Stories are what people use to organize themselves and their societies. That's the stunning argument in Douwe van der Werf's 2021 Playful Creative Summit conversation, The Power of Stories for Change, with David Chislett. Religious texts are an example of how humans attempt to explain their lives...
Ceci Garrett is a phenomenal resource for people seeking therapeutic support around hoarding challenges. She is the adult daughter of a person with hoarding disorder, who courageously teaches about that experience, including to a Tedx audience. Even more extraordinary, Ceci's journey as a person ...
Bruno Setola, in discussing Game Thinking: How to Apply Game Mechanics to Engage People with Alyea Sandovar for their 2021 Playful Creative Summit conversation, simplified a lot of complex, difficult concepts so "non-players" can use them. I hope I'm translating accurately. He defines "game mecha...
"Wait, Are You Sure??????" The words didn't come out of my mouth, but they were clear in my head, loud, strong, urgent and mournful. My son was doing a pass clearing his room, and the most prominent item in his "Donate" box was the set of huge, solid, magnificent wooden blocks that were the first...
Just delighted that my post sparked such an entirely different train of thought. Reblogged with permission from Nick Vandekar I was reading a post this morning about creativity by Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO and as I was leaving a comment it got my mind rolling.  Tuning in! I was thinking how one ...
Annabel Mangold blew soap bubbles to start her conversation, Priming Your Environment for Creativity, with Alyea Sandoval for the 2021 Playful Creative Summit. I'm paraphrasing her very broadly - find touchstones, reminders of your projects, intentions, ambitions, and keep them near - but choose ...
Toys as Texts: A Multimodal Experience on Toys: Dr. Danielle Almeida presented an overview of her concepts for the 2021 Playful Creative Summit in conversation with Alyea Sandovar. WOW. Dr. Almeida defines toys as a language, with implications for how children interact with toys and how parents c...
In a word, Marloes ten Kate teaches excitement. In particular, through her company Scientific Storytelling, she teaches people how to translate difficult, data-rich content into structures which people can easily understand - stories. Her primary clients are scientists, and her unique set of skil...
Another month, another video book review. One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Dr. Robert Maurer. Another book which contributed to my webinar Find and Honor Your Organizing Style (& Then It's About the Stuff).  
Click on the title ADD is ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau to see my video review of one of the best books ever for people with ADD.

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
Contact The Author