Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thanksgiving



How many of you are ready to think of ordering and buying all your ingredients for Turkey dinner?  I know most of us get a little nervous thinking about it, especially if you aren't in the mood to cook and entertain.

The first thing that will help is this new app I discovered on my iPhone called "Zip List"...it makes a grocery list for you and you can share it with others in case you want to delegate the shopping chores!

Then, start by inviting your guests and then look through magazines and cookbooks for ideas and recipes. Later you plan your table and start your list. Writing out your list in detail will make you feel more organized. If you are truly not interested in cooking, think about accepting an invitation to be a guest this year.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Organizing in October

I asked my daughters what October had in common with organizing and one of them said they both start with "O".  I was actually looking for something deeper to write about.  Nevertheless,  I thought about organizing closets, (taking out the fall clothes, scarves, getting some autumn colors together.)   Then I thought of writing about  organizing arts and crafts for Halloween or decorating the Sukkas. Whatever you think about as you turn your calendar to October I want to instill the idea of organizing something.  Think of taking on a small project, sorting, de-cluttering, buying or fixing a container to hold important objects and think simple, clear thoughts.  Write out your list, time yourself on how long it takes you to complete a small task and get ready to start.  Happy October.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Getting Ready for Rosh Hashana

Congratulations you have make it to the first few weeks of school and a new schedule.  Now you can put that on hold and get ready for more changes and scheduling.  The mark of Rosh Hashana gives you a chance to prayer and be thankful for the things you have been blessed with.  Take this precious time and count your blessings, make note of the changes you need to do to improve and make a mark to change something for the better. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Beginnings

As the new school year starts and the Jewish New Year approaches this month we have new beginnings.  It is a time to reflect on what we have done in the past to make things right and how we can change to make things better.  Look into your actions, plan for the further and designate a time and place for working on changes.  One way to start this is by keeping a journal of your deeds, actions, wishes and logging your process.  Each day write down what you could like to accomplish and how you would begin to go about it.
You can use a calendar or a blank notebook.  The idea is to make yourself feel accountable to something and committed for change.  If you look back at this notebook often you will see a pattern.  You can then decide if you need help to change or just constant practice and reinforcement.  Change begins in baby steps with positive reinforcement and rewards.  Give yourself time to work on these new adventures and ideas.  You will be successful if you are patient with yourself and see some improvement.  Remember all beginnings are hard at the start but rewarding in the end.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Taming The Paper Chase

Are you drowning in paper?  Don't know what to keep or where to put important documents?  I will be taking you step by step through the handling of mail, bills, receipts, magazines, recipes and coupons.
meet me at Santa Monica Main Library  601 Santa Monica Blvd.  6:30pm August 20th, 2014