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I like to turn people on to valuable resources.

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Information and services for the general public, professional organizers, related professionals, and those considering becoming professional organizers.

National Association of Professional Organizers – www.napo.net
napo logoThe National Association of Professional Organizers is a non-profit professional association providing services for the general public and its members – organizing consultants, speakers, trainers, authors, and manufacturers of organizing products. Founded in 1985, it now has 4000 members throughout the world.
Institute for Challenging Disorganization – (ICD) formerly NSGCD

Institute for Challenging Disorganization The ICD, also a non-profit and membership organization, has a  mission to explore, develop, and disseminate to professional organizers and related professionals organizing methods, techniques, approaches, and solutions that will benefit chronically disorganized people. It provides education and certification through teleclasses, a bi-monthly newsletter, conferences and publications, and provides the public with referrals to professional organizers specializing in this area.

Coach Approach for Organizers –  www.coachapproachfororganizers.com
A comprehensive training program that teaches coaching skills and principles to professional organizers, accredited by the International Coach Federation. Coaching is a transformative complement to organizing work and an organizer’s business.  

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The organizations below provide extensive resources for the general public and interested professionals.
Attention Deficit Disorder Associationwww.add.org
CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorderwww.chadd.org

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Messies Anonymous – www.messies.com

Anxiety Disorders Association of Americawww.adaa.org

National Association for Mental Illness – www.nami.org
NC State Chapter of NAMI –

Institute for Challenging Disorganization – challengingdisorganization.org (See description under "Professional Organizing Organizations" above.)

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation – www.ocfoundation.org

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Freecycling connects individuals who are discarding goods with others who are seeking them in their local communities. The Freecycle Network™ is an electronic forum and is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Membership is free. To sign up and find out how it works, go to the website and find your community. One person's trash can truly be another's treasure!

Green America  www.greenamerica.com
Green America is a not-for-profit  membership organization dedicated to harnessing the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Recycling Packaging Materials
Your local packaging and mail center will take unused packing peanuts and other packaging materials.

Recycling Printer and Toner cartridges 
Your local Staples Office Supplies store will recycle cartridges. You can also take used cartridges to your local Cartridge World which refills and sells them.

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The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron
This book changed my life (no exaggeration). The material in this book – now augmented by websites, groups, other books on the subject – have helped me navigate through life with greater ease and comfort in a not-so-sensitive world. She has also written several other books. Her website, www.hsperson.com, includes many resources – a newsletter, links to events, books, and other websites on related topics.

Heart of Business  – heartofbusiness.com
Many different heart-centered services and programs for people in small businesses who want to fully integrate their heart, integrity and spirituality into effective business practices.

Perelandra – www.perelandra-ltd.com
A center that researches and provides resources based on the study of Nature Intelligence. Their books, processes, flower essences, and other tools have been profoundly empowering for healing myself, others, and the environment, and more.

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Articles by Yvonne

Yvonne’s article "Weeding the Garden of Your Possessions," first appeared in North Carolina’s Inner Change Magazine. It helps you through the process of thinning your belongings by offering various practical suggestions as well as a deeper understanding of what’s involved, and why this can be so hard to do.