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Getting Organized

“You only lose what you cling to.” Buddha     For many of us the thought of losing what we cling to may sound more like a threat than an opportunity. Buddha teaches us that clinging to something brings with it suffering and loss, often the last thing we want...

We asked some of our favorite parenting bloggers about their back to school routines. This week we're thrilled to feature novelist, freelance journalist and mom, Nicole Blades.   What has historically been your biggest challenge with getting your children ready for the school year? We've noticed that our...

“How you look at it is pretty much how you’ll see it.” RASHEED OGUNLARU     What a great way to connect the dots between what we tell ourselves and how that influences what we see when we look at any situation. It was Henry Ford who said, "Whether you...

“Treat everyone you meet as if they were you.” DOUG DILLON   Kindness is underrated. We see it every day. Bully talk and chest thumping is viewed as strong and desirable behavior. Yelling and screaming seems to be an acceptable way to get what one wants. There is so much anger, fear...

“It's better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.”  JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE     PLANNING IS THE ANSWER When it comes to getting and staying organized, a little planning goes a long way to eliminating regret. Rushing to toss stuff out without a plan is a surefire way to...

“Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.”  ALBERT EINSTEIN     Simple is as simple does. If you're a minimalist, close your ears. For the rest of us, let's talk. It's easy to race to simplicity with lots of energy and a heavy hand. You can rip out all the unnecessary stuff from...

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
" LEONARDO DA VINCI   It's easy to think that glamour and sophistication are at odds with simplicity. Only if you're looking at a catalog or wandering through a mall. Da Vinci got it right. Whether in art, design or the day-to-day running of your life,...

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When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.
" COLLEEN C. BARRETT   Amen. Here's to being a bricklayer. Everyone wants to tell you what to do, me included. Granted, I'm mostly sharing with you how to lay bricks—how to get and stay organized. How...

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." Franklin D. Roosevelt     Tomorrow is America's birthday. Happy Birthday! 241 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was signed–setting America free from Britain’s rule. On that day, we declared our freedom–Great Britain didn't acknowledge our sovereignty until 1783 when...

“Only repetition invites spontaneous innovation.” Claudio Naranjo   Are routine and discipline killing your creativity? The answer is no. Are they stepping on your ability to get and stay organized? Definitely not. Are they threatening to flatten your spontaneity and turn you into a robot who can't think for herself? Only in science...

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