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While the daily financial news couldn't be more dramatic (is someone writing this stuff?), and here in NYC there is a palpable sense of disbelief in the air, I have no doubt that the fall out from this crisis will touch every one of us in some way.

But, unlike many, I think this may be a good thing...

I believe that we're being handed a tremendous opportunity to refocus and rise to a new challenge, for as horrified as folks may be, there is no one in the financial business that I know who is surprised. These problems have been coming down the road for a while now and, if nothing else, it's a clear signal that it's time to change our style.

At AT, we've long believed in the value and gratification of getting your house in order, living with quality (versus quantity) and creating a home that supports you in all of your roles: professional, personal, spiritual. Now, then, is the time to slow down, work off debt, de-clutter, simplify and pare down to those things that are most important.

It's a time to focus on happiness and spend more time at home.

It's a time to buy flowers and to start cooking again.


HollyinDC's home during week 5 of our last Cure.

If you remember, we went through something much more devastating not long ago in 2001, and people's response to that crisis here in the city was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life.

This fall we've got a great opportunity for all of you to join us in working together on our homes. Tomorrow we're starting our Fall Home Cure, and you're all invited.

For the next eight weeks we'll all be working on our homes together, tackling small and large jobs that need doing, and celebrating at the end around the Thanksgiving Holiday. All you need to get started is the willingness to work hard, share your story and a copy of our book, Apartment Therapy: the eight-step home cure, which will lead you through the process, week by week. I'll link you to tomorrow's Cure kickoff, and you can find out all about last Spring's Cure here. Join us!

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.