Declutter Your Life: Quick and Easy Tips

August 25, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Merle Griff

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Do you have clutter or does it have you? Does facing the prospect of wrestling your stuff out the door make you suddenly feel ready for a nap? Don’t allow clutter to take over your life: clutter isn't the boss of you. This week, we hear from Barbara Reich, professional organizer and author of 'Secrets of an Organized Mom' as she gives parents practical tips to organize their homes and spot the danger zones, such as the refrigerator, closets and the home office: including tackling your email and snail mail. If you are thinking of talking to your aging parent about downsizing, Julie Hall, certified personal property appraiser and author of 'The Boomer Burden: Dealing with your Parents’ Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff' explains how to begin this difficult conversation. She has helpful tips for dealing with siblings, minimizing conflict, and identifying the true value of family items. Yes, you can declutter, de-stress, and breathe again.

Caught Between Generations

Caught Between Generations

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More than 40 percent of people in their 40s and 50s have at least one living parent, and a child under the age of 21 for whom they are providing care and assistance. Most likely there is also a job, a house to run, groceries to buy and meals to get on the table. How can you cope with the massive demand on your time for love, attention, and decision-making skills?

We know it’s not easy but Caught Between Generations is here to help. We talk all things multi-generational, and provide practical tips you can use right now and in the long term to make your life less stressful.

Our program is a one-stop shop for information and resources for caregivers of multiple generations. If you are caring for children, grandchildren, spouse and/or parents, you do not have the time or the energy to search for all of the information that you need. Caught Between Generations will help you feel more peaceful, more organized and more informed with expert interviews with those in the know.

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Dr. Merle Griff

Dr. Merle Griff

Merle Griff, PhD is an expert on caring for both children and aging parents. She has been an invited speaker at international and national conferences such as the World Congress on Family and Play Therapy. Dr. Griff has written extensively on intergenerational dynamics, including her book LinkAges, as well as numerous book chapters and articles on topics such as The Influence of Grandparents in Family Systems, and developed therapeutic techniques for use with multi-generational families.

Dr. Griff is the founder and CEO of SarahCare Senior Solutions (http://sarahcare.com). SarahCare provides creative solutions for seniors that helps them to remain in their home and with their families. Prior to founding SarahCare, Dr. Griff was a therapist in community mental health centers working with children and their families and extended families.

Dr. Griff is a wife, mother and grandmother. She took her mother into her own home to care for her following a very dense stroke, and is passionate about providing help for others in similar situations.

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