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4 Keys to Creating Great Experiences

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It’s Thanksgiving, folks, which means many of us will be cramming too many people into our dining rooms, trying to make three times the normal amount of food for three times the normal amount of people. That’s a recipe for some stress–and I don’t know anyone who likes themselves more when they are stressed. Imagine if that were true! “Oh, honey, I’m so stressed out and it just brings out…

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When children turn into cats

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I absolutely love this essay. I first read it in my pediatrician’s office and can’t stop thinking about it since. It was first published in this San Francisco newspaper but with a little sleuthing I tracked down author  Adair Lara. She graciously allowed me to share the whole thing with you!  Enjoy! When Children Turn Into Cats –Adair Lara I just realized that while children are dogs, loyal and affectionate,…

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on loving free stuff…and some good free stuff

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Ok, so y’all LOVE free stuff. I mean, love it. My friend/assistant was loving your enthusiasm as you guys reacted so EXCITEDLY to the idea that you were getting a free T-shirt. The love spiral was just as exciting over here, as we LOVE giving stuff away. I can almost imagine all of us issue-owners wearing our shirts all together and taking one of those jumping pictures on a beach…

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Waiting Doesn’t Care How You Treat It

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This week we took a little getaway with our kids and stopped at a beautiful winery on the way home. As we perused the selections, I noticed a Meritage with the tag “Good for enjoying from now through 2022.” My immediate reaction? What they are NOT saying is this wine is great right now. What they are REALLY saying is that this wine is great if you’ll wait. Of course, we drank…

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Cleaning house and an invite to join the party!

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Hey friends, So often I wait and wait to write here, wanting to give you a real word of inspiration that’s worth your precious time. But I’m in a season where I’m practicing the spiritual discipline of ENOUGH. Meaning, good enough. Brave Enough. Just enough. This looks like little things, like dropping a house cleaning blog post on you rather than waiting for the perfect words. It looks like having…

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for when you can’t figure it out

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Do you remember the first math problem you couldn’t solve? In 8th grade, I sat in the very left hand row in the back seat of Mrs. Bohn’s Basic Math class. I had just moved into town in the middle of the year, which was already a nightmare. And I was the only 8th grader who was taking Algebra I, which also made me the nerdy new girl. So Wood Middle…

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