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Organizing with Hellen

How to Organize The Messy People in Your Life

“Help, I’m neat, but they’re messy!” Ever wonder how to get those you live with to pick up after themselves? A common question I get is, “How do I make my spouse (boyfriend, girlfriend, children, roommates, coworkers) get organized?” The qu…

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Your Purpose May Surprise You

The start of a new year seems to trigger us to evaluate our lives and consider whether we are doing what we were put on this earth to do. Everybody has a calling – absolutely everybody – and it doesn’t have to be earth-shatteringly ex…

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Cut the Clutter and Save Money

The uncertain economy has caused us to become more budget conscious. One positive aspect of this shift is that we are buying more consciously and less impulsively. We are making serious efforts to reuse what we already have. This will impact our planet…

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What Does Your Stuff Reveal About You?

What types of items are you most attracted and attached to? You keep buying these things, even though you already have so many. And you just can’t bring yourself to get rid of any of them. We are defined by our stuff. In just about every home I’ve …

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Increase your energy and well-being….and feel good about it.

If you were a car, when would you say was the last time you had an oil change?  Sadly, our bodies are not equipped with a warning light that comes on when there’s trouble. I was speaking with a coaching client today* and she told me that when I…

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How to Stop Being Late

Do you feel like you’re always rushing around in a high state of anxiety? Are you usually at least 5 minutes late for appointments because you lose track of time? You are not alone. In an effort to be more productive, many busy people try to squeeze …

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Anything’s Possible

Look closely at this picture and you’ll see that the flower is growing between the cracks of the sidewalk. What struck me, and prompted me to take the picture, was this flower’s will to survive, regardless of its circumstances. I thought, wow, if t…

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7 Tips to Maintaining a Tidy Toy Room

In my last post, we talked about organizing a toy room. Now that you have put the time and energy into creating order in the playroom, you’ll want to make sure it stays that way. Here are my tried and true tricks to maintaining order in what …

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7 Tips to Taming the Playroom

I didn’t have a lot of toys as a child, but I did get a lot of play value from the ones I had. My favorites included Newborn Thumbelina (pull the string and her head and body wiggles) and a couple of Barbie dolls (probably not the real Barbie but one…

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Conquering Your To-Do List

How many times have you tripped over that mess by the front door? Is the drip, drip, drip of the bathroom faucet keeping you up night after night? What about that kitchen cupboard that never seems to stay closed? I don’t know about you, but I never s…

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Shopping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them:

Have you ever bought something and then felt it was a mistake? Do you have items in your home that are just more trouble than they are worth?  I know I do. The thing that first comes to mind is the chimnea we bought at the beginning of the summer. We …

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How to be successful without struggling.

Do you think you have to struggle to succeed? If you believe you do, you’re right. If you believe you don’t, you’re right as well. Here’s how the dictionary defines the word ‘struggle’: ‘to experience difficulty in making one’s way.’ …

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I Know I Put It Here Somewhere….

Before I began my current business almost a decade ago, I was a fitness instructor for 10 years. I loved my job and was committed to my participants, so I made an effort to arrive at least 15 minutes early for every class. But I’ll never forget one p…

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Sentimental Attachment: It’s Not About the Stuff

When I was a little girl, I had a fuzzy chocolate-brown teddy bear with oversized, expressive plastic eyes. I called him Luli and I slept with him every night, for years. Like many people, I was attached to the stuffed animal I had as a child. If it’…

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What’s getting in your way of getting things done?

 “Whenever there’s something I’m supposed to do, I’ll do anything other than the one thing that I’m supposed to do, and then I feel bad about myself, and then I get depressed, and then I really don’t get anything done ‘cause I’m depres…

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Live a better life by just being better to yourself.

We are a nation of doers. And yet, no matter how much we accomplish, we feel we are just not doing enough. If this resonates with you, you are not alone. When clients call me for time management coaching, they seem startled when I tell them I can’t h…

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I’m Having A Bad Day!

Ever have one of those days? When I left the house to walk the dog this morning, I saw that my garbage bin had fallen over from the wind, and I had to pick up all the waste with one hand while juggling the leash and my travel mug of tea in the other. I…

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