Yearly Blog Archives: 2009

Once in a blue moon.


Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. - Mark Twain Wishing you a New Year in which you allow yourself to believe in blue moons and possibility … and the extraordinary value of beauty and play.   ...

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Just a lil reminder. (I need it, too.)   ...

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Joy can arrive any day.


Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments. - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Although so many people look forward to specific holidays. I am reminding myself right now that I can feel the delight and love and celebration at any moment. Surprise! I might find the greatest connection wi...

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Sweet Can. Oh Yeah!


Sweet Can is a dance/theater/circus group that celebrates life by making the ordinary seem extraordinary. Back in July I posted on this blog after being inspired by one of Sweet Can’s shows. (I’ve seen them twice and loved their whimsy and charms!) One of the found...

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Great Gift Giving Can be Simple


If you missed my radio interview last Friday about  great gift giving,  you can listen in by downloading the recording from the Simply Celebrate website. The fun show was all about different categories of gifts and some quick tips on how to give creative gifts that delight...

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Gifts on a budget.


For those of you who might be on a tight budget this year, or who just don’t feel like buying a bunch of “stuff,” I want to offer a few suggestions of some gifts that people might really need — but don’t cost you money. Here’s a short excerpt from the “...

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My all-time favorite gift to give.


The holiday swirl is upon us. It happens so fast, doesn’t it? Last night I was fortunate enough to have been given two tickets to see a theatrical production of “A Christmas Carol” with my son at a beautiful old theater here in San Francisco. I loved having a spec...

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Should we stop saying “Thank You”?


This morning I was listening to an interview by Dr. Sheila Forman with MJ Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude. MJ was speaking about the many benefits of a gratitude practice — and in doing so, she emphasized the importance of  stopping to truly experience&...

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For when you’re feeling frazzled.


I don’t know about you, but I am in shock that the craziness of the holidays has already kicked in. It feels like it was just Halloween. Where did November go?! Every year I re-dedicate myself to having a stress-free holiday season. I try as hard as I can to keep things as simple as po...

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You never know.


If You Knew by Ellen Bass What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone? If you were taking tickets, for example, at the theater, tearing them, giving back the ragged stubs, you might take care to touch that palm, brush your fingertips along the life line’s crease. Whe...

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