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Judith Kolberg - Books

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Emotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work is Never Done and What to Do About It Paperback - September 28, 2021 - by Regina F Lark, (Author), Judith Kolberg (Contributor)

Emotional labor is the unnoticed, unwaged, unwritten work women do in the home and in the paid workforce. It includes everything from assuring socks match to coping with a virus, schooling, a job and family life all under one roof. Largely invisible, the mental load of emotional labor weighs heavily on the shoulders of women. Dr. Regina Lark, the author of Emotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work is Never Done and What to Do About It is a feminist historian with years of professional organizing experience in homes, offices and storage spaces.  This book examines women’s relationship to emotional labor from early American history to the COVID-19 era. Emotional labor is generally thought to be women’s work, whether at home or in the office, but it is actually not gender specific. It’s just, well, work!


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The printed versions of this book offer shipping to USA only. International orders including CANADA - MUST purchase from Amazon site.

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What Every Professional Organizer Needs to Know About Chronic Disorganization  – January 1, 2008 by Judith Kolberg

What Every Professional Organizer Needs to Know About Chronic Disorganization is a radical guide to innovative organizing techniques effective with people who experience long-term, severe disorganization. The booklet explains what chronic disorganization is and how a professional organizer, the individual themself or a loved one can truly help.


Conquering Chronic Disorganization 2nd Edition Paperback – June 15, 2007  by Judith Kolberg

Chronic disorganization is disorganization that undermines a person's quality of life and recurs despite traditional self-help efforts. Conquering Chronic Disorganization is filled with real-life stories of people who used simple, innovative and fun organizing methods proven in the field to end clutter, mismanagaed time and paper pile-ups in the home or office. Featured Book of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health


ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Strategies that Work from an Acclaimed Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician Paperback – September 20, 2016  by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen Nadeau

Acclaimed professional organizer Judith Kolberg and Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, renowned ADHD clinical psychologist, are back with an updated edition of their classic text for adults with ADD. Their collaboration offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized. Readers will enjoy all new content on organizing digital information, managing distractions, organizing finances, and coping with the "black hole" of the Internet. This exciting new resource offers three levels of strategies and support: self-help, non-professional assistance from family and friends, and professional support; allowing the reader to determine the appropriate level of support.


What Every Professional Organizer Needs To Know About Hoarding

 – September 1, 2008 by Judith Kolberg

Compulsive hoarding is a complex disorder. This book provides professional organizers, social workers, mental health practitioners and anyone who encounters people who hoard, with the basics about the disorder. You ll learn the psychological underpinnings and the organizational challenges of people who acquire and save so excessively that they undermine the health, safety and comfort of their own home. This is a hopeful book that examines creative collaborative approaches including combinations of organizing and therapy, self-help efforts, support groups and other means for making a difference in the life of a person who hoards. The Foreword is written by Dr. David Tolin, a foremost authority on the topic. The author is Judith Kolberg, the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. If you work with, love or are a person who hoards, this book is for you.


Organize for Disaster: Prepare Your Family and Your Home for Any Natural Or Unnatural Disaster – June 15, 2005 by Judith Kolberg

The world is a more dangerous place than it used to be. Organize For Disaster closes the gap between awareness to prepare and actual implementation by providing organizing tools like shopping lists of provisions; storage ideas; sample family communication, evacuation, and escape plans, checklists and tips. It is current with information about terrorism as well as natural disasters. An excellent ready-reference, Organize is also a 'good read' with first-hand accounts of disaster survivors and advice from disaster experts. Perfect for today's busy families.


Getting Organized in the Era of Endless: What To Do When Information, Interruption, Work and Stuff are Endless But Time is Not!  – April 15, 2013 by Judith Kolberg

We live in the Era of Endless, confronted by infinite information, incessant interruptions, constant distractions, unending work, and boundless stuff. All this endlessness butts up against the one thing that remains intractably finite time. In this book you will find brand new, simple, and effective organizing strategies and solutions appropriate to the Era of Endless. Manage the excesses and downside of endless information, interruption, work, and stuff! And reclaim your time!



Squall Press is pleased to announce the publication Opgeruimd Leven Met ADHD, the Dutch edition of ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, 2nd edition available on Amazon

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Opgeruimd leven met ADHD: Praktische organiseertips en -strategieën (Dutch Edition) Paperback

October 15, 2018 by by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen Nadeau

How do you deal with distractions? How do you get your finances in order? How do you organize your life more efficiently? How do you make the right choices on the internet and social media? What's the biggest challenge for adults with ADHD? Reduce the daily chaos, put things in order, arrange everything, set priorities. The new, greatly expanded edition of this practical book teaches you strategies to better organize your life and reduce your stress.

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See that book with ADHD on the cover? That’s my book in Dutch at a bookstore in the Netherlands. The image was sent to me by Ingrid van der Locht, one of the most veteran organizers in that country. Thanks Ingrid!


Squall Press is pleased to announce the Spanish edition of Conquering Chronic Disorganization. To order Conquistando La Desorganizacion Cronica - available on Amazon

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Conquistando La Desorganización Crónica (Spanish Edition)

September 15, 2018 by Judith Kolberg (Author), Ignacio Ramírez Eguiarte (Translator)

¿QUÉ ES LA DESORGANIZACIÓN CRÓNICA? Es aquella que se suscita cuando una persona ha padecido el desorden en su entorno por más de 6 meses, a pesar de sus intentos de organizarse, y que se prevé que persista en el futuro.

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