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Getting Started

If you've been within earshot lately, you'll know the book I've been recommending most is the delightful  Drink This: Wine Made Simple (Ballantine, 2009) by food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. It's a funny, informative, and very accessible guide to understanding wine. 

When it comes to getting a wine education, Grumdahl's advice is "simplification... because you have to start somewhere." To that end, she profiles nine major grapes. The result is a manageable, confidence-inspiring, unapologetically-not-exhaustive overview of wine.

But what does understanding wine have to do with getting organized? Well, specifically, nothing (unless of course you are keen to alphabetize your wine rack, and by all means go ahead if that strikes you as fun and useful!) and yet, everything. A new venture, be it the study of wine, the re-organizing of your home or office space, the re-thinking of the way you work and live, can leave you feeling incredibly overwhelmed, as if you don't know where to start.  

Start small. Start with nine grapes... or three things. Just start. In Grumdahl's words, "Don't underestimate the magic and power of starting somewhere."

So welcome to the starting somewhere of the Three Things blog. You'll find something new here every couple of weeks. Sometimes I'll share practical ideas about organizing things, more often I'll do my best to keep you aware of useful resources, and once in awhile I'll get a little philosophical. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Initial Consultation $125.00, plus GST

This session lasts approximately 1½ to 2 hours. Please see under SERVICE for a more detailed description. 

Sessions minimum 3 hours, $85 per hour, plus GST

Currently Three Things serves the Metro Vancouver area.

About Cynthia Ford

Cynthia Ford (BFA, Certificate of Counselling Skills) is an ADD and Chronic Disorganization Specialist (Institute for Challenging Disorganization). She combines her training as a counsellor with 20 years experience working in private and public libraries, and resource centres. She has studied Creativity Coaching with Eric Maisel and is a member of the Creativity Coaching Association. She is a Trained Professional Organizer (Professional Organizers in Canada) and has served as Treasurer on the Executive Team of the BC Lower Mainland Chapter. She currently serves on ICD's Teleclass Education Development Committee (AD/HD).

Cynthia helps people with AD/HD unlock their creative potential.  She works primarily with creatives, including writers, entrepreneurs, animators, artists, academics, musicians, and all those who aspire to be creative... if they could only get organized. With a combination of non-judgmental support, sensitivity, and practical insight, she helps her clients get unstuck, and equips them with the tools needed to create order, find harmony, and discover creative opportunity.


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