Dec

07

Christmas Cuteness. Christmas Calm.

Brene Brown asked herself in a recent post if what she was doing for Christmas (card sending, list-checking, party going, neighborhood gifting, office party obliging, etc) was necessary when it was done at the expense of time with her family. “Is this part of us or part of the show?” she asked. What a wise […]

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Nov

30

Late Afternoon in Italy

There’s something about the light in a place. I always notice the light. In Italy, it’s a warm, golden, sensual, honey-like light. Especially in the afternoon. My youngest son went to Rome recently. He was not impressed. And I was a bit surprised. A lot surprised, really. First of all, he has fun wherever he goes. […]

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Nov

18

Control or Cooperate?

So here come the holidays. Here comes extended family. Maybe. Here come the lists and the gifts and the prep and the financial output. On November 22, I’ll finish a 30-day writing “blitz” that has been revealing and exhausting, enlightening and so very worthwhile. Not only for the output but the aspects of myself revealed […]

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Nov

10

Super Pantries

My daughter-in-law, who is from Santiago, Chile, pointed out to me that in the US we say “super” a lot. I’d never noticed. But she’s right. Super-sale. Superbowl. Super cute! Super excited! ….you get it. betterhomesandgardens.com So although I love the look and idea of large pantries – I had to smile at the  first […]

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Nov

04

Don’t wait for your Oscar

Tara Mohr’s #7 Rule in her 10 Rules for Brilliant Women is: Don’t wait to be praised, anointed, or validated. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission to lead. Don’t wait for someone to invite you to share your voice. No one is going to discover you. Well, actually, they will, but paradoxically, only […]

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