March 2017 Spring Cleaners and Movers
When a colleague suggested she was thinking of buying a house, I went into my “moving consultant” mode. I immediately wrote her — and began an article for PsychologyToday.com about the number of moves each year. When people with children think of moving, March is a good time to start looking so they might move over the summer and be settled for children to start school. Here are thoughts about moving followed by my de-cluttering pieces. Will you find what center you if you are:
Whether it is the city, suburbs, or an academic community — walk the neighborhoods until a street, a road, a path suddenly says “Home.”
- Overlooking the water?
- Walking distance to a town?
- Focusing more energy and proximity to your workplace?
- Finding a community of poets and writers?
- Being close to museums?
- Living on a houseboat?
- Accessing wooded areas and bird sanctuaries?
De-Cluttering, Downsizing, and Moving
- To Alleviate Moving Stress, Ask Yourself 20 Questions
- Time Limited Friendships Can End Peacefully
- 7 Tips for Embracing Love While Keeping Oxytocin in Check
- Parents Teaching Gratitude and Civility Thwarted by Trump
- Embrace Life by Aging with Grace, Gratitude, and Memoirs
- 20 Ways to Recover from Holiday Heartbreak
- Finding Serenity On a Musical Afternoon
- How Lawyers and Psychologists Are Helping Immigrant Children
- Psychopaths Have Regrets: Can Early Help and Love Save Them?
- Treasuring Memories Through Memoirs, Stories, or Videos
- Miracle of Conjoined Twins Brings Gratitude After Election
- Universal Children’s Day Compels Us to Look Into a Mirror
- Ten Reasons to Find Gratitude Despite Election Shock
- Lies, The Election, And A Grandmother's Intuition
- Coffee: Warding Off Dementia and Identifying Psychopaths
- Music Research Highlights the Value of Concerts
- Choose Forgiveness and Gratitude Over Gunny Sacking
- Tidying Up Craze: Toss Clutter, Forgive People
- Talking Instead of Texting Can Save Relationships
- Safeguarding Seniors Young and Old: From Meds to Housing
A Brief Bio
Rita Watson, MPH, was at the New York Times before attending Yale’s Department of Public Health at the medical school and the Yale Law School. She then became Director of Policy and Education at Yale’s psychiatry department. She is an Associate Fellow at Yale’s Ezra Stiles College and is teaching at the English Department, Suffolk University, Boston. See Biography and Books
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