Author Archive | Leah Fisch

How to Begin Organizing

Ever hear the phrase or think, “I don’t even know where to begin.” (This phrase usually preceded or followed with a heavy sigh or moan). This is a common mantra for The Overwhelmed. Joumor Principle: Clutter attracts clutter, and the opposite is true. Meaning, no one notices one more thing added to a pile of things shoved on a counter, but, as I like to say, you would notice a lone sock on the floor of a museum. […]

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The Myth of “Mastery”

Mastery: 1. Comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment. 2. Control or superiority over someone or something Mastery has been a popular term, especially in the last 10 years. Personal development programs have proliferated, promising to offer this very thing in business, sex, who we are as a person, etc. These courses are full and the investment to participate is thousands, but how many of the course graduates are really achieving Mastery? Well, […]

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How to Make a Decision When You Feel Like You Can’t

When my first boyfriend and I broke up, I fell to the floor crying, feeling very sorry for myself, although I had played a major role in the breakup. I then proceeded to spend a week sponsoring Ben and Jerry’s lovely children through college. Since I have many food allergies and eating well tends to be challenging for me, living on ice cream alone didn’t much help my ability to cope. After a week of […]

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How to Comb a Horse’s Tail

A lot of what I learned years ago riding and caring for horses in high school is analogous to productivity. The metaphorical lessons still come to me in the shower… Have you ever combed a horse’s tail? It can be a knotty affair. (And be careful-stand to the side, not directly behind the horse!). It can be difficult and you can get hurt. So how do you Joumor the situation to give the horse a gleaming […]

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The Power of NOT Pushing

Many people believe that going after a goal is like a Rottweiler going after a bone- you grab on and don’t let go until you’ve gotten the prize. Joumor takes a different view- the work is in setting ourselves up to win by setting ourselves up to receive. But what about “No Pain, No Gain”?   The idea that you have to push beyond your comfort zone in order to achieve your goal can be […]

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Birth Your Dream

Birth is as safe as life gets. – Harriette Hartigan On Sunday I gave birth to my first child. He weighed 10 lbs, 7 oz and I delivered him 100% naturally. I am very proud of that. Someday I will detail all that went into making this lifelong dream a reality. Until then, needless to say, there was a lot involved. Rationally I knew that giving birth was just the first step in parenting, but there was […]

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