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5/27/16 5:24 A

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I almost missed the Dedication as I flipped through the pages to the Table of Contents! Thanks for pointing out what it said!

It's late right now, so I'm going to start reading this tomorrow.

- Karen

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." -- George Bernard Shaw



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The dedication is just the tip of the iceberg as far as making you feel okay about your life in general!!
"This book is dedicated to all of those individuals who struggle with clutter and compulsive hoarding; whose desire is to cultivate a more healthy relationship to their possessions. Know that you are not alone."

She starts off by telling story on herself about how she is on her way to a client's home and getting ready to go and comes across her own 'dreaded Makeup Drawer' in her otherwise organized bathroom. Eye shadow from 20 years ago, etc. saying, "The irony was not lost on me that here I was, a clinical psychologist and expert on the treatment of compulsive hoarding, irrationally unable to get rid of items that would do no one any good."

"I see it as my mission, both at my clinic and as a public face in the treatment for people struggling with compulsive hoarding, to help foster an environment of compassion around this condition and those who suffer from it. People who hoard don't want to live the way they do; many are working hard to overcome the condition, which is not a character flaw but an anxiety-related issue, the result of differences in brain chemistry that lead to the inability to make decisions about their possessions."

"Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to get help, and insurance companies are often reluctant to pay for services of clinicians, organizers, and other specialists. This book will help those who are struggling with this condition and who don't have access to the kind of help they need.

But you don't need to have a severe problem with clutter or hoarding to benefit from techniques and tools that I will share in the chapters to come. We all have our version of That Makeup Drawer, whether it's a chaotic office with boxes and boxes of paper, a closet that is packed to the rafters with things we've been dreading going through, an overflowing pantry, or a house that just never seems calm because of the piles on every surface."........An uncluttered space helps to allow for a less cluttered mind. Getting to the bottom of why we live the way we do is the first step. I'm glad you'll be taking this journey with me."

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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