Yearly Blog Archives: 2016

New Year’s Appreciation Printable


Did someone do something for you in 2016 that had a big impact? Download your 2016 New Year’s Appreciation letter now and let them know! Right click to save this PDF to your desktop + open in Adobe Acrobat   (Detailed instructions below!)             ...

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Your words are gifts.


Never forget: Your words are gifts. A brand new friend of mine, Melissa Brown, posted a thank you comment to me on Facebook the other day about some Love Lists she had made and the huge impact they'd had. She wanted me to know how much she appreciated my work. Melissa didn't know it, ...

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{*The New Black* Friday} Join me in making Love Lists Today


I invite you to join me today for a virtual event called *The New Black* Friday. This event is my antidote to the craziness of Black Friday and the consumerism it represents. The *New Black* Friday is about taking time to create gifts that are creative, heartfelt, and impactful. We'll al...

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Let me be love.


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{Election Day} Be love today, okay?


This morning I read a blog post by Christine Kane and felt inspired to share some of her message with you. (See the quote above!) It's Election Day here in the U.S. and many folks have been feeling lot of anger, hatred, and fear. Christine's message to own our power and to be courageo...

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{Gift Shmift} What if I don’t feel like it?


Recently I had a delightful email exchange with Patty Carter Lin, a member of the Simply Celebrate community. Patty told me that she truly enjoys giving creative, heartfelt gifts to people she loves. But she was in a situation in which she felt an obligation to give a gift. And it just didn't...

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Why the heck do I wear hats all the time?


I just returned from working at Brendon Burchard's High Performance Academy, a rollicking, big-hearted, high-energy event with 1500 participants. It was a blast + I learned a lot. In the mornings I was posted at one of the doors to greet people. There was a huge sign behind me with one o...

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Happy World Gratitude Day


Today is World Gratitude Day. This seemed like a good time to tell you how very grateful I am to you for being a part of my Simply Celebrate world. It means so much to me to know that you are here on this planet practicing celebrating yourself, the people you love, and the shape of your ...

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Take 5 minutes to make someone smile


I love this photo of my mom and me on a carousel at Conneaut Lake Park in Pennsylvania. Recently I was searching through my digital files looking for a particular photo. That's when I stumbled across this one, which I'd totally forgotten about. I immediately uploaded it to the Walgreens ...

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Crazy wild miracle you


This morning I was inspired to create an audio recording for you. It's just six minutes long and it includes some amazing words by my dear friend and beautiful poet, Maya Stein. Here's the gist of it: what wakes us up to the crazy beautiful miracle of who we are? Please listen + let me kno...

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