That Magical Gap…


My biz partner, Tricia, and I call each other every morning and talk for ten minutes. We don’t gossip or talk about our work tasks, but rather, we check in with one another to share how we are feeling, intentions for the day, or the chattering voices in our heads that may be keeping us fr...

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Summertime & the Livin’ is Easy…


Hi folks! Sorry for my silence. I fell into a delightful time warp in Ohio while visiting my mom. You know, squirt gun fights and bonfires (yep, s’mores!) and a drive-in movie (bad rain!) and an old-fashioned amusement park. I’ve been feeling so much like a kid again (thanks to my 8...

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Joy: By the Book.


I’m not exactly sure how it got started, but I keep a “Joy Book” — an album of things that make me happy. There aren’t any rules about what kinds of things can go in my album; I just started out with photographs that made me smile (like the one of my son and me, w...

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Good Morning, Hero.


Today, remind yourself often that you are a hero. —Cheri Huber One of the sayings I often hear myself repeating is, “Wow, it can be hard to be human.” And that’s true. We all have a lot of fun at times and find deep fulfillment in life. We laugh and are silly, we connec...

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Monday morning blues.


Anyone else ever wake up after a long, fun-filled weekend and feel a sense of dread? It’s Monday morning after Memorial Day Weekend and I awoke feeling so heavy and uninspired. The bizarre thing is, I love the work I do. I have a great life. There is nothing at all “bad” going...

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Monday Blues (redux!)

Tom Dugan, thanks for pointing it out: it’s not Monday! It’s Tuesday. All is new....

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Circle of Giving.


Charles Bohannan, author of Wordful (a place to get support, advice and tips for your writing and your blog content), recently won two tickets to an information-packed workshop on social media. Charles has generously offered to share the wealth by creating a contest to give away his second tick...

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Spamalot makes me Thinkalot.


I was skimming the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sunday entertainment section and happened across an article about the opening of Spamalot at a local theater. A side article about one of the stars of the show, John O’Hurley, included a short interview with him. The final question, and H...

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How to become someone/something you want to become.


Twenty years ago I was someone who wanted to wear hats. I loved the way women looked in hats. I loved the styles and whimsy and history of hats. I could imagine how it would be to have a room full of beautiful hats. But alas, I was not the sort of women who could wear hats. Then someone very w...

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Moments that take our breath away


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. —Anonymous Some things in the last week that fit into that category for me: 1. Watching fireworks from a ferry boat on the San Francisco Bay with a huge full moon overhead — and an e...

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