Blog Category : Beauty + Joy

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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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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Putting Love into Action

06-06-2019

  When my beautiful niece, Nikki, graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program in Erie, PA a couple of weeks ago, I surprised her (and my mom) by flying into town for the graduation ceremony. You can only imagine how much fun it was for me to plan such a surprise! I didn't think...

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Raise Your Hand!

05-19-2019

Hello Hello! I need a million people to do something for me! You may already be one of them. If not, you may be willing to help! As many of you know, I recently launched my book, "Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life." The c...

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“Say it Now” Launch Party with Maya Stein

04-14-2019

It's Sunday morning and I've got my cup of coffee + some Sufjan Stevens playing. I am so happy to be connecting with you right now. You are someone who is a kindred spirit. I know that. You're here because you care about making the most of life. You care about learning to love better...

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