HURRAH, HOARDING SHOWS I LIKE!!!!! I am sooooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooo thrilled to be able to point people to hoarding reality TV which is gentle, thoughtful, empathetic, realistic and even carefully humorous. We need to go across the pond to Britain. Jasmine Harman, Help for Hoarders, br...
Do you go with the flow? Turn on a dime? Breeze through? I've written before about tiny nuances of language that fascinate me. The experiments of what to say to yourself and others, for  encouragement, to make decisions, to exchange and learn ideas more easily, may not be easy, but absolutely wor...
"Dear Lauren, I would have liked to send a cute card, but this way the check will be sent! I will not let 'cute' get in the way of 'done.'"
I used to be a poet. Attended workshops, co-edited some student-run creative magazines, participated in readings. Here's the T. Rex in the room: "I used to..." Imaginative instincts never leave you. They just go fallow. I set myself a challenge, June 1, 2021, to start writing a poem a day. Haven'...
I don't feel great today: spent much of last week at an online conference - HAD AN AMAZING TIME. BUUUUTTT... I was waking up at 5:15AM. I don't do 5:15AM. Haven't done 5:15AM since my undergrad days, and I AIN'T gonna 'fess up to how long ago that was. And I was awful about my diet, to "cope." Su...
I recently posted about complicated grief, grief which a person gets stuck in for longer and/or more intense periods than is considered typical. The usual cause of complicated grief may be the loss of a loved one, but I found myself curious about the possibility that other losses could bring it o...
I stumbled on The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking in a thrift shop (of course) and what a little book it is - a tiny 221 pages, merely  5" x 7" x 1". Published 2017, so not so late on the hygge bandwagon that I'd call it a copycat. Written by a real Dane! And not just any Dane. CEO of the Hap...
My counselor asked me how my session with you went and I told her I wanted you to adopt me! Jessica B., Snohomish, September 2021But the photo above is still, and will always be, my favorite, from Sam, age 10.
Alyea Sandovar, Co-Founder of the Playful Creative Summit, interviewed David Chislett, Co-Founder of the Playful Creative Summit, Creativity Activator and Weapon of Mass Creation for their 2021 edition. I'm doing a terrible job of introducing his opinions. Search him up instead. David knows we ne...
I took this video with my phone, at Brightwater Park in Woodinville, posted first to Facebook the day I was inspired, August 1. And the quality is AWFUL, which has prompted me to buy a real camera - scary. But, once I've learned it, I hope to give myself the gift of this permanent way to capture ...

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

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