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Dancing (whatever) my way to another year, and musing about the stuff I learned along the way. Especially if your birthday number is on the higher end of the bakery ticket line, you'll identify with some of my realizations. Take a read . . . #celebratelife #throwbackbday #stillsassy #skipthecake #gotwoke Birthday Numbers, Pick One, It's Your Birthday, Ticket, Dancing, Bakery, Shelf, Shelving, Dance

Blah. Blah. Blah….Birthday. Whatever.

Photo collage by Small Talk Communications “Our true person is outside of time and space. I’m every age I’ve ever been and so are you.” Anne Lamott If age is just a number, we should be able to pic…

Toying with Change.  Especially in a COVID changed world, we could all use a little Toy Story.  Since even toy characters have anxiety, feel loss and have a hard time with change, I thought this week's blog could be about good ol' Woody and Buzz. Why not? #growth #lifelessons #purpose #change #emptynest #ToyStory Toy Story 3 Movie, Toy Story Dolls, Sheriff Woody, Jessie Toy Story, Disney Movie Posters, Woody And Buzz, Toy Story Buzz Lightyear, Latest Hd Wallpapers

Toying with Change

You won’t always stick the landing. Change is hard. It’s also inescapable. Growth, however, is optional. Courtesy of Wallpaper Flare Sometimes we choose change; sometimes it chooses us.…

Just Say It. The pandemic we are all living through brings frightening, uncertain worries and thoughts, especially of all the people dying alone, taken suddenly without last words between them and their loved ones. I wrote this weeks blog to remind us all to say what we need to say - now and every day.  #pandemic #loss #love # forgiveness #life, #relationships #unspokenwords #WordsMatter Motivational Quotes For Life, Life Quotes, Life Sayings, Thanking Someone, Learning To Trust, Normal Skin, Leadership Quotes, Stock Photos, Septum

Just Say It.

Pandemics have a nasty habit of making us question things we take for granted. When life seems a whole lot more fragile, words become a lot more important. Don’t let the right ones get away. image …

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY   In our neighborhoods, in the city, in our own homes, signs are all around us that we are ‘not in Kansas’ these difficult days. We are physically separated but together in our common fears, hopes and desire to help, to do good in whatever ways we can to help those heroes who are doing what we cannot. #Coronavirus #COVID-19 #health #hope #pandemic #socialdistancing #life You Look Like, What Is Life About, Own Home, Kansas, Wednesday, The Neighbourhood, Shelf, Signs, City

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

Signs of the pandemic times. In our neighborhoods, in the city, in our own homes, signs are all around us that we are ‘not in Kansas’ these difficult days. We are physically separated but together …

BRING IT. What seems like a very long time ago, I walked into a boutique advertising agency and asked if they were hiring. There was no job opening. So, they made one up and that tiny ad shop became home – for the next 11 years. Am I Good Enough, Bethel Music, Hills And Valleys, Lion Of Judah, Tough Love, Worship Songs, Beautiful Songs, Tell The Truth, Love People

Bring It.

Kindness costs nothing. Sprinkle that shit everywhere. What seems like a very long time ago, I walked into a boutique advertising agency and asked if they were hiring. There was no job open…

ODE TO JOE'S How do I love Trader Joe’s? Let me count the ways. Their flyer alone is like a vintage black and white comic book for foodies. I suspect you could gain weight by simply leafing through the decadent flyer! Blueberry Flowers, Black And White Comics, Chicken Pizza, Ginger Snaps, Trader Joes, Weight Gain, Macarons, Vintage Black, Comic Book

Ode To Joe’s

ODE TO JOE'S How do I love Trader Joe’s? Let me count the ways. Their flyer alone is like a vintage black and white comic book for foodies. I suspect you could gain weight by simply leafing through the decadent flyer! #advertising #writing #flowerchildren #grocery #Organic #TraderJoes #Zen #food

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Grinch in Movie Wonderland

By the time the clock strikes Christmas Eve, most of us have watched more than our fair share of holiday movies. Thanksgiving weekend alone, the annual kickoff for all things merry, aired enough sa…

 Like Benjamin Button, the aging process is pretty much a metaphor. Whether we live our lives backwards or forward, the beginning and end of life is the same. The point is how we live in the dash in between. Cruel People, Needy People, End Of Life, Life Is Hard, Senior Citizen Discounts, What Is Depression, Life Alert, Life Moves Pretty Fast

Channeling Benjamin Button

“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of,…

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What If . . .

