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Deciding To Downsize and Move - If You and Your Spouse Disagree

Barbara Z. Perman, PhD
Do you and your partner disagree about whether moving is a good idea? Maybe you can find common ground. Read More...

Letting Go and The Inner Journey of Downsizing

Barbara Z. Perman, Ph.D.
In addition to the outer work of downsizing, there may very well be some inner decluttering to do as well. Read More...

Measuring With Love

Barbara Z. Perman, Ph.D.
At this time of the year there is a lot of focus on external measurements. We hear about the financial markets and retail sales numbers, and college students measure how they've done by the grades they get. We are so used to these indicators that we are challenged when it comes to paying attention to what is going on inside us.

Did you know that you can now take someone's temperature in 6 seconds by a simple touch of a digital thermometer to the person's temple? But In the hurry of our lives, how can we take a reading of our "internal temperature"?
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Moving...Or Moving On?

Barbara Z. Perman, PhD
When people are faced with the prospect of moving - transferring themselves and their belongings to a new residence - most feel overwhelmed, sad and scared. What would it take for the person moving to feel in control, grateful, and ready to embrace the new?
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Sharing The Vision - World Sight Day - Oct. 7-8, 2010

Barbara Z. Perman
In our work in people's homes we find lots of glasses. The styles and colors are as varied as our clients. Did you know that glasses that you are no longer using could be used by someone else? The International Lions Club has been collecting glasses for 80 years, though they officially began doing it in the early 1990's.

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The Downsizing Journey - Benefits and Tips

Barbara Z. Perman, Ph.D.
Applying who you are to what you leave behind. Read More...

The Gift of Words

Barbara Z. Perman, Ph.D.
These are the shortest days and the longest nights of the year. As it gets dark early, it is we who bring light in - in the form of decorations and celebrations. I am a night owl, so I don't mind the long nights. Recently, I've been spending some time at night thinking about the power of words and their ability to let in light. Read More...

To Grandmother's House We Go

Barbara Z. Perman, Ph.D.
Recently, my ninety year old mother took her grandchildren back to see the home where she grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Read More...