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Friday, July 24, 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’m so sad when I do business with a company or a person makes a promise and they renege on the promises they made. I really don’t like that at all. Why can’t people just do what they are supposed to do?

  2. Sal,
    I totally understand how you feel. I think it is so important to honor commitments. If that’s not possible, most people will appreciate it if you at least admit that you can’t and offer a compromise or apology. It makes them feel appreciated and valued. Thanks for letting go!!

    Dr. D. Clutter™

  3. Neclohe,

    This is how I deal with people like that (and believe me, I know a few). I first off don’t engage in debate with someone who always believes she’s correct, even when hard evidence proves otherwise. It’s an exercise in futility. If this is a friend whose company you truly enjoy, you have to accept that personality trait or be willing to move on. Of course, I believe that almost everyone can change. The problem is that many don’t want to change.

    Dr. D. Clutter™

  4. How do you deal with people who are determined to be right, even though everything around them tells them they’re wrong? I have a friend who is so pig-headed that is you tell her it’s raining, she has to look outside to verify it!!! She drives me crazy!!


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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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