. Trust me I’m no stranger to feeling stuck in life. When I look back at my days of working in retail, I remember feeling so stuck and not knowing how I could get to where I wanted to be. I knew I wanted more from life and that …

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Lost Luggage & How to Make Peace with Your Past in 2020

Lost Luggage & How to Make Peace with Your Past in 2020

I pulled up to the curb as I had done so many times before. Eyeing all the skycaps, I was hoping one would scoop up my baggage, so I wouldn’t have to think about it for the next few hours. It was such a busy morning at the terminal; I had no choice but to make peace with it and …

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How to Change Your Life for Good

Lady embracing the ocean view

This guest post was written by Liz O’Brien from Liz O’Brien talks… I believe there’s a simple way that anyone can change their life and I’m going to tell you how. Self-Discipline vs Motivation We’re talking about cultivating self-discipline here, not motivation. These two things have a distinct difference. Motivation is based on having a particular mental or emotional state …