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    • Tuesday, August 03, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:20 PM (PDT)
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    Get Food on the Table without Making Such a Mess:  In the Kitchen and on the Planet

    Marilyn Paul, Bridgeway Partners

    Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

    6:15PM - 8:20PM

    It’s surprising, even shocking, to discover that in our country we discard 40% of the food we produce.  A lot of that waste takes place at home.  We throw out leftovers, rotting food and edible food past the expiration date.  Most of us think that we aren’t wasting food and that erroneous belief contributes to our wasteful behavior.  Most households could save $1,500 or more by eliminating food waste.  But how?  It’s not as easy as saying “Don’t discard leftovers.”  Marilyn Paul points to a constructive path to change that includes ways of organizing our kitchens and changing our attitudes towards getting food on the table in general.

    Session Highlights:

    1. Eating meals can be one of the most nourishing parts of our day, yet food  preparation is often done on the fly. 

    2. When we learn new ways of thinking about, shopping for, preparing and eating food we can derive much more pleasure from our relationship to food.

    3. When we pay more attention to food, we can drastically reduce our food waste, saving money and reducing our negative impact on climate change.

    Marilyn Paul is a coach and speaker on the topics of productivity, renewal and sustainability.   She has ADD and has lived a very frantic, disorganized life until she discovered a path to change that change her life and the lives of her clients.  She is the author of "It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys" (Penguin) and "An Oasis in Time: How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life" (Rodale)

    Break-out Room Questions:

    1.    How is a typical meal in your home prepared?

    2.  Is throwing food away after a meal routine?

    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests, We're hosting our chapter meetings via Zoom to provide increased accessibility and networking. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link.  REGISTER HERE

    Business Partner: Happy Hauler 

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Open networking

    6:30PM - 6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
    6:40PM - 6:45PM Member Spotlight

    6:45PM - 6:55PM Business Partner Presentation

    6:55PM - 7:10PM Breakout Rooms for Discussion

    7:10PM - 7:20PM Breakout Room Report

    7:20PM - 8:20PM Guest Speaker

    Guest Fee

    We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.


    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.

Past events

Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Managing Difficult Clients with Clear Boundaries - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 Spinach in Your Client's Teeth and Other Etiquette Dilemmas
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 End of Life Preparedness: Is That Even a Thing? Lashanna Williams - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Rightsizing for Success - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 How to Move Accurately Within Real Time - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 Creating Comfort: House Whispering for Ourselves & Our Clients - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Holiday Party - Members Only
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 How Much is Enough? Understanding and Treating Compulsive $hopping and $pending - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Thriving in a Pandemic - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Pricing in a Pandemic
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Video + Mobile Efficiency for Professionals On-the-Go
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Does Not Meet in July
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Conducting Initial Assessments - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Virtual Organizing - Thinking of Becoming a Virtual Organizer?
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Eco-Organizing
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 Karen Rosenzweig, One Smart Cookie Marketing
Friday, February 14, 2020 GO Month Application Deadline 2020
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter - ADD/ADHD Update
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 January 7, 2020 Ask the Experts!
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Does not Meet in December
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 October1, 2019 Streamline Your Marketing: Easy Ways to Leverage Your Marketing Time
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 September 3, 2019 Feng Shui with Energy
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 August 6, 2019 Employee vs. Subcontractor: What to Consider
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Getting to Know You - CLOSED: FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Client Assessment and Intake Interviews - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Joseph Shaub, MA, JD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Jordan Malloch, Sales for Professional Organizers
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Marilyn Paul, Ph.D. "An Oasis in Time: How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life" - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Unburying the Truth About Hoarding (Digging Deeper) - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Annual Holiday Party & These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things - Members Only
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Karen Rosenzweig, One Smart Cookie Marketing
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Virtual Organizing with Ellia Harris, The Potential Center - CEU Eligible
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 DISC Personality/Behavior Profile Training with Bruce Leamon
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Conquering Information with Evernote
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Unburying the Truth About Hoarding
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Client Retention
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Connecting with Your Clients Using the 5 Languages of Appreciation
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Michael Bruce Image Consulting
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Denise Allan & Katie Unterreiner: Motivating a Child with ADHD
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Lauren Burgon: Protecting Your Business Assets
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Molly Bullard: Photo Organizing
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Dr. Tornatore: Stress Reducing Strategies for Your Organizing Clients
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Organizer's Resource Fair
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Large Scale Organizing Projects
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Financial Organizing with Kate Duxler
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Jessica Butts: Live Your Life From the Front Seat
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Safety with Todd Goldberg
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Sticky Situations for Professional Organizers

If you are interested in presenting at a NAPO Seattle Area Chapter meeting, please contact our
Director of Professional Development (ProfessionalDevelopment@SeattleNAPO.com).

