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Episode Info: “I would have assumed you understood despite our vague suggestion otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism.” -David Thorne There are two topics that elicit spontaneous snarkiness from folks: weight and clutter issues.  This week I am tackling both and the name of my diet book (the title seems to change from week to week) is “The Declutter Diet”. THIS IS A RE-BROADCAST FROM ONE YEAR AGO.  PS. I chose to rebroadcast because I have just “decluttered” AGAIN, a year later. Although truth to be told, my oven racks could do with another overnight in the trash bag. Plus, although I did not find a favorite hammer in my bathroom like last year, I did throw out lipstick bought in 1987. Also, I totally gave up watching the TV program, “This is Us” which, of course, became wildly popular with the rest of the world. Word to the Wise: Decluttering is like Weight Maintenance: you have to keep doing it. Know yourself. Me? There is no magical moment when I resolve never to have a cluttered hall table and really mean it. However, here is where the act of decluttering is truly a blessing: I get immediate satisfaction. If you struggle with chronic problems, as anyone with a weight issue does, this decluttering thing can be the one thing you have total control over and it reminds me what I can do when I am truly focused.   OK! I'll be dropping into Facebook this week and Instagram. What is the name of your Diet book?  Cuz, I know we are all writing one whether we know it or not. Marie Kondo, the author of “The LifeChanging Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” suggests that: The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don't. If this decluttering thing keeps up, I'll not only be maintaining my weight with some ease but after 71 years will finally be aware of what I really need. I hope to hell I can afford it. “Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fueled by procrastination” ― Christina Scalise, Read more »

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