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Time In A Beer Stein

Time In A Beer Stein

From The Stuff Behind The Stuff™ Vintage Archives, here's an updated post from back in 2018 that got some nice attention and interaction. So grab your favorite cup or glass, and join us in a fresh discussion! __________________ I don’t know why it still surprises me...

Improvised Order

Improvised Order

I've written before about my years of volunteering for Destination Imagination (DI) - the short explanation is that it's a creative, problem-solving teamwork competition for kids in kindergarten through college. You can look up the organization at this link (and it is...

The Tale of Left-Behind

The Tale of Left-Behind

Once upon a time, in a kingdom not so far away from here, there lived a young princess and her royal siblings. The princess was the youngest - spirited and intelligent - and she was quite the favorite at court. She painted lovely pictures, and created fantastical...

A Do-Nothing Productivity Retreat

A Do-Nothing Productivity Retreat

I'm pretty sure no one out there who knows me will be surprised that I'm an extrovert - with a capital "E." Extroversion and introversion get a lot of pop psychology attention due to all of the readily available online quizzes, mentions in profiles, and memes setting...

Drawing a Blank

Drawing a Blank

I've started at least four different paragraphs for a blog entry this week - with topics as far-reaching as weathering transitions, prioritizing goals, post-online-school-year organizing, and summer trip planning. I looked through the idea list I keep, and checked out...

Truth in Organizing

Truth in Organizing

Let's say you're scrolling your Instagram feed, and an ad for a fabulous-looking brand of shoes made from beautiful, butter-soft Italian leather pops up. You impulsively click and purchase, they arrive, and you discover they are actually made of cheap,...

The Written Order of Things

The Written Order of Things

This past week, I listened to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts, This Jungian Life. The show features three Jungian analysts talking about all sorts of topics with a psychological perspective - fascinating stuff (at least for me anyway). The episode was called...

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