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MOXIE, Relocation and the Podcast

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MOXIE. A word I’ve been using for years. So, when Jaime Wilkins of Sincerely Satisfied recently asked if I’d be interested in doing a podcast, I immediately emailed back with a yes, before fear could set in. Moxie set in, thankfully. Moxie is the spirited courageousness that pushes me into the unknown, accepting that things […]

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Organizing to Move: Key Tips

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The key component to a smooth relocation is organizing before a move. I know it’s easy to say rather than do. And a lot depends on the amount of time you have on the front end. Confession, we weren’t always fortunate to have the time to organize first. Those moves were rough. Loose items falling […]

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How to Love Your Place

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One of my favorite topics to coach is place attachment. Place attachment is the connection we have to the place where we live. It’s whether you love where you live, or not. Admittedly, loving where we live can be a challenge, whether we’ve moved recently, been in the same place for 7 years (me!) or […]

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Decluttering Before Relocation

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Moving is hard, and the overall process exhausting. Simply preparing to move is an overwhelming task. I’ve moved a lot, and know this too well. The last thing anyone wants to do is add one more task to the endless lists. Especially one that can be a big undertaking, such as decluttering before relocation. And […]

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#1 Mistake You Can Make During Relocation

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Embracing emotions, feeling what we feel, is a crucial part of the relocation process. Moving is continual chaos, full of people and tasks demanding our immediate attention. Added to those demands are the uncertainty and fear of moving to a new, unknown place. I want you to know that a lot of what you’re feeling […]

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Moving and Packing Tips

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Because relocation timelines and situations are different for everyone, it’s hard to write a one-size-fits-all guide filled with packing and moving tip s. I’ve learned some lessons the hard way. Favorites include: • Rental or moving truck reservations should always be reconfirmed • Social security cards and other important paperwork should be filed back in […]

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Decluttering after Relocating, Twice

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My journey into decluttering began after our last move six years ago. Decluttering should have begun 10 years earlier, before my family moved from Atlanta to Cincinnati. Instead we began the process after we moved for the 2nd time from Cincinnati to Charlotte. My husband, Dan, and I met and lived in Atlanta for 11 […]

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The Influence of Facebook on my Relocation

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& What I Learned about Connecting Moving was not something we ever planned. It happened unintentionally in 2008 because the company my husband worked for dissolved. Ten years, and 2 cities later, I’m still pretty certain if given the choice, we would have stayed not only in Atlanta, where we had lived since 1998, but […]

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Place Attachment

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Place attachment is the connection we have to the place where we live. The more attached we are, the harder it is to leave and relocate. And, once we have moved and settled into a new home, re-establishing place attachment is vital to a positive relocation. The time it takes to feel acclimated to new […]

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Embrace and Enjoy Relocation

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Relocation is exhausting, energy draining. I learned the hard way, after moving twice in less than 3 ½ years, that it is vital to my wellbeing to find ways to embrace and enjoy the process of moving. Let’s play the Would You Rather game for a moment. Would you rather put move related tasks and […]

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Derailed Moms. Who Are We?

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Derailed Moms started with an idea of what being a mom was going to look like. Instead, we find ourselves on a different journey, leaving part of our joyful self behind. Derailed Moms are caretakers, whose primary focus is on the needs of family. We put our job, career, dreams on hold and have lost a bit of […]