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How to 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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Mother of the Bride Musings on How to Plan a Wedding

Here Comes the (Mother of the) Bride

And so it happens, from pigtails to wedding veils. Your daughter becomes a bride. Just like that; you’re the mother of the bride. And in the moments before she says: “I do” – in those few moments when your heart swells as she takes that majestic walk down the aisle, you see the treasures of your lives together in a …

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What’s New & Exciting in Organizing for 2020?

Before I can say “in a flash”, I will be celebrating an unconventional pilgrimage of 42 years as a Professional Organizer. The business of organization was not common back then; I was a frontierswoman in this unheard-of field, along with a dozen other smart and caring leap-of-faithers around the country aiming to bestow the magic of organization. Now, you will find …

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How to Avoid the Blunder of Time Traps

How to Avoid the Blunder of Time Traps

Here’s your 2020 New Year’s resolution solution. It’s bundled into one very clever and important goal on your to-do list. Pinky swear that you will Organize Yourself and avoid time traps as you parade into a fabulous new decade. Examples of Time Traps How can I ever forget the very first phone call I received, over 40 years ago, to …

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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

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 …

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If You’re Lucky and You Know it, Clap Your Hands

If You're Lucky and You Know it, Clap Your Hands

I’m lucky. I’m lucky in big ways and small. For instance, I have parking karma. It’s true and no less than 100% of the time. Even when a space is dearly coveted and the competition is rough, I’ll arrive just as a car pulls out, and I’ll slip in. I’m absolutely, positively confident. Ok. That’s a small way. Maybe not? I have good health, …

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How to Get Organized and Stay That Way

How to Get Organized and Stay That Way

A frantic young woman called me today driven to the point of meltdown. Juggling parenthood, a full workload, responsibilities, and activities created unmanageable stress. You know the kind of stress that heart palpitations are made of. We met at a conference for working women not too long ago. As we chatted, I was drawn to the pace of her daily …

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How to Transform Envy into Thankfulness

How to Transfrom Envy into Thankfulness

Knock Knock, Who’s there? Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. You never know. As soon as you yearn for someone else’s job or organized house or spouse; the minute you boil with envy over your neighbor’s abundant stash, whiter teeth, shinier hair, thinner thighs, smarter kids and coveted nanny – what …

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An Almost Happy Thanksgiving (A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Entertaining)

An Almost Happy Thanksgiving

I love to entertain and bring my family and friends together for all kinds of occasions; especially the holidays. I also think it’s important to celebrate milestones and other turning points in life that aren’t always recognized. When it comes right down to it, I’ll celebrate just because; except, please NO REDO’S from Thanksgiving 2018. The Thanksgiving from Hellish My …