. . . everyone on earth jumped at the same time? . . . tomatoes didn’t exist (think pizza) . . . Rome actually hadn’t fallen? . . . our religion was each other? . . . the 2016 election went another…

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4 Chicks at the Cape

I’ve been a goner for an elbow shaped piece of land called Cape Cod since I was 6 years old. It’s always been my happy place. I’m pretty sure, that in less than 5 minutes of meeting me, you’d…

They say the secret to having it all – is knowing you already do. But it’s the knowing that often escapes us. Always Be Thankful, Tight Hug, Small Heart, Happy People, Grief, Gratitude, Blessings, Shelf, Thanksgiving

#gratitude

They say the secret to having it all – is knowing you already do. But it’s the knowing that often escapes us. Thanksgiving is a pretty good time to put on our grateful glasses and think about what …

30 Wonderful Picture of Camping Gear You Need To Carry On. Camping is increasingly turning into a leisure pursuit of several. It is a fun activity that you can do to be closer to your family. Based on the type. Backpacking Checklist, Ultralight Backpacking, What To Bring Camping, Camping With Kids, Travel Luggage, Luggage Bags, Travel Backpack Carry On, Outdoor Survival Gear, Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim

Everyone has baggage. Everyone. Some carry bags as small as coin purses; others the size of a dumpster. While I’d like to say mine is wallet size, given a long, complicated life, it’s probably more…

ANCESTRY ADDICTION Once you catch the ancestry bug, it's easy to be hooked. Curiosity is a gateway to becoming a chronic Ancestry addict, chasing down roots and unheard of relatives. Dna Results, Ancestry Dna, We Are All Connected, Archaeological Finds, Dna Test, Family History, Addiction, How To Become, Sydney Australia

Ancestry Addiction

It all started so innocently. Curiosity is a gateway to becoming a chronic Ancestry addict, chasing down roots and unheard of relatives. If that wasn’t bad enough, along comes DNA testing. Somewher…

They say the secret to having it all – is knowing you already do. But it’s the knowing that often escapes us. Always Be Thankful, Tight Hug, Small Heart, Happy People, Grief, Gratitude, Blessings, Shelf, Thanksgiving

#gratitude

They say the secret to having it all – is knowing you already do. But it’s the knowing that often escapes us. Thanksgiving is a pretty good time to put on our grateful glasses and think about what …

BADASS MRS. POTATO HEAD Humans don’t come with interchangeable parts. Sure, we can switch things up, like that nose and chin that came with your original birthday suit. But, if you opt for more deluxe models or major tweaks to the basic prototype, you’re into more uncharted territory.  #loveyourself #aging #BenjaminBraddock #cosmeticsurgery #facelift #MrsPotatoHead #SusanBoyle Sagging Face, Potato Heads, Body Sculpting, Skin Firming, Just The Way, The Magicians, Badass, Shelf, Character

Badass Mrs. Potato Head

Humans don’t come with interchangeable parts. Sure, we can switch things up, like that nose and chin that came with your original birthday suit. But, if you opt for more deluxe models or major twea…

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Running from the Reaper

“We all gotta die sometime” Falsettos Well, that’s a cheery thought. It might sound rudely uncomfortable, but mortality gets pretty real as we cross middle age. Somewhere along our birthday l…

