Monthly Blog Archives: May 2012

When inspiration whistles, hop on board.


My friend Maya set off on a 40-day journey on her 40th birthday. She's bicycling from Amherst to Milwaukee and trailing a typewriter behind her. When I was talking to her on the phone about a month ago, I suddenly had this feeling that I just HAD to somehow be a part of her trip. E...

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10 Minute Challenge (Still time!)


Last Thursday I posted on this blog about my excitement over seeing so clearly how simple conscious acts of joy can literally change our lives. Creating an extraordinary moment for ourselves or someone else can change the landscape of an entire day. Doing this every day can change the whole wee...

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Been there; done that? (No siree!)


I want to tell you something I'm really jazzed about. But this comes with a warning: be aware of the "been-there-done-that" squirrel chatter that will probably arise. I've been watching lately how that ole chuttering in my head (chatter + muttering) can lull me into thinking t...

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Make Mom a Love List. NOW. It’s FREE. She’ll cry happy tears.


I have the greatest mom EVER. You know how I keep talking about making Love Lists? Well, I made the very first one for her when she turned 50. And I just want to remind you that Mother's Day is coming up quickly. You've GOT to make this gift for your mom if you haven't yet. For heav...

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Plant a yes.


In the spirit of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's work,16 bloggers set out to "Plant a Kiss" in the world on April 29. We each did something we thought would spread a little extra joy, color, connection, poetry, or magic in the world. Then we watched to see what would happen! Today all of ...

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