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Monday, April 13, 2009


Have you ever used the memo/reminder function on your phone that allows you to leave a message? I would be lost without it. I use it on a regular basis. I used to share an office with a wonderful woman named Denise, who had a great sense of humor and was a joy to work with. She would often hear me talking on the phone, leaving memos or messages to myself. So, one day, Denise told me she got a chuckle out of the fact that I was, in essence, “talking to myself”. I explained that I did it to make sure I didn’t forget anything I had to do and so that I didn’t have to use my time to write messages on small pieces of paper or use valuable memory to remember it all. By the time I would get home in the evening, I would have multiple messages, mostly from me, to me. Then, when it was convenient, I’d simply retrieve the messages, write them in a binder and act on them at the appropriate time. That way, I had a central and orderly location for my notes, and I could refer to them when I needed to. I use what helps me function at my optimal best. What’s your method?

Dr. D. Clutter™

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I am Dr. Darnita L. Payden, Executive Director/Owner of Dr. DClutter™ Life Management, a division of PreciousOnes™ LLC. I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and over 20 years of experience working to help clients discover their strengths and talents. Having worked as a therapist, college professor, grief specialist and trainer, I have encountered in my journey many of the issues my clients may face. I have a sincere desire to help you find clarity, organization and independence in your life and environments. I know that life can be hectic, but I desire to help my clients bring as much order, peace and enjoyment back into their lives as is possible. What separates me from the norm? I focus on the client from a holistic perspective. I realize that most people desire a functional and an organized life, but may simply need support, understanding and information about why they have the habits or tendencies that have led to disorganization. I do not perform “quick fixes” or provide “one-size-fits-all” guidance, but I strive to provide strategies to my clients that will be life changing and useful for a lifetime. Dr. DClutter™ is a name well earned!!

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