Pack Your Sneakers

Don’t you love it when you have the opportunity to disprove an assumption that you have made about yourself?  I sure do.

As you may know already, the only reason I do vigorous exercise twice a week is because I’ve hired a personal trainer to come to my home.  Without someone showing up at my door and staring at me until I start moving, it’s just not going to happen.  (If you need similar motivation and live in NYC, I cannot recommend highly enough my trainer extraordinaire, Stephen Flam.)

Whenever Stephen and I have to miss a few sessions due to holidays or travel schedules, he always urges me to do some exercise without him.  I hasten to remind him that without his watchful eye, it’s not going to happen.  That’s just who I am.  I don’t exercise unless someone makes me.

Or so I thought.

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Getting Help When You Need It

It’s hard to ask for help, especially if it’s something that you feel you should be able to do on your own.  “Why can’t I do this?” you ask yourself.  “Everybody else can.  What’s wrong with me?”

This feeling often prevents individuals from contacting a Professional Organizer, even when clutter is bringing down the quality of their lives.  So I’d like to share with you my experience with two professionals that I hired to do something that “everyone else” can seemingly do on their own.

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