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
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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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