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book review – Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

Most people have too much stuff; however, there is a big difference between having too much stuff and hoarding. Between TV shows about hoarding and numerous books devoted to the subject, the public has become aware of hoarding as a … Continue reading

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international ocd awareness week

October 14th to 20th is OCD Awareness Week. While people may remark that they’re “a little bit OCD” or say “That’s just my OCD” that causes them to be perfectionistic, they are mistaken. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious … Continue reading

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don’t organize it

Almost every day someone tells me, proudly, that he has 20 years’ worth of paycheck stubs, but they’re all organized in file cabinets. Or she has every piece of artwork her kids ever made, but they’re all organized in boxes. … Continue reading

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getting it just right

I saw this blog post and immediately felt that the blogger captured my thoughts: I’m self-published myself and I know how hard it is to go through the book over and over and over again until you’re sick and tired of … Continue reading

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section eight excerpt – perfection

While I’m waiting for what I hope will be the final proof, here’s another excerpt from The Clutter Book: People often are surprised to learn that some perfectionists procrastinate. If you think you can’t do it perfectly, what’s the point … Continue reading

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interminable editing

The book is still not ready, which is exceedingly frustrating. I thought I scoured the proof and corrected every error, but when I got the second proof, I found three more typos in the first 15 pages. How did they … Continue reading

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