The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Hang on to Too Much Stuff – and How to Stop

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — and that can be a problem. The psychology behind why it’s hard (but often necessary) to let go of our excess things.

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Hidden Truths

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Surprising truths hidden in plain sight.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio, from the A&E show Hoarders gives advice on how to take control of your stuff and unclutter your lives. In The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life, Dr. Zasio shares 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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Hoarding

Friday, January 06, 2012

Almost everyone has closets full of stuff, favorite mementos, and expanding collections of books or shoes or spices or hotel shampoos. But sometimes our emotional attachments to stuff can spiral out of control, and people become not just pack rats but compulsive hoarders. Dr. Robin Zasio, therapist who specializes in treating hoarding and other anxiety-related disorders, explains what compulsive hoarding is and how to treat it. She’ll also give advice about how to live a less-cluttered, better-organized life. She’s the author of The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life.

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Talk to Me

The Call of Things: Jane Bennett Talks About Hoarders at the Vera List Center

Monday, September 26, 2011

Les chose sont contre nous” ("Things are against us") is the wry slogan of Paul Jennings’ parodic philosophy resistentialism*. But Professor Jane Bennett of Johns Hopkins University doesn’t think so. (*For more on resistentialism, check out: Paul Jennings, "Report on Resistentialism," The Jenguin Pennings, 1963.)