Yearly Blog Archives: 2011

Who do you want to be today?


For four days now, my son has been wearing drawn-on bunny whiskers in honor of the Year of the Rabbit and his participation in the Chinese New Year Parade. I love how out-of-character and eccentric this is. It reminds me to give people room to invent themselves anew whenever they please. (And ...

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I don’t need to do it all myself.


I posted some thoughts a few weeks ago about my frustration at not being a visual artist. I know there is one inside of me somewhere, I just can't seem to access her. However, I am delighted by color and texture and design. I love photography. I want to have more visual joy in my life and...

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Have it Your Way.


We just finished Happy Hour on the Simply Celebrate Facebook Page. There was a great discussion about Valentine's Day and how it can sometimes feel like we are being told how and when to celebrate the people in our lives. The commercialism can set up expectations that don't match how ...

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Love the one you’re with.


SIMPLY CELEBRATE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER Last weekend my beau, Ian and I had plans to go to the Edwardian Ball. We’d already bought, borrowed, or created our Gorey-esque costumes. We’d taken a fun dance class in which we practiced romantic waltz moves with names like “pretty pattyca...

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Wanted: inner visual artist.


I've had this "yicky" feeling ever since I posted the last blog entry. It didn't have anything to do with what I said, but rather, with how it looked. I posted a list that I had made in a class called "Mondo Beyondo." And wow, every time I see that list or see the b...

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Sure thing, honey child.


Are you wondering if it is possible? The answer is Yes.   Copyright PaPaYa; 2009; www.papayaart.com ...

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Jumpstart joy: a list.

I'm taking this fabulous online class called Mondo Beyondo, which I'll tell you more about as it goes on. (It just started). Today's assignment was to set a timer for five minutes and in that time create a list of no-fail pick-me-ups. Hopefully the class's teachers won't mi...

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I attended a three-day seminar this past weekend, with the sessions starting at 8-or-9 am and going until 11pm at night, with just two hour-long breaks for meals and a few ten-minute breaks for snacks or whatnot. It was very intensive. I wasn't sleeping a lot because after the last session...

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Small Steps to Big Dreams


This morning while I was meditating, the lyrics to the Rolling Stones song, You Can't Always Get What You Want, popped into my mind out of nowhere. Just these two lines zipped through: "You can't always get what you want; you get what you need." It was bizarre. But I tried to...

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Happy New Year!


Sherry & Tricia at Simply Celebrate send you best wishes for a new year filled with amazing connections to yourself and the people you love. As you transition out of holiday mode, we hope you'll be gentle and compassionate with yourself. Ease on in. And no resolutions that set you up f...

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