 SEE. Never confuse “I see you” with “I hear ya’. That’s a whole other aspect of understanding, and a pretty casual one at that. Really ‘seeing’ someone x-rays the person beneath loneliness, grief, even the smiles we wear before the world. Please Love Me, Want To Be Loved, Best Masks, Small Words, Avatar, Meant To Be, Things To Come, Symbols, Eyes

I. See. You.

I. SEE. YOU. Never confuse “I see you” with “I hear ya’. Nope. That’s a whole other aspect of understanding, and a pretty casual one at that. Really ‘seeing’ someone x-rays the person beneath loneliness, grief, even the smiles we wear before the world. #Avatar #beyourself #Iseeyou #relationships #respect #unconditionallove #validation, #VelveteenRabbit #psychology

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The Handoff

My father died last week . . . at 94. His left behind 3 living children, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren — and a boatload of complicated emotions. To be honest, this a tough post to write.…

If you've ever led anything, you're familiar with feeling inadequate for the task ahead. When you feel that way, here are 5 questions to ask yourself. Glass Of Milk, Wine Glass, Head In The Sand, What Is Bitcoin Mining, Feeling Inadequate, Think Happy Thoughts, Grey Clouds, Getting Fired, Flat Tire

Refill, anyone?

HELLO . . . I’m __________. Imagine those cheery little ID stickers with descriptors like “Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty Person” after our names. We’d be instantly busted as…

Let's Kick off the New Decade Right—Here Are 55 New Year's Resolution Ideas for 2020 Quitting Social Media, University Of Rochester, Sad Movies, Keeping A Journal, Cool Sculpting, Year Resolutions, Life Goes On, You Are Awesome, Something To Do

The Year That Was

Confetti and noisemakers are so yesterday. But maybe that’s just me.; party animal was never in my DNA. Luckily, my husband was also more into cozy over carnival New Year festivities. Except …

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY? Game on. Owning our age, and all the stuff that comes with it, allows us to pass the torch to our kids, to younger colleagues with well-earned wisdom. If we want a new outlook on the birthday thing, we need a new narrative. Senior Citizen Discounts, Movie Reels, Marianne Williamson, Betty White, Over The Hill, Chick Flicks, Birthday Games, Double Take, Our Kids

Another birthday? Game on.

I’m not old. Ha! But, if a woman’s best years are between 39 and 40, I’m way past my expiration date. On the other hand, as Marianne Williamson said, “You might be depressed you’re no longer young.…

YOU'RE AN OPEN BOOK Your story is a work in progress. As long as we are breathing we can still revise the content. In Medias Res, Great Short Stories, Storytelling Techniques, Smart Goal Setting, Types Of Shorts, Graham Greene, Story Writer, If Rudyard Kipling, Fiction Writing

You’re An Open Book

So, what’s your story? Huh? Come on, everyone has one; the trick is knowing the naked, authentically real story, not the sanitized one we’ve been telling ourselves for years. Your one true story is…

“If you have trouble hearing someone at a party or on the phone, use your right ear. It’s better at picking up rapid speech. But, the left is better at picking up music tones. Alternately, push back that little flap of cartilage in your ear and lean in. Remedios Congestion Nasal, Intuition, Relationship Building Skills, Health And Wellness, Health Tips, Nutrition Tips, Coaching, Menu Dieta, Good Listener

Listen Up.

“Are you listening?” That was a pretty reasonable question to ask my 94 year old father who hated his hearing aids. But when that question is asked of you, it’s time to either check your hearing— …

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Everything Happens for a Reason . . . and other fairytales.

We look for reasons everywhere. We try to justify why the world, and the people in it, behaves as it does. We become scarred and scared by experiences that seem to happen for no reason whatsoever. …

Wordless Wednesday.

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Dancing (whatever) my way to another year, and musing about the stuff I learned along the way. Especially if your birthday number is on the higher end of the bakery ticket line, you'll identify with some of my realizations. Take a read . . . #celebratelife #throwbackbday #stillsassy #skipthecake #gotwoke Birthday Numbers, Pick One, It's Your Birthday, Ticket, Dancing, Bakery, Shelf, Shelving, Dance

Blah. Blah. Blah….Birthday. Whatever.

