Blog : July 2009

Happy is not a Four-letter word.

I don’t like when people tell me to cheer up. It drives me crazy when I’m walking down the street and a stranger says, “smile.” And I wince at the phrase “turn your frown upside down.” But I love being happy. It’s just unfortunate that the word “happy&

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Anyone else in the world not yet viewed this celebratory “wedding march”?

I may have been the last one left who hadn’t seen it. But If you haven’t yet viewed it, watch it now! I love the joy! It makes me wonder why so many weddings are so serious and somber.

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Yes, Sweet Can.

On Sunday I saw a performance by a talented and whimsical group of performers calledSweet Can Productions. The performers were pretending to be a group of strangers, caught in a terrible rain storm, who take refuge in an empty cafe. They pass the time by dancing with brooms, tightrope walking across

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What you see is what you get?

This morning I noticed that on the Simply Celebrate home page there is a link to a free downloadable that reads, “Make and Honest Stand.” I’ve looked at those words dozens of times since they were posted weeks ago. And never noticed that it says “and” in

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What Gives You Juice?

This morning I was asked the question, “How do you renew your passion for work when you’re feeling uninspired and need some oomph?” I loved that question because it made me think about conscious choices I can make to foster creativity and energy — rather than falling into the

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Delightful public bus ride: not an oxymoron!

Anyone who has ever taken public buses in an urban area knows how frustrating — and potentially depressing — it can be sometimes. Here in San Francisco, our buses are notoriously late and overcrowded. Which is why I really loved this heartwarming story about  bus driver who dec

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That Hollywood Glow.

This article is a reprint from the current Simply Celebrate monthly newsletter. We won’t always be posting the newsletter articles on the blog, so Sign up now! It’s free. I spent the 4th of July at my friend (and business partner) Tricia’s house in Browns Valley, CA

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Get Cinematic!

In my last post I talked about an experience over the 4th of July that made me feel like I was in the movies. (See Hollywood Glow.) I’ve been thinking a lot about how much myself and folks I know love going to the movies. How great it is to get immersed in the feeling of some excitin

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