Yearly Blog Archives: 2017

Free l’il Love List Printable!


Here's a great stocking stuffer, insert for Advent calendar, or printable for a greeting card One of my amazing coaching clients, Ingrid Lill, has been creating whimsical "I love you because___" illustrations that she is offering free as a special holiday gift. All you have to do is visit her ...

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Creative Gift Ideas that are Fun + Meaningful!


Wanna add some creative oomph to your holidays? Consider making someone a one-of-a-kind gift that lets them know you see them, know them, and love them. I've got details below on a few low-cost, big-love gift suggestions you can try!   A few really fun ideas for creative gifts th...

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What’s better ‘n a sweater or sweets?


There's nothing that makes me happier than hearing stories of Love Lists that people have made. (A Love List is a gift you make for someone in which you tell them all the things you love about them, the impact they've had on your life, and what makes them unique in all the world. If you have...

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{Save the date!} “The New Black” Friday


I wanted to give you a heads-up that it is almost time for our annual *The New Black* Friday virtual party. Every year as an antidote to the consumerism of Black Friday, I like to schedule some cozy time at home to make Love Lists for people in my life. And I would love it if you would join...

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Do this if you can!


Hello hello! Last week, a new coaching client sent me a link to her blog. She'd illustrated our coaching session! (That's it up above!) I just grinned when I saw it. And it has made me happy every time I've looked at it. If you are someone who is talented at drawing/illustration, ...

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{Video} What do you need?


The other day my friend Laurie came over to my house. On an impulse, we turned the phone's video on and recorded a short conversation about how we steady ourselves during difficult times. Laurie and I talk about how important it is to get aligned and connected during times of darkness an...

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Creativity as Medicine


As I write this, fires are raging just north of here in the North Bay and Wine Country. But even before I awoke yesterday to this latest news of disaster, I'd been talking to my close friends about how to stay steady when the world feels so wobbly. I don't need to make a list of all of t...

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{Video} Celebrating in the Dark


One of the places in life where it can seem like there's no room for celebration is when people are grieving, lost, ill, or lonely. But I define "celebration" as choosing to be present to what is going on in our lives and finding a way to connect. Celebration is the ability to offer (or rece...

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Suffering Succotash


I want to remind you to take care of yourself. Exquisite care. Heroic self-care. It is always important, but especially when you might be feeling grief, loss, sadness, fear or physical pain. It's been a tough couple weeks over here in my world and it has reminded me to make sure I'm d...

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D’ya need a few pinpricks of light? Here!


It's been a really tough week with a lot of incredibly difficult and sad things happening in the world. Today my friend Celenia Delsol posted this note on my Facebook wall for me, along with a link to a beautiful and uplifting video: "With all the political (and some personal) nonsense that'...

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