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I love to ponder!

Can you tell from the picture? If you see me striking this pose, I may be in a client’s home deeply engrossed in a conversation over if an item should stay or go. Or I may be wondering where my glasses are. But I digress.

Well, now that you know that about me, I’ll tell you more. I’m Theresa. Friends call me T. I have a hubby, Jay, and three young adult kids, Daniel, Molly and Caleb. I’ve worn many hats over the years - teacher, nurse, cookie baker (seriously, it was a business!), homeschool educator, and a little of this and a little of that. Sprinkled throughout my various endeavors were a LOT of organizing gigs. And compulsive pitching (as in throwing out stuff).

Since becoming an empty nester I have dug into an old passion for organizing but with a new twist. Keep on reading…

Meet Badass Organizing

I apologize if you don’t like cussing but this is a title a client christened me with and it just makes me giggle. And yes, I do cuss though it’s something I’m working on. So what is it exactly? I help clients with the clutter BEHIND the clutter. A house bursting with stuff and disorganization is a house bursting with stress. As a Certified Life Coach, I listen deeply to a client’s needs and concerns. Partnering with the client, I help them figure out routines and strategies to help them get the upper hand on clutter, so they can enjoy the things that are more important to them. I encourage them to part with those things that no longer serves them. So yeah, I really dig dumpsters.

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my background

As a child, I LOVED minimizing and organizing. Maybe it had something to do with the disordered mess I grew up in. There were seven of us kids and both my parents worked fulltime. When I left home at the tender age of 17, I packed a duffel bag and my guitar. One of my aspirations in life was to keep things minimal. Later one, marriage and kids messed with those ideas! Especially since our home was bursting with ADD/ADHD. As a result of my love for encouraging others, I’ve been a freelance writer for many years and have written for newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics. This means I’ve had my nose in books. I especially love reading books on psychology, neurology, personal growth, spiritual topics, and a few novels tossed in here and there.

For those who are interested in creds, I am a graduate of Helena College (nursing) and Yavapai College (AGS) where I also earned advanced certification as a professional life coach. It is my joy and privilege to encourage folks to clear internal clutter and tap into their most authentic self in order to find a deeply satisfying and joy filled life.

My partner-in-crime, Jay, and I have been married for over 30 years. My favorite pastimes include reading, shakin’ what my mama gave me in Zumba, reading, being in nature and playing the piano.  Good coffee and conversation make my tail wag.  We happily live in Arizona but will always call Montana home.

 

clear the internal clutter…and heal!

Below is a short clip of me sharing my healing story at a film showing for "All the Rage." What does this have to do with clutter? EVERYTHING, my friends!   When I was in my early forties, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It kicked off a journey of several years of serious soul uncluttering. As a result, I am no longer burdened with daily chronic pain and live a very active lifestyle.