Photo collage by Small Talk Communications “Our true person is outside of time and space. I’m every age I’ve ever been and so are you.” Anne Lamott If age is just a number, we should be able to pic…

Toying with Change.  Especially in a COVID changed world, we could all use a little Toy Story.  Since even toy characters have anxiety, feel loss and have a hard time with change, I thought this week's blog could be about good ol' Woody and Buzz. Why not? #growth #lifelessons #purpose #change #emptynest #ToyStory Toy Story 3 Movie, Toy Story Dolls, Sheriff Woody, Jessie Toy Story, Disney Movie Posters, Woody And Buzz, Toy Story Buzz Lightyear, Latest Hd Wallpapers

Toying with Change

You won’t always stick the landing. Change is hard. It’s also inescapable. Growth, however, is optional. Courtesy of Wallpaper Flare Sometimes we choose change; sometimes it chooses us.…

Just Say It. The pandemic we are all living through brings frightening, uncertain worries and thoughts, especially of all the people dying alone, taken suddenly without last words between them and their loved ones. I wrote this weeks blog to remind us all to say what we need to say - now and every day.  #pandemic #loss #love # forgiveness #life, #relationships #unspokenwords #WordsMatter Motivational Quotes For Life, Life Quotes, Life Sayings, Thanking Someone, Learning To Trust, Normal Skin, Leadership Quotes, Stock Photos, Septum

Just Say It.

Pandemics have a nasty habit of making us question things we take for granted. When life seems a whole lot more fragile, words become a lot more important. Don’t let the right ones get away. image …

Entrepreneurs after the crisis: An early temperature check on a post-pandemic world By Aileen Ionescu-Somers, Ph.D, Executive Director of GEM - Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. E Dublin, Internet Of Things, Alcohol En Gel, Community Foundation, Safety Gloves, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Autoimmune Disease, What You Can Do, 5 Ways

The Pandemic that Ate the World 2.0

Once we’ve dialed back the epidemic, what will we bring to the world it left behind? Photo by Branimir Balogović on Unsplash What is ‘the good life’? Everyone defines it differently. For me, …

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY   In our neighborhoods, in the city, in our own homes, signs are all around us that we are ‘not in Kansas’ these difficult days. We are physically separated but together in our common fears, hopes and desire to help, to do good in whatever ways we can to help those heroes who are doing what we cannot. #Coronavirus #COVID-19 #health #hope #pandemic #socialdistancing #life You Look Like, What Is Life About, Own Home, Kansas, Wednesday, The Neighbourhood, Shelf, Signs, City

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

Signs of the pandemic times. In our neighborhoods, in the city, in our own homes, signs are all around us that we are ‘not in Kansas’ these difficult days. We are physically separated but together …

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The SILENT SPRING of a Pandemic

The world, as we know it, will change. So will we. Photo by Claire Mueller, UnSplash Change is pretty much innate to living. No matter how evolved and enlightened we think we are, nothing is more i…

A new study reveals children who are habitually barefoot show significantly different motor skills between the ages of than those who are habitually shod. Researchers report those who are habitually barefoot have better balance and jumping skills. Best Baby Shoes, Baby Boy Shoes, Boys Shoes, Broken Toe, Toddler Proofing, Baby Lernen, Toddler Busy Bags, Walking Barefoot, Baby Feet

Kids. The Footprints You Leave Behind

Raising kids is not a walk in the park. They keep you young, they keep you humble — and they call you on your crap. “A hundred years from now it won’t matter what sort of house I lived in, or kind …

BRING IT. What seems like a very long time ago, I walked into a boutique advertising agency and asked if they were hiring. There was no job opening. So, they made one up and that tiny ad shop became home – for the next 11 years. Am I Good Enough, Bethel Music, Hills And Valleys, Lion Of Judah, Tough Love, Worship Songs, Beautiful Songs, Tell The Truth, Love People

Bring It.

