Do we need to retain our memories of special moments?
How many of us actually ever look at those souvenirs we have kept of special moments?
They are often items of little monetary value – a champagne cork, an old theatre or concert programme, faded letters, a much-battered child’s toy – but more sentimental memories.
Psychologists argue that our relationship with possessions is based on the fact that we own them, which means that we
Further to a blog which I wrote back in Feb 2017, this is a great follow-up written by Alison Withers on our behalf –
There is an interesting psychology behind the making of lists.
They can indicate that the person is a rule breaker, or that they are compulsively well-organised. It all depends on what you do with the list after
Anxiety is a normal and essential response in the human body, signaling our nervous system in reaction to feelings of endangerment. It’s important to recognize that the distinction between healthy anxiety
Despite trends such as minimalism and decluttering and the “throwaway society” idea of the relentless pursuit of the newest and best, human beings are nothing if not contrary and many of us find it difficult to get rid of possessions.
The 19th Century British textile designer William Morris advised:
Traditionally late December and early January are the times when activity can be a little quieter and businesses take the opportunity to review how they have performed over the previous year.
Depending on how well they have done in reaching their goals for the year as well as developments in their industry sector this can be a time for making significant changes for
In a recent blog we looked at the history of furniture through the ages and one of the most striking things was the minimal amount of possessions with which ordinary people survived right up until the early part of the 20th Century.
A table, wooden bench, stool or
In a previous blog we talked about the requirement for many organisations to keep and store archived paper records, often for many years.
But like many physical materials, paper is organic and likely to deteriorate over time so
The season of “goodwill” is looming and while we all look forward to it as a time of warm feelings, catching up with friends and family and having a few days to relax, too often the reality is increased stress levels and no room to breathe.