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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Oct

30

A Peek at Palm Springs

My sisters and I recently got together in Palm Springs. We went there last year and stayed in a small boutique hotel with a rich Hollywood past. This year it was the opposite venue – a large Marriott that could have been a cruise ship or super sized Vegas hotel. – a peek from our […]

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Oct

23

Eye Candy

Hershey, Cadbury, Godiva and Nestle. Dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt. Small bars for trick-or-treaters in baskets by the door. Caramel corn. None of these are as delicious to me as a walk in the garden on an October evening.  I love the fading muted colors on hydrangeas. The brilliance of golds that glow […]

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