Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures
December 2010 Archives

Postpartum is from the latin and it means “after giving birth.”  Among many other things, a new mother experiencing “postpartum” will be weary, restless, achy, depressed, lacking focus.  Many of my friends described those very same symptoms to me throughout […]

At least once a week, usually on Monday, I select my “words for the week.”  I have a set of cards from Christine Mason Miller also known as Swirly Girl, a set of cards created by a long time friend […]

Here you will find a few sentences from a larger poem i am working on.I’ve created it as a gift:  it is yours to use for any non-commercial application. (to be specific:  that means if you want to give it […]

The postal statistics are in – tens of thousands LESS actual seasonal greetings are being sent through the postal system this year.  Speculation abounds – more electronic greetings, overloaded schedules leading to the choice for no greetings at all, simplifying […]

My Friend, and phraseologist with Focus Phrase™ is Ellen Lambert.  you can follow her at:    Also you can review her Focus Phrase options on Facebook at A New Way – Radmacher Focus PhraseShe shares her holiday views today: […]

I was speaking with noted NPR radio host, Ben Merens, of Wisconsin Public Radio.  He referenced an experience of the previous day  – “noticing the signs.”  He read a random license plate and it seemed, at the time, like a […]

My friends at The Leadership and Personal Development Center of generously shared this information from: 180 Ways To Spread Contagious Enthusiasm:  The “How To” Book for Everyone. This advice is oriented toward business settings but the concepts translate just […]

I am letting you glance up at the shelves to the immediate right of my working desk.  This is the desk where I spend the bulk of my professional day.  Each day begins with a similar practice. I choose my focus […]