Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

January 1970 Archives

Holiday Postpartum

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 […]


Appearing Soon in Seattle


My Monday Words – What Are Yours?

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 […]


a gift of wishes for you…Thrive!

sweetness to you as a gift from me…

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 Sweetness of Acknowledgment/Click/Thank/Send

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 […]

Between Friends – Stories for the Holiday

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: […]

Watch For Signs

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 […]

Get Your Enthusiasm On!

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 […]

How Do I Start My Day?

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 […]

The Proud Parent Announces, “It’s A Brand New Baby BOOK.”

When ever an author encounters the phenomena of a brand new book being released – I understand nearly everyone has a broad spectrum of excitement.  It comes with pleasure and an awesome responsibility.  It’s important to usher a book into […]

MARDI GRAS In December with Ellen Outloud

Ellen Lambert is a trained Phraseologist in the Radmacher Focus Phrase™ process and she is a regular Blogger on BraveHeart Women.  For my “between friends” feature she’s given me permission to share her celebration of great news in the world […]


may your walls know joy cat cover.pdf (click the line reference if you would like to see the book cover.) What a fascinating experience to see something so old and familiar in an entirely new light. Years ago I wrote […]

EVERY DAY We Create Legacy

Today is a day that stands dramatically for many people.  The attack on Pearl Harbor has been said by thousands to be a day of Infamy.  Surely in the midst of the struggle and the immediate danger and harm to […]


When I walked Paris for the first time…I understood fully what was meant by only being able to see a place once – with FIRST TIME EYES.  First times create rich and wonderful narratives in people’s lives.  From the monumental […]

Humor Under Scrutiny

looking at priorities.tiff I was intensely prepared to scrutinize my priorities.And then I noticed the purple, pearl topped crown which was a gift from a friendmany years ago.  What possessed me to put it on my head?  A desire to […]

Remembering My Friend, Hugh Prather…

A Brand New Baby! um, BOOK!

LIVE-FC-final-#4.pdf People often ask me what it’s like to get the very first copy of a new book. I will first apologize to parents because I know the delivery of a book is nothing like the delivery of a baby.  […]

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Overwhelm kicks in when the "everything" is considered in the context of getting it all done. The penchant for expressing our worth  by how busy we are has woven itself into the fabric of our culture. Our worth as a human begins by virtue  ...

posted 12:34:45pm Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

I Saw My "Shadow" At The Store
I am often in a hurry.  I try to be mindful as I hurry, but still, it's a hurry-up-and-get-the-next-thing-done kind of hurry. And I have lots of "next things." When that hurry-ness combines with anxiety, or concern, or just plain 'ole  tired ...

posted 6:38:58pm Jun. 03, 2015 | read full post »

The Creative Conspiracy on Whidbey Island, WA

posted 3:38:54pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Creative Retreat with Mary Anne Radmacher and friends

posted 3:37:27pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Rarely do I share book reviews here, and yet this book prompted me to do so. If you are in need of a curriculum for a young person or a jumpstart at retirement, this book is that.  If you are looking for fresh ideas to lift your creative ...

posted 12:31:12pm Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »


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