Category Archives: chronic disorganization

Emotional Responses to Your Stuff

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

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Awareness and Letting Go of the Clutter

Awareness and letting go of the Clutter.  Not easy to do as we tend to be on autopilot most days (myself included) but if we can start to examine what our thought process is as we do this work, we … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Loved One who has Hoarding Disorder? Part 2

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 disorder? … Continue reading

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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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The Graduates of the Clearing Clutter Group – Week 8

Week 8 – Eight graduates finished strong today. Eight Weeks really flies by and from what the participants wrote on their evaluations they wish that this Clearing Clutter Support  Group could be longer. Participants are usually invited to come back … Continue reading

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Doing the Work of Decluttering- Week 6

By week 6 the participants are really getting it and doing the work of decluttering. They are talking about some subtle shifts happening in their lives and homes. Most participants in this session are living with others whether it is … Continue reading

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