ROAD MAP to Get Organized – resources mentioned in the book


Robert Frost reads The Road Not Taken:  Read Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken.

Fresco Tours – This is the company I used to get organized for my pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago and recommend it to all who ask about my journey.

The Way – Emilio Estevez wrote and directed this 2010 movie. Although the rest of the world didn’t seem to like it so much, I loved the film because it told the story of one man’s journey on The Camino.

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook by David M. Gitlitz and Linda Kay Davidson – It’s a pretty thick book, but it was worth carrying along the trail.


Chapter 1

Institute for Challenging Disorganization:

Gotta do more, gotta be more” – from the 1989 movie, Dead Poets Society.

More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD by Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA.  Dr. Tuckman has a gift for explaining what’s happening in your brain and giving tips on how to manage problematic thought behaviors. For more of his books and podcasts, click here.

Ease on down, ease on down the road” – Song from the 1978 movie, The Wiz.


Chapter 2  

Ch-ch-ch-changes” – line from Changes, sung by David Bowie.     

Five Minutes of Heaven – This 2009 movie, starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt, will help explain to an “outsider” the deep scars of The Troubles in Northern Ireland during the last half of the 20th century.

Ken Harper – taxi/guide in Belfast.

Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward by James O. Prochaska, John Norcross, and Carlo DiClemente – This is the team who formulated the Stages of Change concept.

 A ‘Stages of Change’ Approach to Helping Patients Change Behavior by Gretchen L. Zimmerman, PsyD, Cynthia G. Olsen, MD, and Michael F. Bosworth, DO (Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, Am Fam Physician. 2000 Mar 1;61(5):1409-1416). The title sounds scary, but the article is a great overview for how to work with someone who is struggling to change.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Dr. Daniel G. Amen. This deck of cards is based on his best-selling book of the same name.


Chapter 3

Condor Travel – I used this company for planning and booking my travel in Peru and was extremely happy with its services.

Air New Zealand Flight Safety video – I was looking for a visual example of my oxygen mask analogy and came across this fun twist.

Too Much on Her Plate – My friend, Dr. Melissa McCreery, guides women along the tricky road of balancing stress and eating. Her website has valuable resources.

Balanced Living: 7 Steps to a Healthy Body & Renewed Spirit by Kay Spears, MS, CCN. Kay is a friend of mine who wrote a very simple-to-follow guide to getting healthy.

Fit School, Inc. –  Another friend of mine, Carol Frazey, offers fitness and health advice to schools and families.

The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life by Lorie Marrero. If you need guidance getting your house organized, this is the “get organized” book of your dreams.  

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – As hokey as this stuff might seem, the power of positive thinking truly does work.

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex by John Gray. This book isn’t just for marriage.

On the road again” – sung by Willie Nelson.


Chapter 4

Visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – For details about “Ayers Rock.  

We goin’ ridin’ on the freeway” – from Freeway of Love, sung by Aretha Franklin.

Grasshopper” – from the television series, Kung Fu.  


Chapter 5

Rothenburg Tourist Office

Overview of different Learning Styles theories

Learning and Teaching Styles in Engineering Education by R.M. Felder and L.K. Silverman, Engr. Education, 78(7), 674-681 (1988). This is the original paper that identified best teaching practices. It’s been modified since then, but is still studied by educators.

Felder-Silverman model – This is a great overview of the paper listed in the previous entry: This is an inventory developed by Dr. Felder, based on the model.

Inventory of 3 Learning Styles – This site from the University of South Dakota explains learning styles in simple terms and offers an inventory for you to find your own style.

Learning Styles Online – Take a survey and find out what your learning styles are in graphic form.

Overview of all Personality Styles


Chapter 6

Clutter Diet – Get organized with help online from a panel of Certified Professional Organizers®. Clutter Diet is a fabulous resource for anyone wanting to get organized, but especially for those who feel like they’re walking this path alone. It’s a super-supportive community of experts and members. Please note: After 10+ years of trailblazing, Clutter Diet closed its doors on September 29, 2017.

Certified Professional Organizers® – Find a CPO® in your area to work with you on your projects to get organized.

The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live–and How You Can Change Them by Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D. – Dr. Davidson has done incredible neuro-research and offers easy to understand explanations in his book.


Chapter 7

Less Stress for Teachers: More Time & An Organized Classroom by Helene Segura. This book shows you how to get organized by regaining control over the five most important elements of your day.

“Get your motor running, head out on the highway” – from the song, Born to Be Wild, sung by Steppenwolf.

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