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Remember the famous line you always hear on the plane before take-off? “In the event of an emergency, secure the oxygen mask to yourself before assisting others.” Truth be told, that applies to life in general. If you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t assist others. Not surprisingly, Beth has a list for self-care and easier living. In fact, as a public speaker, the topic is one of her favorite speeches. “In life, it’s so easy to...

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In last May’s blog, Beth shared the delicate experience of transitioning her mom to a smaller space, and lessons learned the hard way. Today we explore downsizing and inheritance ”uglies:” family fights and how to avoid them. Beth recalls a funeral in which a sibling fight over who-got-what and who was paying for the funeral literally went to the grave. Sadly, that was a family who hadn’t prepared for either transitioning or the...

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It’s 6:00 AM. Do you know what and where your day will be? How about your week? Month? Year? How about four years out? If you’re Beth Gibson Lilja, it’s not only on a list, it’s in tasks and long-range projects, and they are even backed-up in her FOREVER® Account. Beth, you see, has a system for every detail and big-picture project in her life! Call it supreme organization, or call it obsessive-compulsive. Whatever you call it, Beth...

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Surviving a Natural—or Other—Disaster with a Disaster-Proof Legacy Fires and floods! Tornadoes and hurricanes! Increasingly, natural disasters are having a heyday. What would you do if you had just 6 minutes to leave your home, not knowing if you can return–ever? Then, there are those bizarre disasters. Most recently, there was a storm in Dallas that caused a construction crane to topple over onto a residential building and...

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Part One: Stuff They say experience is the greatest teacher of all. However, that experience can involve pain. Today Beth offers insights to save you the pain she experienced while transitioning her mom to a smaller space. “Let’s face it,” says Beth. “We’re all likely to help downsize a senior parent’s living quarters. I recently transitioned my mom, Jan, at 82 years of age. In the process, I learned there were so many things I did...

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There is an old saying: show me, not tell me. And in today’s world of technology, clients want to see products in action. According to Wyzowl statistics, 63% of businesses have started using video content marketing. So now you have spent the time producing online video content, but you are still faced with the challenge of where to store them and how to retrieve them when needed. The Association of Professional Photo Organizers...

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