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I am so thankful for the amazing connections I have made with folks via social media. Just the other day I happened to connect with a gal on Twitter, Helena Roth, and after seeing my profile which mentioned that I am a clutter coach, she reached out to me to let me know about the 90 day challenge she had embarked upon – the clease4expansion – 90 days of purging her physical and digital spaces which would in turn allow for spiritual expansion. Would I be interested in writing a guest blog post for her project? I hopped over to her website and read about the challenge: What I intend to create, which certainly feels impossible, during the next 90 days, is to cleanse my physical and digital home, allowing for spiritual expansion. I started off thinking about a cleanse of my physical home, intending to go through every nook and cranny, not leaving any stone unturned, with the exception of my husbands things/clothes. But honestly, even though we have foor floors altogether, with an attics, a top floor, a ground floor, and a basement, going through everything contained within the four walls of the house didn’t really seem impossible. (And honestly, for the past year or so, it’s as if I don’t get into “It’s impossible” anymore, because almost everything really seems possible to me nowadays…. almost!) But when I added cleansing of my digital home, my inboxes and all the folders of my email-accounts (yes. Multiple!), contacts, Dropbox, … Continue reading
For those of you who have been in the Synergy Organizing Community for awhile, you know that I used to work with hoarders. I rarely work onsite anymore since switching my focus to clutter coaching and haven’t worked much with hoarders in the last little while; however, it is a branch of professional organizing that I find very fascinating. In 2010 I first became interested in learning about chronic disorganization. I did lots of research and took many courses through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization about working with this type of population. What was somewhat disheartening to learn was that people who had more severe issues with chronic disorganization (hoarding) had only about a 20% rate of significant improvement after working with professionals. Chronic disorganization and hoarding have much more to do with mental health than one might initially think. After experiencing my own mental clutter breakthroughs with a healing technique called BEST (bio energetic synchronization technique) I began to wonder if this would be something that could help some of my more chronically disorganized clients. I was certified in BEST in 2011, and I began a case study to see if people with chronic disorganization could benefit from BEST treatment sessions in addition to onsite organizing. I did this case study for about 2 years, and although some people did have breakthroughs, my rate of success (about 20%) was still about the same as the overall average I had read about during my initial research phase. So what is it that makes … Continue reading