Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

My first ritual for preparing for Thanksgiving is to throw out last year’s frozen turkey. My husband is given one every year by his employer. We dutifully stash it in the freezer in anticipation of a great family gathering. Never happens. By the time we’ve accounted for the vegans and the paleos it sure doesn’t […]

Putting the Family to Work

Edna reports that she really enjoyed the annual visit of her son and his family this year because, instead of trying to keep them entertained, she enlisted their help in her downsizing efforts. She hadn’t realized how much fun her twin, sixteen year old granddaughters could be until she turned them loose with boxes of […]

To Gain Cooperation – Increase Your People Skills

If you are trying to work with either an Accidental Hoarder or a Packrat you may have become frustrated with your lack of progress. There’s a reason for that. I have taught the D.I.S.C. personality profile for over 25 years, and there are several principles which I was taught: You cannot motivate another person. People […]