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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

December 2010 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 […]

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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 […]

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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:  http://www.braveheartwomen.com/ellenoutloud    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 WalkTheTalk.com 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 […]

OPEN YOUR WINDOWS Even If It’s Cold!

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 […]

FIRST TIMES…

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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THE WHOLE-HEARTED LIFE by Susyn Reeve
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 »

WHEN DO YOU LEAVE?
from LEAN FORWARD INTO YOUR LIFE (2007 Conari Press, Mary Anne Radmacher, author)  “Know When To Leave” It was time for me to leave. What I was leaving was so delicious in its appearance. The opportunity to be a part-time hero is ...

posted 2:38:44pm Apr. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Editing: It's Not Just For Writing
"Editing. It's Not Just For Writing." I've spent much of my writing time since I was 28 trying to get rid of words. Editing down. Paring down. Getting to the core. I woke up this morning clear on the matter: that is what I am doing with the ...

posted 11:44:53am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

"In Case of Emergency..."
There are two lines that people have to fill out when enrolling in school, in a new program, camp, new doctor... "Nearest relative."   "Person to call in case of emergency." In LIVE BOLDLY I explore several sides of the concept of ...

posted 3:38:18pm Mar. 17, 2015 | read full post »

Wondering About Racism, Jingoism and All The Other ISMS
Conversation around equality is uncomfortable. To begin with.  This is not a fresh circumstance. Equality has been a core component of conflict over the ages. Race. Age. Gender. Belief. Economic state. Land ownership. Ownership of all sorts.  ...

posted 10:57:09am Mar. 13, 2015 | read full post »

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