Kindness costs nothing. Sprinkle that shit everywhere. What seems like a very long time ago, I walked into a boutique advertising agency and asked if they were hiring. There was no job open…

ODE TO JOE'S How do I love Trader Joe’s? Let me count the ways. Their flyer alone is like a vintage black and white comic book for foodies. I suspect you could gain weight by simply leafing through the decadent flyer! Blueberry Flowers, Black And White Comics, Chicken Pizza, Ginger Snaps, Trader Joes, Weight Gain, Macarons, Vintage Black, Comic Book

Ode To Joe’s

ODE TO JOE'S How do I love Trader Joe’s? Let me count the ways. Their flyer alone is like a vintage black and white comic book for foodies. I suspect you could gain weight by simply leafing through the decadent flyer! #advertising #writing #flowerchildren #grocery #Organic #TraderJoes #Zen #food

Grinch in Movie Wonderland Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown Christmas, Grinch Stole Christmas, Christmas Countdown, Little Christmas, Best Holiday Movies, Christmas Movies, Pantone Colour Palettes, Losing Someone

Grinch in Movie Wonderland

By the time the clock strikes Christmas Eve, most of us have watched more than our fair share of holiday movies. Thanksgiving weekend alone, the annual kickoff for all things merry, aired enough sa…

 Like Benjamin Button, the aging process is pretty much a metaphor. Whether we live our lives backwards or forward, the beginning and end of life is the same. The point is how we live in the dash in between. Cruel People, Needy People, End Of Life, Life Is Hard, Senior Citizen Discounts, What Is Depression, Life Alert, Life Moves Pretty Fast

Channeling Benjamin Button

“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of,…

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What If . . .

. . . everyone on earth jumped at the same time? . . . tomatoes didn’t exist (think pizza) . . . Rome actually hadn’t fallen? . . . our religion was each other? . . . the 2016 election went another…

4 Chicks at the Cape Davy Jones' Locker, Cape Cod Bay, Sea Captain, Still Picture, How To Become Rich, Girls Weekend, My Happy Place, Back In The Day, Fishing Boats

4 Chicks at the Cape

I’ve been a goner for an elbow shaped piece of land called Cape Cod since I was 6 years old. It’s always been my happy place. I’m pretty sure, that in less than 5 minutes of meeting me, you’d…

They say the secret to having it all – is knowing you already do. But it’s the knowing that often escapes us. Always Be Thankful, Tight Hug, Small Heart, Happy People, Grief, Gratitude, Blessings, Shelf, Thanksgiving

#gratitude

They say the secret to having it all – is knowing you already do. But it’s the knowing that often escapes us. Thanksgiving is a pretty good time to put on our grateful glasses and think about what …

30 Wonderful Picture of Camping Gear You Need To Carry On. Camping is increasingly turning into a leisure pursuit of several. It is a fun activity that you can do to be closer to your family. Based on the type. Backpacking Checklist, Ultralight Backpacking, What To Bring Camping, Camping With Kids, Travel Luggage, Luggage Bags, Travel Backpack Carry On, Outdoor Survival Gear, Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim

Everyone has baggage. Everyone. Some carry bags as small as coin purses; others the size of a dumpster. While I’d like to say mine is wallet size, given a long, complicated life, it’s probably more…

ANCESTRY ADDICTION Once you catch the ancestry bug, it's easy to be hooked. Curiosity is a gateway to becoming a chronic Ancestry addict, chasing down roots and unheard of relatives. Dna Results, Ancestry Dna, We Are All Connected, Archaeological Finds, Dna Test, Family History, Addiction, How To Become, Sydney Australia

Ancestry Addiction

It all started so innocently. Curiosity is a gateway to becoming a chronic Ancestry addict, chasing down roots and unheard of relatives. If that wasn’t bad enough, along comes DNA testing. Somewher…