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10/4/2016 Making Marketing More Comfortable, Beth Buelow, PCC, The Introverted Entrepreneur

4/05/2016 Ask the Organizer Panel: Todd Allan, Structured Space LLC, moderator, Terina Bainter, Clutter Cutters, Alan Regala, ShelfGenie, Denise Allan, CPO, CPO-CD, Simplify Experts, Debbie Rosemont, Simply Placed

3/01/2016 Online Marketing and Conversion, Karen Rosenzweig, One Smart Cookie Marketing

2/2/2016 Practical Strategies for Professional Organizers: Helping Clients with Procrastination - CEU-eligible, Julie Moberly, Artful Living

1/5/2016 We All "Sell;" do you know the psychology of how people "Buy"?, Melanie Warren, S.O.S. by Melanie


11/3/2015 Organizers' Favorite Things and Holiday Social - Members Only

9/1/2015 ADHD: Recognizing Symptoms, Tools for Referral - CEU-eligible, Denise Allan, Simplify Experts, Meg McDonald, ADD Resources.org, Jill Murphy, ADD Resources.org

8/4/2015 Preparedness, Kelly Kaspar, HT2 Consulting

6/2/15 Recognizing and Respecting the Lines: Distinguishing Organizing, Coaching and Psychotherapy, Denslow Brown, Organizer Coach

4/7/15 Small Steps to Purposeful Time Management, Denise Allan, CPO-CD, Simplify Experts

3/3/15 How to Dispose of Things Responsibly Panel
1/6/15 Records Management for Home and Office, Rene Hayes, The Busy Bookkeeper

11/4/14 Organizers' Favorite Tools, Apps and Ideas
10/7/14 Relationships that Sell and Procrastination, Stephanie Owens, Pleasaholics
9/2/14 Building Resiliency for the Long Haul Risk, Lauren Glickman, Foray Consulting
8/5/14 Eliminate Risk and Gain Rewards Using Technology: A Look Inside How Savvy Successful Small Businesses Operate, Laura Leist, Eliminate Chaos
6/3/14 The NLP Name Game: Increasing Your Social Capital, Lindagail Campbell, NLP Pacific
5/6/14 Hoarding Disorder FAQs, Jennifer Sampson, The Hoarding Project
4/1/14 Understanding Chronic Disorganization, Denise Allan, CPO-CD, Simplify Experts
3/4/14 Electronic Organization, Debbie Rosemont, Simply Placed
2/4/14 Salesmanship, Darryl Russell, The Russell Group, LLC
1/17/14 The Professional Organizer as an Agent for Change, Kris Prochaska, KrisProchaska.com

11/5/13 Key Techniques for Comfortable Networking, Arden Clise, Clise Etiquette
10/1/13 Dress Your Best, Mayna Sgaramella, Closet Fly
9/3/13 Ethical Pitfalls for Professional Organizers (webinar format), Debbie Stanley
8/6/13 Learn the Top Secrets to Launching Powerful Workshops and Webinars and the Five Biggest Mistakes to Avoid" (webinar format). Jean M. DiGiovanna, Workshop University
5/7/13 Lone Worker Safety Training, Larry Kaminer, The Personal Safety Training Group
4/2/13 Working with the Media, Marc Stiles, Puget Sound Business Journal; Rochelle Alhadeff and Pam Gray, Chat with Women
3/5/13 "Ask an Organizer" Panel
2/5/13 The Myers-Briggs assessment process, Jessica Butts, Jessica Butts Counseling

11/8/12 Seattle NAPO Bowling Social
10/2/12 YouTube Video Production, Synthiea Kaldi, Thumbprint Corporation
9/4/12 Leading Through your Toughest Challenges, David Koop, The Someday Group
8/7/12 Top Tech Tools for Professional Organizers, Brandie Kajino
3/6/12 Organizing your money from start to success, Wendy Gillihan, Gryffin Solutions
2/7/12 Creating your Perfect Sewing Space, Lois Hallock, Clearview Designs
1/3/12 Trash & Treasures: What goes in the Garbage & What Someone Else can Use!
Panel members: Tom Watson, EcoConsumer for the Seattle Times and Project Manager, King County Recycling and Environmental Services; Charles Brennick, InterConnection; Allie Kerr, Donate Seattle

11/1/11 Discover the Power of Twitter to get Business and Referrals, Elizabeth Tackett, Tackett Internet Marketing
9/6/11 Coping with ADHD, Dr. David Pomeroy, ADD Center of Bellevue
8/2/11 When a Client pushes your Boundaries, Jim Sorenson
6/7/11  Secrets of Self-Starters, Dr. Julie Miller
5/3/11  The upside of a downturn, Sunny Kobe Cook
2/1/11  Get to the point for women in business who mean business, Vanna Novak, Speak to Persuade
1/4/11  Informania and Technohoarding, Judith Kolberg, FileHeads Professional Organizers
10/5/10 Screaming Flea Productions and A&E Hoarders, Alice Ikeda and Allison Josephy

9/2/10  Enhance your work with visuals, Anne M. Jess, The Doodle Biz
6/7/10  Social Media to improve your business and help others, Deborah Drake, Authentic Writing Provokes
5/4/10 ADD/ADHD, Dr. David Pomeroy, ADD Center of Bellevue

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