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Winter 2016


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Being 'mindfully present' is something of a buzz expression now a days. Are you familiar with it? The quote I started this newsletter with indirectly references this idea. Engaging yourself in what is going on now and not letting your mind wander to what is coming up for you in the future or dwelling on the past is being 'mindfully present'.

It's easy to let yourself think about how things used to be if you're in a new situation. It's also easy to let your mind wander and think about what you want to be doing tomorrow or what you wish you could do instead of what you're doing.

When you (or I) do this you're missing out on what is happening NOW. I know when my children were small I used to wish for the time when I wouldn't need to devote so much of my attention to them. That time has come - they are both grown up and living their own lives. Unfortunately, neither of them lives nearby so I only see them a few times a year. I can tell you that when I spend time with them I am truly present.

Even though I believe it's a good idea to live in now this is not to say that day dreaming should never occur. It's wonderful to have dreams! As the quote above suggests it's a good idea to make detailed plans (hopes) for the future. Just don't spend every waking moment thinking about the future.

Having said that this is a great time as it's the last month of the year, to review what you accomplished this year. Remember to pat yourself on the back! Think about what you want to accomplish in 2017. Make a plan. You may want to set a series of small monthly goals instead of one big goal for the entire year.

Enjoy this holiday season. Live in the now and take some 'me' time to day dream about the possibilities for the year to come.

I wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season!

Books by Diane N. Quintana:
For a full listing of my books, click here.

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"Suzie's Messy Room" & Benji's Messy Room" 
by Diane N. Quintana & Jonda S. Beattie 

This is the perfect book for that young person in your life. Children are often overwhelmed by the enormity of the task of cleaning their room, and this is a great way to help them break it down. They will go from overwhelm to done in no time. Each book is specifically for that special little boy or girl!
For more information or to order  Benji's Messy Room, click here.

For more information or to order Suzie's Messy Room, click here.
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"Now What? A Simple Organizing Guide" 
by Diane N. Quintana 

You think you have things pretty well-organized and then something happens, which upsets the balance in your life. You think to yourself, "Now what?" 

"Now What? A Simple Organizing Guide" provides straight-forward practical organizing tips to help you regain that balance. This is your guide to setting up a home, creating and maintaining a budget, and managing paperwork and time. It's also a guide to the habits and routines that will help you keep order in your busy life. 

There is something for everyone in this well-crafted guide no matter what your age or your experience!

Click here to order your copy today!


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For Groups
If you are a member of a professional group or organization or have a group of individuals that would like to share interesting and unique information, Jonda Beattie and I would be happy to talk to you. We have a variety of presentations which we can tailor
to your needs.  
Jonda Beattie and I
can present the following workshops for your group: 
Organizing for the Holidaze
Organize your time and space so when the Holidays arrive, you will be ready to enjoy them without worry. Schedule this fun, one hour interactive workshop and go home with great tips and enthusiasm for the upcoming season.

  Paper Piles to Files    
Bring a box or bag of papers and go home with labeled files. This 3 hour interactive workshop will enable you to organize and file the papers that get accumulated on your desk and countertops.  
Please  click here  to 
let me know about 
your interests. 
Thank you!


January 21, 2017
Finders Keepers Furnishings
Decatur, GA 
Diane Quintana and Jonda Beattie will deliver the presentation 'The 411 on Hoarding: What it is and What it is not'
February 4, 2017
Parkaire Too

Marietta, GA
Join Diane Quintana and Jonda Beattie for the presentation
From Piles to Files:
Learn how to take back control of all that paper in time for tax season! Cost: $20


Diane Quintana and Miles
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Warm Regards,

Diane N. Quintana, CPO®, CPO-CD®