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J. Gordon Lippincott - evil visionary? Consummate consumerist, unapologetic con man of capitalism? Astoundingly Renaissance-Man-gifted artist, engineer and acutely-observant social scientist. I stumbled on Lippincott's name while reading Garbology (pps. 66 - 68, 292), author Edward Humes. Humes a...
02/24/2021
Andrew J. Mellen, once-upon-a-time VirgoMan and now "simply" "The Most Organized Man in America," began in the organizing profession in 1996.  He's another of our giants - a little more literally, since he stands at 6' 1" - alongside such luminaries as Judith Kolberg and Julie Morgenstern. Lumina...
02/14/2021
My everlasting gratitude to Dr. Gregory Chasson, a clinician with too many impressive accomplishments to list here, and The Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force for pointing me to several of these hoarding disorder assessment tools which were unfamiliar to me. I'm pleased to say that several of my co...
02/11/2021
Wendy Sloneker, Grief Recovery Specialist® generously wrote this gentle, reassuring and informative essay for me after I remarked to her during a networking event that many of my clients are impacted by grief. I would never have known that so many variants of this emotion existed without Wendy sh...
02/05/2021
I attended a conference on hoarding disorder yesterday, 1/30/2021. Some of the materials reminded me of this book: Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life, authored by Gail Blanke and published in 2009. Ms. Blanke, from her book cover, is “a world-class motivator, a former colum...
01/31/2021
Joe Average quietly walked into his house of worship and began to pray: "Creator, I've been a supportive, gentle and loving husband, a creative, playful, good father all my life. I want to win the lottery. It would just be so great. Creator, I've never asked You for anything. Please, let me win t...
01/30/2021
I have a story of partnering with a client in her art room, which doubled as her file room. Magnificent space: her art on the walls, friends' and family's creations everywhere. Everything in its place, and a place for everything, supplies precisely at the ready in splendid wood cases to support i...
01/22/2021
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To this very day, you can buy mood rings on Amazon, eBay and Etsy. I don't wear rings. Mood knobs it will be.I've just gotten a small, inexpensive Ikea kitchen cart, finally going to really truly configure my kitchen for functionality, 11 years after moving in (Readers, you are allowed an eye rol...
01/17/2021
12 Brilliant Organizing Tips for Your Home is my curated first, an online article produced by Redfin, published January 13, 2021 and compiled by Julia Weaver, which I participated in by invitation. I'm above the fold, tip #3 - yay! Ms. Weaver has a way with words, and she's a great editor - I was...
01/14/2021
Sound may grant the ultimate power of connection to us. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami have compiled promising data that a routine hearing test administered to newborns may allow doctors to accurately screen those newborns for autism. In other words, there is ...
01/08/2021
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