Category Archives: Teddy Bears

The story of Ice, the big white bear

Here’s a story that brought a big smile to my face. It’s from one of the participants of my online courses, who has given me permission to share it. She says: ‘During the Zero Procrastination course we sent a box … Continue reading

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Teddy bear collections

Everybody loves a teddy bear, and some more than most. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, someone who collects or is very fond of teddy bears is called an arctophile, from the Greek arctos (meaning ‘bear’) and philos (meaning ‘loving’). … Continue reading

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Clutter clearing teddy bears

Several years ago I wrote an article about clutter clearing teddy bears, and the response was phenomenal. Some people were horrified at the thought of disposing of their childhood companion in any way, even though they no longer had any … Continue reading

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Teddy bear vacations

OK, this is positively the last posting on this topic, but this is just too whacky to pass up. Someone sent me a link to a website run by a company that offers teddy bear vacations. You can send your … Continue reading

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Clutter clearing teddy bears (5)

Here’s the last batch of the best suggestions from my mailbox. Thanks to everyone who took the time to put their thoughts and ideas into writing. “We can’t clutter our forests with teddy bears. That could start a trend that … Continue reading

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Clutter clearing teddy bears (4)

More suggestions for ways to clutter clear teddy bears… “Donate them! I work in a restaurant. We have a section for kids toys and games. I put my own old toys and stuffed animals there. You cannot imagine how much … Continue reading

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Clutter clearing teddy bears (3)

Many thanks to Machiko, who wrote to tell me about the fascinating practice of Ningyo Kuyo in a Japan. She says, “I read your article on clearing Teddy Bears with great interest.  I am not sure if my tip will … Continue reading

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Clutter clearing teddy bears (2)

Emails about teddies are still arriving in my inbox. My recent blog seems to have touched a core note with a lot of people. Here are some of the suggestions about what to do with teddy bears you no longer … Continue reading

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Clutter clearing teddy bears (1)

Someone emailed me recently to say… “I have had my teddy bear since I was very small, and I am now 26. She gave me support when I was feeling sad or angry. I feel as if she is alive … Continue reading

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