Blog : August 2009

On a bad day.

Thinking about how when my friend Greggie and I were depressed or angry, we’d get in the car, drive for miles on the freeway, and yell at the top of our lungs: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”  

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If the Shoe Fits (Take Three)

Last week my posts were about using the “vitality-meter” to help me decide what things and activities bring me energy and joy. Today when I was reading a post from Jeri’s Organizing & Decluttering News, I noticed her headline: Do You Have Room for the Mediocre? Wh

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If the Shoe Fits (Take Two)

I posted an article earlier this week about using the “vitality-meter” to help me get rid of things. Today I opened the paper and read about Andy Warhol’s 610 containers of fascinating “junk” — including some old nutbread from his cousin, &l

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If the Shoe Fits…

I’ve always been a pack rat. I love stuff. I love projects and collections and hats and souvenirs and books and greeting cards and my son’s baby clothes. I started collecting/keeping things when I was a kid. It was never a problem because when I went away to college, I just left e

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Small Things/Big Life

Every morning I receive a “peace quote” via email from my Zen Center. Today’s really struck me: I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. We have to learn to live happily in the present

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The Invitation.

Recently my friend and faithful blog reader Danny G. sent me this. I hadn’t seen it for years. I love it. Maybe you will, too. The Invitation It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn

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Picture this. Take 2.

My last post was about awkwardfamilyphotos.com. When my biz partner read the post, she said, “I got one for ya!” Guess which one is Tricia Huebner of Simply Celebrate?! (Hint: she’s glowing!)

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Picture This.

      In April I featured a cake from one of my favorite blogs, Cake Wrecks. Today, thanks to photographer and friend, Christina Shook, I present the family photograph equivalent of Cake Wrecks: awkwardfamilyphotos.com. What a great way to have some

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