Entries by Ellen

4 Surprising Ways to Use a Planner

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”  ― Allen Saunders “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”   ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”   ― Benjamin Franklin   It’s all just a wish until you make a plan! Whether it’s home, work, meals or exercise, […]

How to Fix Holiday Glitches

  As holidays approach, we’re thinking of twinkling lights and not last year’s dry stuffing.  Even worse, last year we may have spent much time preparing, yet not feeling that holiday joy. Heading into the holidays is the best time to think about the big picture of the holiday season.  It’s time to assess what […]

How many clothes do I need?

  I am asked this question a lot by my clients. How many clothes do you need per person in your home?  How many clothes do I need? It’s not an easy answer. Too many clothes can cause chaos in your home.  Having too many clothes makes it difficult to get ready in the morning, […]

Family Mottos with Meaning

    In our 21st century lives, families are transforming daily.  Families are adding members, refashioning who is a family member and reinventing family structure.  Just how do we keep sharing our family values, inviting inclusiveness and minimizing destructive and hurtful conversations?  Having a family motto helps all your family define what’s important.   Family […]

Life Changing Apps for 2018

  My clients and I are researchers. We are researching ways to make life easier, more productive and more organized.  New apps come and go.  There are life changing apps; those being apps that make chaos become order, empower you to make change happen and help you live your best life.   I am excited […]

Secrets to Managing Multiple Projects

  Wouldn’t work and life be easier if we could have just one project to do at at time?  It’s when we have to do more than one project at at time that we get overwhelmed.  The opportunity to focus on one single project is not typically possible.  At home we have laundry, dinner and […]

5 Tips for the First Day Back to School

5 Tips for Mom, Dad, Auntie, Grandparents and Caregivers Plan ahead with breakfast, lunch and snacks. Get up earlier than your kids to have coffee, get grounded and get ahead. Music can make your family’s day. Create a playlist for your morning. Surround your family with positive energy and positive talk. Make self care a […]