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Emotional Spring Clearing (on Earth Day)

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It’s Spring Clearing Time - for our physical and emotional clutter!!

Emotional intelligence is the ability to notice and name your experience while it is happening. The brain uses energy to integrate your thinking and your feelings to make better decisions especially around your well-being. This energy can be taken up by mental “clutter” or physical “clutter.”

Believe it or not, neuroscientists have also discovered that your environment and the clutter around it, plays into how effective your brain functions.

But how do you live without the clutter?

In honor of Earth Day and spring clearing rituals, please join me and Betty Shelly, Master Recycler and a former Recycling Information Specialist for Metro Regional Government in Portland and Sherri Curley, Residential Organizing Specialist also known as The Practical Sort, help you reignite the passion for your home with practical solutions that protect the environment, save you time, money, and space in your home and your brain!!

You will leave this session feeling inspired to create lasting change to live with simplicity for better emotional resiliency and more space in your life to focus on the things that matter to you.


Sherri Curley, also known as The Practical Sort, provides practical solutions for busy women struggling with disorganization. Women, who wish to conquer the chaos, banish the clutter and tap into their inner organizer.

For over 20 years, she assisted non-profits, family members, and friends bring about order to make operations, routines, and spaces work better for them in an eco-friendly way before launching her own business when she became a Free Bird (empty nest, yuck).

Prior to having children, she worked at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the early days of grass roots recycling. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, and Reimagine are key messages she enjoys imparting.

Sherri has appeared on KATU’s Afternoon Live, One-Click Lindsey’s PDX Small Business Network Podcast, as well as featured in a variety of magazines and blogs. She offers a wealth of free resources on her website ThePracticalSort.com where you can also sign up for a free 30 minute phone consultation to begin your journey to organization.

Betty Shelley and her husband, Jon, have produced just one 32-gallon can of garbage per year since 2006 (the longest stretch is 19 months). She finds waste reduction to be a creative, empowering way to reduce her impact on the planet’s climate and resources. She offers “Less is More” classes on reducing resource waste in the Portland area (reduceyourwasteproject.com). Betty and Jon were featured in The Oregonian in 2013 and in numerous other publications.

Betty is a Master Recycler and a former Recycling Information Specialist for Metro Regional Government in Portland, Oregon. For Metro, she was often featured on AM/Northwest, addressing Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. She has also been interviewed for the Portland Sustainability Podcast and The Portland Cool Podcast.

A member of Northwest Earth Institute since 1994, she has served on the curriculum committee for most of the discussion courses. Betty was honored with the NW Earth Institute Founders Award in 2013, recognizing her vast contributions to both Northwest Earth Institute and sustainability education and practice more broadly.

“I love the impact simplicity has had on my life. I feel empowered.”