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The Powerful Ways Our Pets Help Us to be Better People

our pets

Do you believe in love at first sight? It’s the moment where you completely melt and resistance is futile. Your heart may flutter and your stomach becomes weak. And, there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. It was a cold day in January, a day that would change my life forever. I received a phone call. A friend of …

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How to Create an Emergency Plan That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

It’s 2020 and we’ve been on high alert for months since the COVID-19 outbreak. With a threat to our health and safety being the defining point of the year, it can feel like everything is an emergency. If you’re losing sleep at night because you’re hyper-vigilant of threats to you and your family’s health, such as the Coronavirus, then it’s …

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The Truth about Life Transitions & How to Cope

Life Transitions

The Empty Nest & More Sobbing; that’s what I was doing. Standing smack in the middle of my son’s room so I’d have a perfect view of everything that reminded me of him. I promised myself that I’d wait before I went in. I broke my promise. Life transitions are messy after all. It’s been 10 years since I broke …

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35 Money-Saving Tips that will Change Your Life

Money Saving Tips

Can you plan for an emergency with money-saving tips? For those times when things go wrong and our lives take a belly flop? The upshot can be unforgiving because it can happen so quickly, just before we come to realize the devastating perils that take us hostage. We can’t always forecast with accuracy. Yet, there are ways we can prepare …

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One Remarkable Motivation Lesson Learned from a Dog

Motivation Lesson

This guest post was written by Linda Samuels, CPO-CD®, CVPOTM of Oh, So Organized. One of my favorite things to do is walk along the lovely path next to the Hudson River. Especially in the summer, the area is filled with people jogging, conversing, reading, picnicking, bicycling, kite flying, fishing, and dog walking. On one recent walk, I noticed a …

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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 …