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Communication is Key to Help Those With Hoarding Behavior

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Hoarding, Respect|Tags: , , , |

Communication can make or break a relationship.  Communication as defined by Merriam Webster is as follows – ‘a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior’.  Body language falls into this definition as behavior.  In many situations, body language speaks louder than words. For those trying to help someone with hoarding behavior, effective communication is paramount.  In my experience as a professional organizer, most often it’s not the person with hoarding behavior, but a loved one that reaches out for help.  They are frustrated, and possibly angered, by attempts to get [...]

Establishing Boundaries

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: Peace, Respect|Tags: , , , |

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article on the subject of boundaries, called ‘Respect…Yours, Mine & Ours’.  Here is a link to the article in case you missed it. The subject of the article was intended to help those living with one or more family members, to establish boundaries for storage & use of their belongings, as well as the others, out of respect for one another.  By doing this, my hope was to establish a peaceful living environment for everyone in the home. The same thought process can be used to establish boundaries with people as well [...]

Respect…Yours, Mine & Ours

By | July 13th, 2014|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Reduce Stress, Respect|Tags: , , , |

Living with another person or multiple people, whether they are family members, or not, can present many challenges. Each person that lives in the home typically has a role and responsibilities to do their part. Everyone has their own individual personality and learning to live together takes effort and respect. Personalities play a big part in getting along with others. You cannot choose your family members, but you can choose people to have other relationships with in your life. No matter what your relationship is with that other person, you will need to learn to get along with them if you [...]

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