5 Reasons We Ignore the Stigma of Mental Health Disorders

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Hoarding “The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.” - Rita Mae Brown Mental health is as important as physical health. At some point in everyone's life, they've suffered from stress, anxiety, depression, and possibly even addiction. These issues affect every aspect of their life – from the way they feel, to the way they act – and anyone suffering from any of these issues has the desire to overcome them. … [Read more...]

Attraction and Attachment to Possessions

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The Study of Consumerism and Materialism   My guest blogger today is Professor Russell Belk of York University in Toronto, Canada, an award-winning expert in consumerism and materialism, and the author of Collecting in a Consumer Society. … [Read more...]

Get to Know the A&E “Hoarders” Experts

Have you always wondered about the organizing and hoarding experts you see on A&E's "Hoarders" every week - what they're like when they're not on camera? This week Cory Chalmers, Dr. Darnita Payden, Standolyn Robertson and I answer some of the questions we often receive from viewers. … [Read more...]

Snapshots! Inside the Closets of Hoarding Experts

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Today we’re going to let you peek into the closets of four of the hoarding + organizing experts from A&E’s TV show, Hoarders: Dr. Darnita Payden, Cory Chalmers, Dorothy Breininger, and myself. Can you guess which photos belong to whom? … [Read more...]