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How to be happy.

10-10-2019

  Recently, I saw someone pose this oh-so-general and BIG question: "What the best way to be happy?" Well, holy cow. There are a gazillion different responses, right? I want to share with you just one of my own responses. And I'd love to hear what you think about this one....

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Thoughts from my 55th Birthday

10-06-2019

  I just celebrated my "double nickels" birthday this week. (55!) I have two traditions for my birthday that happen every year. One is my Birthday Kindness Project, in which I write love letters to strangers — as many letters as how old I am. The other is that I take myself ...

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Love never dies.

09-25-2019

  I believe that love is always present tense. Even when someone passes away, they are not in our past. We love them still. We love them always. I'm honored and excited to be a part of the upcoming Reimagine Festival in San Francisco. This festival explores questions a...

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Birthday Kindness Project: Permission Letters

09-19-2019

Did you read my blog post the other day about permission to slow down and to let go? So, speaking of permission to slow way down, do you know someone who needs to hear this? I'm still in the midst of my 55-55-55 Birthday Kindness Project. (I'm sending a letter a day for as many years ...

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Permission

09-15-2019

I've missed you! I was away all last week working at an event. It was an amazing group of participants in a beautiful place (Sundance, UT) and I work with the best, most big-hearted team. The work we do is all about personal growth and I always learn so much. I'm really lucky! A...

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Day 23: Birthday Kindness Project

09-01-2019

  I'm on Day 23 of my Birthday Kindness Project, in which I write a love letter to a stranger every day for as many years as I've been alive. As I've done in years gone by, I want to invite you to hold these people in your hearts along with me. I believe in the power of love a...

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Give yourself a standing ovation. 👏

08-24-2019

  Happy Saturday!  Some of you may be participating in Operation Love, a mission of Secret Agents of Change. (If so, you will recognize poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer in the pic up above!) Rosemerry and I are hosting a delightful 7-Day Challenge that is easy + fun.   ...

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What are you living into?

08-20-2019

My friend invited me to skip around Half Moon Bay with her so she could test out some new photo techniques and a brand new camera lens. I was looking forward to seeing her and having dinner together. But as the time got closer to meet up with her, I noticed how much I was not looking forward...

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A l’il weekend zest…

08-16-2019

I hope you're having a wonderful week. Are you winding down your summer? Or is still in full throttle? Sending you wishes for a weekend full of ease and playful interactions. May you laugh a lot. May you watch a sunset. May you walk barefoot in the grass. May you sing out loud (on or off ...

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Give a flower — get some joy!

08-14-2019

  This lovely couple, Doris and Gary, were just two of the many wonderful people I met while at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Roseville on Saturday. I decided to take a page from my book, “Say it Now,” and give flowers away. (In the book, I encourage people to bring a sin...

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