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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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55-55-55 Birthday Kindness Project

08-11-2019

    It's that time of year again! My 55-55-55 Birthday Kindness Projects kicked off on Friday. Every year for the past seven years, I have been sending letters of love and kindness to strangers as a way of celebrating my birthday. The first year I did this, I wrote ...

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Nonpartisan debate fun!

07-31-2019

  I'm on vacation and the cute gal in the photo is my niece, Nikki. She's sitting in my mom's kitchen in Brookfield, Ohio. I took the photo about an hour ago, when we were all having coffee and talking about our plans for the day. Our clan had watched the Democratic debates toget...

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This girl. You.

07-19-2019

  Do you ever catch sight of yourself in the mirror or shadow and think, “Wow, this person has been with me every step of the way. This person has never left my side. She’s trusted me all my life to do the best I can for her.” I just noticed my shadow as I was rushing up th...

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There was even a ginormous potato!

07-10-2019

  A couple weeks ago, I got to spend a few days with my good friend, Maggie. It would have been great to spend time with her under any circumstances, but what made this extraordinary is that Maggie and I were beta testing an idea I've had for a long time. Maggie and I were on ...

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Look around.

06-29-2019

  Today's message is short. And simple. Think about someone in your life who is going through a hard time. Maybe you know someone who is lonely? Someone who is grieving? Recently divorced or going through a break up? Maybe someone who is ill? Maybe there is someone in your life w...

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Of course bubbles can be a gift! You doubt?

06-24-2019

I was just saying to someone that it has been way too long since my beau and I have hosted a Bubble Flash Mob. You too, right?! 😉 I'm seeing Ian later today and I want to make sure we get one scheduled this summer. In fact, we had talked once about doing one outside of a chil...

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What’s knocking at your door?

06-13-2019

Last night I was talking to my friend, Tricia, about all the years I felt like there was someone inside of me, dying to get out, but she was trapped. That was a girl who wanted to wear hats. Who wanted to dance. Who wanted to laugh out loud. A girl who wanted to scrunch her socks down in...

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