Serenity Now: Monk vs. Airline

I saw this in the news and got a laugh out of it (only because it didn’t happen to me!).  I guess this is an example of the expression “trying the patience of a saint”.   “You have not been helpful”:  Monk loses temper dealing with United Airlines customer service Another airline passenger lost his cool while talking […]

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Jerry Seinfeld Talks About “Too Many Things”

For a good laugh over “stuff” check out Jerry Seinfeld’s recent stand-up routine on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Of course, getting and staying organized can be easier for people like Jerry who aren’t “keepers”.  Still, he makes some entertaining observations that most everyone can relate to.      

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Anti-Stress Video: 6 Minutes in the Redwoods

Check out Chad Johnson’s aerial journey through the giant redwoods of Northern California: If this link isn’t working, look for Giant Redwoods Meditation 1 on YouTube.  Enjoy!      

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Maya Angelou’s Wisdom

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”          

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Perspective on Possessions

A wise organizer* once said that “Clutter is unmade decisions”.  One of the many reasons that decisions are hard to make is that there is often an inverse relationship between the size of a decision and the difficulty of execution.  In simpler words, big decisions can be easy and little ones extremely tough.  “I want to have an organized home office” is fairly […]

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Do I Really Have To Change The World?

Is anyone else annoyed by being asked how they’re going to change the world?  I’m in the process of making a career change (which is exercising my capacity for change to the limit) and am encountering multiple business gurus and motivational speakers urging me to define how I want to change the world.  I don’t seem to possess this aspiration and occasionally have to […]

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Duck Dynasty Hoarding Quote

  Jase Robertson to his mom, Miss Kay: “You need to go to a hoarding rehab center.”   Miss Kay: “They’re all in California – I can’t go.”     From the Duck Dynasty 2013 Christmas Special “I’m Dreaming of a Redneck Christmas”      

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How Light Destroys Textiles

Textiles, like everything else on this planet, are in a state of decay.  We can do things to slow down the process, and damage can sometimes be repaired.  Many things besides light exposure cause textiles to deteriorate: acids, dirt, bacteria, insects, fabric dyes and mordents are some of the usual suspects.  Light damage is often the […]

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Why My Ancestry.com Family Trees are Public

 For those unfamiliar with the Ancestry.com website, let me start by explaining that members are able to choose the privacy settings for their trees; either public or private.  A public tree can be seen by all members.  A private tree can only be viewed by invitation of the owner.  There’re a few gray areas concerning […]

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Why Organize Your Family Tree Online?

 If you’re anything like me, you might find that an online family history is a relief from the chaos and confusion of an entirely paper-based history.  And, I’m not even especially computer literate.  I inherited boxes full of photos and documents.  Notes scrawled on scraps of paper and the backs of envelopes.  Partial fan charts.  Written histories […]

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