I've discovered in my life that you can use the techniques of what I call 'Zen Organizing' to help you get control over any challenge that faces you. In the Epilogue for "One Year to an Organized Life," I wrote about my best friend and how she helped me see the value of using my techniques to get through cancer treatments. It all seemed so daunting at the time. (As of this writing, I am a 6 1/2 year survivor. In the end I wrote two books during chemo. And, no, I have no idea where the strength came from much less the mental clarity. God's grace would be my best guess.
I've written a book when my heart was breaking over the end of a relationship I held dear. Today I'm faced with a new challenge: writing a book with the impending passing of my most beloved golden retriever. I'm contacting his friends to see who would like to say good bye in person. I'm thinking about the memorial service I will create for him in a few months. Yesterday he went to see his wonderful vet.
Loving someone, no matter what form they take, means you will be blessed...and you will one day have to say good bye. If I didn't have Zen Organizing to help me take the practical steps, I would be lost.
My wish for you today is that whatever challenges you face, you open your heart to the gift of organizing to help you get through.
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- I will always be grateful I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. It was a rich atmosphere that introduced me to different races, creeds and professions. It seemed that anything was possible if you were willing to work hard to achieve your goals.I'm a yogi which means that my spiritual path is that of yoga principles that have been handed down for over 5000 years. Yoga is an ancient philosophy based on the Gita, the sutras of Patanjali and yes, the Bible. The postures are a key element as is meditation. We honor all paths.I got my first dog when I was 6 years old after a full year of begging. She was a collie and her name was Queenie. As an adult I've had 2 golden retrievers. A female named Miss Katie who came into my life when she was 3 months old and an ancient male golden who came to me when he was 15. I'd like to have a Great Dane next but we'll see what the universe has in store.I've been organizing clients for over 24 years and writing about it for over ten.