Life Design Coach | ADHD Coach | NJ / NYC | Specialist in Creative Personality Type | Coaching Exceptionally Gifted Adults | Recovery from Chronic Disorganization | Neurodiversity
Category Archives: 2. Home Design and Organizing
Enhancing your relationship with your home and orchestrating it to serve you. Covers agile strategies for cleaning, home design and home improvement projects, brain-based visual design and decorating principles that enhance focus and attention, organizing your home office, kitchen, bedroom, garage, attic, playroom, etc.
Wanna see how we transformed our front lawn from a time, resource and energy drain to a low maintenance, agile, perennial garden where we love to hang out with friends and neighbors?
Check out the video below! Not only is our former lawn now an extension of our home and living space, we’ll also get fresh vegetables including lettuce, tomatoes, snap peas, and herbs.
We start renovating the front of our home after we bought it in 2001. My very first gardening project was to install window boxes. A few years ago we lost our big oak tree and suddenly had a VERY sunny yard. So we planted a tree (prairie fire crab apple) and then started replacing most of our lawn with garden.
Designing Stress Out of Your Holidays Presented October 18, 2012 Ariane Benefit is interviewed by Michelle Barone – a special event for the “Finding Your Way” Home Schooling Community
Note: We talk a little about homeschooling in the beginning but then the rest of the class is relevant to everyone and particularly to parents of neurodiverse kids. Hope you find something helpful in this for you!
Highlights of Topics Covered
Hidden Sources of Holiday Stress
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety Triggers
Tips for simplifying gift-giving, card sending
Setting boundaries gracefully
Designing disappointment out of the way we make plans
The intention of the terms are to distinguish an “ongoing pattern of disorganization” from the “short term situational disorganization” and clutter that is the normal result of grief, illness, having children, and other life events, transitions, and changes. That said, it is quite common for what started as “stituational disorganization” to evolve into “chronic” or “challenging disorganization.”
What is Situationally Disorganized?
When life throws you a curveball, most of us tend to accumulate clutter and become rather disorganized for a while. It’s happens to everyone. We become ill, a family member becomes ill, we are assigned a project at work that requires a lot of travel, or has a ridiculous deadline. Our lives change. We move, get married, have kids, or start a new job. During times of transition, a certain amount of chaos, clutter and disorganization is natural. This is what we call “Situationally Disorganized”: Disorganization that is a normal side effect of a life situation.