The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life
By Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy.D.,LCSW
From the hit A&E show Hoarders, psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy.D., LCSW shows readers how to take control of their stuff and de-clutter their lives.
Recently, the once little-known condition of hoarding has become a household phrase-in part due to the popularity of the Emmy Award-winning television show Hoarders, which has captivated audiences with its stark and heartbreaking look at the people who suffer from this paralyzing condition.
Contributing expert to Hoarders Dr. Robin Zasio believes that our fascination with hoarding stems from the fact that most of us fall somewhere on the hoarding continuum. In The Hoarder in You, Dr. Zasio shares behind-the-scenes stories from the show, including some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she’s encountered-and explains how readers can learn from these extreme examples. She also shares psychological and practical advice for de-cluttering and organizing, including how to tame the emotional pull of acquiring additional things, make order out of chaos by getting a handle on clutter, and create an organizational system that reduces stress and anxiety.
“I would say that Dr. Zasio’s book is about the best self-help work I’ve read in my 46 years as a health and science writer. She seems to know all the excuses and impediments to coping effectively with a cluttering problem, and she offers practical, clinically proven antidotes to them.” ―Jane Brody, The New York Times
“An easy to read, well-organized guide to improving your life and reforming the way you look at the mundane.” ―Publisher’s Weekly
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It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All That Stuff by Jane Brody, NY Times Contributing Editor
“It often times takes a crisis, major or minor, to prompt people to change bad habits, especially when the change is time-consuming and anxiety-provoking,” writes Jane Brody. Read this capitivating interview as Jane talks about her own struggles with clutter, and gets tips from Dr. Robin Zasio on how to declutter the clutter.
Have Too Much Stuff? How to Spot and Stop Clutter Habits by Alyssa Duranty, Writer and Social Media Editor for Public Storage
Are you buying unneeded items and find they are piling up? Do you keep things because you feel it would be wasteful to throw them out? Do you hold on to things because of sentimental value. If so, Alyssa’s article and interview with Dr. Zasio may help shed some light on what you can do.
Will Retirement Turn You Into a Hoarder?
Retirement can be a difficult transition for many, especially if structure has not been established in advance. Shopping can be an easy outlet, which can also have devastating consequences. Robert Laura, contributor for Forbes Magazine, interviews Dr. Robin Zasio to discuss what you can do to prevent this from happening.
The Hoarder in You: 7 Ways to Confront Your Inner Clutterbug by Tracy Miller from Healthy Home
Many of us can fall prey to clutter. Procrastination can be one of the greatest offenders leading to frustration over the stuff that can take over our homes. Tracy Miller interviews Dr. Zasio to help those struggling wtih clutter to gain control over it.
Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy.D., LCSW, on her most recent book on Hoarding
Host Dr Richard Miller interviews Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy. D., LCSW, a featured doctor on the Emmy-nominated A&E hit series Hoarders, the host of Animal Planet’s My Extreme Animal Phobia, and the author of The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life.