Notes from a Holistic Organizer: Organizing with Body, Mind, and Spirit
As a Professional Organizer, I sometimes wonder why I’m always in pictures with lovely blondes. Oh, yes — it’s because I live in Southern California!
I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing Dr. Hope Umansky, Ph.D. who’s the Dean of Academic Affairs & Administration, Director Psychology Programs of the California Institute for Human Science. Loved her quote from Richard Buckminster Fuller:
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Richard Buckminster Fuller
Building a New Model: How it relates to Getting Organized
Organization is much more than being able to find your keys in the morning.
To some people it’s an end unto itself. They simply love the look (and feel) of how their organized home looks. To others it’s more of a means to an end — a foundation so they can reach their goals.
Look at Clutter, for example:
When someone has a ton of clutter on the floor in front of every closet it can mean they’re blocking themselves. I help them remove the clutter from the floor and also delve into what’s in it for them to keep it that way v. change. Why do they continue to block their own path?
You can ask yourself that same question; then, build a new model for yourself.
When I work with clients I do it holistically — working with their Body, Mind and Spirit. It’s a natural for me to be excited about the San Diego North County Holistic Chamber of Commerce, started by Eileen Kurlander, Chapter President. She’s providing some amazing speakers and a venue for like-minded members to come together.