Mindful Monday - Tina Fey and Overthinking

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” Tina Fey

The line between thoughtful consideration and overthinking is different for everyone, and just like the line between telling the whole truth and some version of the truth, very easy to see in other people. We’ve all had the experience of listening to a friend or loved one going back and forth on a decision for the umpteenth time and wanting to scream, “Just do something already!”

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Andrew Mellen is an organizational expert, public speaker, and the #1 best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life!

Andrew has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide to declutter and simplify their lives while regaining time for the things that matter.

A sought-after authority on organizing and productivity, Andrew's addressed audiences from The Great British Business Show to TEDx. 

Corporate clients include American Express, Genentech, NetApp, Time, Inc., and the US Depts. of Education and Homeland Security.

The media has dubbed Andrew “The Most Organized Man in America.” He writes a featured column called “Ask The Organizer” in Real Simple. In addition, he has written for and/or appeared in: The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, America Now, The Lisa Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah & Friends, Martha Stewart Living Today, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW11, HGTV, DIY Network, LiveWell Network, KnowMoreTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, Family Circle, USA Today, GQ, InStyle, All You, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Healthy UK, American Way, numerous trade and travel publications, and NPR.

He leads workshops and speaks internationally while maintaining a private practice working with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, and non-profits to CEOs, award-winning filmmakers, and authors, as well as overwhelmed parents everywhere. 

In 2013, Andrew founded Unstuff U®, the world's first completely virtual personal organization training center, offering classes, workshops, and other online resources for businesses and individuals. 

Andrew is a member of the Experts Collective and serves on the faculty of the New York Open Center in New York City. He speaks frequently on the intersection of spirituality and organization at places including Omega Institute, San Francisco Zen Center, Tassajara, All Saints Church, JCC Manhattan, and the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, among others.

Previously, Andrew was an award-winning playwright, actor, producer, and director and the former Artistic Director of Alice B. Theater (Seattle), DC Arts Center (Washington, DC), and Shuttle Theater Company (New York). He is a contributing author to Yes Is the Answer: (And Other Prog-Rock Tales).

Andrew lives by his motto: More Love, Less Stuff!® 

Find him on the web at andrewmellen.com.

Spring Cleaning...In Like a Lion

Sensing a whisper of warmer weather, and perhaps partly due to the possibility of shedding heavy clothes in favor of lighter garments, we think of letting go, cleaning or cleansing, making room for the new emerging growth promised by the season to come.

As I have said before, life experience is a metaphor for so many layers of communication.  Assistance with “Clearing Clutter” is essentially a new profession. We have awakened to the value of letting go and the great feeling of possibility and freedom that letting go of outgrown belongings brings.

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Dr. Laura Basha is an organizational psychologist, writer and artist, and along with organizational transformation, consulting and executive coaching, she offers her skills as a life coach and educator, specializing in personal transformation and creative self-expression. For over thirty years she has worked with thousands of international clientele, using a principle-based paradigm of health and empowerment, catalyzing an awakening in people to their authentic self-expression, creativity, and power. She has taught her work in private practice as well as community, clinical, academic, professional, public, and corporate settings. Find more of Dr. Laura Basha's teachings, videos, artwork, and writings here: http://www.evoxtelevision.com/evolve-with-dr-laura-basha/

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Rear view of man in business suit with briefcase standing at a fork in the road.
01/26/2018
“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” Tina Fey The line between thoughtful consideration and overthinking is... read more
painted and sketched flowers by Laura Basha
03/03/2015
Sensing a whisper of warmer weather, and perhaps partly due to the possibility of shedding heavy clothes in favor of lighter garments, we think of letting go, cleaning or cleansing, making room for... read more
Rear view of man in business suit with briefcase standing at a fork in the road.
01/26/2018
“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” Tina Fey The line between thoughtful consideration and overthinking is... read more
painted and sketched flowers by Laura Basha
03/03/2015
Sensing a whisper of warmer weather, and perhaps partly due to the possibility of shedding heavy clothes in favor of lighter garments, we think of letting go, cleaning or cleansing, making room for... read more