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Friday, June 5, 2009

I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. D. Clutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. D. Clutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. D. Clutter™.

Dr. D. Clutter™


  1. I don't like it when new people move into the neighborhood and try to change things that have gone on for decades. These people have lived in the neighborhood for less that a year and my friend's family have lived there for almost 7 decades. They're now trying to lay claim to property that has been shared by my friend's family and all of the other families who have come and gone over the years. It's disrespectful and unfair.

  2. Patty, I feel your pain. Change is difficult, especially when it unwanted and even unwarranted. I hope your friend's family will be able to "keep the peace". Hey, who said that? My mother must have taken over writing this response!! She's such the peacekeeper. I'm still working on getting there.

    Dr. D. Clutter™

  3. Parking in my town is brutal. Space is limited and it's first come, first served. That's not my complaint (even though it bothers me to no end). My issue is that there is one lady who drives a Mercedes. She leaves her car parked for weeks at a time. Again, not my complaint. The real issue is that she ALWAYS takes up more than one space and THEN leaves her car parked for weeks. We (the other parkers) have left notes politely asking her to park so that others can too. Either she's illiterate and can't read, or she's just hateful and selfish. She moves in the dark of night, so none of us can ask her in person. Whew!! I feel better just for writing this.

  4. Paul, I'm going to sound like a broken record today because I'm going to say the same thing I said to Patty-I feel your pain. Your comment is too close to home because in my neighborhood we have a similar problem. Heck, I plan my day around the most optimal time to move my car, complete the tasks of the day and return home at the right time for even a small chance of parking my car less than half a mile form my front door!! Are you sure you don't live in my neighborhood? Seriously.

    Dr. D. Clutter™

  5. I want to commend a stranger who helped me the other day. My tire had gone flat and I had no idea how to change it. Yes, I know I should know how to do simple car maintenance, but I don't-but I am going to learn. I didn't get his name, but he was so helpful and wouldn't accept any money for his time. What a nice guy!!


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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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