Tuesday, July 28, 2009

2009 Annual Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering

This is a wonderful conference open to everyone: those who have hoarding issues, people who work with them (organizers, therapists, social workers, government officials, etc.) and even friends and family members.

Please think about attending this conference in San Francisco if there is anyone in your life living with this problem. Sometimes there aren't answers, but there is understanding.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco

2009 Annual Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering

Save the Date! November 5, 2009.

  • This year's conference features Tamara Hartl, Ph.D. as keynote speaker.
  • Online registration opens August 1st, 2009.

Compulsive hoarding and cluttering refers to the acquisition of and failure to discard a large number of possessions, which appear to be useless or of limited value, in an attempt to decrease stress and anxiety. This serious and prevalent problem can lead to eviction and homelessness. It is often a feature of several psychiatric disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder and major depression, and can be caused or aggravated by problems associated with increasing age or physical disabilities.

MHA-SF holds an annual conference for more than 400 social service providers, medical professionals, landlords and property managers, researchers, family and friends, and people who hoard and clutter.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Putting Your Affairs in Order

There was a column in today's paper about being "ready" when you go, especially if you go suddenly and unexpectedly, as Michael Jackson did.

An organizer/author friend of mine, Maggie Watson, has written a book that helps you do just that--be ready, that is!

A Graceful Farewell:Putting Your Affairs in Order is a wonderful workbook that you can help someone (a parent?) fill out so that everyone knows where everything is.

It even contains a CD in the back of all the forms so you can fill this out on your computer or print extra pages if you have more information.

I'll write a fuller review of it in the coming weeks...but hey, why not go out and get it right now and start filling it out? Your kids will thank you...and if you are helping your parents do it, you will thank yourself for saving yourself energy and grief at a time when you will need all your energy to help you get through the period of grief!

Product Disclosure
I received a free copy of this book from the author who is also a friend and colleague. I receive no compensation for this or any other review.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Special on Phone Coaching

Summer Special through the end of August!

Sign up for two hours of phone coaching and get one hour free.

(Mention this blog. Offer good for sessions scheduled
through the end of August)

PayPal Accepted Now!

Since clients have been asking if they can pay by credit card, I have now set up a PayPal account! This is a safe and secure way to use your credit card and make payments using your credit card via the PayPal website.