Blog : Unique Gifts

Add some sweet surprises to your Easter baskets!

  Here's an easy and quick way to make your Easter baskets extra special! Turn 'em into Love List baskets! I'm attaching an easy-to-follow graphic for you. This can literally take just 10 or 15 minutes extra time when you are putting your baskets together. If you make a Love Lis

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“Say it Now” Launch Party with Maya Stein

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, mor

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Interview someone you love!

  I want you to watch this video by one of my mentors, Brendon Burchard. This is such a powerful reminder to cherish the people we love, to honor what we've learned from them, and to let ourselves be changed by their impact. Please take a few minutes to watch Brendon's video and th

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Help please! (Fun + Painless!)

  I've got a really fun idea, but I need YOUR help!! My book, “Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life.” is launching April 30th and instead of the usual ole humdrum ways of marketing it, I really want to give people an experience o

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What have we learned …

This morning I was looking through an issue of  "O Magazine." I noticed a page called, "The Question," in which readers all respond to the same question. At the bottom of the page is "Our Next Question," and the magazine invites people to email answers to another question. The "Next Question

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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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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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Live from High Tea with Marjorie

This newsletter is dedicated to one of our wonderful community members, Marjorie Akin, who contacted me a few months ago and said, "Hey, I've been following your work for a long time and I'm coming to San Francisco; could I treat you to tea as a thank you for all you do?" As you might imagine, I

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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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This last minute Dad’s Day gift idea might make you cry!

My friend Tamara has three awesome daughters. I've never met them in person, but I've loved them from afar whenever I hear stories about them from Tamara. These three wonderful teens —Cassidy, McKenna + Cori — got wind of my Love List idea last year and they decided to make a video for their

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