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How to Help Your Loved One who has Hoarding Disorder? Part 1

What do you do when your loved one is not motivated to make changes to make their place safer and healthier?  What will motivate them to want to make change?  How can you help your loved one who has hoarding … Continue reading

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How to Help your Family Member who has Chronic Disorganization

Do you have a family member who is struggling with chronic disorganization?  Have you tried to help them only to be left feeling frustrated and both of you feeling angry at each other?  This is certainly a huge challenge that … Continue reading

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The Connection between Mental Health and Chronic Disorganization

What is the connection between Mental Health and Chronic Disorganization? It was once thought that OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, was the main issue with individuals who were living with “Hoarding Disorder” (which was deemed a Mental Health Illness in the DSM 1V … Continue reading

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Is there a link between physical and emotional clutter?

Declutter Your Life and Mind.  This is a talk/workshop I am doing on March 21, 2018 at a local library.  One of the areas I will be talking about is the connection between physical and emotional clutter.   How do … Continue reading

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Peer Support Works

The Clutter Clearers’ Peer Support Circle has been meeting now for five years.  They are coming up to their anniversary in April 2018 and are planning to celebrate.  Yes, Peer Support Works! They might have a party in someones home. … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Now What?

This is actually the second last week but participants are realizing that this group is coming to an end. They are starting to feel concerned that they will not have the same accountability when they are not attending the group. … Continue reading

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Getting Motivated – Week 5

  Getting Motivated and Staying Motivated is always a challenge and of course is never a straight line. Life is going to be up and down, good days and bad days, low energy at times, and slipping back is easy … Continue reading

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Awareness and Letting Go – Week 4

Awareness and Letting Go.  Yes, week 4 already and halfway through this session. You may recall from last week that participants were asked to bring in items that they were struggling to let go of. Participants who bring in items … Continue reading

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Emotional Responses to Our Clutter – Week 3

When you think about your stuff what kinds of emotions come up? If you struggle somewhat with your stuff you may think of these negative emotions right away. They may include feelings of fear and anxiety, grief and loss, sadness, … Continue reading

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How Much Difficulty Do You Have with Letting Go of Stuff?

Key #3 Actually making decisions about letting go of items can be very stressful and anxiety producing.  Being able to trust your instincts about what you want and don’t want is very important, however, this takes practice.  Sometimes we will … Continue reading

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