Individuality, because you are unique and have your own way of being in the world. Organizational tools and strategies should be customized and designed just for you, not force you to adopt a methodology. At LOTIS, we don’t try to fit square pegs into round holes. We celebrate different learning styles, brain differences, personalities, and living situations. We have the experience to find the strategies that are right for you and your household or work environment.
Serenity, because no matter what current challenges you are experiencing, isn’t that what we’re all really looking for? Whether it’s peace that is gained when you no longer have to look around a room that is full or clutter, or the fights that are eliminated with family members because there are no more upsets over messes, or forgetting things, or an unequal distribution of labor, or if it’s peace that is gained by finally understanding your ADHD, or hoarding behavior, or chronic disorganization and finally letting go of shame and guilt and having hope restored. Serenity, as an end result of our work together, is at the core of everything we do.
Some people ask us if LOTIS is also a reference to a lotus flower. It is! Here's why...
There is a quote from Thich Nhat Hanh that says, “No mud, no lotus.” Lotus flowers need the murky mud at the bottom of ponds and lakes in order to grow and bloom and produce those stunning flowers. When you look underneath the water, they have long, tangled stems and roots that reach down into a silty, muddy mess. But that’s what made them beautiful. All that. As human beings, we have “mud” too. Sometimes we look like a tangled mess underneath. But there are gifts in that mud and that mess. There is a lot we can learn about ourselves in that mud and use it to bloom. If we didn’t have the mess, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to find our own beauty and strength.
That is what LOTIS is all about.