Blog : Beauty + Joy

C’mon over + bring the tissues!

  What the heck am I so excited about?! That pic up above is part of a video from the Secret Agent Challenge: Operation Love, which launched this past Sunday, Random Acts of Kindness Day. I had no idea how extraordinarily uplifting and connecting this project would be. I know I

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What Alison Had to Say …

  My friend, Alison Luterman, is an amazing poet and human being. She is authentic, warm, kind, and caring. She is devoted to her writing and performance as a career, which means that she spends a lot of time working in solitude. A couple weeks ago, Alison wrote a newsletter article a

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{Audio) A Fun Giving Game

In a recent Kind Over Matter Article, I invited readers to participate in a fun game I named, "Play it Forward." All participants have to do is offer a small act of kindness in the world — with a twist: include some way for the person who receives the kindness to "play it forward" for someo

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We need more joy!

Remember last week I was telling you the story of how my beau and I almost missed the crazy beautiful lunar eclipse? I made a video about it because it has such an impact on me. I mean, heck, I'm a coach. I talk about following through on intention all the time. And yet, that ole Squawky Polly mi

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Get up and go. (Jump in!)

  Last week I wrote to you about my experience nearly NOT going to see the blood red wolf super lunar eclipse. A few days later, I read this piece by Alexandra Franzen, which is along all the same lines. (How easy it is to get talked out of things that bring us joy.) I want to shar

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Get up + go.

  Sunday night was the "super blood wolf" moon. (Total lunar eclipse meets super moon meets January!) I had plans to be with my beau during that time and we both knew this celestial moon event was happening. We'd researched when it was happening. And the best times to see it in the

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 🎉 I'd love to hear if you gave or received any creative gifts this holiday season that made your heart sing! Every year instead of giving material gifts, my West Coast clan creates a "Holiday Hoopla" for the folks in the MidWest. We plan a whole day of fun activitie

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Permission to let go.

  I send you peace, love, and ease. I send you a long nap in the middle of the day, your cats snuggled beside you. I send you Grandma's quilt wrapped around you as you read a great book. I send you laughter with your best friend as you sip cinnamon tea. I send you the memory of your

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{Replay + Invite} What if you had 24 Hours to Live?

Thank you to everyone who attended our Virtual Book Launch Party Wednesday evening for Alex Franzen's new novel, "So This is the End: A Love Story." It was fun to see some familiar faces and also to meet some of you for the first time! Alex read a beautiful excerpt from her book and told a

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Add oomph for out-of-towners

Want to add some awesome oomph to your friend or family's visit to your hometown?  If they're staying at a local hotel, call a few days ahead of time and ask the front desk if you could drop off some sweet treats and/or flowers and if they'd deliver them to the room your friends are staying in.

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