Jan

27

Quilts in a winter garden

January is a good time for many things. It’s a cozy time to stay indoors, sip something warm and burrow under a quilt if you can find an afternoon for that now and then. I attended “Stitches in Bloom” at the Oregon Garden this weekend with friends I used to work with in the Mayor’s […]

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Jan

22

Let me hear your body talk

We say a lot without saying a word. Mae West used to say, “I speak two languages: English and body.” The cold clammy handshake? Body language. The nervous laugh? Body language. Blush easy? Body language. It’s said that 93% of the messages people receive from us have nothing to do with what we actually say. […]

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Jan

19

Powerful Secrets

Power means different things to different people and there are different ways we feel powerful and use power throughout our lives. Powerful on the playground may have meant being the best at tether-ball or four-square. Powerful in high school probably revolved around hanging with the popular kids. But holding power as adults lies in many […]

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Jan

08

Paris. Whales. And Bobbi Brown.

It takes a while to settle back in, get one’s bearings, go through one’s mail, laundry, phone messages and loose ends one thought they’d tied up before leaving when one returns from three and a half weeks away. How’s your new year beginning? Have you chosen three words? Do they resonate with you? One of […]

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Dec

30

Here’s to You.

Words. Words. Words. Here I sit in Germany this winter afternoon, reflecting on the new year around the corner.  It’s been two years now that I’ve chosen a word for the year and the practice has been transformative in many ways. In 2014 I chose “speak”and it strengthened my writing and my attitude toward being […]

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