Author Archives: Nettie Owens

Nettie is an expert in organizing, productivity, simple living and chronic disorganization. She holds Level I & II Certificates in Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization and a BA in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Helping others to streamline their lives and the space to live is one of her biggest motivators!

Business Lessons from Life Adventures: Rafting


I was recently on a trip with my youngest daughter and her Girl Scout Troop.  I felt like I was hit in the face with all of the lessons and information that I could directly relate to business.  So I have decided to bring a series to you on these…  
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How To Create A Vision


Vision is seeing the future you are creating.  It doesn’t matter what your current reality is, at least not for this exercise. The truth is you will create whatever you envision. So, see something good! Begin with this simple vision process: Imagine for a moment you are sitting down to coffee…  
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How Can You Put More Vibe in Your Tribe?


Today’s message comes from Ryan McShane, of HRevolution, LLC. Enjoy! When you vibe with someone, the relationship interactions have the characteristics of being natural, flowing and complimentary.  When you’re not quite “vibing” with others the interactions are forced, uncomfortable and typically lead to more confusion. This brings us back to the article’s…  
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The Take Control System Gave Me Hope


Each story of organization is unique and yet through the services provided at Sappari a common thread weaves them together.  In some way, each person is looking for support, a belief in herself and her own capability, space to live, time to enjoy, love and joy.  Karen came to Sappari…  
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What’s Getting In the Way?


I have found over and over this statement to be true.   Most people know what to do.   Is this true for you as well?  Do you know WHAT to do to ‘get organized’?  Manage your time better?  Declutter?   What is getting in the way of you taking…  
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Your NEW New Year’s Resolutions


Are you feeling like me?  You were in a rush to get ready for Christmas (Hanukkah, Solstice or Vacation or whatever you do or don’t celebrate).  Actually, if you think about it, you’ve been in a “rush” for a while.   Each next thing that came up.  First, it was…  
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Be Thankful for YOU!


I closed my eyes and let the drumming sound flow over me.  Like a heartbeat but just a bit faster drawing me forward. For almost a year now, I have engaged in a meditative practice called journeying.  It involves quieting the mind to focus then reaching out to your guides…  
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Is your disorganization chronic?


Have you ever: Tried an organizing system that you were not able to make ‘stick’? Read a book, listened to a podcast or several, but didn’t know how to apply the information? Found your inability to ‘get organized’ to be affecting your daily living?  It could have been your schedule…  
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Your Weekly Routine


“This is much easier than doing it all at once. You don’t have to be disappointed and you even get rewarded as you get things done!” – Evelyn age 8 Don’t you just love the truth and honesty in children? This is the story of what preceded this comment. It…  
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Flexing Your Decision Making Muscle


Decision-Making Muscle Why is it you have wonderful intentions at the beginning of the day.  You wake up, ready to conquer the world!  You are going to clean the house!  Write a book! Volunteer! Run a marathon! Start a business!  Eat healthfully!  But, by the afternoon you are out of…  
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