A Dose of Chinese Medicine For Your Office


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” -Lao Tzu

We have officially arrived at favorite season: fall. This time of year I always catch the itch to get rid of stuff. Well, I always have that itch; just look at what I do for a living. Just when I think there’s nothing else that can go, I’ll stare down my closet or bookshelf and find one more thing that I can live without. This always happens for me this time of year and that might be explained by traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy, of all things.

As many of you know, I studied classical feng shui years ago. At its core is the cycle of the five elements, each corresponding to a season, and each flowing elegantly into the next. There are times of the year when certain impulses tend to find us, and certain activities that benefit us come more easily. Fall is the season when nature’s life force begins to return to the earth. We become more introspective and less reliant on the things around us. It is a time for letting go of old attachments. Yes, this includes the junk in your office! For some reason, there’s nothing like a crisp fall breeze blowing through the windows to get me reaching for that donations box. Fall is one of the easiest times of year to make decisions about what should stay and what should go. Nature is supporting you. Test this for yourself and put it to use it before it passes!

7 Day Inspired Office Challenge

Take advantage of nature’s boost and stare down your office to find one or ten more things that can go

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.