In this episode, we’re joined by Heather Powers, “the creative organizer.” She’s a maker, teacher, organizing professional, writer-researcher, and design consultant. Through collaboration and observation, she is inspired to create organized, beautifully crafted spaces that balance form and function. Heather holds a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Fiber from SCAD (Savannah College for Art & Design) – this positioned her for a 15-year career as a textile designer collaborating on worldwide projects. In 2010, Heather launched her design & professional organizing business. As an organizer, she situates herself amongst artists, craftspeople, & collectors, which gives her an intimate understanding of how individuals retain use & live with material culture. In 2021, she graduated with a Master’s in Fine Arts in Critical Craft. She continues to research textile history, weave & use natural dye techniques in which her work investigates memory, place, & identity themes through discarded vintage ephemera & materials.
During the episode, we talked about why it’s not too soon to begin planning your legacy – what and how you will leave the memory of yourself behind. Heather tells us what legacy planning is and why it’s important. She also covers the process and that the planning involves taking into account what we have done in our lives, the experiences of people we love, and contributions to our community. It’s people’s stories and connections that leave a lasting impression on the world.
Heather answers questions such as what legacy planning means to the person doing it and how it may affect their children. And how does legacy planning correlate with freedom?
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Source materials mentioned in the episode:
- Book: Kovells Antique guide
- Book: SwedishDeath Cleaning
- Article: Clutter Is Good for You (note: this article is behind the NY Times paywall and requires a subscription)