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Joumor is decreasing anxiety through planning online

“That’s why we have to party every day.” –Sue Fisch, my mother The last two weeks have been hard for many of us. Death, disease, and war are always happening, but I made the mistake of listening to the news and somehow the litany seemed more unrelenting than usual. Well, that was depressing! So where does Joumor come in? After public speaking, • Death • Divorce and • Moving are people’s Top 3 Most Stressful […]

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Prime Real Estate: How To Organize Your Stuff, Space and Time: Part II

Everything is a decision. Even if you haven’t stood in wonder in a cereal or toothpaste aisle, you are making decisions all day long. Some are small-which shirt, what size coffee, which train…and some are big-which partner, which city, which school…decisions, decisions! Have you heard of decision fatigue? That’s when the prefrontal cerebral cortex, the CEO of our brains, responsible for high and low level decision-making, gets tired. This tiredness interferes with our ability to […]

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Prime Real Estate: How To Organize Your Stuff, Space and Time: Part I

We care about some things more than others. When we can articulate that care and organize accordingly we can optimize our efficiency AND our environment. This foundational Joumor concept is called Prime Real Estate. Why do people pay high prices to live in tiny apartments in Manhattan? You know the adage: Location, Location, Location! Joumorous Prime Real Estate is defined by: 1. Value: Most people don’t use their passports everyday, but they keep them in […]

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How To Find Strength in Your Own Resistance

Bike ride through New Forest

Joumor is Joy + Humor. But how do we access this? Riding my bike yesterday through New Forest, near Burley, England, I encountered a Joumorous irony: sometimes allowing things to be harder makes them easier. The path was gravelly, but after awhile I got the hang of the bumpiness and found speed. Zipping under the forest’s canopy with fallen trees on one side and wild horses grazing on the other was magnificent. But then the […]

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It takes 9 months to make a…

It takes 9 months to make a… Joumor’s Reorganize Yourself Kit! “Everything takes longer than you think.” –Sue Fisch, my mother Did you ever get an idea to do something, get really excited, and then years later look back and wonder why it never came into reality? In addition to the work of making my first product, here are some of the unexpected challenges I encountered: The designer’s files were erased The printer forgot to […]

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It Takes a Village…To Clean Your Room

Growing up, I had the kind of kids’ room you see in movies- a safety hazard with stuff everywhere. My parents tried to make it better- they cajoled, threatened or insisted, but only one thing worked: a family member who was feeling relaxed would come and sit in my room and read. (It was the 80’s, there was nothing else to do!) They read quietly, and I took great pleasure in cleaning my room with […]

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